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This Jobs Board is intended for employment opportunities related to educational makerspaces around the world. Please make sure to include job title, location, contact email and link to full job description. Click to submit a job.

Lab Manager, Educational Makerspace

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ISF Hong Kong

The Manager of the ISF Makerspace Cyberport is responsible for the overall operation of the makerspace and the development of programs and services which meet the needs of ISF Academy and community learners who have a wide-range of experience and expertise using the equipment in the lab and who cross the boundaries of multiple disciplines including education, arts, business, engineering, and computer science and the humanities. This position requires a strong commitment to maker learning coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies and evidence-based decision practices to develop, implement, and assess services. In the initial 1-1.5 years, one of the key components of the role is to work with the faculty of the ISF Academy (K-12) at the ISF Makerspace Cyberport campus. Please see http://isf.edu.hk

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STEAM/Makerspace Teacher

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Snohomish County, Washington, U.S.A

Brighton School has been an outstanding private school in Snohomish County, Washington for 35 years. We offer a broad academic foundation in a safe, supportive community where children learn to love school and enjoy learning. At Brighton, we believe that children learn best when they are physically and emotionally safe, academically challenged and given many opportunities to develop connections with the real world through hands-on activities and project-based learning. To find out more about our school please visit www.brightonschool.com.

We are looking for a passionate, committed STEAM/Makerspace teacher. The responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate hands-on projects with K-7th-grade students
  • Inspire curiosity, creativity, and innovation
  • Plan, prepare, deliver, and model instructional lessons that facilitate a maker mindset and use design thinking
  • Assist in managing digital projects and support technology integration
  • Manage equipment upkeep
  • Plan and lead professional development programming and workshops for faculty

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be willing to take risks, look for opportunities to integrate disciplines in authentic and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world
  • Knowledge of NGSS and practices
  • Experience working with children and young teens
  • Enthusiasm for exploring new trends using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software
  • Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach
  • Experience in an educational makerspace environment
  • Knowledge of basic electronics, robotics and eWearables
  • Experience with project-based curriculum design
  • Interest/ability in physical computing, including Arduino
  • Coding experience with Blockly, Scratch Jr. and Scratch
  • Knowledge of 3D printers, vinyl cutters, power tools, electronics, sewing machines
  • Understand current educational technology as a means to support best practices
  • Proven experience with interdisciplinary and innovative curricular design and partnership

Brighton is a wonderful environment to work in filled with dedicated, professional staff, engaged students and involved parents. If you share our love of children and enthusiasm for teaching, and you have the appropriate credentials please email your cover letter and resume with the subject line reading “Brighton STEAM Teacher” to david.locke@nlcinc.com.

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Makerspace Educator

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Wilson, Arkansas, U.S.A.

The school Makers Space is the centerpiece of The Delta School campus and its program. The Maker will help to create a school that celebrates an open-ended culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation, melding diverse disciplines math, science, art, craft, engineering, green design, music, and more into ambitious projects. The Maker will assist, support, and encourage students as they learn new skills for making things and complete projects to display at a town Maker Faire.

We are seeking someone whose skills and passions span several areas: digital fabrication, design teaching, mechanical ability. This position requires someone who has a thorough knowledge of digital fabrication equipment (e.g. 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers). Additionally, a love of working with youth and the ability to teach and manage elementary school students is a must. Finally, the Maker Educator will have interest in entrepreneurialism, helping students envision how to take their projects from ideation to actualization.

Responsibilities

  • Identify projects suitable for students ages 6-17
  • Develop Maker Curriculum for growing school
  • Work one on one with students or in groups to ideate, prototype, and present projects
  • Teach classes offering specific guidance workshops in areas of expertise
  • Organize logistics for projects
  • Engage in your own learning and exploration
  • Maintain a safe and efficient learning environment
  • Technical support of project documentation (video, photos, sketchbook, lab notebook, blog
  • Lead students in time management and project planning skills
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and make things

Qualifications

  • Experience and/or strong interest in working with young people ages 6-17
  • Skills with technology, art, craft, engineering, music, science, green design, and other Maker themes OR curiosity and commitment to quickly develop such skills
  • Proven ability in the use of digital arts/fabrication software and equipment;
  • Knowledge in maintaining digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, etc.;
  • Experience teaching in an educational or youth development setting;
  • Sincere motivation to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team;
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach;
  • Highly organized;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, oral, and computer skills;
  • Bachelors Degree required, with preference for a degree in a relevant field;

The Maker Educator will have funding available to bring in guest makers to fill in the gaps or provide instruction in methods for which you do not have specific training.

The Delta School strives to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive. The Delta School respects and values its diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of differences in age, ethnicity, family structure, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree, but equally important is the ability to face open-ended, ambiguous problems and actively work to solve them. As a start up school attempting to break the normal molds of traditional education an innovative mind is a strong advantage. It is strongly recommended that you spend time researching our school and project based learning prior to applying. www.thedeltaschool.org

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International Teaching Opportunity

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Clarion School, built off the Bank Street College of Education framework, is seeking a Maker Space Instructor for a school in Dubai. We offer a PK – Grade 5 education with an additional grade added every year culminating in the IB / High School Diploma. We are committed to high expectations within a progressive, inquiry approach to education.

The candidate should lead and support the development of design thinking within the school and co-teach as required. As a STEAM focused school, this includes work on curriculum development, instructional practices and authentic assessments. Outreach engagement with industry to support application of learning is also valued as part of the process.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and be part of something special in one of the most innovative places in the world. A competitive salary package is offered including housing and a car.

Please forward your details to Kumar Verma at kverma@clarionschool.com. Please include a cover letter with your CV.

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Middle and Upper School STEAM Program Director at Friends Select School

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Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA

Middle and Upper School STEAM Program Director

Friends Select School is searching for a program director to lead the STEAM efforts grades 5-12 for the 2018-19 school year. In recent years, the school has grown in these key areas: in the lower school (preK-4), many students are part of First Lego League, Jr., they are learning Scratch, and they are working with Little Bits; the middle school (5-8) has partnered with the STEAM Program Director to incorporate design thinking into a majority of curricular and co-curricular areas; moving forward, the middle school is working on better integrating technology into its practice; in the upper school (9-12), the school offers courses in robotics, computer science, and engineering, as well as robotics team competition; the Middle and Upper School STEAM Program Director is also central to interdisciplinary work, school-wide professional development, and project-based learning in both divisions.

The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of middle and upper school, a history of working with students on coding and building, and the vision and drive to grow the program. In addition to teaching computer science, robotics, and engineering courses, the successful candidate will advise the various robotics clubs and other classes, coordinate weekend and evening competitions, and oversee the STEAM Lab. As the program director, the candidate should anticipate the needs of the program, set priorities for the school, oversee the STEAM Lab room use, and have the interpersonal skills to bring projects and new initiatives to fruition.

The STEAM Program Director works closely and collaboratively with the Lower School STEAM Librarian.

The ideal candidate will have most of the following:

  • Master’s degree preferred and five+ years experience teaching in schools.
  • Familiarity with Quaker education and independent schools.
  • A strongly collaborative mindset and approach.
  • Knowledge and experience using art-based and open-ended perspectives in problem solving.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of maker spaces and design thinking.
  • A passion for computer science and knowledge of programming languages.
  • Experience working with students on coding, building, and robotics.
  • Solid understanding of math and computational thinking.
  • An ability to articulate the importance of STEAM in the 21st century.

Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Chris Kottkamp at chrisk@friends-select.org. References will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate. The position will remain up until the position is filled.

Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.

As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.

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