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Makerspace Coordinator

Posted

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.

FT/PT:                       FT beginning fall of 2019

Status:                        Exempt

Reports To:               Assistant Head of School

The Orchard School
Founded in 1922, Orchard is an independent, non-sectarian, Progressive school for 550 students in preschool through the 8th grade. Orchard is committed to advance each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Located in north Indianapolis on a 43- acre wooded campus with a state-of-the-art facility, Orchard promises academic excellence through a well-rounded education, engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered, and experiential learning environment.  We seek, and strive to maintain, a diverse and inclusive school community, and are committed to the principles that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.

The Position
The Orchard School’s Makerspace facility and program reflects our commitment to inspire a culture of innovation in our community.  Legendary shop teacher Fred Lorenz empowered generations of students to design and build their visions, and Orchard’s Makerspace reflects the innovative problem solving and practical applications that are at the heart of hands-on learning.

The Makerspace Coordinator is primarily a teaching position focused on immersing students in Design Thinking and an appreciation for creating and building.  We are looking for an extraordinary teacher of children and adults alike, with a passion for discovery through tools, engineering principles, technology, and making.  S/he will also be an innovative educator with the vision and momentum to create, and continually refine, a curricular scope and sequence that advances Orchard’s mission, philosophy, and enduring commitment to Progressive education. Drawing upon Stanford’s Design Thinking Process (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test), the Makerspace Coordinator will work with students and faculty across our pre-school through eighth-grade program to help them define problems, develop prototypes, and build things by hand.  Beginning with the premise that empathy is at the center of all meaningful design, the instructor will work with students to develop their understanding of a variety of tools and technologies, including woodworking hand and power tools, 3D modeling and printing, circuits and electronics, and robotics. The ideal candidate will have the drive and initiative to expand upon Orchard’s long history of teaching students to use tools and technologies to make the world a better place.

Specific Duties

Curricular work

  • Promote, oversee, and support all program elements of the Fred Lorenz Makerspace and associated work spaces
  • With guidance from the division directors, develop and deliver learning opportunities that invite grade-level and specialty classes to the Fred Lorenz Makerspace
  • Design and deliver faculty trainings, and serve as a faculty coach and mentor in the areas of design and fabrication
  • Create learning experiences for Orchard students in the fields of design thinking, fabrication, engineering, robotics, coding, and computational thinking

Non-curricular work

  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for all operations of the Fred Lorenz Makerspace, including equipment maintenance, supply ordering, budgets, capital purchases, safety procedures, room scheduling, and volunteer coordination
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national communities of design, making, engineering, and fabrication
  • Develop partnerships with external organizations to both support the mission of the Fred Lorenz Makerspace and provide additional learning opportunities for students, both at Orchard and throughout Indianapolis
  • Serve in a public-facing capacity to represent the Fred Lorenz Makerspace to external visitors
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

  • Mobility to roam 43-acre site and hand dexterity to utilize various shop tools
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in related field
  • Multiple years of experience as an educator in areas such as design thinking, fabrication, engineering, robotics, coding, or computational thinking
  • Experience and comfort working with a wide variety of tools and technologies; including but not limited to woodworking tools, robotics, and 3D printers
  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, and projects for faculty
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills related to schedules, resource allocation, and long-range planning
  • Must be able to travel in and out of town from time to time for training and education
  • Must possess a valid and current Indiana driver’s license to utilize Orchard School vehicles on a regular basis
  • A commitment to education
  • Ability to carry out hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance the targeted learning outcomes
  • Affinity and enthusiasm for working with children
  • Capacity to inspire children
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sound judgment and emotional maturity

Benefits

The Orchard School values our employees and offers a total compensation package designed to attract and retain talented individuals who make our school successful. Benefits include:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid long and short-term disability
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • 11 paid personal days
  • Tuition reimbursement

Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to hr@orchard.org by Monday, April 15th.   Please place “Makerspace” in the email subject line.

Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.

The Orchard School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.

For more information about The Orchard School, please visit: www.orchard.org.

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Director of the Carter Innovation Studio

Posted

Danville, California, U.S.A.

