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TITLE: School of Art Lab Manager
LOCATION: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Manages the day-to-day operations of a small or medium-sized university program or department. May supervise staff employees, student workers, programs or processes.
- Plans and develops procedures for administering a small or medium-sized department or program.
- Oversees program expenditures and ensures adherence to budget.
- Provides guidance to subordinate staff and evaluates performance.
- May prepare or participate in the creation of abstracts, research reports, funding proposals, operations and procedure manuals, and other written material and documentation.
- Reviews reports of budgets and activities. Prepares ad hoc reports as needed.
- May administer grants and grant-related related communications, scholarships and other operations.
- Develops, implements and maintains appropriate policies and procedures.
- May serve as property custodian for the department.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
School of Art seeks an administrator of the Arts Lab, a digital fabrication lab that fosters student success through a robust production and learning environment. The administrator works directly with the Director of the lab, who provides vision and direction for the Center, to ensure a successful student support environment and continuity of services.
- Maintain equipment to provide continuous access for students and faculty
- Train and manage a staff of student employees
- Maintain lab webpages and related documentation resources.
- Assists students in the use of printing and fabrication equipment including a variety of printers (3D, large format, sublimation, and Risograph); a laser cutter; book binding machines; VR headsets; XY cutter, Apple computers and high-resolution scanners
- Maintain print management software that tracks student payment accounts
- Maintain and order specialty supplies for all equipment including printer ink, printer paper, substrates for 3D printers
- Facilitate solutions to student’s technical challenges
- Facilitate the realization of student art and design projects
- Work collaboratively with and foster clear communication with faculty
- Recommend equipment purchases and overall lab improvements
- Collaborate with the McGovern College Director of Information Technology to maintain equipment and software
- Collaborate with the Director of the lab to determine and achieve shared priorities for the lab
- Bachelors and No experience
- Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Experience: No experience required.
- The ability to prioritize work, manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, interact effectively and courteously with people at all levels of the organization, and balance empathy with accountability in supervising employees
- Ability to think conceptually
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, VR software, or other creative software.
- Experience with production and fabrication of art and design objects
- Experience managing/maintaining art studio spaces
Title: Makerspace Teacher
Location: New Jersey, U.S.A.
Full or Part Time Position
The Village School is seeking a Makerspace teacher (Grades K-8) who will teach and coordinate the Makerspace program. Applicants should be passionate about innovation and open ended projects. This position could also encompass teaching art. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Ldykstra@thevillageschool.net or complete an application on our website: https://www.thevillageschool.net/about-us/career-opportunities/employment-application
The Village School is an AMS accredited school located in Waldwick, NJ serving students ages 18 months through 8th grade. At The Village School, you will find a work environment that is comfortable, friendly, respectful and supportive. Teaching in an AMS accredited Montessori school means that you will have a part in educating children to become independent, confident and kind life-long learners. We are a tight knit, welcoming community where faculty and staff work together to ensure the success of the school as a whole for everyone from the youngest child to the most seasoned member of staff. It is a place where you will find many opportunities to make life long connections and to grow professionally.
Working in a Montessori school is a unique opportunity that includes specific methods while still allowing opportunities for individual expression. Members of staff are expected to adhere to the mission and guiding principles of the school and the Montessori philosophy.
Location: New Mexico, U.S.A.
The AFRL Maker Hub is seeking a self-motivated maker who enjoys helping people bring their projects from dreams to reality. We are a small group of dedicated maker/educators who are striving to grow our collaborative space into a local nexus of innovation and design. Our ‘clients’ are AFRL Researchers & Engineers, Sandia Engineers, Active Duty military members, and anyone who has access to Kirtland Airforce Base and an interest in making. If you have an interest in taking things apart and putting them back together and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, you will fit right in! The ideal candidate for the Maker Hub enjoys collaborating with design and hands-on projects, has experience (or willing to learn) high-tech and low-tech tools to include 3D Printing, CO2 lasers, CNC routers, poster printing, electronics, woodworking, and metalworking. The candidate will be comfortable learning, conducting training, workshops, and tours of the facility, provide oversight of the Makerspace during operating hours, and respond to email inquiries and questions. The candidate will research and perform projects involving rapid-prototyping and innovative equipment to showcase capabilities of the space, and aid users with problem-solving and troubleshooting technical issues.
