Executive Director, Research, Innovation, Design, & Entrepreneurial Center (RIDE)

Research, Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurial (RIDE) Center Coordinator

About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Westfield State University was founded on the ideals of Horace Mann who sought to improve society through education. We were the first public education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies contributing to the development of knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to become responsible leaders and engaged citizens.

General Statement of Duties: Full time salaried position
The RIDE Center coordinator will support the Executive Director in managing the equipment, space, and programming. The space includes a design studio and MakerSpace with 3D printers, Adobe and other equipment software, laser cutter, woodworking, sewing, computer programing, vacuum formers, and circuitry tools. They will help to coordinate and contribute to a positive user experience, managing classroom, student, and community visits and activities, helping with scheduling events, communication, student support, preparation of reports/assessments, administrative/office tasks, and other RIDE center needs. They will assist with coordination of student interns, work study, and graduate assistants, and community engagements associated with RIDE centers. They will assist the Executive Director with RIDE expositions, workshops, speaker series, and other events, as well as training students, faculty, staff, and community on equipment and software use within the center.

Please visit link for complete details, salary info, and to apply: http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=173011

Director of the Design Center (St. Mary’s School in Orange County)


St. Mary’s School is an independent day school that serves over 700 students, Pre-K through Grade 8, in Aliso Viejo, CA. As the only independent school in Orange County that offers the international baccalaureate (IB) program from primary school through middle school, St. Mary’s is committed to a globally-minded and innovative curriculum that, in many ways, stands alone within the educational landscape in Orange County. St. Mary’s students are prepared not only for the next steps in their educational journey, but also to become courageous, caring, global citizens and enlightened leaders of tomorrow.

This summer, construction will begin on a 28,000 square foot facility which will include a design center comprising five specialty labs and a gallery space. The director of the design center will lead the transition into this new space, oversee the design center and its resources, and collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to fully integrate design thinking with St. Mary’s outstanding IB and design-centered curriculum. The director of the design center will report to the director of technology and innovation, and will bring an expertise in design thinking and a relational approach to leadership to the role. St. Mary’s looks forward to welcoming the director of the design center to start July 1, 2024, or later by mutual agreement.

Applications received by March 29 will receive priority review. For application instructions and the full job opportunity statement, please visit:




Priority Application Deadline: March 29, 2024

Remote Semifinal Round: Week of April 15

On-site Final Round: Week of April 22

Decision Announced: April 30, 2024

Start Date Window: July 1, 2024 (or later by mutual agreement)

Salary Range: $135,000 to $150,000

Reports To: Director of Technology and Innovation

Lab Instructor, da Vinci Lab for Creative Arts & Sciences (full time)

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School-Houston is looking for a full-time Lab Instructor for The da Vinci Lab (DVL) for Creative Arts & Sciences (DVL) – a makerspace for students in 1st  to 8th grades. The goal of the program is to offer a creative space for students that inspires collaborative learning and cross-pollination of learning techniques and creative skills. The Lab Instructor teaches maintenance and use of equipment, sets and delivers the yearly curriculum for DVL, and records the ways in which learning and making take place within the space. This position reports directly to the Principal. The start date is August 1, 2023. Please see full job description here: https://ssesh.org/2023/05/lab-instructor-da-vinci-lab-for-creative-arts-sciences-full-time/

Makerspace Manager, UC Santa Barbara Library

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Responsible for the day-to-day operational management of a new Library service for UCSB students to engage in making activities. Develops opportunities for experiential and project based learning with digital and non-digital creative technologies for varying skill levels. Maintains high levels of customer service in the delivery of Makerspace services. Supervises student assistants in providing peer-to-peer support for project design and creation and ensuring safe use of equipment. The inaugural Makerspace Manager will be an integral part of ensuring a smooth launch of the Makerspace and for informing the development of its service portfolio.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, education, art/design, computer science, technology, or a related field or equivalent experience and/or training.

  • Experience in use and knowledge of typical maker technologies, including but not limited to: 3D printing, CAD and graphic design software, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, sewing, embroidery, button making, etc.

  • Comfort with learning new and emerging technologies and applications.