SUMMARY

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, having just opened in fall 2018. 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. To lead this exciting initiative, Athenian seeks an inaugural director of the Carter Innovation Studio well versed in design, engineering, fabrication, and computational thinking. This position reports to the director of teaching and learning and begins on July 1, 2019—or earlier by mutual agreement.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/athenian

IMPORTANT DATES

Post Date:                               February 14, 2019

Application Deadline:           March 11, 2019

Decision Announced:            End of March

Start Date:                              July 1, 2019, or earlier by mutual agreement

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Curricular work

  • Promote, oversee, and support all experiential learning in the Carter Innovation Studio (CIS)
  • With guidance from the director of teaching and learning and the division heads, develop and deliver learning opportunities that invite traditional classes to the CIS
  • Design and deliver faculty trainings, and serve as a faculty coach and mentor in the areas of design and fabrication
  • Teach a class in the field of design, fabrication, engineering, computational thinking, computer science, or applied science
  • Serve on the Curriculum Think Tank, which is led by the director of teaching and learning and includes department chairs and program directors

Non-curricular work

  • Supervise the CIS staff, which includes a part-time shop manager
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for all operations of the CIS, including equipment maintenance, supply ordering, budgets, capital purchases, safety procedures, room scheduling, and volunteer coordination
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national communities of design, engineering, and fabrication
  • Develop partnerships with external organizations to both support the mission of the CIS and provide additional learning opportunities for students
  • Serve in a public-facing capacity to represent the CIS to external visitors
  • Other duties as assigned

ATHENIAN IS LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE

Professional Qualifications:

  • Multiple years of experience as a classroom teacher in areas such as design, engineering, fabrication, computer science, or computational thinking
  • Experience overseeing or supporting the operations of a shop environment or fabrication lab
  • Experience planning curriculum and developing student learning outcomes for design and engineering, in partnership with teachers of other disciplines
  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, and projects to faculty, preferably for both middle and high school teachers
  • Immersion in diversity work—both in training and in implementation—and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive classrooms
  • A track record of establishing successful partnerships with faculty
  • Experience designing and implementing project-based and experiential learning
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree is highly desirable

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

  • Inspirational, pragmatic, diplomatic, and patient leadership
  • Authentic empathy, warmth, and collegiality
  • Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality
  • Savvy communication and presentation skills
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and growth-oriented mindset
  • Enthusiasm for students to pursue their passions, talents, and interests, both in and out of the traditional classroom
  • A vision that is aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff
  • A passion for building community and facilitating adult learning

TO APPLY

For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/athenian

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Engineering and Design Educator

Posted

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

Seeking an engineering design/makerspace educator for Fall 2019, to teach and support teachers in a forward-thinking, student-centered academic program. Three course load in design and/or engineering, as well as supervision of the school’s new 9000 sq. ft. makerspace. The candidate should be comfortable working with middle school students, upper school students, and faculty. He or she will also be available to support the school’s two-week Summer Institute. The successful candidate will embrace the makerspace as venue for critical problem solving and creativity, through a set of classes run from the space, as well as for classes across disciplines and independent student work. Relevant degree, thorough familiarity with makerspace technology (i.e. lasercutter, 3d printer, CAD software), and previous teaching experience required. Above all, we are seeking candidates able to embrace our School’s academic vision, helping to develop curriculum and teaching according to its core tenets.

Please send cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and reference list to Dr. John Mascaro, Dean of Faculty, Morristown-Beard School, 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Email: employment@mbs.net; no telephone inquiries please.

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Making & Innovation Specialist

Posted

Making & Innovation Specialist
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
The Making and Innovation Specialist collaborates with library and campus colleagues to connect the Lied Library Makerspace with learning and research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This position leads the instructional initiatives of the Makerspace, coordinates curricular and co-curricular outreach, and facilitates individual and group instruction. The incumbent coordinates daily Makerspace operations and supervises a team of student employees who maintain safety standards and provide assistance to users. As a member of the Department of Knowledge Production, this position works jointly with all disciplines to explore the application of technology in learning and research, and prioritizes creating inclusive spaces and experiences for the UNLV community.
 

Review of applications begins on January 18, 2019

Please consider applying or sharing with colleagues!

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Director – BeAM

Posted

An exciting Makerspace opportunity! University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting a Director for their BeAM (Be A Maker) Makerspace network. The BeAM Director will collaborate with other stakeholders to develop BeAM into a program of national prominence and plan for the resources, staffing, facilities, and assessment for a BeAM network totaling over 20,000 square feet.

For additional details, please view http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148337.

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