Community Manager @ Hack Club

Location: Remote with travel

Hack Club is one of the most active online communities of high school hackers on the web.

We are seeking a full-time hire to own and grow the Hack Club community (11k students on our Slack) to create a wholesome, technical, and inclusive place for every burgeoning teen hacker worldwide.

Your goal: make the Hack Club Slack the best place on the internet for technical teenagers.

Founded in 2014 by a teen programmer, the mission of Hack Club is to prepare young people to make smart, ethical, and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them technical aptitude and the hacker values of collaboration, integrity, helpfulness, curiosity, and an anti-B.S. mindset. We’re built by hackers, for hackers. Currently, there are Hack Clubs in 22 countries around the world. Wall Street Journal wrote about us in 2019. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with donors including Elon Musk, Tom Preston-Werner, and senior founders and engineers from the tech industry.

Hack Club works toward our mission through creating and fostering a new identity in high schools worldwide. Alongside the soccer players and theater kids, we aspire to create a new type of high schooler: the teenage hacker. Our goal: to become as ubiquitous, as universal, and as culturally foundational for young people today as the Girl and Boy Scouts were 70 years ago.

Students in the Hack Club community sent 62,000 messages last week and there are 850 weekly active members. In total, Hack Clubbers have posted 225k messages in the last 30 days. To see some projects Hack Clubbers built, check out what we did this summer:

Couple more things on your role. You’ll:

  • Be the leader at HQ for making the Hack Club Slack a special, magical, wholesome, and growing place on the internet for technical teenagers. You will be the architect for your position and the direction the Hack Club community will be going.
  • Lead Community Team, have daily communication with them, and be a mentor to every Hack Clubber within it. Work with them to plan and execute events.
  • Act as a mentor to our community of 10,000 teenage hackers. Have 1:1 conversations with students, help beginners on their code questions, and help and inspire advanced Hack Clubbers to further improve themselves and the community
  • Hang out on the Hack Club Slack and be a positive, trend-setting influence within it, leading by example
  • Help students form meaningful friendships within the Slack. Read more on how this has happened in the past:
  • Be a point of contact for inquisitive parents and people who expect an adult to respond when they email

About you:

  • You’re technical, self-taught, and began learning in high school or earlier
  • You embody the values of a model Hack Clubber: collaborative, kind, high integrity, helpful, and curious
  • You’re excited to work 1:1 with high school students every day
  • You have the traits of a wonderful mentor: never condescending, never telling students how to do things, answer questions, but don’t lock students into any one specific course of action, genuinely want to see students learn and figure out things on their own
  • You played an important role in an online community when you were a teenager. You could have ran a trend-setting Tumblr, grown up on the Minecraft modding forums, created fanfiction on AO3, sold Runescape bots, ran a Club Penguin blog, been an artist on DeviantArt, been a moderator in an online MMO, created a YouTube channel when you were 12, helped grow an IRC network, or anything else along the same vein. These are all things we’re looking for, but even if you don’t think you hit these, you should apply anyway! We’re looking for a broad range of things.

Remote is OK, but you must be willing to travel on a regular basis. If remote, must have excellent communication skills with prior remote experience. If you haven’t worked remotely before, that is OK – we have an in-person office in Burlington, Vermont with 4 staff that you can join us at after quarantining for 14 days and passing a negative COVID test.

To apply, email us at with “white rabbit” in the subject line with a 1 page cover letter on your background and why you think you’d be a great fit for this position.

Compensation range: $60K – $100K, depending on experience and fit. We offer healthcare.

– Christina Asquith, COO, and Zach Latta, Executive Director

Experience Design Specialist

Location: Exploration Commons at 50 East, Carroll County Public Library in Westminster, Maryland

Experience Design Specialist

Position 1 (2 openings)                Position 2 (4 openings)

Full-time                                        Part-time

37.5 hours per week                     20 hours per week

$45,825 annually plus benefits    $24,440 annually plus benefits


Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and teaching others? Are you looking to be a member of a customer service-oriented team that will help our community achieve their professional, educational and personal goals?