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical users.

  • A commitment to excellent customer service.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and advocacy skills for the purpose of outreach activities.

  • Ability to utilize interpersonal and cultural competencies to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software technologies in a lab or similar environment.

  • Familiarity with application of maker technologies to research, instructional, and creative projects in an academic context.

  • Experience developing and delivering instructional programming and related resources (handouts, videos, tutorials, etc.)

  • Experience supervising & managing personnel.

  • Experience writing and/or implementing policies and procedures.

  • Familiarity with design thinking principles.

Special Conditions of Employment

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

  • Program Administration (50%): Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student assistants, with a focus on developing an active peer-to-peer learning environment for use of Makerspace technologies. Creates and updates public policies, training procedures, and documentation for safe and productive use of the Makerspace. Responsibly manages operational budget for the Makerspace. Tracks user training certifications. Manages scheduling of space and equipment. Maintains inventory of supplies. Collects and reports appropriate metrics. Recommends improvements to the Makerspace program. Creates and maintains webpages related to the Makerspace. Collaborates to promote Makerspace services and events.
  • Instruction & Outreach (40%): Designs and delivers trainings and workshops to Makerspace users, both individually and in groups. Recruits and oversees other workshop instructors. Assists customers of varying skills in use of Makerspace equipment and with projects. Liaises with faculty across disciplines to integrate pedagogical use of the Makerspace into classes. Fosters and develops diverse user communities through tours, workshops, events, displays, listservs, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, etc. Convenes a Makerspace Advisory Group. Represents the Makerspace to campus and external audiences in order to build interest, partnerships, and support for the program.
  • Technical Support (10%): Ensures equipment in the Makerspace is maintained and in working order. Troubleshoots and repairs equipment problems with help of tutorials, user communities, and vendor support.

UCSB Library empowers researchers and students to create and adapt knowledge for the benefit of society. Situated at the interdisciplinary crossroads of campus, the Library embodies scholarship and advances UCSB as a world-class research and learning institution. With a staff of 240 employees and student workers, the Library manages more than 3.6 million unique print and digital resources, including world-renowned special research collections, and provides a wide range of innovative research, teaching and learning services to more than 2 1/2 million physical and virtual visitors per year.

Innovation Space Facilitator – North Iowa Area Community College

Innovation Space Facilitator – North Iowa Area Community College

The NIACC Innovation Space mission is to transform our region by fueling economic development, accelerating innovative thinking, and increasing project-based learning opportunities to enrich the lives of all regional stakeholders including NIACC students, faculty, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members. 

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Basic Function: The successful candidate will play a critical role in the growth of our innovation ecosystem by holding responsibility for supervising the day-to-day operations of the innovation space including safety, training, use of equipment, and access to the space. This position leads events/event creation for small business owners, 9-14 students and faculty to learn and connect to business, industry, STEM careers and potential internships. Serves as a resource for entrepreneurs and all stages of businesses in the North Iowa region and develops technical training opportunities as well as training and certifications for small business owners and employees.
Collaborate with NIACC faculty to assist in creating opportunities for project-based learning, developing the entrepreneurial mindset and to fulfill the project-based learning objectives for the Title III Grant. May require some evening activities.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field. Experience with 9-12 or higher education teaching, and/or employee/faculty training, and/or curriculum development. A track record for being able to set a vision and strategy; organize and lead teams; and execute grants and projects to meet and exceed expectations. Proven ability to develop professional, creative, innovative curriculum and maintain knowledge of the latest trends in technology and advanced manufacturing training and development. Demonstrated ability to cultivate trust and willingness amongst colleagues and clients together with a reputation for high personal integrity.
Preferred: Master’s degree with high school grades 9-12 or higher education teaching experience, and experience developing new curriculum and training materials. 3-5 years industry experience in setup, maintenance, and operations of 3D printing, machining, fabrication, and woodworking equipment. Experience with SolidWorks, or computer aided design (CAD) software.

