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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: email@example.com; no telephone inquiries please.
Review of applications begins on January 18, 2019
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.
Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA, USA
Ravenswood City School District (serving East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park) has 8 public school sites, each with a staffed and equipped makerspace. We serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
We will have 2 lab manager/tinkerer positions open next year (starting in August). These are full-time positions with benefits, a teaching credential is not required. One job is taking over an established makerspace at an elementary site, and the other position is opening a space at our new middle school.
For the middle school position, you will be setting up your new space (with a lot of support). We have ordered some of the big equipment (including a GlowForge and Epilog Mini, and Carvey CNCs.) But the lab manager at this site can still make some of the buying and space set up decisions (if they want to).
Some bonuses to Ravenswood:
- We have weekly team professional development (where we share resources and support), so you are part of a cross district team and are not working alone
- We benefit from resources and incredible support through our collaboration with Stanford University. Tinkerers often participate in professional development at Stanford directly with the Fablearn Team
- Working directly with our students can bring a lot of joy and meaning to your work, this is a job where you really can have a huge impact and change lives
- You have access to amazing tools and equipment (lasercutters, robotics, sewing, CNC mills, basic prototyping supplies, etc)
Link to more information about our program and district: http://www.ravenswoodmakerspaces.org/
Link to the application: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1064411
Blue Oak School – Napa California
• BA and prior teaching experience required, MA or related experience preferred
• Demonstrated ability to teach integrated STEM content across K-8 grade levels
• Familiarity with curriculum design, including a project-based approach
• Experience in an independent school setting helpful
• Love working with students and creating a joyful learning environment
• Commitment to professional development and a growth mindset
• High energy, hardworking, organized, and reliable with a steadfast focus on safety
• Passion and interest in design, engineering, and making across multiple fabrication domains
• Sense of humor and ability to connect with all students
• Enjoy helping to build and inspire a growing community of thinkers, designers, and makers
• Desire and ability to contribute to student and community life inside and outside the classroom
• Commitment to social justice and multicultural education
• Develop and deliver a K-8 STEM curriculum
• Engage students in designing and making related to classroom study and independent inquiry
• Work collaboratively with faculty to support, facilitate, and integrate STEM related projects
• Further develop, build, and define lab spaces on both campuses
• Work to keep lab organized and well-stocked, with a lending and tracking system for lab materials
• Develop safety and maintenance systems and guidelines for teachers and students
• Oversee the professional learning of the faculty related to educational technology and innovation in conjunction with the Director of Teaching and Learning
• Be the voice of educational technology and innovation, communicating with the school community about our work and development in this area
• Teach one section of 7th grade math, working collaboratively with other math colleagues
• Facilitate a 7th grade advisory section focusing on social-emotional growth