Middle and Upper School STEAM Program Director at Friends Select School

Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA

Middle and Upper School STEAM Program Director

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

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

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

The ideal candidate will have most of the following:

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

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

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

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

MakerSpace Instructor K-3

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Lead MakerSpace Teacher K-3


At Explore, we always begin with our mission: to foster the independence, critical thinking, and creativity of a diverse community of learners so they are fully prepared to become confident, responsible, and successful leaders. For more information about the school, please visit www.explore.school.


Explore! Community School opened with a kindergarten class in 2015 and is growing one grade per year until K-8. We are currently seeking Lead MakerSpace Teachers for grades K-3 who will provide an inspiring, joyful, and challenging education by engaging all students in meaningful, authentic learning experiences that lead them to master core academic content while developing the character and social skills that will equip them to become the innovative future leaders of Nashville.

As an outreach of the Martha O’Bryan Center, Explore will build upon the agency’s extensive experience in community support and engagement to create a unique and thriving community school. Led by an extraordinary group of loving and supportive teachers that truly value the unique strengths and skills each student and family bring, Explore students demonstrate the highest levels of academic achievement, character growth, confidence, joy, and care for themselves and their community. Every day at Explore, teachers and staff work with families and the community to embrace the diversity that surrounds us and grow together through curiosity, reflection, and collaboration to ensure our students are known, supported, healthy, happy, challenged, and fully prepared to be wildly successful in every future pursuit. For more information, please visit www.explore.school.

Lead MakerSpace Teachers are instrumental in the development of Explore! Community School, leading students to phenomenal achievements and the creation of beautiful works as well as being integral partners to the leadership in the growth and decision-making processes of the school. At Explore!, we know that schools are only as great as their teachers. We are seeking a diverse team of smart, passionate, driven educators who believe that all students can learn at the highest level. We look for teachers who are genuinely warm and kind, thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, care about having fun at work, have a track record of high performance, and are committed to high-quality, progressive instruction. In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a culture in which MakerSpace Teachers are truly valued and trusted to make decisions in the best interests of their students, the best classroom supply budget in the city, extensive professional development, and the opportunity to be an integral member of the fun and supportive team building one of Nashville’s most awesome schools. To apply, please visit http://www.marthaobryan.org/careers.



  • Create a positive, supportive classroom culture that promotes joy, self-discipline and Explore!’s Core Values.
  • Plan and implement creative, organized, and engaging lessons.
  • Design and implement cross-curricular, project-based learning units of study.
  • Differentiate instruction to support all students in the learning process.
  • Work in partnership with associate teachers and volunteers, providing coaching and direction to enhance student learning.
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls, conferences, and home visits.
  • Support and collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure school-wide success.
  • Analyze assessment data and use it to inform your instruction.
  • Provide a loving, exciting, joyful learning environment.



  • Commitment to Explore Community School’s mission, values, educational model, and celebration of the strengths of diversity.
  • Commitment to high academic achievement and to education of the whole child: academically, emotionally, socially, and physically.
  • Commitment to ensuring a joyful environment for students, families, and staff.
  • Understanding that family involvement is integral to student success.
  • Belief that children can make a significant contribution to the school, community, and the world.
  • Self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced, start-up environment that requires flexible roles.



  • Experience in teaching elementary students, preferably consistently incorporating Project- Based Learning.
  • Demonstrated strong classroom and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team with a commitment to his/her own learning and professional development.
  • Experience designing and implementing readers and writers workshop within a balanced literacy curriculum.
  • Capacity to teach mathematics and science using inquiry-based and hands-on methodology.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Candidates should be willing to take risks, look for opportunities to integrate disciplines in authentic and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world.
  • Enthusiasm for exploring new trends using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach.
  • Knowledge of CNC machine, laser cutter, 3D printers, power tools, electronics, sewing machine a plus.
  • Understand current educational technology as a means to support best practices.
  • Proven experience with interdisciplinary and innovative curricular design and partnership.
  • Additional skills that enhance students’ academic experience (e.g. multi-lingual, musician, carpentry, knock-knock jokes, etc.) highly sought.

Maker Shop Technical Instructor

Dartmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching the next generation of designers and engineers how to turn their imaginations into real products.  Join our team of Technical Instructors to create and support our maker workshops, where designers and engineers make the products of the future.    Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth invites applications for a Technical Instructor in our Instructional Design/Maker/Machine Shops.

To apply, please visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/43028

MakerSpace Instructor

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, an early childhood through grade 8 independent school located in Farmington Hills Michigan, seeks a MakerSpace Instructor who is innovative, tech-savvy, has a firm grasp on teaching pedagogy, and is able to work collaboratively with colleagues.


