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.

 

 

Assistant Director, Experiential Learning Commons

Location: Waco, Texas, USA

Seeking creative and analytical type for our Makerspace Manager role in Baylor University Libraries. Candidate should be eager to partner with faculty to design and facilitate learning experiences, participate in technology commercialization initiatives, keep our shop buzzing, and look for creative partnerships both in the university and community. Those interested may read more and apply at baylor.edu/hr/jobs.

What we are looking for:

This position is responsible for providing expertise, support, and access to Moody Makerspace for faculty, staff, students, and other communities.  This position also supervises four Student Maker Apprentices.

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Design, Studio Arts, or a related field with studio and fabrication lab coursework and four years’ experience supervising a makerspace or similar creative design and innovation space.  Experience with instructional design and adult education is preferred.  In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies:

  • Experience with CAD and CAM processes.
  • Experience with additive and subtractive fabrication including tool maintenance.
  • Knowledge of hacker culture.
  • Experience with maker instruction, including leading workshops and hands-on learning projects.
  • Skill in using digital and non-digital approaches to design and invent.
  • Ability to teach across disciplines, including translation of complex concepts to diverse learners.
  • Skill in navigating novices through the prototyping process.
  • Skill interacting with and providing services to a diverse customer base.
  • Self-directed with the ability to lead maker projects.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a time-critical innovation environment.
  • Passion for outreach and establishing connections between making and the organization’s mission and strategic plan.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide technical and creative maker consultation, support, and resources for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Oversee the operation of the library makerspace, including equipment, software, and supplies.
  • Promote the use of the makerspace and foster and develop its user communities, including development, facilitation, and coordination of training programs and events.
  • Other projects and duties to explore connections between maker activities and adjacent/emerging technologies.
  • Train, support, delegate work assignments to, and oversee projects of select members of the student workforce.
  • Participate in after-hours service opportunities in the makerspace.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor’s mission
  • Ability to comply with University policies
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance

The Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job!  As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.

  • Experience a mission-driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount

*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baylor.edu/hr

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with the highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.

About Us

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Instructor Senior-(Makerspace- Machine Shop)

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 

Position Details

Schedule: Monday – Friday, OR Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 10 pm, Schedule may vary

Calendar: 12 Months

Salary: $45,541-$59,203/annually DOE

Posting Close Date: Open until filled

First review week 5/24/21

Do you want to work in an organization that is dedicated to helping a highly diverse student body succeed? At GateWay Community College, one of the 10 community colleges within the Maricopa County Community College District, join a team that is guiding approximately 12,000 students annually in the heart of the city of Phoenix.

Our academic offerings are diverse, with more than 150 degree programs to choose from. GateWay serves one of the most diverse student bodies within the district and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with over 46 percent indicating Hispanic heritage. More than half of our student population represents more than 40 countries, it’s a vibrant community where various cultures are celebrated regularly. Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning – find your purpose. Join our community and make a difference.

Benefits

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy, productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community: single, married or in a domestic partnership; with or without children; new to the workforce; or getting ready to retire.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical including Teladoc
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • ASRS Retirement
  • Wellness Programs
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Paid Leave Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays

Funding Information

This is a specially funded assignment with a projected end date of 06/30/2022 with renewal based on

available funds and the needs of MCCCD.

Job Description

GateWay Community College is a Hispanic Serving Institution with one of the most diverse student bodies in the Maricopa Community College district. Over 46% of our students indicate Hispanic heritage and better than half of the student population represents more than 40 countries.

GateWay Community College is seeking to attract candidates who want to help us continue building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. GateWay Community College understands that diversity is integral to excellence. We honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming, inclusive, respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who reflect, and demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse communities and populations that make Arizona a rich and vibrant place to live and work. When you join the team at GateWay, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice built on broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at GateWay, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Vision, Mission, Goals, and Values.

GateWay Community College is seeking an exciting new role as a Senior Instructor for its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)-oriented Makerspace (PHOENIX FORGE) in downtown Phoenix. This 22,500-square-foot facility is open to the public as well as college students, faculty, and the staff of the Maricopa County Community College District.

This position is under general supervision by the Program Manager. The Senior Instructor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Makerspace metal shop, which will include instructional activity, supervision of 3 part-time staff, shop maintenance, and metal fabrication as needed. This role may also assist in the wood shop on occasion.

