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Middle School Technology Faculty Seattle, WA
Full Time (40 hours/week) 2019-2020 Academic School Year
Salary scale based upon experience
This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details available during hiring process).
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Middle School team to teach Technology. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of intercultural fluency.
The Middle School Technology Faculty member will create and teach intermediate computer skills such as media arts, coding, design, robotics, productivity, and a variety of software applications appropriate for Middle School students, in collaboration with Middle School faculty, within the context of the Middle School curricula. The Middle School Technology Faculty position is responsible for seeking out and introducing technology innovations that enhance the educational program of the school. This responsibility is intended to allow the Middle School Technology Program to move forward and expand in creative and dynamic ways.
While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and duties listed below:
Design, develop, and teach technology curriculum, under supervision of Director of Technology and Director of Middle School
Lead scheduled technology classes grades 6-8
Create and sustain classroom culture based on the mission and values of the school
Develop a responsive, student-centered classroom community that fosters engagement, inquiry, risk-taking, and confidence
Contribute to a progressive education environment where students are encouraged to learn by doing
Assess and report on student progress
Create and sustain effective partnerships with parents/guardians
Initiate and conduct collaborations with colleagues to integrate technology into other subject areas
Schedule and supervise the Middle School Technology Lab
Maintain equipment in Middle School Lab and carts for curricular use
Organize and offer technical equipment for Middle School student/teacher use
Research and recommend purchases to augment curriculum
Software Application Areas
Basic operations, such as OS functions, email, LMS, and online documents
Multimedia arts and production
Computer-aided design & rapid prototyping
Coding & software development
Productivity & collaboration
Basic Technical Proficiencies Preferred
Macintosh, Windows, iOS, ChromeOS
MS Office 365, Google Suite
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other microprocessors
Video production and compositing
Adobe Creative Suite, such as Photoshop, InDesign, or Premiere
SketchUp, Sculptris, TinkerCAD, or other 3D modeling
Laser cutting and 3D fabrication
Instructional and Software Support
Occasional one-on-one and group instruction with faculty and staff
Consultation with support staff for student account creation and maintenance
Application-level support for content-area technology tools
Liaison to Middle School
Participate in Middle School faculty meetings
Participate in Middle School Open Houses and Parent Curriculum Nights
Participate in some Middle School grade-level team meetings, as appropriate
Participate in Library/Instructional Technology meetings
Collaborate closely with librarians to support and augment instruction and to maintain the school’s computer network and technology offerings
Serve on school and/or division committees
Consult with Middle School faculty members on technology pilot requests
Successful candidates will also have these additional skills and abilities:
Work independently and in a team environment on complex tasks
Set routine schedules and priorities
Organize work space and attend to details
Communicate effectively and timely with a diverse community
Ability to find joy in promoting a lifelong love of learning and in working with children
Ability to work in a team – grade level, department and division
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.