Read and comprehend instructions, write information and complete simple forms. High School (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, composition and math. Basic experience or willing to learn rapid-prototyping, CAD/CAM design, additive manufacturing, CNC technologies, electronics, microcontrollers, and general fabrication techniques desired. Demonstrated organization skills with the ability to problem solve effectively required. Ability to work with users of various skill sets and backgrounds required.
Please submit an application on NMT’s website: https://www.nmt.edu/hr/employment.php
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
Seven Hills Middle School seeks an inspiring, high-energy, and passionate teacher to serve as Director for our signature Innovation Lab. Housed in a specially designed makerspace in our new, state-of-the-art Middle School building, the Innovation Lab program engages students in a series of sequenced projects designed to foster design thinking skills. In an empathy-based approach, students consider the needs or challenges faced by others as they work in project teams to conceptualize, design, prototype, test, fail, iterate, and, in many cases, present their fabrications to authentic audiences.
In preparation for these projects, students learn a series of fabrication and design skills. Sixth-grade students develop basic skills as they work with hand, power, and digital tools on projects that include designing for others. Seventh-grade students dive more deeply into the engineering design process. They explore and develop spatial reasoning, empathy, and creative thinking skills as they take on a series of challenges. An eighth-grade Computer Science elective course teaches students to use loops, variables, functions and conditionals to build efficient and adaptable computer programs. Students also design, build, and program robotic devices. In addition to teaching courses, the Innovation Lab Director supports student-driven projects each day during lunch. All student projects increase in scope, complexity, and sophistication as they acquire new skills, but the basic formula is to help students learn to understand and empathize with challenges faced by others and to use their creativity and imagination to design effective solutions.
The position involves delivering an engaging design-thinking curriculum to students in grades 6-8, including:
- Implementing the current suite of projects and, eventually, adapting or refining them as needed,
- Differentiating instruction for a range of abilities and interest levels in order to provide a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning,
- Inventorying and ordering equipment and materials required for successful projects,
- Ensuring a safe, orderly environment, with all the necessary protocols to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities,
- Assessing and documenting the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and providing progress reports as required,
- Collaborating with the Upper School Computer Design and Engineering teachers to teach the skills necessary for future design or computer programming courses.
- Experience working with Middle School students, preferably in a makerspace environment.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Comfort with (or aptitude for) design, working with power tools, basic circuitry, and rudimentary computer programming.
- Ability to inspire and nurture students’ imagination and creativity.
Candidates should send applications to Andi Guess, Administrative Assistant to Head of School, The Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Full applications should include a cover letter, resume, transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.A.
Skidmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York, invites applications for the inaugural Director of the Schupf Family IdeaLab. We are particularly interested in applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups, identities, and peoples, as well as those who have taken unconventional paths to this moment in their careers.
The Schupf Family IdeaLab is a community hub where all are welcome to (imagine and) fashion something new—to take risks, to play, to collaborate, to disrupt existing paradigms, to fail without fear, and to explore the limits of possibility.” More specifically, the IdeaLab is a physical space where teams of students, staff, and faculty can gather to program, prototype, model, and even market their ideas. It is appointed with state-of-the-art tools, a lab manager who oversees the space’s equipment, and a small staff of students. The IdeaLab is also a curricular home for innovative pedagogy. The Schupf Family IdeaLab is a hub of activity for the entire college and a nexus for experimentation, innovation, failure, and triumph. It is a model of collaboration and creativity, both in the classroom and outside of it.
As imagined, the inaugural Director’s charge is threefold: amplifying creativity at Skidmore, especially through making, fostering innovative pedagogy across campus, and overseeing the IdeaLab makerspace and its innumerable possibilities. The position is unique in many ways, including the ability of the inaugural holder to shape it in their image.
The Director of the Schupf Family IdeaLab will report to the Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs and be a member of the VPAA Senior Staff. Job responsibilities are described in detail on the Skidmore website here: (link to additional information): https://www.skidmore.edu/idealab/idealab-director-job-description.php