Innovation Lab Director/Teacher

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

Position Overview:

Seven Hills Middle School seeks an inspiring, high-energy, and passionate teacher to serve as Director for our signature Innovation Lab.  Housed in a specially designed makerspace in our new, state-of-the-art Middle School building, the Innovation Lab program engages students in a series of sequenced projects designed to foster design thinking skills. In an empathy-based approach, students consider the needs or challenges faced by others as they work in project teams to conceptualize, design, prototype, test, fail, iterate, and, in many cases, present their fabrications to authentic audiences.

In preparation for these projects, students learn a series of fabrication and design skills. Sixth-grade students develop basic skills as they work with hand, power, and digital tools on projects that include designing for others. Seventh-grade students dive more deeply into the engineering design process. They explore and develop spatial reasoning, empathy, and creative thinking skills as they take on a series of challenges. An eighth-grade Computer Science elective course teaches students to use loops, variables, functions and conditionals to build efficient and adaptable computer programs. Students also design, build, and program robotic devices. In addition to teaching courses, the Innovation Lab Director supports student-driven projects each day during lunch. All student projects increase in scope, complexity, and sophistication as they acquire new skills, but the basic formula is to help students learn to understand and empathize with challenges faced by others and to use their creativity and imagination to design effective solutions.

The position involves delivering an engaging design-thinking curriculum to students in grades 6-8, including:

  • Implementing the current suite of projects and, eventually, adapting or refining them as needed,
  • Differentiating instruction for a range of abilities and interest levels in order to provide a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning,
  • Inventorying and ordering equipment and materials required for successful projects,
  • Ensuring a safe, orderly environment, with all the necessary protocols to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities,
  • Assessing and documenting the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and providing progress reports as required,
  • Collaborating with the Upper School Computer Design and Engineering teachers to teach the skills necessary for future design or computer programming courses.

Skills Sought

  • Experience working with Middle School students, preferably in a makerspace environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Comfort with (or aptitude for) design, working with power tools, basic circuitry, and rudimentary computer programming.
  • Ability to inspire and nurture students’ imagination and creativity.

Candidates should send applications to Andi Guess, Administrative Assistant to Head of School, The Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or andi.guess@7hills.org . Full applications should include a cover letter, resume, transcripts and letters of recommendation.

Director of the Schupf Family IdeaLab

Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.A.

Skidmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York, invites applications for the inaugural Director of the Schupf Family IdeaLab. We are particularly interested in applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups, identities, and peoples, as well as those who have taken unconventional paths to this moment in their careers.

The Schupf Family IdeaLab is a community hub where all are welcome to (imagine and) fashion something new—to take risks, to play, to collaborate, to disrupt existing paradigms, to fail without fear, and to explore the limits of possibility.” More specifically, the IdeaLab is a physical space where teams of students, staff, and faculty can gather to program, prototype, model, and even market their ideas. It is appointed with state-of-the-art tools, a lab manager who oversees the space’s equipment, and a small staff of students. The IdeaLab is also a curricular home for innovative pedagogy. The Schupf Family IdeaLab is a hub of activity for the entire college and a nexus for experimentation, innovation, failure, and triumph. It is a model of collaboration and creativity, both in the classroom and outside of it.

As imagined, the inaugural Director’s charge is threefold: amplifying creativity at Skidmore, especially through making, fostering innovative pedagogy across campus, and overseeing the IdeaLab makerspace and its innumerable possibilities. The position is unique in many ways, including the ability of the inaugural holder to shape it in their image.

The Director of the Schupf Family IdeaLab will report to the Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs and be a member of the VPAA Senior Staff. Job responsibilities are described in detail on the Skidmore website here: (link to additional information): https://www.skidmore.edu/idealab/idealab-director-job-description.php

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Lead an online studio – flexible part-time position

Location: Online

Teachers and Creators:  Lead an Online Studio through Original

Original, a marketplace for online, instructor-led studios that inspire kids to work on their own projects, is looking for ten outstanding STEAM instructors for its fall pilot.  Each instructor will develop a theme for a studio and lead one online session per week for five weeks, receiving pay of $1,000.