– Oversee the day-to-day operations of the innovation space including safety, training, use of equipment, and access to the space; track and maintain software, equipment, and materials inventory (3D printing, laser cutting and etching, CNC, electronics & soldering, etc.)
– Develop budgets, reports, and key metrics that reflect the innovation space core mission & objectives, and maintain files/records for the grant activities and department budget.
– Exist as a resource for entrepreneurs and all stages of businesses in the North Iowa region; develop technical training opportunities, training and certifications for small business owners and employees.
– Develop programs to prepare 9-14 students for the workforce of tomorrow [CTE]. Meet the immediate and longer-term workforce needs of the industries critical to North Iowa’s economy by developing work/project based learning opportunities.
– Work with NIACC Continuing Education and Career/Tech Division to develop stackable certificates targeted to prepare existing workforce for advanced manufacturing in the areas of Industry 4.0/Cybersecurity and Manufacturing 4.0.
– Assist with completion and collection of Safety Data forms and required inspection rotations for equipment. Assist with maintaining compliance with SDS requirements.
– Monitor/assist/report on the progress of USDA RBDG objectives and outcomes.
– Monitor/assist/report on the progress of Title III goals, objectives, and implementation of strategies; collaborate with stakeholders on providing professional development to faculty for course redesign and for successful execution of the Title III strategies.
– Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with staff, students, faculty, and other NIACC stakeholders.
Perform in a manner that strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.
NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment of mutual respect; therefore, all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.

Associate Director, Making Center

Full Time Technician, Wood/Metal

The Making Center

Parsons School of Design

Job Application link 

Parsons School for Design, a division of The New School, seeks a Full-time Technician in Wood and Metal for the Making Center. Parsons Making Center is a collection of more than 70,000 sq. ft. of labs, shops, studios, and open workspaces that provide curricular support for making across a broad range of mediums and disciplines, and supports experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Technician should be a personable, proactive, detail-oriented individual who will become integral to the daily workings of the facilities within the Making Center, with the ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed. This is a fast-paced dynamic environment that runs year-round. The Technician will interface with students and faculty daily and work with Making Center staff to support multiple processes and resources for all users in a range of making spaces including, but not limited to, the E4 Wood and Metal Shops, N2 General Shop, and associated open work areas, tool checkouts, material store, and storage. This is an administrative position, governed by a Local 1205 Teamsters union contract, that reports to the Facilities Manager for Wood and Metal.


The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.



  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment and uphold a respectful shop culture for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Work with other Making Center staff on the troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, installation, continuous operation and support for a variety of hardware/software and technologies.
  • Assist supervisor and Making Center Leadership with the following:
    • Support faculty and students.
    • Lead demo sessions about various pieces of equipment.
    • Make hardware/software purchase and process recommendations.
    • Create and update web page content.
    • Create and conduct orientations, trainings, and tours.
    • Participate in the onboarding process for new technician staff, through peer-to-peer training and skills sharing.
    • Maintain administrative systems for scheduling, record keeping, inventories, and metrics tracking.
  • Provide support for store and tool checkout functions as related to assigned areas
  • Oversee daily operations of the Making Center facilities including healthy, safe and respectful making practices.
  • Supervise student workers, including training, tracking accountability, and assigning tasks during shifts.
  • Oversee tool and equipment checkout for both in-shop/lab use and off-site special requests.
  • Create clear, accurate, user-friendly technical documentation, signage, and instructions for labs and equipment.
  • Assist with facility improvement projects, shows and installations, and special Making Center, program, school or Parsons-wide initiatives as needed.
  • Adapt to changes in the work environment; adjust approach and prioritizes competing demands as necessary.
  • Provide a high level of customer service, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and attitude in all interactions with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment with productive and positive workplace relationships.
  • Stay current with relevant technology and developments within the field.
  • Complete university required staff training and necessary COF’s for all Making Center Facilities within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Become proficient in Web Check Out or current equipment management system within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Making Center staff meetings and perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years relevant or professional experience within the industry.
  • Flexible schedule – ability to work non-traditional schedules that may include nights and weekends, in addition to schedule shifts with semester changes.
  • Knowledge of a variety of production and fabrication techniques; be familiar with practices related to current design and art practice including: fabrication, methodology, and processes; experience and knowledge of working with a wide variety of materials.
  • Technical knowledge of wood and metal-based practices in all or some of the following areas: furniture making, sculpture, product prototyping, model making, millwork, hot metal working, cold metal working, jewelry and non-ferrous metalworking, cold bending and steam bending wood, architectural or art installation.
  • Full comprehensive experience maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting equipment/tools.
  • Ability to work safely with, and demonstrate proper use of, a wide array of hand tools, power tools, and machinery.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, close attention to detail, and strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Strong ability to assist students working in an interdisciplinary and/or experimental manner from concept to fabrication.
  • Ability to handle objects weighing up to 25 lbs and on occasion may be expected to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: CNC/digital fabrication equipment, CAD programs, vacuum forming, physical computing, ceramics, casting, finishes, plastics, foams, cold glassworking techniques, kiln glass firing, or fabrics.
  • Knowledge of Webcheckout or comparable equipment management systems.
  • Understanding of working in a cross-platform (Windows and macOS) environment.
  • Experience with large-scale hardware and software deployments.
  • A desire to learn new skills and processes related to Parsons Making Center initiatives.