Join our team! Carroll County Public Library’s new space, Exploration Commons at 50 East (, is seeking full and part time Experience Design Specialists who are passionate about new technologies and/or have professional cooking experience.  You will create and implement trainings and programs for a thriving maker and culinary community in our innovative and state of the art makerspace and teaching kitchen. The 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.

Experience Design Specialists will plan, prepare and present training on makerspace, teaching kitchen and meeting room resources; conduct programs on a variety of makerspace and cooking concepts; create content and showcase applications of new technology for the community; work closely with educational, workforce development, and other community partners to develop content; and engage the public through a wide variety of technologies and professional-grade kitchen equipment.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree and 1 – 2 years directly related experience
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science
  3. Instructional experience preferred
  4. Proficiency with design software (Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk)
  5. Familiarity with the makerspace and/or kitchen equipment
  6. Highly effective communicator via email, telephone, and in person
  7. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience

How to Apply:

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Applications must be submitted online at

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.

Middle School Design Thinking Specialist

Location: Chester Springs, PA, U.S.A.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree
in educational technology and experience in
teaching and implementing 21st century
technological skills. Advanced training in coding
and Design Thinking is preferred. Primary duties
include but are not limited to teaching middle
school Design Thinking classes and providing
guidance to students on their capstone design
project. The candidate should be able to provide
expertise in integrating advanced technological
tools and Design Thinking into the curriculum.
Additionally, the candidate should be flexible,
positive, innovative, and have a strong
commitment to professional growth. The
candidate will be expected to be available to
students outside of class time and perform other
duties assigned by the Head of School.

Job Responsibilities:
• Instruct and guide middle school students
on the use of a variety of tools to increase
technology fluency and fulfill curricular
• Collaborate with the director of
technology, educational technology
coordinator, and middle school faculty to
design and implement innovative lessons
around Design Thinking
• Oversee the Design Thinking curriculum
and look for new ways to promote
innovation, critical thinking, and problem
solving skills
• Actively seek partnership with
organizations and institutions of higher
learning to bring in the best practices in
Design Thinking

• Teach Design Thinking classes 5
• Report to the Head of Middle School

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:
• At least one year of classroom teaching
• Desire to work with middle school
• Proficient in Google Apps for Education
• Willingness and ability to learn new
programs to instruct students and
• Ability to collaborate frequently and
extensively with faculty in other
disciplines with the purpose of enhancing
the curriculum
• Experience utilizing 3D printers, laser
cutters, and other design tools
• Good presentation and written skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
• 3+ years of classroom teaching experience
in an independent school
• Engineering, computer science,
architecture, or design degree or previous
work experience in these areas
• Knowledge of multiple programming
• Familiarity with Design Thinking framework
• Experience in a fabrication lab or designing
and prototyping products in a fabrication
lab such as


Paulsson Rajarigam
Head of Middle School

Education Manager

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A.

Innovation & Makerspace Coordinator – National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium 

 Full-time term position; initial 18 month appointment with strong potential to become permanent.  Flexibility on weekends, holidays and evenings is required.

Exempt/Non-Exempt:                       Non-Exempt
Department:                                         Education
Reports To:                                           Education Manager (Onsite Programs)
Staff Reporting to This Position:     Educators; Volunteers (as assigned)


The Innovation & Makerspace Coordinator is responsible for the educational oversight of the River Museum’s new River of Innovation exhibit. The new 9,000 ft2 gallery will open in phases. The first phase, a fully functional 19th-century belt-driven machine shop, opened in spring 2020. The second phase includes a series of hands-on interactive displays (“Innovation Currents”) as well as a makerspace/classroom.


The Innovation & Makerspace Coordinator will be tasked with creating new STEM-based and history-focused curriculum, and other educational materials, that can be utilized by all of the River Museum’s Educators for tours, programs, outreach, and visitor engagement. Quality programs will highlight connections to the Mississippi River through history, conservation, and STEM topics, utilizing dynamic resources of the NMRMA campus to forge meaningful connections with all audiences. Strong candidates will have a desire to use their curriculum development, interpretation, and leadership skills to support the mission and vision of the NMRMA and the entire Dubuque County Historical Society, while successfully executing new and existing education programs.


The Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Mathias Ham Historic Site are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.


Primary Duties

  • Assemble and create source material for the historical interpretation for the belt-driven machine shop, develop a STEM-based interpretational strategy for the entire River of Innovation exhibit and makerspace, and work directly with consultants, education team, volunteers, and external partners.
    • Identify signage, consumable materials, and other onsite interpretive needs, and work collaboratively to coordinate their creation and acquisition.
    • Collaborate with teammates to identify relevant training and procedural needs, writing protocols as appropriate.
    • Collaborate with Education Manager to align curriculum to core standards and mission.
    • Initiate development of K-16 formal education curriculum materials for River of Innovation, and to support makerspace topics.
    • Provide training and coordination to team of 30 educators about how to use the machines, convey safety protocols, and provide instruction on interpretive scripts and outlines.
    • Mentor staff to ensure that interpretation and makerspace curriculum are effectively delivered.
    • Implement comprehensive evaluation program in collaboration with other Education staff and evaluation consultant(s). Incorporate results-based evidence with STEM and history education programming.
    • Support daily volunteer management and training needs of interpretive volunteers in STEM-focused areas.
    • Maintain the Museum’s ongoing partnership with Dubuque Community Public Schools as it relates to this exhibit and K-12 curriculum and programming.
  • Develop and initiate a method to evaluate the success of educational programming related to the River of Innovation, specifically the Belt Driven Machine Shop, Innovation Currents exhibits, and Makerspace.
  • Assist with supervision of the Education department staff and volunteers.
    • Ensure staff acts in a cohesive manner.
    • Ensure staff follows procedures and upholds the Education Department Code of Conduct.
    • Assign responsibilities to Education staff, assist with daily tasks, and provide alternate coverage for team members as needed.
    • Coach, motivate, train, and instruct staff and volunteers.
    • Act as a visible mentor and role model at all times.
    • Provide alternate coverage for other team members as needed.
    • In collaboration with Education Manager, perform annual performance reviews for direct reports listed above.
    • Engage all Education staff and delegate as appropriate to maximize their unique and individual talents and skill sets.
    • Act as Educator On Duty (EOD) as scheduled.
    • Attend department meetings.


Additional Duties

  • Create, schedule, present, and evaluate exceptional and dynamic guest experiences in formal and informal settings, with an emphasis on the River of Innovation exhibit and makerspace.
    • Assist with Education programs, including but not limited to youth camps (summer camps, school’s out ed-venture, group overnights, etc.), educational events (parties, education-themed events, etc.), and group tours (guided and unguided tours, school groups, cruise boats, leisure groups, etc.)
    • Develop, coordinate, and implement education programs, events, and activities for diverse audiences of all ages, including classes, camps, overnights, volunteer programs, tours, etc.
    • Incorporate small and medium sized live animals, biological specimens, and/or historical artifacts and replicas whenever possible.
    • Lead educational programs that include options such as: arts and crafts, live animals, games, activities, artifacts, props, etc.
  • Remain comfortable, competent, and invested in history, conservation, and STEM topics to ensure redundancy and cross-training are in place.
  • Attend mandatory, prescheduled training sessions.
  • Maintain written records in accordance with established practices and departmental policies.
  • Keep all education areas clean, organized and hazard free, report maintenance needs, and perform minor maintenance tasks.
  • Engage in continued learning about animals, plants, historical artifacts, and STEM components of institutional collection.
  • Maintain working relationships with local and regional educational organizations to foster collaborations.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Relevant college course work and/or a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in museum studies, education, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, ecology, history, anthropology, or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Prior exposure to history, conservation, and STEM education concepts and curriculum development in PreK-16 school and/or informal learning setting is strongly preferred.
  • Will typically have paid education experience in formal education and/or informal learning (aquarium, zoo, nature center, science museum, history museum, makerspace) setting.
  • Must possess natural curiosity to identify and creatively facilitate strategies which engage audiences with making and design.
  • Must possess passion and interest in design, the arts, design and making across multiple fabrication domains.
  • Must show an interest in developing themselves and demonstrating leadership within the informal education field.
  • Must have familiarity with computers and the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Must hold or be able to possess an Iowa, Wisconsin or Illinois driver’s license within 3 months of hire.
  • Must be capable of holding certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must demonstrate superb team-building skills with an ability to instill a positive and productive attitude in others.
  • Must learn quickly and be self-motivated to elevate personal skill set.
  • Must possess exemplary decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work with all people in a positive and productive manner at all times.
  • Must possess the ability to adapt quickly and be flexible in any scenario, as well as maintain considerable patience.
  • Must be capable of dealing with emergencies calmly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Must be comfortable around the water, and indoors and outdoors in any weather.
  • Must possess strength and endurance to perform the physical demands of all listed duties with or without accommodation.
  • Final candidates will be subject to a reference and background check.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Exposure to various cultures, geographies, nationalities, ethnicities and points of view, appreciating the basis of each person’s worldview;
  • Exposure to various economic sectors in order to appreciate the vastness of experience and expertise of others outside their field of interest, such as financial, manufacturing, technology, government, natural resources, education, etc.;
  • Demonstrate respect for committing to local, on-the-ground involvement with people, communities and cultures, with awareness and sensitivity to their economic realities; and
  • Understanding of Iowa’s unique history, heritage and culture; aptitude and capability to work closely with communities large or small, rural or urban, etc.