Original was founded to create a new type of learning space for kids—one where they have autonomy to work on any project or activity they want, but receive strong supports and feedback on the path they take.  Studios cover project areas that genuinely interest kids:  designing games, making movies, building Lego, building Minecraft structures, researching weird topics—anything!  Our goal is to inspire kids to become deeply immersed in their own work.

Original instructors have two main responsibilities.  After students share work, instructors create personalized video responses, sharing feedback, offering ideas, and pointing students to learning resources that might help them with their next step.  Then, once per week, instructors lead a live zoom session with all their students where they share-out progress, offer ideas, and model useful tools and tricks.

If you’re interested in leading one of our studios this fall, please fill out a short application at orignalstudios.org/fall21

 

Who: Montessori teachers, public school teachers, creators who are good with kids

What:  Lead an online studio this fall through Original

Time Commitment:  2 hours / week for five weeks (flexible schedule)

Dates:  October and November

Pay:  $1,000 (guaranteed, no matter how many students participate in your studio)

Responsibilities:  Leading a 45-minute studio session each week over zoom (weekend or week-day evenings);  making five-minute video responses for 3-6 student projects per week   

Student ages:  8 – 13

Application:  Please apply at orignalstudios.org/fall21

Teacher: English (Constructionist School)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Background Story of DSIL

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL) was founded in 2000 as an educational sandbox to rethink how learning could take place in the 21st Century. DSIL founder Khun Paron Israsena Na Ayudhya who formerly served as CEO of the Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate, is internationally renowned for his advocacy of educational innovation. As CEO, Khun Paron strongly believes that “An organization must be driven by smart employees with good ethical manners” in the sense that “human capital is the most valuable asset of an organization”.

Over the past two decades, DSIL has earned its reputation for the development of “Thai Constructionist Learning”, an innovative interpretation of a learning philosophy developed by Professor Seymour Papert of Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Constructionism is a learning philosophy that, building on Jean Piaget’s Constructivism, believes learning is less about teachers transmitting knowledge but more about children constructing their own understanding. Specifically, children learn particularly well when engaged in creating a personally meaningful “project”. Teachers act as “facilitators” nourishing an environment conducive to learning. Through projects, students not only learn the principles at hand but also become problem solvers, fast learners, and critical thinkers.

DSIL offers bilingual (Thai-English) elementary and upper school education. Project-based learning is a core activity with special emphasis on learning process, information technology, foreign languages (especially English), morality, arts and culture, Thainess, and personal development integrated with domain knowledge, which are instilled through mindfulness practices. The school management follows the concept of Learning Organization, which was developed by Dr. Peter Senge at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. The learning process at DSIL aims to nourish “passion for learning” from day one. Such passion allows students to act as a change agent who wishfully utilizes his/her own passion for learning without reluctance to cultivate a lifelong learning culture in their community. This principle fully aligns with the National Education Act B.E.2542.

As a Constructionist school and a Learning Organization, DSIL’s pride comes from developing qualified global citizens while maintaining Thainess and fostering a commitment to creating a better world with intense passion for learning.

Required Position: 1 position of English teacher in Primary school

Location: King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok, THAILAND

Qualifications

  • Native English Speaker (from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa) or else
  • Bachelor or Master Degrees in Education or any other related fields
  • TEFL/TESOL certification is a bonus
  • Work experience in education/teaching/working (special consideration)
  • Willing to be a dedicated teacher working with Thai children, teachers and parents
  • Working with Thai children with love and compassion
  • Being active and flexible in teaching, learning and working
  • Eager to learn new things especially technology
  • Being enthusiastic, active, collaborative, adjustable
  • Thrives on challenges

Starting period : As soon as possible

Contact Information

To apply for the job, please send a cover letter with your CV, a current photo, a copy of educational

evidence (such as certification, transcript etc.) along with a short clip video to introduce yourself, then please email them to Ms.Chomphunuch Jarusrose at chomphunuch.jar@mail.kmutt.ac.th


For more information please contact:

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok 10140, THAILAND

Tel. (+662) 470 8315-8  Fax. (+662) 470 8319

Email: dsil.pr2014@gmail.com

Website: http://e-school.kmutt.ac.th

Teacher: Math & Design Project Based Classes (Constructionist School)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Background Story of DSIL

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL) is located in Bangkok, Thailand. The school was founded in 2000 as an educational sandbox to rethink how learning could take place in the 21st Century. DSIL founder Khun Paron Israsena Na Ayudhya who formerly served as CEO of the Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate, is internationally renowned for his advocacy of educational innovation. As CEO, Khun Paron strongly believes that “An organization must be driven by smart employees with good ethical manners” in the sense that “human capital is the most valuable asset of an organization”.