 Essential Functions

50% – Teaches workshops, coaches, and mentors shop users through aspects of fabrication (with CNC and manual tools), welding processes, craftsmanship, problem solving, design, and shop safety; participates in content and curriculum development for workshops

20% – Manages and monitors CNC and manual shop equipment and tool usage, materials/consumables inventory, equipment reservations, maintenance, and repairs

10% – Supervises three part-time staff (may schedule, assign, review, and evaluate work of staff with Program Manager; may participate in staff selection); oversees shop volunteers

10% – Provides metal fabrication services, prototyping, and design support as needed; facilitates machine shop user community development and activities

10% – Enforces compliance with rules, policies, standards (including safety rules and procedures) for staff and members; conducts orientation and safety training as necessary; performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and five years of experience in the area of assignment. Some assignments may require an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or higher depending on the field of instruction.

There is no substitution or equivalency allowable for the High School Diploma or GED

Desired Qualifications

  1. Five (5) or more years of experience working in a machine/metal shop environment (proficient with metal fabrication, CNC tools (mill/router/lathe), manual shop tools, forging, welding. Woodworking experience also helpful)
  2. One (1) or more years of teaching experience (in an academic or makerspace environment preferred)
  3. One (1) or more years of experience supervising employees

Special Working Conditions

  • Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver’s license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving: http://business.maricopa.edu/risk-management/motor-vehicle-usage/motor-vehicle-driving-requirements
  • Local travel required
  • Work schedule typically Monday-Friday; 1pm -10pm or 10am – 7pm. Some Saturdays may be required. This work schedule may vary on occasion.
  • May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
  • May be required to lift or carry up to #25lbs
  • MCCCD does not sponsor individuals for any type of work visas.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications.

Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items:

  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
  • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
  • Indicate whether full or part time experience for each position held.
  • Three references, by current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview

Please apply directly on our site to posting #315025 at: www.maricopa.edu/about/careers

 

 

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEACHER, UPPER DIVISION (GRADES 9-12)

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Do you walk through the world noticing problems and thinking “I can fix that”? Are you passionate about teaching young people to have that mindset? Avenues New York is looking for an upper grades design and engineering teacher. Full job description and application here

 

Director of the Genesis Lab Maker Space and the Academic Center for Excellence/Librarian for Emerging Technology and Digital Projects

Location: Malibu, California, USA

The Director of the Genesis Lab Maker Space and the Academic Center for Excellence/Librarian for Emerging Technology and Digital Projects spearheads the selection and implementation of emerging technology for Pepperdine Libraries. Through directing the Genesis Lab Maker Space and the Academic Center for Excellence, this position is responsible for developing and executing projects and programs that make use of emerging technology in order to support teaching, learning, and research.

Duties

  • Direct the Genesis Lab, a digital makerspace, including developing and implementing innovative projects utilizing emerging technology, including 3-D scanning and printing, VR and AR, and data visualization. Other duties include selecting and maintaining technology (hardware and software) to support lab activities, and supervising student workers.
  • Direct the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), a cross-disciplinary, high impact learning space located in the Payson library. Responsibilities include overseeing equipment, software, and utilization of the space; developing and carrying out technology based workshops; and recruiting, training, and supervising student workers.
  • Work with the Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion to develop and implement digital projects that draw on the Libraries’ collections to serve students and faculty. Projects may include, for example, creating item level descriptive metadata, web archiving, and database customization.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct trainings and workshops.
  • Integrate the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and Genesis Lab activities into mainstream library operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; sound knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in instructional technology, and a commitment to developing and applying this knowledge in support of student learning and scholarship; the ability to work collaboratively within the library and with external partners; excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills. Sound knowledge of emerging technology trends across a wide variety of disciplines. Knowledge of best practices for digital preservation, digitization, born-digital archiving, and digital collections. Experience creating item level metadata for archival objects. Ability to communicate with a wide range of users. Ability and initiative to independently learn new hardware and software.

Preferred: Experience designing and delivering online training solutions and/or experience developing, deploying, and managing digital projects; hands-on knowledge regarding managing a makerspace; and demonstrated supervisory skills. Additionally, experience working with students of all backgrounds is highly desirable, as is a proficient understanding of the design thinking process. Knowledge of best practices for digital preservation, digitization, born-digital archiving, and digital collections. Understanding of database principles and XML. Ability to teach hardware and software programs to a wide variety of users. Knowledge of 3-D printing, VR and AR, data visualization, and 3D imaging.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Librarian, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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Computing, Design and Fabrication Teacher

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Computing, Design and Fabrication (CD&F) Teacher

SUMMARY

Gann Academy faculty are active members of the school community who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, connecting with students outside the classroom, supporting other faculty and staff members, and who can self-reflect on their own practice. Commitment to professional development, growth, and collaboration are imperative to be a successful member of the Gann faculty.

