Reporting to the Director of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Phillips Academy seeks an individual to support a growing interest among students and faculty in Engineering. The position will work in a newly renovated library which includes a 4,500 square foot makerspace outfitted with state of the art fabrication and prototyping equipment, lab space for robotics, and high capacity computing. A person in this role should be well equipped to teach mechanical and electrical engineering design processes and robotics.
A degree in physical science, any field of engineering, computer science or a related field with a broad range of experience working with modern engineering tools and software OR
Artist, educator, or maker with a portfolio of realized physical computing or electronics projects with an undergraduate degree in any field
Love of learning and an eagerness to address any skills gaps
Ability to work with a wide range of students and educators in a dynamic classroom environment
Comfortable working with high school students
Experience in design and fabrication using a range of materials and tools
Desired skills and experience:
Experience with Arduino or other microcontroller platforms strongly preferred
Theory and practical application of electrical circuits and components thereof
C/C++ / Java
3D CAD modelling
Use of 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and CNC router
Basic theoretical concepts of computer science
Teaching the use of tools including but not limited to laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC router hand tools, bandsaws, drill
Shop management experience, and requisite certifications a plus
Prior experience in mentoring, organizing and managing design and engineering projects both at the individual level as well as a collaborative group.
Engineering: 1 year (Preferred)
Education: 1 year (Preferred)
Bachelor's or Associate's degree (Required)
Masters is Engineering preferred
Generally the schedule of this position is Sunday-Thursday noon-8pm during the course of the academic year, 40 weeks per year (Sept. - May & July ) with breaks in December (winter break) and March (Spring Break) for a total of 1560 (.75 fte) hours per year.
In addition, to accommodate robotics program and associated travel, position may require a few Saturdays each year.
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as authorization to work in the United States.
Work closely with teachers to implement project based classroom curriculum
Run weekly skill-oriented workshops
Assist in curriculum development and testing
Working knowledge of all local, state and national building and fire codes and other regulations applicable to area of responsibility including but not limited to NFPA, OSHA, EPA.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
About Phillips Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.