How To Apply

To learn more, visit  Apply by emailing your resume, cover letter, and references to Apply in person at 350 E. Third St., Dubuque, IA 52001.  Please contact Jonathan Ismail, or 563.557.9545 ext 212 with any questions about this position or for more information.

Makerspace Technical Specialist

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Opportunity

AET Labs is a New England area company, which designs and outfits technical labs for the education market. We are currently seeking a professional, energetic and creative individual with a passion for cool technology to provide installation and technical training services for a #1 selling line of 3D printers and other digital fabrication equipment.

The Responsibilities

– Install, set-up and provide training to customers on new equipment at high schools, colleges and universities
– Provide post-sales technical support for new customers
– Work with marketing team to assist in developing applications and use cases for various makerspace equipment
– Conduct technical sales seminars, workshops, training sessions and presentations
– Support outside sales representatives for machine demonstrations or other sales-related activities

The Requirements

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
– Excellent presentation skills with professional demeanor
– Good problem-solving skills with an electro-mechanical aptitude
– Previous teaching experience or other work in a fab lab or makerspace
– Understand how to operate/repair 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC machines, 3D scanners, etc.
– High-fluency in CAD/CAM software such as Solidworks or Fusion 360. Experience with Corel or other 3/2D design software a plus
– Good verbal, communication, presentation and phone skills along with a customer-service-oriented and caring attitude
– High-level of proficiency with computers, basic networking and MS Office
– Have the ability to work independently from a home office and travel anywhere in New England
– Have the strength and fitness to work with heavy loads
– Not intimidated by technology and willing to put in the time to learn something new

Additionally, the ideal candidate will reside in the North Shore-Metro Boston area for convenient, occasional travel to our Essex, MA office. However, extensive travel (mostly day trips) will be required to other points throughout New England. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

The Reward

– Health insurance
– Retirement plan
– Bonus incentives
– Paid Vacation
– Paid training
– Company vehicle/allowance
– Cell phone/allowance
– Competitive wages ($45k-$65k starting salary)

We are a small, well-established, professional organization, seeking a charismatic individual who believes that hard-work and determination should be rewarded. For an overview of our company and products, please visit our website at

Please submit resume via email to Makerspace Technical Specialist

Maker Space Teacher

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


At Solar Preparatory School for Boys we work each day to prepare boys for success in a challenging, inspiring, and inclusive performance-based learning environment. It’s our mission to inspire boys across Dallas ISD to live and lead with passion and purpose. We live by the Solar Six:

  1. Curiosity: I ask questions and have a strong desire to learn and discover new things.
  2. Self Awareness: I reflect on my strengths and limitations and possess a sense of confidence and optimism
  3. Empathy: I listen and seek to understand the feelings of another.
  4. Humility: I act in a way that reflects a spirit of inclusion and respect for others.
  5. Leadership: I nurture abilities in myself and in others in order to have a positive impact on my school and community.
  6. Grit: I bounce back after failure and persist in the face of obstacles.