Work mode:

On-Campus Position – Employees in this position are expected to work on-campus during regularly scheduled work hours.


Hourly rate:


Makerspace Program Coordinator, Rice University Moody Center for the Arts

Title: Makerspace Program Coordinator

Reports to: Workshop and Makerspace Director, Moody Center for the Arts

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Job Description:

The Makerspace Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing and leading makerspace classes and seminars on subject matter such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and woodworking utilizing equipment in the Moody Center for the Arts Workshop and Makerspace. Assists students with a wide range of fabrication and design problems, answering first line questions and ensuring proper safety procedures are followed.


  • Leads undergraduate and graduate student classes and seminars on subject matter such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and woodworking
  • Develops new and expands existing curriculum for Rice student classes utilizing equipment in the Moody Center Workshop and Makerspace
  • Exhibits a welcoming and patient teaching style for students of all knowledge levels
  • Ensures all safety measures and protocols are being observed during classroom instruction

Daily Makerspace Operations & Safety

  • Assists Rice students with a wide range of fabrication and design problems and answers first line questions
  • Mentors students in designing and implementing projects, including use of materials, design methods and repairs
  • Provides general support to faculty, including assistance with teaching preparation, provision of materials, and equipment usage
  • Oversees safety and instructs users in the proper use of equipment
  • Leads safety orientation sessions for students, faculty and staff prior to their use of equipment
  • Oversees the day to day operations of equipment
  • Completes and files incident reports as needed

Exhibition & Artist Assistance

  • Works collaboratively with faculty and visiting artists to support their fabrication needs and assist them in their project goals


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (experience can be substituted for education)
  • Passion for education, programming and student engagement
  • 1 year experience with:
    • 3D modeling (Fusion 360 preferred)
    • Woodworking (taking raw stock lumber to final product)
    • Metalworking (basic sheet metal, manual lathe, CNC mill, MIG welding or TIG welding acceptable)
  • Flexible availability to accommodate student, faculty, and in-house projects
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to diagnose equipment issues
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3D Printing experience and knowledge of FDM and SLA consumer level machines
  • CNC router experience
  • CNC machining experience
  • Knowledge of Vectric software
  • Laser Cutting and Vinyl Cutting experience

Lab Manager

TITLE: School of Art Lab Manager

LOCATION: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.



Manages the day-to-day operations of a small or medium-sized university program or department. May supervise staff employees, student workers, programs or processes.

  • Plans and develops procedures for administering a small or medium-sized department or program.
  • Oversees program expenditures and ensures adherence to budget.
  • Provides guidance to subordinate staff and evaluates performance.
  • May prepare or participate in the creation of abstracts, research reports, funding proposals, operations and procedure manuals, and other written material and documentation.
  • Reviews reports of budgets and activities. Prepares ad hoc reports as needed.
  • May administer grants and grant-related related communications, scholarships and other operations.
  • Develops, implements and maintains appropriate policies and procedures.
  • May serve as property custodian for the department.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Additional information:
School of Art seeks an administrator of the Arts Lab, a digital fabrication lab that fosters student success through a robust production and learning environment. The administrator works directly with the Director of the lab, who provides vision and direction for the Center, to ensure a successful student support environment and continuity of services.



