Still have questions?
Q: Do I need to have teaching experience to qualify for this position?
A: Experience is a plus, but not required.
Q: As a Design Mentor, will I be in charge of an entire classroom?
A: Nope. You'll be working alongside a full-time EAST facilitator, providing guidance to student project groups and classroom support (when needed).
Q: Will I responsible for lesson planning or grading students?
A: No. These responsibilities will fall to the EAST facilitator.
Q: Do I need to have experience in working with youth to qualify
for this position?
A: Again, experience is a plus, but not required. As long as you have a desire to work with youth and/or a willingness to learn, you're qualified.
Q: Where will I live? Do I need to find my own housing?
A: We'll help you! Most rental units in Helena aren't listed online, and we're well-connected with several landlords in town.
Q: I've heard some not-so-great things about Helena. Will I be safe living there?
A: Helena has some challenging issues—but so does every other city. And just like every other city, the bad things that occasionally happen will always dominate the headlines while all the good things that happen get only a fraction of the attention. As residents of Helena ourselves, situations in which we've felt unsafe are almost nonexistent. The same common-sense rules apply here as they apply to living in larger cities; don't leave valuable things in your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings, and use the buddy system after dark.