  • Facilitate hands-on projects with student and team-teach with classroom teachers in the MakerSpace
  • Manage equipment upkeep
  • Plan and lead professional development programming and workshops for faculty
  • Assist related clubs and other extra-curricular programming (occasional weekend and evening commitments as needed)
  • Inspire curiosity, creativity and innovation with a “can do” attitude
  • Value the individual learner, guiding him/her on a personal learning path
  • Plan, prepare, deliver, and model instructional lessons that facilitate a maker mindset and use design thinking
  • Assist in managing digital projects and support technology integration
  • Assist in grant-writing for IDEA Collaborative
  • Help implement safety, trainings, and maintenance in the MakerSpace


  • You can identify as a teacher, designer, inventor, scientist, or scholar – any combination – as long as you make things that matter and work well with students and fellow educators
  • Candidates should be willing to take risks, look for opportunities to integrate disciplines in authentic and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world
  • Experience working with children and young teens
  • Enthusiasm for exploring new trends using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach
  • Knowledge of CNC machine, laser cutter, 3D printers, power tools, electronics, sewing machine
  • Handle physical demands of the job
  • Understand current educational technology as a means to support best practices
  • Proven experience with interdisciplinary and innovative curricular design and partnership


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preference in education or STEAM-related field.To Apply

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to employment@hillelday.org

Tinkerer / Educational Makerspace Lab Manager

Location: East Palo Alto, CA, USA

Ravenswood City School District has 7 public school sites, each with a staffed and equipped Makerspace.   We serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

We are looking for a makerspace tinkerer for next year!  We have weekly team professional development (where we share resources and support),.  We also get resources and support through our research and collaboration with Stanford University.   We are a very quirky and welcoming team and would love to have another tinkerer join us and help build our program.  In addition to working with amazing students, you get to work with amazing tools and materials!

Here is a link to more information about our program and district: http://www.ravenswoodmakerspaces.org/

And a link to the job on Edjoin: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/920360

Program and Technology Manager

Location: San Jose, California USA

Silicon Valley Educational Foundation

The Program and Technology Manager will work closely with the Program Director to implement and operate the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute at the High School level (9-12th  grades).

See job description here.

Makerspace and Outdoor Program Teacher – emphasis K-3 grades

Location: Ojai, California, USA

Full Time Teaching/Facilitating Position: Rock Tree Sky Learning Community is a K-12 enrichment center for homeschooling families with 50+ students located in Ojai, California. The program’s philosophy is based on self-directed education and democratic schooling, in which children are free to choose their curriculum on a daily basis. Our time is split between a makerspace and a farm. There are no classrooms but instead workshops where children may engage in a variety of creative activities and learning opportunities. We are seeking a full-time teacher to work closely with our Roots children – K-3 grade – and also with older students as there are no enclosed classrooms.

We are looking for a teacher with at least several years of experience working with young children, and with an interest in democratic, self-directed education. In addition to offering learning opportunities in basic academic and social skills for K-3, teachers are asked to share special interests like art, music, other languages, sewing, cooking, outdoor skills, computer science, etc. with students of all ages. It is important to be comfortable with all ages, K-12. Teacher certification is a plus though not required.

Rock Tree Sky provides a unique environment where students are trusted and seen as inherently self-motivated to learn about their world and become successful adults. Play is valued at all ages. Teachers facilitate learning opportunities that students can choose to participate in. Children may also choose other projects or forms of play.

The Roots teacher will be working in partnership with Inspire Charter School – a public charter school for homeschooling families that provides public funding for enrichment programs like Rock Tree Sky. An important part of this position is helping to make students’ learning visible to families and charter schools through taking pictures, documenting observations and conversations, and supporting older students in maintaining portfolios.

Visit us on the web at rocktreesky.org for more information about the program. Position is open until filled. To apply or learn more about the position please send a cover letter and resume to natasha@rocktreesky.org

STEAM and Makerspace Educator

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA, Perelman Jewish Day School

The Makerspace Educator is an innovative and experienced design thinker who will collaborate with the Director of Instructional Technology, the STEAM Coordinator and General and Jewish Studies faculty to create and deliver making opportunities for Pre-K-5 students and help grow a nascent maker program. Stimulating curiosity, problem-solving and grit through the Engineering Design Process while developing skills that co-mingle STEAM with other disciplines is at the heart of this position.

Primary Responsibilities

• Create and continually upgrade PreK-5 maker curriculum that includes computer science and coding

• Collaborate with faculty to increase STEAM, design, and maker opportunities for the student community and co-teach as needed

• Facilitate professional development related to STEAM and the Maker Movement

• Plan and implement maker pop-ups, STEAM events, and Maker Faires

• Identify and share tools for innovation, design and making

• Maintain the makerspace including inventory and equipment upkeep

• Facilitate collaborations with other maker communities that provide participatory opportunities (such as Maker Faires, workshops, hackathons, etc.)

