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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.
75% Carter Innovation Studio (CIS) Shop Manager/User Supervisor (100% during the academic school year)
Reports to the Director of the CIS
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Apply for the position here.
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.
- 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.
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.
|Job Title||Senior Specialist – Makerspace (Search Extended)|
|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 Type||Full Time|
Please apply here: https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/9099
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!
» 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 www.punahou.edu/employment. For more information call 808.943.3678.
Seeking creative and analytical type for our Academic Consultant, Makerspaces role in Baylor University Libraries. Candidate should be eager to partner with faculty to design and facilitate learning, keep our shop buzzing, and looking for creative partnerships both in the university and community. Those interested may read more and apply here.
The Academic Consultant, Makerspaces is responsible for providing expertise, support, and access to technology and creative labs for faculty, staff, and students.
|Provide technical and creative maker consultation, support and resources for faculty, staff, and students.||30%|
|Oversee operation of the library makerspace, including equipment, software, and supplies.||20%|
|Promote use of the makerspace and foster and develop its user communities, including development, facilitation, and coordination of training programs and events.||20%|
|Other projects and duties to explore connections between maker activities and adjacent/emerging technologies.||15%|
|Train, support, delegate work assignments to, and oversee projects of select members of the student work force.||10%|
|Respond to after-hours service requests in the makerspace.||5%|
A Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant work experience is required. A Master’s degree in the field of Engineering, Computer Science, Fine Arts, or Entrepreneurship, and two years of relevant work experience are preferred.
View the full position description: Academic Consultant, Makerspaces. Please submit an on-line application at http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/5896 along with a cover letter and resume.
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.