At Solar Prep, instruction and culture is designed intentionally to meet the needs of boys and ensure educational equity for all. Solar Prep is an open-enrollment campus with scholars coming from across the city. We use a 50/50 socioeconomic diversity model to ensure that 50 percent of student enrollment is made up of economically disadvantaged scholars, and the other 50 percent is composed of non-economically disadvantaged scholars. We employ a weighted lottery to achieve this balance. As research has shown, the likelihood of a school’s overall success is considerably reduced when the student body exceeds 50 percent low-income. We also know that high-income scholars benefit from balanced diversity through interactions with a more diverse class of scholars, increasing their empathy and social abilities. At Solar Prep we work tirelessly to ensure that all scholars succeed in life, school and beyond.


At Solar Preparatory School for Boys, teachers will work collaboratively with scholars, parents, and staff to provide engaging, performance-based learning experiences designed to meet the needs of each boy, with a strong focus on STEAM and character development.

Teaching in a Solar Prep classroom requires not only foundational teaching skills, but also supplemental competencies to ensure that educators are ready, willing, and able to co-create cross-curricular, performance-based learning experiences. Teachers must also have competencies necessary to build a strong classroom and campus culture of social emotional support for boys from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.  As a Responsive Classroom school we are also committed to a student-centered, social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline. You can find more about our teaching tools and technologies by visiting our website.

As a Maker Space Teacher, you’ll serve as the facilitator of hands-on learning experiences in a space where children and families create, make, discover, investigate and invent. The space gives our scholars a chance to apply problem-solving skills, test and revise their ideas, experiment, collaborate, and just have fun. The Maker Space allows children and families to use real tools and different materials to design, make, tinker and create projects on their own while concentrating on the process not the product. This lab is where we encourage learning, prototyping, sharing of ideas, productive failure, thinking and collaboration.


We are passionate about our model and pathways to create a sustainable excellence in public schools. We are looking for talented, innovative, motivated educators who:

  • Value intentional social and emotional leaning and strategically implement best practices to inspire our boys to build self-awareness about their emotions and actions.
  • Believe that building capacity and understanding about race and equity is necessary to provide a culturally responsive environment for all of our scholars and staff.
  • Prioritize our scholars’ growth and learning through our blended learning model and strategic, targeted instruction.
  • Challenge our boys to build leadership skills to fight for a better world for all. for every person.
  • Believe that incorporating project-based STEAM instruction makes learning relevant and prepares our boys for the 21st century.
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset, with a willingness to continually improve their competency by participating in professional growth and learning opportunities
  • Work autonomously and who are self-starters, able to take risks in a progressive school environment
  • Can work effectively with a diverse group of students and families

Teachers at Solar Prep are required to be able to demonstrate skill in the following, while be willing to work toward mastery:

  • Developing and implementing cross-curricular unit plans to reflect knowledge of individual student’s skills, language proficiency, backgrounds, cultures, interests, learning styles, and special needs, including needs of boys
  • Maintaining commitment to student-led exploration of content, selection of resources, and development of collaborative solutions and outcomes
  • Demonstrating extensive content expertise, prerequisite knowledge, and interdisciplinary content and deliver content with appropriate tools, language, and best practices for teaching boys
  • Measuring student mastery through checks for understanding and interim assessments and use data to adjust future instruction and/or reteach objectives based on data
  • Establishing relationships with families and community and use language that is respectful and non-judgmental when speaking about students, their families, and the community
  • Maximizing instructional time through efficient routines, seamless transitions, and positive behavior narration
  • Embracing the active nature of boys by incorporating movement and hands-on learning tools into the lessons
  • Maintaining high student motivation through a use of a variety of engagement strategies and goal setting with students
  • Maintaining a nurturing and safe classroom environment targeted to the needs of boys from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Proactively seeking and engaging in professional development and implementing new learning in the classroom.
  • Collaborating weekly with colleagues to plan lessons, discuss student needs, and seek feedback on instructional strategies