Over the past two decades, DSIL has earned its reputation for the development of “Thai Constructionist Learning”, an innovative interpretation of a learning philosophy developed by Professor Seymour Papert of Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Constructionism is a learning philosophy that, building on Jean Piaget’s Constructivism, believes learning is less about teachers transmitting knowledge but more about children constructing their own understanding. Specifically, children learn particularly well when engaged in creating a personally meaningful “project”. Teachers act as “facilitators” nourishing an environment conducive to learning. Through projects, students not only learn the principles at hand but also become problem solvers, fast learners, and critical thinkers.

DSIL offers bilingual (Thai-English) elementary and upper school education. Project-based learning is a core activity with special emphasis on learning process, information technology, foreign languages (especially English), morality, arts and culture, Thainess, and personal development integrated with domain knowledge, which are instilled through mindfulness practices. The school management follows the concept of Learning Organization, which was developed by Dr. Peter Senge at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. The learning process at DSIL aims to nourish “passion for learning” from day one. Such passion allows students to act as a change agent who wishfully utilizes his/her own passion for learning without reluctance to cultivate a lifelong learning culture in their community. This principle fully aligns with the National Education Act B.E.2542.

As a Constructionist school and a Learning Organization, DSIL’s pride comes from developing qualified global citizens while maintaining Thainess and fostering a commitment to creating a better world with intense passion for learning.

Required Position: 

  • 1 position of Upper School Teacher (teaching Math and project-based learning class)
  • 1 position of Upper School Teacher (teaching Design and project-based learning class)

Location: King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok, THAILAND

Qualifications

  • Native English Speaker (from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa) or else
  • Bachelor or Master Degrees in Education, Math, Design or related fields
  • Work experience in education/teaching/design thinking (special consideration)
  • Willing to be a dedicated teacher working with Thai children, teachers and parents
  • Working with Thai children with love and compassion
  • Being active and flexible in teaching, learning and working
  • Eager to learn new things especially technology
  • Being enthusiastic, active, collaborative, adjustable, etc.
  • Thrives on challenges

Starting period : As soon as possible

Contact Information

To apply for the job, please send a cover letter with your CV, a current photo, a copy of educational evidence (such as certification, complete transcript etc.) along with a short clip video to introduce yourself, then please email them to Ms.Chomphunuch Jarusrose at chomphunuch.jar@mail.kmutt.ac.th


For more information, please contact:

Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bangmod, Thungkru, Bangkok 10140, THAILAND

Tel. (+662) 470 8315-8  Fax. (+662) 470 8319

Email: dsil.pr2014@gmail.com

Website: http://e-school.kmutt.ac.th

Design & Fabrication Hub Coordinator

Location: Pasadena, California, USA

Part-time position (16 hrs/week, 10-month), starting August, 2021

Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, opened an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, project-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a Social Innovation Program (SIP). Sequoyah faculty help facilitate student teams that explore issues in the community via a design thinking process that encourages teachers and students to get off campus and spend time interacting with community members and organizations. 

 

We are seeking a playful and imaginative educator with an expansive definition of “making” to help build a high school community that values design and fabrication as a vehicle for addressing the important social and environmental issues of our time. Reporting to the Director of Social Innovation, the Design & Fabrication Coordinator will collaborate with students, faculty, and administrators from a variety of disciplines to establish the new Design & Fabrication (D.Fab) Hub. The D.Fab Coordinator will help students become socially-engaged makers by giving them the prototyping skills necessary to realize their own long term, community-based initiatives. A successful coordinator will be someone who has experience teaching and is ready to conceive of a variety of learning opportunities that are exciting and accessible to both students who are inexperienced and curious about design and fabrication, as well as students who are experienced and ready to grow their skillset. 

