Lego® Lead Teacher

Part Time | Wellington

Job Description  – Lego Lead Teacher

(holiday programme/ weekend classes/ in-school workshops)

The Lead Teacher is responsible for overseeing the teaching of the Bricks4Kids programme, adapting the provided lesson plans as necessary to suit the venue and children attending; recognising and developing the teaching skills of other staff by delegating sections of the programme to them to lead; and with other senior staff managing the children so all are safe, engaged and having fun.

Reports to: Managing Director

Liaises with: other staff (Programme co-ordinator, Lego Support Teachers), Venue administrator as required, leads staff in other venues

Hours: Part-time as agreed per term. (Can include school holidays 8.30-5.30pm M-F, weekends, and school hours during the term.) 

Person requirements:

  • Aged at least 20 (to comply with OSCAR staffing ratio requirements)
  • Have at least two years experience, and be confident managing large groups of children, for example as a teacher, in an after-school/ community programme, etc. Be aware of current NZ practice regarding child development and learning, especially in the OSCAR sector, including relevant legislation (eg Children’s Act 2014) and/ or have a relevant qualification in this area.
  • A good team member with a sense of humour. Able to be flexible, and have excellent communication skills with both children and adults.
  • Able to work under pressure, motivate and mentor children  
  • Honesty, reliability and trustworthiness.
  • Current First Aid and Safeguarding children (or equivalent) certificates, or willing to obtain them 
  • Have an awareness and knowledge of cultural and disability issues, particularly relating to various learning styles.
  • A clear understanding of personal and professional boundaries.
  • Be a positive role model for the children in conduct, speech and in modelling appropriate social skills.


  • Love LEGO!
  • Knowledge and/or interest in STEM-related areas, including basic mechanics, motors and general science, and the ability to convey this to children
  • Knowledge and/ or interest in coding and robotics

Bricks4Kidz is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in our care and it is our expectation that all staff will operate in a way that reflects this intent. Child safety is our top priority. Employment is conditional on a Police clearance – we will not employ anyone who has convictions of violence or of a sexual nature or who is otherwise excluded under the law from working with children.
Staff recruitment is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Children’s Act (2014).
All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.