Jobs Board

This Jobs Board is intended for employment opportunities related to educational makerspaces around the world. Please make sure to include job title, location, contact email and link to full job description. Click to submit a job.

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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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



Priority Application Deadline: March 29, 2024

Remote Semifinal Round: Week of April 15

On-site Final Round: Week of April 22

Decision Announced: April 30, 2024

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

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

Reports To: Director of Technology and Innovation

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


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

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Makerspace Manager, UC Santa Barbara Library


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

Required Qualifications

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

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

  • Comfort with learning new and emerging technologies and applications.

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

  • A commitment to excellent customer service.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

  • Experience supervising & managing personnel.

  • Experience writing and/or implementing policies and procedures.

  • Familiarity with design thinking principles.

Special Conditions of Employment

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

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

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

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Innovation Space Facilitator – North Iowa Area Community College


Innovation Space Facilitator – North Iowa Area Community College

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

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

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

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

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