Careers

Interested in applying for a position or volunteering for Acorn? Send us your resume at info@acornlabs.org. Please include a short blurb about why you are interested. We'll contact you if we think you're a great fit!

Instructional Designer

Position Title: Instructional Designer

Purpose: The Instructional Designer will work with a team to develop the Acorn curriculum to teach urban youth skills in design, math, science, and engineering. This is a volunteer position and requires a commitment of around 10 hours per week.

Location: This is a remote position, with preference given to residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Required Skills: Proficiency in CAD (Autodesk Fusion 360/SolidWorks), design/design thinking 

Desired Skills: Mentoring and tutoring, curriculum development, copywriting

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Chief Design Officer
  • Develops Acorn's design curriculum
  • Interviews and surveys high school and middle school students and teachers
  • Collects and analyzes data related to the curriculum
  • Manages timeline of curriculum development
  • Schedules and leads calls with the Acorn team to review curriculum
  • Other duties as assigned

Marketing Strategist

Position Title: Marketing Strategist

Purpose: The Marketing Strategist is responsible for creating an overall marketing strategy for Acorn that supports its mission of empowering urban youth to become designers. This is a volunteer position and requires a commitment of around 10 hours per week.

Location: This is a remote position, with preference given to residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Required Skills: Proficiency in social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

Desired Skills: Marketing and social media management, writing, photography, Photoshop or other image editing software

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Designs an overall marketing strategy with an emphasis on social media 
  • Plans social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Maintains a Medium blog promoting Acorn's mission
  • Monitors social media channels and reports all relevant information and inquiries to the Acorn team
  • Other duties as assigned