Innovation Lab Coordinator
Fenn is seeking a one-year, full-time coordinator for its innovation lab (iLab). This is a temporary full-time position for the 2021-2022 school year only.
The coordinator will manage a three-year-old innovation lab equipped with iPads, Mac laptops, 3D printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, Lego robots, and a collection of makerspace tools and materials. The coordinator will work closely with students in grades 4-9 and teachers when they use the iLab with the coordinator. Finally, the coordinator will have an appreciation for working with energetic elementary and middle school boys excited for the projects and learning they tackle in this space.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Supervision of the innovation lab each day before school, during recess, and most afternoons after the conclusion of the school day
- Scheduling and overall management of the innovation lab, including establishing best practices and safety protocols for the space
- Managing a budget to procure and maintain the necessary equipment and materials to make the lab function properly
- Collaborating closely with the Director of Technology and Library Director to integrate the resources from these departments with the resources available in the innovation lab
- Partnering with faculty to use the iLab and its resources for class projects
- Developing outreach opportunities for faculty, staff, parents, and other community members to introduce the creative opportunities offered by this space
- Enthusiastically sharing projects by students and faculty with the larger school community
- Documenting the activities and use of the space and providing feedback to teachers about students as requested
- Attending faculty meetings and serving on faculty committees as needed.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in a related technology/engineering/design/science field, elementary and middle school experience, and strong organizational skills, the successful applicant will also possess:
- Familiarity with the use and maintenance of the equipment typically found in an innovation lab, including Apple iPads, Apple/Windows OS, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, and makerspace materials and tools
- Willingness to research, learn, and share new technologies with students and faculty
- Computer programming/coding experience, preferably with Scratch and Lego EV3 programming language as well as a high comfort level with Lego robotics engineering
- Experience with the Google suite of applications on iOS and MacOS devices
- Knowledge of design thinking and project-based learning (PBL) principles is preferred.
- Experience with and passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in a school setting
- A desire for and track record of professional growth
The Fenn School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. A successful candidate will, therefore, be a proactive and collaborative educator who is also committed to the manifestation of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the Fenn community. The ideal candidate will be able to support Fenn’s mission in all work with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Fenn strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Fenn offers a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for professional references via email attachment to John Sharon, Assistant Head for the Academic Program, at the following email address: email@example.com. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.
The Fenn School does not discriminate in hiring or terms or conditions of employment on the basis of sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, marital status, military or veteran status, application for military service, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.