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Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA, USA
Ravenswood City School District (serving East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park) has 8 public school sites, each with a staffed and equipped makerspace. We serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
We will have 2 lab manager/tinkerer positions open next year (starting in August). These are full-time positions with benefits, a teaching credential is not required. One job is taking over an established makerspace at an elementary site, and the other position is opening a space at our new middle school.
For the middle school position, you will be setting up your new space (with a lot of support). We have ordered some of the big equipment (including a GlowForge and Epilog Mini, and Carvey CNCs.) But the lab manager at this site can still make some of the buying and space set up decisions (if they want to).
Some bonuses to Ravenswood:
- We have weekly team professional development (where we share resources and support), so you are part of a cross district team and are not working alone
- We benefit from resources and incredible support through our collaboration with Stanford University. Tinkerers often participate in professional development at Stanford directly with the Fablearn Team
- Working directly with our students can bring a lot of joy and meaning to your work, this is a job where you really can have a huge impact and change lives
- You have access to amazing tools and equipment (lasercutters, robotics, sewing, CNC mills, basic prototyping supplies, etc)
Link to more information about our program and district: http://www.ravenswoodmakerspaces.org/
Link to the application: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1064411
Blue Oak School – Napa California
• BA and prior teaching experience required, MA or related experience preferred
• Demonstrated ability to teach integrated STEM content across K-8 grade levels
• Familiarity with curriculum design, including a project-based approach
• Experience in an independent school setting helpful
• Love working with students and creating a joyful learning environment
• Commitment to professional development and a growth mindset
• High energy, hardworking, organized, and reliable with a steadfast focus on safety
• Passion and interest in design, engineering, and making across multiple fabrication domains
• Sense of humor and ability to connect with all students
• Enjoy helping to build and inspire a growing community of thinkers, designers, and makers
• Desire and ability to contribute to student and community life inside and outside the classroom
• Commitment to social justice and multicultural education
• Develop and deliver a K-8 STEM curriculum
• Engage students in designing and making related to classroom study and independent inquiry
• Work collaboratively with faculty to support, facilitate, and integrate STEM related projects
• Further develop, build, and define lab spaces on both campuses
• Work to keep lab organized and well-stocked, with a lending and tracking system for lab materials
• Develop safety and maintenance systems and guidelines for teachers and students
• Oversee the professional learning of the faculty related to educational technology and innovation in conjunction with the Director of Teaching and Learning
• Be the voice of educational technology and innovation, communicating with the school community about our work and development in this area
• Teach one section of 7th grade math, working collaboratively with other math colleagues
• Facilitate a 7th grade advisory section focusing on social-emotional growth
Location: Schenectady, New York
Union College (NY) seeks applicants for the Director of the Union College MakerSpace Consortium. This position reports to the Dean of Academic Departments and Programs and has responsibility for leading the growth of the maker culture at Union College. The goal of the program is to establish and sustain an interdisciplinary and student-driven culture of craftsmanship at the college. Beyond administration of our makerspaces, the director will have opportunities to teach undergraduate practica, oversee independent studies, and lead events and initiatives with faculty. We welcome applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups. Applicants are encouraged to write in their cover letter how they will support diverse students and faculty and enhance the diversity of educational experiences at the college. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three referees to http://jobs.union.edu. Application review will begin June 29th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. **Note date has been extended to July 6, 2018.
- Develop and sustain the maker culture at Union College, and administrate our distributed campus makerspaces.
- Provide creative and strategic leadership for the redesign and renovation of student-driven, interdisciplinary makerspaces that include a variety of digital fabrication tools (laser cutters, milling machines, 3D printers, woodworking tools, electronic bench supplies, computers, etc.)
- Maintain the various maker facilities distributed throughout the college. This includes: developing training materials and policies; routine maintenance and repair of equipment; administrative tasks including record keeping and budgeting; acquisition of new equipment, parts, and supplies.
- Hire, train, supervise, and mentor an interdisciplinary group of students tasked with daily operation of the campus makerspaces.
- Propose and develop faculty and student workshops and events
- Develop and supervise undergraduate maker-related practica and independent studies.
- Seek internal and external grant funding to support work of Makerspace activities
- Explore opportunities to develop Makerspace activities with K-12 education and local communities
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, terminal degree a plus
- Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Ability to promote and advocate for Makerspace activities, solve problems, and discover innovative applications.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of interdisciplinary situations.