In addition to the above, the ideal Maker Space teacher will:

  • Demonstrate an interest for subject integration and applied learning.
  • Develop and grow the program through authentic applications, competitions, and relevant learning opportunities including before and after school creations and opportunities.
  • Serve as the protector of the space in terms of proper inventory, care for the furniture and equipment, and teaching the students to respect and honor the space.
  • Have varied professional experiences, both in classroom settings and outside of schools. Former entrepreneurs encouraged to apply, having demonstrated ability to independently develop professional connections and skills.
  • Have knowledge or demonstrable willingness to use diverse materials to create like wood, cardboard, styrofoam, paper-mache, metal, programming, as well as experience with robotics, coding and 3D printing, photography, etc.
  • Understand that the role of the Maker Space teacher will be as a facilitator and champion for learning, and the ability to be comfortable not having all the answers.


TalentED Advisors is currently recruiting educators on behalf of Solar Preparatory School for Boys and is actively searching for one Maker Space teacher supporting grades K-4 for the upcoming school year. Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree from accredited university as well as a valid teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned.

Our primary application deadline is May 1st. Please submit your application online including a resume, cover letter, essay question response, references and copies of your certifications/ endorsements. Should you have any questions as you complete your application or about Solar Preparatory school, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Please apply here:

The Athenian School is hiring an Innovation Studio Shop Manager

Position: Innovation Studio Shop Manager

Location: Danville, California, USA

Innovation is at the doorstep of The Athenian School—or perhaps more accurately, at the base of Mt. Diablo. Athenian is a school where virtually every part of its 75-acre campus near the beautiful San Francisco East Bay hills is a space for discovery and experimentation. But what makes Athenian truly unique is the role of the student in the learning process. Students don’t just own their learning, they live it—whether spending three months building an airplane or spending three weeks camping in the wilderness.

The Carter Innovation Studio (CIS) is part of the newest learning commons on campus. This 5,200 square foot design lab features a shop area with metal and woodworking tools, an industrial arts area, a computer/CADD/3-D printer space, and three classrooms. Its central location at the heart of Athenian’s campus is no accident. Athenian wants the CIS to be a hub of experiential learning activity for both middle and high school students.

Job Title:
75% Carter Innovation Studio (CIS) Shop Manager/User Supervisor (100% during the academic school year)

Reports to the Director of the CIS

Job Summary:
The Athenian School’s Carter Innovation Studio is looking for a Shop Manager/Supervisor. The CIS is a combination of makerspace/woodworking and machine shop. Current classes taught in the CIS include Engineering, Architecture, Applied Science, Imagineering, and Art and Science of Making, and students served range from 6th to 12th-graders. The CIS houses tools including 3D printers, laser cutters, a soldering station/electronics bench, power tools including saws and sanders, a Shopbot, a lathe, a mill, hand tools, and more. We are looking for individuals who have experience running a makerspace or shop in an educational setting and prefer those who have expertise in woodworking, metalworking, and/or facilities management. A sense of humor, humility, growth mindset and an inviting attitude are musts for success in this role.

Under direct oversight by the Director of the CIS, the CIS Shop Manager ensures that all equipment inside the CIS is in working order, creates and enforces safety policies, and supervises users in the safe and responsible operation of CIS tools. In all of the above as well as additional areas to be defined, the CIS Shop Manager works closely with the Director of the CIS to meet user and institutional needs.

