Kids Science Labs Elementary Education Teacher in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Kids Science Labs (, the world leader in creativity and innovation education, is seeking to hire our next team of Teachers, who must be motivated, passionate individuals to guide kids in their discovery of hands-on science, problem solving, and creativity at our newest location in the all new Mellody Farms Shopping Center (corner of Rt 60 and Milwaukee Ave) in Vernon Hills. This state-of-the-art center will open in March of 2019!!

A successful Teacher must not only believe strongly in KSL's mission, but also have the ability to adapt, learn, and most importantly, engage kids ages 2-12.

  • No grading homework!

  • No standardized test!

  • No grades!

Teaching a KSL is exciting, as classes are typically 6-10 children, and all subject areas come from questions that kids ask, such as why do our feet stink, what's behind the sink, and why can't I mix my soda with milk? At KSL, we inspire kids today, to build a better future tomorrow and as such, it is not just about science, but more about leading kids in their everyday discoveries using hands-on science as a tool for learning.

Please note that our teaching staff at Kids Science Labs typically work Tuesday - Saturday during the academic year and Monday - Friday during the summer months. Candidates must be available Saturdays September - May.

While a background in science is not required, you must have a passion for creativity, demonstrate thoughtfulness, an ability to engage children and deliver exceptional service.

While it is great if you have your teaching certification, it is not required to teach at Kids Science Labs. Kids Science Labs teachers are from all walks of life; preschool teachers and research scientists; foodies, actors, artists, triathletes, parents, international travelers, English majors, Theater Majors, Psychology majors, passionate hard working individuals who communicate well, engage kids, and have the desire to provide exceptional customer service to fellow teachers, parents, and the kids that visit KSL weekly for classes, camps, parties and field trips, then we likely want to speak with you.

We have an excellent training program for people outside the education industry who desire to become phenomenal teachers. Pre-school teachers are encouraged to apply. Creative artists, theatre majors, music educators, and research scientists who love kids are all encouraged to apply to Kids Science Labs!



  • Are passionate and committed individuals with superpowers! (Ability to engage kids and parents!)

  • Enjoy being with and engaging children

  • Have strong decision making skills

  • Have strong classroom management skills and preparation skills

  • Believes deeply in Kids Science Labs mission and core values

  • Are natural problem-solvers & confident decision-makers

  • Are individuals who can bring pure Joy into any Kids Science Labs Center


…a BS/BA degree(preferably in art, science, communication, early childhood education, theatre or psychology)?

…a positive attitude and love for kids?

…a desire to work with high performing individuals who LOVE their jobs?

...a desire to help kids explore questions rather than give kids answers

…energy, enthusiasm and more energy?

...confidence to propose new ideas and innovate with kids

…the ability to adapt and operate in a dynamic and creative environment

...excitement for teaching and the adventure of learning


If you just want a job, please do not apply. No hard feelings - we ask that you forward this career opportunity to someone who is looking to find their life’s work changing the lives of kids everyday!


KSL is one of known as one of the best workplaces in the U.S. and our benefits at a glance are a reflection of that environment:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • KSL pays an industry leading 75% of health care premiums!

  • Paid Time Off including Holidays, Vacation Time, Sick Time, Paid Maternity Leave, Volunteer Days and Professional Development Days

  • Optional participation in long-term term savings plan, 401k

  • Elgibility for annual performance incentive bonuses

  • An intense 2-week leadership training program to help new teachers develop and learn our program

  • Opportunity to grow, develop, and contribute for a season or a lifetime with founders and colleagues who care about you and your future.

  • Work in an inspired environment that is filled everyday with kids who will shape our future

  • Build skills that will be valuable for a lifetime, whether at KSL, as a leader, a parent, or through your next role at KSL as we grow

  • Learn how to engage people and express your ideas in ways that captivate audiences big and small, while influencing outcomes.