Art of Problem Solving Careers
What You're Good At
While we've listed a number of specific jobs below, our most pressing need is for more people who have strong math or programming skills, are passionate about math, and want to work with some of the most outstanding math students in the world. If that describes you, then we might be able to build a role around your interests and abilities.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe what roles you might play at AoPS. Currently we are most interested in candidates who would like to work full-time in our offices in San Diego, CA. Those who are seeking part-time or remote work should consider applying to be a course instructor. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or otherwise legally able to accept full-time work in the U.S.
Middle/High School Math Educator
You look over the bios of our instructors and think, “Those are my people!” You love math as much as we do, and you love sharing math with students who thirst to learn more. You write well, you think about how to make other people smarter, and you know that the little stuff really matters when making something great. You just wish you could find students and coworkers who have favorite math problems.
To apply, send a cover letter, your favorite math problem, and a resume to email@example.com. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your work, such as a mathematical writing sample and/or lesson material that you have written. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Elementary School Curriculum Developer
You think it’s great that AoPS has so many amazing students doing middle and high school math and wish there were many more students who entered those years with the passion and ability that our students have. So, you want to help build the next generation of AoPS online school students through our Beast Academy program for elementary school. You have an intuitive, creative approach to solving math problems, think deeply about how young children encounter mathematical ideas, and you’re interested in exploring how to deliver engaging content online.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your work, such as a mathematical writing sample and/or lesson material that you have written. If you have a favorite Beast Academy character, tell us who it is, and why. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
You love the AoPS mission and want to help us thrive. You're persistent and ambitious, and want to spread the word about AoPS to help find more people to join our team. You like working with lots of different types of people and figuring out how they mesh, and you're good at finding ways for people to collaborate more effectively.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include a writing sample or a link to a writing sample, as well as a description of your role on a team you've helped organize. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
Online School Conductor
You may not play all the instruments, but you know how to make others play together beautifully. You can coordinate the efforts of many people, providing training and guidance as necessary. You’re excellent at short-range and long-range planning, and anticipate problems before they occur. You love math and teaching, and even though you may not have the math background of our instructors, you can still jump in and help out with our younger students.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Highlight teams, events, or organizations that you have helped coordinate. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your work, such as a mathematical writing sample and/or lesson material that you have written. This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
You create with code. Building new things and improving old things is an intrinsic part of who you are. You want to use those skills to make something that’s more than just a dressed-up ad-delivery company. You want to explore new technologies that will help us educate and inspire the next generation of builders. But most of all, you were just like our students when you were younger, and you want to build applications that you wish existed when you were a kid.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and tell us about the coolest thing you ever made (or the coolest thing you’d like to make!). This is a full-time position in our offices in San Diego, CA.
You fit right in with our instructors, but you’re not able to join us full-time out here in sunny San Diego. You love teaching outstanding students who thirst to learn more, and you have a few hours a week to share your love of math with our students. You’ve worked with high-performing students before, or you were an avid participant in math camps and math contests back when you were a student. You’re available once or twice a week 7-9 pm ET (4-6 pm PT), which is when most of our classes run, and have 1-3 other hours a week to prepare, participate in class message board discussions, and review graders' comments on student work.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a sample (or links to samples) of your work, such as a mathematical writing sample and/or lesson material that you have written.
Do you want a flexible job that allows you to share your love of math with younger students? Our graders work on their own time providing feedback on homework problems to aspiring mathematicians. The grader position is perfect for those who need or want flexibility in their work but still want to have a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Want a more active role? Teaching assistants answer questions and encourage students during live class sessions. Both roles are vital to the success of our students and contribute to their growing love of math.
Our grader/assistant pool includes college students, stay-at-home parents, retired professors, graduate students, high school teachers, business analysts, chemists, and many others who just love math! Our courses range from Prealgebra up through Calculus, Intermediate Number Theory and Olympiad level Geometry, so if you have enthusiasm for math of any level, there is a course for you to help out in!
To apply to join our team of teaching assistants and graders, please fill out an application here.
Being a grader sounds appealing, but you want to make a more substantial contribution and can regularly commit to 15+ hours of work per week. Our long-term graders are assigned to 3-5 classes at a time and grade for the entirety of that class. Each class lasts between 12 and 25 weeks and consists of 4-8 hours of grading per week. Since our classes run year-round and grading can be done at any time of day, this position is perfect for those who want day-to-day flexibility but consistent weekly work. Because you'll be working with the same students throughout an entire course, you'll see the direct impact of your feedback as your students grow and develop as mathematicians.
Long-term graders fill out the same application as our regular graders, located here. Once you have completed the regular grader application, please also send an e-mail expressing your interest in the long-term grader position to email@example.com.