Minimum qualifications include:

• An undergraduate degree in a STEAM-related field

• 3 years teaching experience

• Demonstrated ability to teach integrated STEM content across PreK-5

• Experience in an educational makerspace environment

• Coding experience with Blockly, Scratch Jr. and Scratch

• Experience with project-based curriculum design

Highly qualified candidates will include:

• Graduate degree in STEAM-related field

• Maker Faire participation

• Interest/ability in physical computing, including Arduino and Raspberry Pi

• Experience with 3D printing and laser cutting

• Knowledge of basic electronics, robotics and eWearables


Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy, and resume to rmoore@pjds.org.

Founding Math/Science Teacher in PBL Middle School

Location: Teaneck, NJ, USA

About the Position: The middle school math and science teacher will deliver integrated STEM-oriented instruction using project-based learning methods. S/he will create and implement high quality, engaging project-based, multi-disciplinary instructional units aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Mathematical reasoning and skill development will be enhanced through the connections made to earth, life and physical science. Students will learn to think, speak, write and behave like mathematicians and scientists through repeated exposure to the scientific inquiry and the application of skills.

About Our School: Yeshivat He’Atid is a yeshiva day school in Bergen County that is re-envisioning the Jewish day school classroom to incorporate 21st century educational approaches. We are committed to excellence in Judaic and secular studies.  In September 2017, we will begin to expand our successful, innovative school by adding a sixth-grade class.  Our cutting-edge middle school model will be based on an integrated curriculum that is delivered in an authentic, project-based foundation that will emphasize applied problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.  Students will also be supported by the creative and genuine use of technology that will enable every student to have their individual needs met. All of this will take place in our warm, nurturing environment that recognizes the unique needs of the adolescent learner.

We aim to hire outstanding educators who will help us develop and grow our brand new middle school. This is a very exciting and singular opportunity for energetic, highly motivated educators to get in on the ground floor of the “future” of Jewish education.

Compensation and Benefits: Yeshivat He’Atid offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the benefits of working at Yeshivat He’Atid.  Yeshivat He’Atid is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to: ydaar@yeshivatheatid.org

Maker Manager

Location: Evanston, Il, USA

Founded in 1971, Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in the communities we serve. Y.O.U. currently offers a range of year-round services – from afterschool enrichment and mentorship to clinical counseling and crisis intervention – that empower more than 1,500 young people annually.

Y.O.U.seeks to develop a dynamic Makerspace for our youth and families within the community. The Maker Manager will develop, facilitate, and support programming in Y.O.U.’s new, state-of-the-art Makerspace. The Makerspace provides a venue to engage youth in learning experiences in the digital arts, technology, engineering, and science. The Maker Manager will work closely with Y.O.U.’s Directors of out-of-school time programming and with the Y.O.U. Manager of Strategic Partnerships to strengthen STEAM program options.

Summary of Role:

  • Develop STEAM programming and ensure that it addresses the needs of our youth.
  • Manage external maker related partnerships.
  • Implement curriculum that follows Y.O.U. standards, communicates with parents, and maintains a safe and nurturing environment for the children.
  • Collaborate with key employees to drive Y.O.U. goals.


  • Design and facilitate maker and STEAM programs for elementary, middle school and high school aged youth.
  • Ensure programs meet the needs and interests of students, offer a variety of programs and incorporate our youth development strategies.
  • Develop and strategize program curriculum to tie into our impact goals.
  • Monitor the quality of STEAM programs to drive continuous improvement.
  • Manage all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Makerspace.
  • Ability to engage in reflective practice including setting goals to further Y.O.U.’s mission.
  • Collaborate with and support program teams in the development of new Makerspace programming.
  • Manage the delivery of programs, including learning experiences for Y.O.U. programs and community relations.
  • Manage the training of all staff, volunteers, interns, and guests on the use of the Makerspace software, computers and manufacturing equipment.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners and organizations.
  • Provide basic technical support for Makerspace hardware and software. (Note: Y.O.U. has IT support for deeper needs, but is seeking someone with day-to-day problem-solving abilities.)
  • Serve as a liaison with internal staff and external program partners.
  • Acts as a key spokesperson of the organization in the community.
  • Maintain departmental responsibilities (meetings, email, phone, etc.).
  • Positively reflect Y.O.U.’s mission, vision, and values.

Apply today at the following link: https://youevanston.wufoo.com/forms/z1953e9h0sh6ime/