We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for Hopscotch forum leaders! Forum leaders perform a number of responsibilities that help us to maintain a safe and moderated community for Hopscotchers to learn and share the fun of coding.
If you are interested, keep reading!
Here are some of the responsibilities of a forum leader
- Moderate conversations on the forum on a regular basis
- Help plan, organize, and/or judge Hopscotch competitions on the forum
- You must be 12 years or older to become a forum leader
- You should have used the Hopscotch app or been a member of the Hopscotch forum for at least six months
- You are expected to check the forum regularly for at least 4 days/week and spend 1-2 hours/day monitoring forum activities
- Filling out the application form: https://forms.gle/5uEaazL5bDwH2spN8
- Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews (video call)
- We will notify you of our decisions via email
This year, the application process will be on a rolling basis. This means that if you apply early, you will be contact by the Hopscotch team earlier. It’s possible that we might fill all of our leaders positions before the deadline closes, so act fast!
The deadline to submit your application is 2023-03-10T14:00:00Z
Frequently Asked Questions
I am not 13. Can I apply?
We’ve decided to lower the age limit for leaders to 12, so you would need to be at least 12 years old to apply to be a leader.
Does the interview have to be a video call?
Yes, the interview would have to be a video call because we first need to verify that you’re a real person! In addition, we can learn much more about you via a real-time conversation.
I’m not comfortable with showing my face, can I turn my camera off during the interview (or the leader meetings in the future)?
Yes, you may turn off your camera. However, we strongly encourage you to fully participate in the video calls if you have the option to.
I am not super good at Hopscotch, do I still have a chance at being a forum leader?
Yes! Being a forum leader is less about your ability to code, but more about your ability to moderate the community.
I heard leaders need to go on video calls with each other, do I still need to do that?
No, for this round of leaders, trainings and other interactions would be based on the forum. The only part that would require you to get on the video call is the interview with me (we need to know you’re a real person!).
Can I discuss my answers to the application questions?
We recommend that you do not discuss the application questions (though it is not prohibited) because generally, it will only increase your anxiety over the application process to compare yourself to your fellow Hopscotchers. If people get upset/uncomfortable about it, we might have to put a stop to the discussion and give people involved warnings, so be careful around these topics!
My parents are not really okay with me being a forum leader. Can you talk to my parents about it?
If you are selected as a forum leader, the Hopscotch Team can certainly contact your parents to help them understand what this role entails and explain any concerns they may have.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.