  • Maintain equipment to provide continuous access for students and faculty
  • Train and manage a staff of student employees
  • Maintain lab webpages and related documentation resources.
  • Assists students in the use of printing and fabrication equipment including a variety of printers (3D, large format, sublimation, and Risograph); a laser cutter; book binding machines; VR headsets; XY cutter, Apple computers and high-resolution scanners
  • Maintain print management software that tracks student payment accounts
  • Maintain and order specialty supplies for all equipment including printer ink, printer paper, substrates for 3D printers
  • Facilitate solutions to student’s technical challenges
  • Facilitate the realization of student art and design projects
  • Work collaboratively with and foster clear communication with faculty
  • Recommend equipment purchases and overall lab improvements
  • Collaborate with the McGovern College Director of Information Technology to maintain equipment and software
  • Collaborate with the Director of the lab to determine and achieve shared priorities for the lab



  • Bachelors and No experience
  • Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Experience: No experience required.


Additional Qualifications:

  • The ability to prioritize work, manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, interact effectively and courteously with people at all levels of the organization, and balance empathy with accountability in supervising employees
  • Ability to think conceptually
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, VR software, or other creative software.
  • Experience with production and fabrication of art and design objects
  • Experience managing/maintaining art studio spaces



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Makerspace Teacher Montessori

Title: Makerspace Teacher

Location: New Jersey, U.S.A.

Full or Part Time Position

The Village School is seeking a Makerspace teacher (Grades K-8) who will teach and coordinate the Makerspace program. Applicants should be passionate about innovation and open ended projects. This position could also encompass teaching art. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Ldykstra@thevillageschool.net  or complete an application on our website: https://www.thevillageschool.net/about-us/career-opportunities/employment-application

The Village School is an AMS accredited school located in Waldwick, NJ serving students ages 18 months through 8th grade. At The Village School, you will find a work environment that is comfortable, friendly, respectful and supportive.  Teaching in an AMS accredited Montessori school means that you will have a part in educating children to become independent, confident and kind life-long learners.  We are a tight knit, welcoming community where faculty and staff work together to ensure the success of the school as a whole for everyone from the youngest child to the most seasoned member of staff.  It is a place where you will find many opportunities to make life long connections and to grow professionally. 

Working in a Montessori school is a unique opportunity that includes specific methods while still allowing opportunities for individual expression.  Members of staff are expected to adhere to the mission and guiding principles of the school and the Montessori philosophy.

Director of AFRL Maker Hub

Location: New Mexico, U.S.A.


The AFRL Maker Hub is seeking a self-motivated maker who enjoys helping people bring their projects from dreams to reality. We are a small group of dedicated maker/educators who are striving to grow our collaborative space into a local nexus of innovation and design. Our ‘clients’ are AFRL Researchers & Engineers, Sandia Engineers, Active Duty military members, and anyone who has access to Kirtland Airforce Base and an interest in making. If you have an interest in taking things apart and putting them back together and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, you will fit right in! The ideal candidate for the Maker Hub enjoys collaborating with design and hands-on projects, has experience (or willing to learn) high-tech and low-tech tools to include 3D Printing, CO2 lasers, CNC routers, poster printing, electronics, woodworking, and metalworking. The candidate will be comfortable learning, conducting training, workshops, and tours of the facility, provide oversight of the Makerspace during operating hours, and respond to email inquiries and questions. The candidate will research and perform projects involving rapid-prototyping and innovative equipment to showcase capabilities of the space, and aid users with problem-solving and troubleshooting technical issues.


Read and comprehend instructions, write information and complete simple forms. High School (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, composition and math. Basic experience or willing to learn rapid-prototyping, CAD/CAM design, additive manufacturing, CNC technologies, electronics, microcontrollers, and general fabrication techniques desired. Demonstrated organization skills with the ability to problem solve effectively required. Ability to work with users of various skill sets and backgrounds required.

Please submit an application on NMT’s website: https://www.nmt.edu/hr/employment.php