Friends' Central

Makerspace Director

Posted on April 23, 2019

Friends’ Central School seeks a Makerspace Director to lead our 6th through 12th grade creative
and collaborative learning makerspaces. Ideal candidates will have experience managing a
makerspace, as well as classroom teaching experience. The position requires dedication to the
School’s Quaker heritage, and the ability to collaborate, inspire, and bring joy to the community.

Responsibilities:

• Facilitate hands-on projects with students; team-teach with classroom teachers. Create opportunities
and programming in the makerspace, including partnering with outside organizations and experts
• Manage two inclusive, diverse, safe, and creative spaces for teaching, learning, and making,
including scheduling, inventory, student helpers, and equipment upkeep
• Plan and lead professional development programming and workshops for faculty
• Assist with Middle and Upper School-related clubs and other extracurricular programming
(occasional weekend and evening commitments as needed)
• Must be a flexible and collaborative team member who can support, inspire, and motivate others and forge
decisions effectively
• Teach one Middle School Computer Science Rotation and two Upper School Computer Science Classes
• Other duties as assigned by the Middle and Upper School Principals

Qualifications:

A well qualified candidate should identify as a teacher, designer, inventor, scientist, or scholar – any
combination, as long as you make things that matter — and possess:
• A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, preference for speciality in education or
STEAM-related field
• A strong record of research and practice, a willingness to take risks, a desire to look beyond
traditional disciplines, and a dedication to making a difference in the world
• Proven experience with interdisciplinary and innovative curricular design and partnership
• Experience working with adolescents
• Enthusiasm for exploring new trends and tools for learning
• Experience using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a
student-centered approach

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@friendscentral.org.


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