Computing, Design & Fabrication teaches technical and creative design skills alongside collaborative practice. The curriculum of the department pursues four disciplines in depth: design thinking, mechanical engineering, computer science, and robotics; we seek opportunities for interdisciplinary overlap both within and across departments. We seek to provide both a breadth of possibilities to all students and a depth of study for our most advanced students. The new CD&F teacher will collaborate with the department to develop exciting, accessible, and deep curriculum within our core disciplines. They will also work with faculty in other departments to identify and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Gann’s state-of-the-art Prototyping, Fabrication, and Robotics Labs (makerspace) are resources for a wide range of students and learning across the school. Successful candidates for this position will be innovative thinkers with deep knowledge in multiple disciplines within CD&F, as well as interest in and commitment to creating meaningful, safe, challenging, educational experiences for high school students.

This is an in-person, full-time position starting in August 2021, and will report to the Director of STEAM. The salary range is between $55,000 and $75,000 annually, depending on experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and learning outcomes for all. All employees participate in this commitment whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture and /or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families, donors, vendors, allies, and others.

Teaching Duties:

  • Teach courses in Engineering, Fabrication, Design, and introductory Physics.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan and adapt curriculum and lessons that support student growth in CD&F areas and interdisciplinary work.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to refine and maintain the Labs.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, and colleagues in person and via email.
  • Use technology and other educational tools to support student learning.

Community Involvement & Engagement, and other Duties

  • Attend and participate in communal programs outside the classroom during school hours including, but not limited to, assemblies, guest speakers, and other special programs ; model and encourage appropriate behavior and monitor students during events and programming;
  • Attend and participate in open houses, graduation, and other special events which may take place in the evenings and/or weekends; faculty and staff are encouraged to attend student performances, art exhibitions, athletics, and other events and activities to support students and promote community engagement;
  • May plan, chaperone, and/or participate in field trips and outside activities which may involve travel;
  • Attend and participate in the All-School Retreat;
  • Serve as a student advisor or the equivalent; maintain open communication with student support, school administration, teachers, and parents regarding student issues; remain current on the school’s academic program requirements to guide students through 4-year planning and course registration; ensure that course registration forms are completed fully and accurately before signing;
  • All faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged attend, lead, participate, and/or help plan any activities as often as desired;

Collaborative Responsibilities

  • Help foster a positive working and educational environment for students and colleagues and support the school’s mission, vision, and values;

  • Work with students outside of classroom time as needed;

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across all departments;

  • Attend and participate in department meetings; collaborate with department members and instructional director on curriculum development, lesson planning, student issues, and department initiatives;

  • Assist colleagues with substitution when able; arrange class coverage as needed and communicate to instructional director, reception, and record it in Gann’s online attendance platform regarding absences;

The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to work with wide range of people—students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members;
  • Knowledge of subject matter and ability and willingness to continue to learn, research, and grow;
  • Possess strong collaboration and team-oriented working and leadership skills along with the ability to balance a pursuit of academic and institutional excellence with compassion and nurture for each individual;
  • Possess an educational vision that aligns with the core principles of Gann Academy;
  • Strong communication, planning, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a changing, fast-paced environment;
  • Possess and exude a positive attitude and passion for teaching.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn to operate conventional power tools such as power saws, routers, and drills.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn to operate advanced maker tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn design software such as OnShape and Adobe Illustrator.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Must be proficient in English to carry out work as assigned.

To Apply

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Prototyping Studio Manager

Location: Smith College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Job Summary

Provide technical and creative support to the Design Thinking Initiative, including management of the daily operation of studio equipment and space,  management of student studio design partner interns, and the development of learning materials in service to  advancing ‘making as a way of thinking’ for students and other members of the Smith community.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Prototyping Studio Operations 40% 

Manage and coordinate daily operations of the design thinking prototyping studio. Maintain organization of space and materials to ensure access for students, faculty and staff at the college. Test and implement new processes, techniques, and equipment for prototyping and making. Oversee equipment purchases, use, and maintenance. Order and stock materials and supplies for collaborative creative projects. Lead the hiring and supervision of student work-study interns including weekly meeting, 1:1 check-ins, training, and mentorship. Oversee training and safety protocols for studio use. Develop video and graphic communication material for equipment use, workshops and studio safety.

Maker and Design Thinking Workshops and Curricular Support 40% 

Develop and curate learning materials to introduce students, faculty and staff to the equipment in the prototyping studio. Develop, propose and facilitate workshops on making for community members in partnership with student staff. Initiate creative projects that advance the mission of the Design Thinking Initiative and increase student engagement. Support and consult with faculty on design thinking processes and hands-on making components of their courses. Provide hands-on making workshops for these classes and work 1:1 with students on course projects. Guide special studies projects in open source design/build projects.