 

Position responsibilities include:

  • Instruction – provide lunch time and after school instruction, including drop-in seminars as well as week-long or month-long workshop series; advise students through hi-fi and lo-fi prototyping phases of their SIP work; provide opportunities for faculty professional development.
  • Program Design – design inclusive, differentiated pathways for student learning and engagement; create advisory board; design skill building scope and sequence; explore precedents at other institutions and organizations.
  • Program Management –  manage skill badge program; create opportunities for peer mentoring and teaching; facilitate opportunities for student sharing and critique; promote opportunities for students to engage with design and fabrication beyond our campus. 
  • Space Management – grow our library of tools, equipment, and materials; establish safety protocols.

 

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • A commitment to equity and inclusion
  • An entrepreneurial approach to program development
  • Teaching experience
  • A community-engaged approach to design and fabrication
  • A varied skill set as a maker, designer, technologist, and/or artist
  • A consistent curiosity about new ways of designing and fabricating
  • Well-developed professional communication and interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to work independently 
  • A demonstrated history of collaborative work on diverse teams

 

To apply, interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and links to work (optional) to hsrecruitment@sequoyahschool.org.

Makerspace Technician

Location: Westminster, MD, USA

 Exploration Commons at 50 East at the Westminster Library/Carroll County Public Library

Overview:

Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and teaching others? Join our team and help “make” the future of library services at Carroll County Public Library!

Carroll County Public Library’s newest location, Exploration Commons at 50 East (https://explorationcommons.carr.org) opening in fall 2021, offers a makerspace focused on digital design and fabrication, a commercial teaching kitchen, and meeting rooms to engage the community in a variety of learning and workforce development opportunities. We are seeking a full-time and part-time Experience Design Specialist/Makerspace Technician to support daily makerspace operations and provide training and programs using equipment and resources in the makerspace at Exploration Commons. You will also support the Exploration Commons team in other areas, including the teaching kitchen and meeting rooms.

 

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team focused on providing superior customer service, and able to learn and share new technologies and skills.

You bring experience in at least two of the disciplines below:

  • CAD/CAM processes
  • Additive and subtractive fabrication (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC, )
  • Audio/Video equipment and software
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Graphic Design
  • Coding
  • Maker and/or technology instruction, including leading workshops and hands-on projects
  • AND a passion for outreach and establishing connections between making and the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma/G.E.D. and 1 – 2 years directly related experience; Associate degree or college coursework in a related field preferred;
  2. Instructional experience preferred;
  3. Proficiency with design software (Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk);
  4. Familiarity with the makerspace and/or kitchen equipment;
  5. Highly effective communicator via email, telephone, and in person;
  6. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.

Position 1                                               Position 2

Full-time                                                 Part-time

37.5 hours per week                           20 hours per week

$43,875 annually plus benefits         $23,400 annually plus benefits

Must be able to work day, evening and weekend hours, including Sunday.

 

How to Apply:

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx.

The Carroll County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applicants equally and without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotions. Carroll County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free workplace.

Innovation Program Director

 

Innovation Center Program Director

Location: Houston, TX, USA

Programs Director Job Description

TXRX Labs is a community non-profit dedicated to driving physical innovation within the Houston Ecosystem. We operate Houston’s largest makerspace, focused on prototyping, high tech job training, stem youth development, and innovation skills training through tool access, classes, contract engineering, fabrication, and ideation. We are also currently expanding to operate a satellite location in the heart of Houston’s innovation corridor near the world’s largest medical center and Rice University one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education.

The Programs Director is responsible for the conception, development and ongoing execution of TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center. Developing and supervising a staff of 8 full time and part time Program Technicians, the Programs Director ensures that TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center provides innovation capabilities to the growing Innovation Corridor. Working closely with TXRX ‘s Main Facility Team, the Programs Director determines the array of programs offered to fulfill TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center’s mission, taking care to create financially sustainable, innovative, equitable, effective programs that build internal capacity while serving innovators and the surrounding community. With programs ranging from skills training for available equipment to innovation, prototyping, and fabrication services to corporate events to internship programs with local Universities, the Programs Director expresses a wide range of skills within the innovation landscape.