FLSA: Non-exempt. Job Classification: Staff


Facility Management

  • Maintains an organized and safe facility by performing daily clean-up and inspection of all CIS areas: Digital Fabrication Studio, Electronics Bench, Wood and Metal Shop/Open Studio, Classrooms, and storage areas
  • Manages the upkeep and timely maintenance of equipment (for example, oil application and blade replacement) and raw materials/supplies (for example, wood, metal, fasteners, electronics, and other consumables) in all CIS areas; documents maintenance work in Maintenance Manual/Log
  • Defines, implements, and effectively publicizes the CIS Safety Program, including but not limited to displaying proper signage, maintaining first aid kits and personal protective equipment, and user education and enforcement
  • Collaborates with Facilities Department to maintain systems including HVAC/dust collection, electrical, and fire safety; prepares CIS for and follows up on annual fire inspections
  • Purchases and organizes supplies and equipment; regularly take inventory of and replenishes CIS supplies as well procures special items for CIS teachers
  • Provides timely communication on the working status of tools to facilitate teacher planning and safe operation
  • Regularly invites feedback on facility organization and be open to making changes to best serve users including adults and students
  • Assigns storage space to teachers and other users

Supervision and Training of Users/Informal Education

  • Maintains constant physical presence within CIS and supervises the safe operation of tools during class and open shop times, including maintaining user ID badge system and providing support to teachers
  • Provides Safety Orientation and Training to all users of CIS, including students and teachers
  • Recognizes role as an informal educator and models safe and responsible tool/facility use
  • Prepares weekly plan of tasks to be completed by CIS Community Service students
  • Participates in the development and implementation of project-based learning as needed


  • Attendance at faculty, department, class team meetings and/or other meetings as required by Director of the CIS, and/or the Academic Leadership Team (Division Heads and Director of Teaching and Learning) in dialogue with Director of the CIS
  • Participation in orientation, professional development days, and graduation
  • A willingness to help cover a colleague’s class for the day when absences occur
  • Attendance at special all-school functions, e.g. Back to School Day, Equity and Inclusion Week
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of the CIS and Division Heads
  • CPR / AED TRAINED AND CERTIFIED – must have up-to-date certifications in both cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and proper operation of a defibrillator (AED).

Please email Vivian Liao at if you have questions. Apply for the position here.

Lecturer/Director of Digital Design and Fabrication Studio

Lecturer – Director, Digital Design and Fabrication Studio

Location – Ithaca, New York, U.S.A

Are you enthusiastic about design, education and emerging technologies? Join our team! The Cornell University College of Human Ecology is seeking a Lecturer/Director for the Digital Design and Fabrication Studio (DDFS).  The Director, responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the DDFS in conjunction with faculty and college leadership, will serve as the instructor of record and provide design instruction in both workshop and classroom settings and will assist faculty in developing materials and resources for courses.

We are looking for a candidate enthusiastic about mentoring students with budding design interests, who is motivated about working collaboratively with fellow design specialists across campus to create an environment that fosters ideas and experimentation.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated with experience managing a cross-functional team, and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience with design and fabrication practices and familiarity with administrative roles in higher education is a plus.

The director oversees and facilitates studio operations and activities including: developing and delivering instruction on studio tools (hand tools, power tools, computer controlled cutter, printers and other devices),  studio-related software and safety workshops, engaging faculty across the university, ensuring that student educational goals are met, managing the unit budget, and supervising studio staff.

The position is a full-time, 12 month benefits-eligible, non-tenure track academic professional, with an expected start date in the Spring, 2020.    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Cornell University provides a generous benefits package, including vacation, health and personal leave, educational benefits, group health, dental, vision and life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in design and/or product development, architecture, engineering or related degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in higher education administration, including operations management, or similar technical/teaching role
  • Must have experience working with students, including teaching, advising, and mentoring
  • Experience with equipment commonly used in wood and light metal shop environments (band saws, scroll saws, sanders, table saw, joiner, shaper, planer, CNC, Bridge mill, with grinders, sanders, bending, and cutting tools for light and small metal stock),
  • Advanced understanding of safety requirements and training programs.
  • Understanding of mechanical concept development and design, rapid prototyping (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutters, etc.) and advanced manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with applicable technologies and/or software, i.e., CAD, 3D software (e.g., Solid works, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Aspire 9.5, Auto CAD 2019, Autodesk Inventor, Corel Draw x7, Insight 11.0, Layout 2016, Revit 2019, Rhinoceros 5, SketchUp 2016, Style builder 2016, Optitex PDS 2D/3D)
  • Successful candidate will require excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online at: and upload a cover letter, CV, diversity statement and contact information for three references.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Senior Specialist – MakerSpace

