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Wondergy is seeking charismatic skateboarders with street and freestyle chops. You’ll be part of an unscripted interactive show about the science behind Skateboarding, engaging with students’ questions and ideas, and making it fun, educational, and exciting.

If you go on tour, you will visit over 80k students in over 30 states, and make a huge impact on the world. This is a full time job on the road, requiring a lot of driving. We provide all of the equipment for travel and science demonstrations, plus training and general support.

Duties

    • Present Skateboard Tricks with Consistent Accuracy
    • Perform some Freestyle/Flatland, some Street skating with Obstacles (Wedge Ramps, Rail, Fun Box, and small launch ramps).  Sorry, quarter and half pipes won’t fit in the vehicle.
    • Share your excitement about how things work, athletics, physics, staying healthy, your journey
    • Share your excitement about science and skateboarding with diverse communities
    • Guide inquiry-driven science exploration; encourage questioning and discovery
    • Pack, setup, re-pack demo and sound equipment.

National Tour Duties

    • Occasional training and occasional shows in the fall
      • scheduled by your availability and ours
    • Tour is already on the road with Evan Breder – you’ll take his place in early January
    • Full time travelling on tour, January – June
    • Present 7-11 45-minute assembly shows each week for 100-500 students per show
    • Breaks for national holidays
    • Some flexibility in tour schedule and breaks are possible, with advance notice
    • Email lesson plans and science information, in advance, to each school you visit
    • No sales duties.  You’ll be sent a schedule each week.
    • Possible local and international travel when not on national tour

Qualifications of an Ideal Candidate

    • Able to land tricks consistently, safely
    • Able to Ollie reasonably high and far off a kicker.
    • Able to perform basic flip tricks consistently, esp. kickflips or heelflips, 360 shuvits, treflips.
    • Able to perform some stationary Flatland tricks highlighting balance (e.g. truckstand, primo, handstand)
    • Able to perform basic grinds and boardslides consistently
    • Able to perform hippie jumps and power slides
    • Comfortable with basic physical science concepts
    • Comfortable in front of large audiences – performance or public speaking experience a big plus
    • Charismatic and passionate, with strong communication skills
    • Clean, valid drivers’ license and background check
    • Able to lift and carry over 50lbs01-Jump -Clost Crop

The Show
For academic year 2017-18, Wondergy will be sending three interactive shows on tour across the country. These will be our 12th-14th national tours, and our 6th year of touring.

    • Sk8Sci – The Physics of Skateboarding – (presenter position filled, skateboarder position open)
      • Crash into the physics of safety by lying across a bed of nails. Find the physics of balance by levitating students. Make pigs fly to explore how big-air tricks and jumps work. Bring the science of the Ollie to life!

About Us
Based in west Philadelphia since 2003, Wondergy uses science to educate, change attitudes, and affect behavior. The Wondergy team brings knowledge, experience, and personal excitement about science to create exciting, inviting interactions that empower people to learn about the phenomena that matter to them. Through promoting learning, we build a stronger workforce, smarter consumers, and more informed stewardship of our world.

How to Apply
Email us your resume and cover letter, and a short video telling us why you’d be awesome for this (youtube/vimeo links are great).  We will have a phone interview, which may be followed by an in-person “audition”.

Check out http://wondergy.com/tour for more information on our current tours.
Email to careers@wondergy.com only, and be sure to include your phone number; no inquiry calls, please.

Your tour would look something like the purple dots below – this is last year’s tour map.