40+ hours/week
10 federal holidays plus 10 days/year PTO, rising to 15 days/year after 2 years, Includes Employer Sponsored Health, Vision, Dental
$70,000-85,000 commensurate with experience
Work schedule to include occasional weekend and holiday coverage

Duties:

  • Determine content for programs provided by TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center facilitated by technicians and volunteers.
  • Maintain and refine current programming, safety protocols, partnerships, and content.
  • Develop proposals, pitch decks, overviews, trainings, and similar documents for internal use and publication.
  • Hire and train technicians to deliver in various program formats and curricula. Monitor ongoing work efforts and coach towards improvements.
  • Create and maintain operational systems to provide excellent facilitation of all TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center programs, including fabrication, ideation, training, classes, and prototyping at TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center and offsite. Sub for technicians as needed.
  • Analyze current programs and systems for weaknesses and opportunities, including integrating feedback from staff and clients, and implement changes to improve those programs and services.
  • Document programs and conduct evaluations of program quality and impact.
  • Research, propose, develop, and implement new financially sustainable programs that keep TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center at the forefront of innovation and development.
  • Supervise the maintenance of tools, equipment, facilities, and materials.
  • Coordinate with Director-level staff, board members, and consultants to create short term and long strategic plans.
  • Represent TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center in online and in-person professional and public maker/innovator communities and forums.
  • Establish new partnerships and sustain existing partnerships with organizations and key individuals in the innovation and prototyping ecosystem that open productive pathways for program development and implementation, including sustainable funding mechanisms.
  • Research regional and national trends and best practices in innovation, prototyping, and makerspaces.
  • Contribute to special projects at TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center and offsite.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent independence and time management skills.
  • Experience in strategic planning and organizational management.
  • Experience in engineering, fabrication, and prototyping environments.
  • Capacity to gain new skills.
  • Ability to identify and build partner relationships.
  • Ability to speak publicly on behalf of TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center.
  • Experience supervising productive work teams of technicians.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • CAD/CAM Skills, tool knowledge, and makerspace experience.
  • Experience working with corporate or institutional innovation programs.
  • 3d printing, Machining, and Electrical Engineering Experience.
  • Facility with digital document creation, including text, photo, video, and social media.
  • Knowledge of accounting, funding strategies, and program development.
  • Hands on and practical capabilities

Reports to:
Executive Director

Direct reports:
Supervises Technicians and Volunteers, shared with Executive Director

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to apply@txrxlabs.org

If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. TXRX Labs is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. TXRX Labs works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

 

Programs Director

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Programs Director Job Description [link] reDiscover Center

reDiscover Center is a community non-profit in dedicated to developing children’s creativity using real tools and sustainable materials. We operate LA’s largest public kids’ makerspace, focused on non-digital hands-on crafting and woodworking, with open studio time, classes, workshops, camps, and private events. We also provide extensive outreach programming at schools, after school programs, and community events, as well as distance learning resources online and through distribution of tools and materials for home makerspaces.

The Programs Director is responsible for the conception and delivery of reDiscover Center’s educational programs. Developing and supervising a staff of 10 full time and part time Program Facilitators, the Programs Director ensures that reDiscover provides the best  educational, safe, enjoyable experience possible to each of our students and clients. Working closely with the Director-level Team, the Programs Director determines the array of programs offered to fulfill reDiscover’s mission, taking care to create financially sustainable, innovative, equitable, effective programs that build internal capacity while serving youth and educators. With programs ranging from curriculum development for K-8 public schools to informal camps and classes to the invention of new educational technologies and products, the Programs Director expresses a wide range of skills within STEAM education.

40 hours/week
10 federal holidays plus 10 days/year PTO, rising to 15 days/year after 2 years
$65,000-75,000 commensurate with experience
Work schedule to include occasional weekend and holiday coverage

Duties:

