Saturday Club e.V. is once again looking to expand our team.
What we do:
We are a publicly registered, non-profit club in Berlin (based in Pankow) which has a goal of supporting bilingual and multilingual families in Berlin. Currently, our primary activities are meetups to support the English skills of children who already speak and/or understand English (usually they have an English-speaker in the family, formerly lived in an English-speaking country, or formerly went to an English-speaking school), but whose families would like them to have more English skills support (often, they go to German-speaking school or KiTa). We are not an English school and we do not provide formal English training (we do work together with an English school, see below for more info).
We are currently looking for Group Leaders.
A group leader is in charge of leading an activity meet-up. Our main meetups are on Saturday afternoons near the Pankow train station. A group leader needs to be at the facility 15 minutes before the first session to pick up the lesson plan, familiarize themselves with the details, and prepare the supplies. During a typical session, the group leader greets the children, sings with them, reads with them, leads discussions, plays games with them, and helps them with crafts and special projects. The group leader needs to stay for 15 minutes after the session to clean up the room (vacuuming and wiping down tables are frequently necessary because of craft projects).
Currently we have two or three active meetup groups:
Preschool Group: Ages 3-6. The kids typically attend without their parents (when kids are new their parents are permitted to stay in the room). They can follow verbal instructions. They are typically non-readers. These meetups typically involve singing, picture books, games, and crafts.
Schoolkids Group: Ages 7-12. Kids need to already be comfortable reading in German or English before joining this group. In these meetups the kids practice reading, writing, listening and speaking. They also do multi-week projects and sometimes give presentations to their parents.
Toddler Group (currently on-hold): Ages 2-3. This group is for toddlers and their parents. It’s calmer and more intimate than the Preschool group and involves songs and fingerplays, picture books, and simple sensory play.
We may also have other groups in the future (e.g. older children, subject-specific groups, groups for non-native English speakers, groups for kids learning German).
To be a group leader, the candidate needs to be a native or very fluent speaker of English. Obviously, group leaders need to be available on Saturday afternoons (we do have multiple team members, though, so they do not need to be available EVERY Saturday afternoon). A group leader can express a preference for working with children in a particular age range. Group leaders should have a background in working with children (e.g. English teacher, preschool teacher, music teacher for children, etc.). An EFL teaching certification is a plus.
We can pay group leaders on a freelance basis (if they have the necessary work permit and tax ID) or under the Übungsleiterpauschale system (this is considered a “reimbursement” instead of employment and is tax-free).
Please consider the length of your commute to us (we are the Pankow train station) before applying, because we typically only need group leaders for couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon (not all day).
A final note: we partner with an English school for children which works out of the same location on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Freelance candidates who are interested in additional work (also on weekdays) and possibly certifying as EFL teachers for children should let us know.
Please contact us if you are interested!