- Working knowledge and experience in Makerspace and manufacturing labs and on/or advanced manufacturing or rapid prototyping tools including 3D printers/scanners, laser cutters, and other CNC machinery
- Excellent planning and organization skills; proven ability to manage, priority, and complete multiple projects
- Experience teaching creative course and workshops that include opportunities for experiential learning a plus
- Grant writing experience a plus
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Link to job ad: http://jobs.union.edu/cw/en-us/job/492408/makerspace-director
Location: Dallas, Texas
Reports to: Director of Operations
Position Summary: SPARK! Creator Studio will combine the equipment of a MakerSpace with the technology of a Computer Lab and the materials in a Tinker Studio. The Creator Studio manager will lead the development and implementation of the Creator Studio by creating all curriculum and guiding students through projects during the open hours of the studio.
- Develop curriculum and structure for program in response to youth interests
- Develop and lead workshops
- Help Creator Studio members develop projects
- Recruit, train and support volunteer mentors
- Provide community outreach in support of the Creator Studio program
- Provide basic equipment maintenance
- Assist SPARK! in fundraising and publicity for the Creator Studio
- Support youth in pursuing academic and career opportunities
- Creative individual
- Bachelor’s degree in education, engineering or instructional technology
- 2-3 years professional experience
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
- Experience with 3D Printers, MIT Scratch, MakeCode and other related equipment and programs.
- Desire and ability to work with children
- Able to organize and prioritize work
- Able to work independently and also as part of a team
- Able to work successfully across departments
- Maintain a consistently high level of quality
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S
- This job description is not all–inclusive and subject to change without prior written and/or verbal notifications.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Durango, CO, U.S.A
The Powerhouse Science Center
MakerLab Director Job Announcement
The MakerLab at the Powerhouse Science Center (PSC) is a community workspace providing access to
tools, technologies and training to facilitate craft, creativity and entrepreneurship in the 4 Corners
region and beyond.
The MakerLab director will be the organization’s key management leader through the development
phase of the MakerLab. This position is responsible for overseeing the budget, classes, community
outreach, and strategic planning in coordination with the MakerLab Council, a member-selected group
that guides everyday use of the MakerLab. Other key duties include marketing, upkeep of equipment
and tools, developing exhibits, facilitating training, and successfully communicating with education
professionals, members, visitors and more. Proven time-management skills are required. The director
will report directly to the PSC Executive Director.
- A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, art, the trades or a closely related field or
equivalent practical experience is required for this position.
- 2-4 years of previous experience with large-scale project development and coordination.
- 3-5 years’ proven experience with making, preferably as a member of an identifiable
Essential Roles and Responsibilities
- Manages projects and timelines for the MakerLab members including the preparation of
an event calendar, programming activities and monthly MakerLab events.
- Works closely with the PSC Director of Education to ensure MakerLab classes meet or
exceed the education and technological quality standards of the PSC.
- Ensures resource availability and allocation.
- Mentors and provides oversight on instructors and members.
- Manages MakerLab materials inventory.
- Manages troubleshooting and required maintenance of equipment, trainings and
- Recruits, trains, and assists MakerLab members and participants.
- Assists with the writing and ongoing evaluation of policies and procedures.
Marketing and Community Outreach
- Gathers and analyzes statistics, writes expense and progress reports on department
activities, and develops goals in support of the MakerLab and Powerhouse strategic
- Assists in the promotion of the MakerLab, utilizing focused written, oral, video, web and
social media communication. Manages social media marketing on multiple platforms
- Develops and maintains existing relationships with organizations, individuals, and others
to participate and partner with the MakerLab.
- Assists with funding applications for MakerLab initiatives, in partnership with the
Executive Director and MakerLab Council.
Educational management tasks include instructing members and the general public on
programming, tools, technology, and activities such as 3D modeling, microcontroller
programming, general electronics, laser cutting, wood working and CNC milling.
Required skills and knowledge
- Working knowledge of microcontrollers and relevant software, such as: Arduino, Raspberry Pi,
- Proofreading and document-editing proficiency
- Deep knowledge of the culture, theory and practice of the Maker Movement.
- Ability to research, plan and implement education classes for youth and adults.
- Understanding of the general procedures required to hire, manage, and train STEAM educators
for the MakerLab.
- Experience tracking materials, tools, and equipment needed for all MakerLab programs.
- Ability to switch between a variety of projects on a daily basis.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion.
- Valid driver’s license required.
Suggested knowledge and experience
- Knowledge of 3D modeling software (Solidworks, Autodesk Fusion 360/Inventor) a plus
- Knowledge of SEO and/or strategic online marketing
- Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP or similar languages
- Able to manage a domain’s DNS settings
Salary: $30,000- $40,000
Hours: 30-40 hours per week
Travel: less than 5%
Time Off: this position will be compensated for 10 flexible holidays determined by the organization on
an annual basis. This position also qualifies for paid time off on an accrual basis.
Insurance: The Powerhouse Science Center does not currently provide health benefits to employees.
Please submit a digital resume and cover letter to Wayne LaBar, Powerhouse Executive Director at
email@example.com by June 14, 2018