Building Community Partnerships and Collaborative Efforts 20%  

Liaison between the Design Thinking Initiative and other complementary studios and labs at Smith, across the five college consortium, and within the broader Pioneer Valley. Serve as an active member of the college’s maker group meetings and coordinate Smith’s involvement in the annual traveling Pioneer Valley Maker Faire. Improve students’ access to making resources at Smith and in the community. Support the collaborative efforts of making spaces across campus including workshops, shop technician support, and coordinated logistics. Co-teach and coordinate interdisciplinary courses and initiatives, including the interdisciplinary 3D printing course and paper making studio pilot.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Sciences, Engineering or related field. 1-3 years experience at a makerspace, fabrication shop, and/or teaching and working with students; or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Familiarity with making in the context of an undergraduate, liberal arts context or a community-based makerspace. Demonstrated commitment to improving access, equity, and inclusion.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree preferred.  Design, design thinking or creative experience are strongly preferred.

Skills 

Knowledge and demonstrated experience with fabrication studios and/or Makerspaces required. Desired proficiency with 3D printing, laser cutting, basic woodworking tools, metal work, familiarity with CNC routers, sewing (hand–industrial techniques), microcontrollers and electronics. Proficiency with associated software including Fusion360, the Adobe Suite, CorelDRAW and open source design softwares. Aptitude for troubleshooting and devising clever work-arounds for technical problems. Machine repair and maintenance. Experience working collaboratively with diverse constituencies, especially college students. Ability to multitask, pay consistent attention to detail, respond effectively to various work styles, communicate with faculty, students, staff, and community members and to exercise independent judgment. Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively, to take initiative and responsibility are important.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.

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Review of applications will begin May 17, 2021

Makerspace Specialist, Princeton University Library

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Makerspace Specialist, Princeton University Library

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks a resourceful and collaborative individual to help launch our library makerspace in the role of Makerspace Specialist. The PUL Makerspace opened in the spring of 2021 in a newly renovated 2000 s.f. space that is easily visible and reachable from several parts of campus. Located on the A floor of Lewis Library next to the Engineering Library Circulation Desk, the PUL Makerspace is close to two related spaces – the StudioLab managed by the Council for Science and Technology (CST) and the Digital Learning Lab managed by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Reporting to the Engineering Librarian, the Makerspace Specialist will develop programs and services to launch a new library makerspace as part of a renovation in Lewis Library and Fine Hall. The new space has opened with a small set of equipment that will grow over time. The space is open to the campus community. The Makerspace Specialist will play a key role in determining the program and services provided. In addition to collaborating with existing services such as support for GIS, statistical software and visualization software, the Makerspace Specialist will connect with subject specialists, library liaisons, peers across campus and at peer institutions.

This is a full-time two-year term position which will require some evening hours, with a flexible schedule to enable student-centered programs.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will:
• Provide consulting services for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty engaged in making in a variety of academic disciplines.
Maintain the makerspace equipment so that it is functional and safe, and manage inventory.
• Staff the makerspace including during some evening hours, and work a flexible schedule that enables student-centered programs.
• Brainstorm, explore, plan, implement, and support programming.
• Provide technical and creative direction, hiring, supervision, and training to students employed by the makerspace
• Participate actively in relevant library committees and groups, especially the Makerspaces Task Force.
• Collaborate proactively with other makerspaces around campus and at peer institutions,
• Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for a diverse group of students and faculty.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelors’ degree in an area of science, engineering, technology or the arts.
• Knowledge and experience with 3D printing, large format printing and PCB/CNC mills, and helping others with these technologies.
• Willingness to work flexible hours in order to accommodate programs and trainings.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and a high degree of professionalism and initiative.
• Ability to think creatively, work independently and function effectively as part of a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to handle multiple varied and competing priorities.
• Experience with and enthusiasm for STEM education/outreach.
• Ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters degree in library science, instructional design, nonprofit management or other relevant discipline.
• Knowledge and experience with one or more of the following: rapid prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey), art and craft projects, electronics tinkering and creative technology (computer programming for creative applications, interactive media, robotics & design projects).
• Demonstrated commitment to the provision of high-quality public service.
• Work experience with academic research libraries.
• Experience supervising student workers.
*Candidates may be asked to share evidence of relevant work upon interview.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Link to posting: https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/12605/makerspace-specialist/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=701&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240