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TennesseePosting Information

Requisition Number P741
Job Title Senior Specialist – Makerspace (Search Extended)
Department Walker Library
Job Description Provide technical, functional, and operational support at the microcomputer and information technology level for Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems required to support the Walker Library Makerspace Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Coordinate the use of fabrication and design hardware and software in the Walker Library Makerspace. Computing environment includes multiple platforms and discipline specific equipment and software. Contribute to student success and engaged learning by providing multimedia equipment and software application technical assistance and guidance in the Makerspace and through individualized consultation sessions to library patrons; assist patrons with the creation of various multimedia, programming, electronic, and physical projects in these areas; make purchase recommendations to the Assistant Manager of Library Technology for new equipment and software.

Develop student staff and patron training for new equipment and software; provide patron and student staff training and expert assistance with the laser cutter/etcher, computer numeric controlled routers, vinyl plotter, 3D printers, hand tools, virtual reality headsets, augmented reality headsets, micro controllers, microcomputers, soldering, and electronic test equipment; coordinate training, train, and supervise approximately 30 student workers during their shift while in the Makerspace.

Design and produce demonstration and promotional items for the Makerspace; provide curriculum enrichment and informational services to classes who visit the Makerspace. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned.

The work shift is 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday, but requires flexibility in shift and days of the week as needed to meet the demands of the service.

Required Educational Qualifications and Field of Study Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Multimedia Engineering Arts, or related field.
Required Year(s) and Type of Work Experience Three (3) years progressively responsible full time or six (6) years equivalent part-time progressively responsible experience that must include design, fabrication, experience directly related to makerspace equipment and the installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of microcomputers (IBM compatible/Macintosh) and peripherals.

High school diploma and eight (8) years’ progressively responsible directly related as defined experience with design, fabrication, experience directly related to makerspace equipment and the installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of microcomputers (IBM compatible/Macintosh) and peripherals may be considered in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree.

A Master’s degree in Computer Science Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Multimedia Engineering Arts, or related field with limited experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree with three years of experience may be considered.

Preferred Year(s) and Type of Work Experience Five (5) years of professional experience as described above in a medium to large organization or higher education environment preferred. Two (2) years prior work experience in a library, computer lab, electronics lab, or makerspace environment preferred.
Certificates/ Licenses Preferred
Salary Range $40,194 – $49,775; commensurate with experience
Job Open Date 12/09/2019
Job Close Date 01/21/2020
Is this position Grant Funded? No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
Job Category Administrative
Job Type Full Time


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Design Technology, Robotics and Engineering Teacher

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Robotics and Engineering Faculty

The Punahou Design Technology and Engineering Department (DT) team’s mission is to build and maintain a student-centered, school-wide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design theory and computer science/design software needed to translate the Aims of a Punahou Education into positive and purposeful action in the real world. As a DT faculty member, you will be dedicated to empowering students to take purposeful action. You will teach students to look for the educational opportunities in taking on the challenges that they encounter, discover and create. Students learn more deeply when they are engaged in solving problems and working on challenges that inspire them. Through the DT curriculum, students encounter a continuous and articulated set of technical skills and building experiences. As their understanding of problems and challenges in the world grows so too does their ability to design, build, test and deploy increasingly realistic and sustainable solutions. If you thrive in a fast paced, innovative, creative and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply!

Qualifications Include:

» Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

» Five (5) years of experience working with Robotics, Engineering, Wood and/or Metal Fabrication, Programming, Design Thinking or Design Technology in a high school or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

» Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit For more information call 808.943.3678.