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Position: AutoCAD for the MAC Trainer (part-time employee or as consultant)
Location: San Francisco Bay Area,  travel is possible to both Ideate Sacramento and San Jose offices as well as customer sites in Northern California.  Training also at Ideate’s SF office. 

Position Summary:

This position is perfect for a practicing architect, engineer, or draftsperson who can dedicate 3-6 days per month to classroom training.  The ideal job candidate is someone who loves teaching people and gauges his/her own success by both the customer’s confidence level (at the end of the class!) and by the customer’s enjoyment.  The ideal candidate is someone able to anticipate 90% of the customer’s questions through his/her own experience and loves the other 10% of the questions because they enjoy learning.  

Summary of Responsibilities:

The AutoCAD for the Mac Trainer is responsible for providing quality instruction to students by ensuring student satisfaction through the classroom or lab setting according to the course objectives. You will be responsible for training on the latest version of AutoCAD products and for maintaining expertise in the subject area.


  • Macintosh proficient.  (Lion or Snow Leopard).  Used AutoCAD for MAC in production environment.
  • Have proven educational experience in critical thinking, problem solving and judgment specifically teaching AutoCAD on the Mac platform.   
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills required.
  • Passion for learning and passion for teaching.
  • Understand/Investigate customer expectations, and exceed those expectations in a class-room environment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Be willing to travel, including overnight and travel to all Ideate offices.
  • Be willing to work with an off-site manager.  Email and phone communication with your manager will be essential to this job.

Compensation shall be on a per-day basis as a part-time ($250 - $350 per day), on-call employee and does not include benefits .   Compensation shall be on a per-day basis as a part-time, on-call employee and does not include benefits.  Time commitment is approximately one or two 3-day classes per month.

Ideate, Inc., a leading Autodesk reseller, provides solutions for Architecture, Engineering and Construction and Civil industries - software, hardware, implementation services, training, support, and consulting. Established in 1992, Ideate, Inc. is recognized as Autodesk Gold Building Architecture, Construction, Autodesk's highest level of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose which are recognized as Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions.

At Ideate Inc. we believe that every architectural, engineering, and construction business faces unique challenges that require creative solutions. It is our mission to help our clients manage, change, and transform their businesses through high-quality, cost-effective solutions.

To apply for this job, send your resume and cover letter to jobs@ideateinc.com


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