  • Determine educational content for programs provided by reDiscover Center facilitated by staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain and refine current programming, safety protocols, and content.
  • Develop curricula, lesson plans, activity guides, and similar documents for internal use and publication.
  • Hire and train facilitators to deliver in various program formats and curricula. Monitor ongoing work efforts and coach towards improvements.
  • Create and maintain operational systems to provide excellent facilitation of all of reDiscover’s educational programs, including camps, after school programs, and classes at reDiscover Center and offsite. Sub for facilitators as needed.
  • Analyze current programs and systems for weaknesses and opportunities, including integrating feedback from staff and clients, and implement changes to improve those programs and services.
  • Document programs and conduct evaluations of program quality and impact.
  • Research, propose, develop, and implement new financially sustainable programs that keep reDiscover at the forefront of STEAM education.
  • Supervise the maintenance of tools, equipment, facilities, and materials.
  • Coordinate with Director-level staff, board members, and consultants to create short term and long strategic plans.
  • Represent reDiscover in online and in-person professional and public maker/tinkerer communities and forums.
  • Establish new partnerships and sustain existing partnerships with organizations and key individuals in the STEAM education ecosystem that open productive pathways for program development and implementation, including sustainable funding mechanisms.
  • Research regional and national trends and best practices in STEAM education, sustainability education, and makerspaces.
  • Contribute to special projects at reDiscover and offsite.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent independence and time management skills.
  • Experience in strategic planning and organizational management.
  • Experience teaching STEAM education programs to youth ages 3-14.
  • Capacity to gain new skills.
  • Ability to write and edit publishable copy.
  • Ability to speak publicly on behalf of reDiscover.
  • Experience supervising productive work teams of teachers and/or facilitators.
  • Must possess valid CA Driver’s License, current TB test (negative) and LiveScan background check showing eligibility to work with children.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Art based skills, tool knowledge, and makerspace experience.
  • Experience working with CA curriculum standards, as a classroom teacher or curriculum developer.
  • Facility with digital document creation, including text, photo, video, and social media.
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting, fundraising strategies, and program development.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Reports to:
Executive Director

Direct reports:
Supervises Facilitators and Volunteers, shared with Director of Operations

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to hr@rediscovercenter.org.

If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. reDiscover Center is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. reDiscover Center works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Immersive Media Specialist

Location: College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Position Details:

Link to official posting.

The University of Maryland seeks an ambitious, skilled and hands-on manager to fulfill a foundational role in the development of a newly-formed major at the university. The Immersive Media Design program bridges the disciplines of computer science with fine arts and design in a sustained and substantive manner and incorporates elements of Digital Fabrication, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Interactive Installation, Projection Mapping, and Real-time Performance, among other diverse practices. Students within the program will be charged with developing works of creative technology across a large spectrum of media. These projects will incorporate practices in making, computer science, digital media, and the fine and applied arts, and include novel works which blend media fluidly and require inventive amalgamations of technology, fabrication and art and design practices.

The successful candidate for this position should have a diverse background in technology and the arts bridging the disciplines of fabrication – traditional and digital – with emerging new media practices in electronics, interactivity, and real-time computing in a visual arts and design context. An ideal candidate will play a formative role in the development of this new program in several ways, including:

• Supporting faculty, staff and administrators in the acquisition, operation and maintenance of a diverse array of fabrication and production equipment involved in the production of immersive media projects.
• Develop appropriate guidelines and practices for faculty, staff and students regarding the proper use of the equipment and facilities housed within studio and production spaces servicing the major.
• Provide input and advice to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding emerging practices within the field to plot forward-looking strategic plans which anticipate future developments in the field.
• Guide and train students, faculty and staff within the major as to the safe and effective use of the fabrication and production equipment housed in facilities servicing the major and in support of student projects and faculty research.
• Manage student staff and student volunteers to help support facilities within the major.

Required qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate discipline
• Experience in the creation of technological creative works in fields such as digital fabrication, AR/VR production, creative coding, motion capture, circuit building, lighting and projection design, video and audio recording, or other art/design related fields.
• Experience developing, implementing and establishing safety and training procedures for departmental labs and equipment, focusing on production and fabrication facilities.
• Experience developing strategies for equipment maintenance, and equipment acquisition/replacement for production or fabrication facilities which are highly dependent on new and emerging technologies.
• Experience working in a team environment
Strong interpersonal written and oral communication, organization and management skills.

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise in at least four of of the following, with experience in additional areas preferred:
• Digital Fabrication
• Microcontroller programming and related circuit design
• CAD software (Rhino, Fusion 360, etc)
• CAM software, processes and equipment
• AR/VR production environments or other real-time computer graphics authoring solutions. (Unreal, Unity, etc)
• System administration for high powered workstations running Windows
• System administration for Mac, Linux or compute servers
• Projection mapping technologies
• Motion capture, volumetric video and 360 video and audio recording and editing
• Programming and software development for physical computing.
• Experience teaching and working with students in both formal and informal settings.
• Supervisory experience in a college/university setting.
• Experience producing and exhibiting creative works in the fields of Art, Design or other related creative endeavors

About UMD:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.