Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.
We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice. If you are committed to the ideals of progressive education, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Hawken School seeks an individual to join the Makerspace team and teach Design and Architecture courses using a studio approach to maker-centered learning. Hawken Makerspace resources include our digital Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab), Media Lab and woodshop. The Fab Lab on the Gates Mills Campus (9-12) is an open resource to all students and families looking to design, invent, and create using a variety of tools including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, a vinyl cutter, 2D and 3D design software, an electronics bench, programing, and traditional hand tools and power tools.
Teach four classes focused on art and design fundamentals, architecture, engineering and prototyping that support the goals of the Makerspace and Visual Arts teams
Supervise and support the management of the Makerspaces during the academic day and after school
Design new courses for Hawken's unique intensive program in which students take just one class for three weeks and support existing courses and teacher collaboration
Mentor students with strong interest in architecture, industrial and product design, and prototyping
Serve as a resource for exploration and implementation of creative ideas while enhancing collaborative opportunities among teachers in all content areas
Foster innovation in colleagues, supporting them in using equipment in our Fab Lab
Join enthusiastically in the effort to develop an innovative design culture among faculty
Work closely with our Director of Maker Spaces and administrators responsible for guiding curricular development incorporating design across disciplines
Participate and support school recruiting events, family workshops, and professional development
Advise 10-12 students
Actively engage in school life and other duties as assigned
Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers' passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
Bachelor's degree required in fields that support architecture, art or engineering. Advanced degree in Architecture preferred. Candidates with teaching experience and additional expertise in some area of the Visual Arts and Design are preferred.
Familiarity with the design studio model of learning
Experience using 2D and 3D design software and technology to support arts foundations and exercise digital fabrication techniques (CNC mill, 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, CAD, CAM)
Strong leader with progressive vision and enthusiasm for developing new courses
Enthusiasm for applying progressive pedagogies and technology to best practices in the classroom
Authentic listener and bridge builder who will help teachers collaborate even more closely on curriculum as we iterate to excellence
Previous job or hobbyist experience with "Maker" or "DIY" projects utilizing skills such as prototyping, woodworking, sculpture, industrial design, or coding
Knowledge or experience within STEM related fields that can connect students to real-world projects
Eagerness to participate in curricular initiatives that includes interdisciplinary approaches, multicultural perspectives, and experiential opportunities both in and out of the classroom
A desire and willingness to try new approaches, embracing a growth mindset for yourself and for students
Passion for designing unique programing and curricula with colleagues in your field and across disciplines
Ability to engage students with a range of learning styles
A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teens as they face the complex issues of today's world
Flexibility, energy, and a commitment to working actively with students both individually and in groups
Founded on the ideal that "the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life," Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,300 students in preschool through grade 12. Our three campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city's museum district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,300 students in grades preschool through 12. With three academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse, nurturing environment.
Committed to the development of character and intellect and to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student, Hawken is well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching,
engaged learning, and confident self-expression. Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities. To support our innovative programming, stunning new facilities have recently been completed at both our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campus.
Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide. To learn more about Hawken School, visit our website at www.hawken.edu.