Middle School Makerspace Innovator and Coordinator (Full-Time Position)
St. Matthew’s Parish School is seeking a Middle School Makerspace Innovator and Coordinator. The role of the Coordinator will include developing, supporting, and overseeing a wide range of activities in the makerspace including curricular and co-curricular activities as well as partnering with teachers to assist them in their desire to integrate engineering/maker projects into their curriculum. Candidates must have a strong understanding of child development, enjoy young adolescents, and display a passion for project-based learning. Candidates should enjoy collaborating with colleagues and engaging in the entire school experience.
Teaching and Learning
Teach Upper Division maker classes and related elective/s
Co-teach alongside homeroom or subject teachers to integrate design thinking, making, and engineering
Hold open “lab” sessions during lunchtime
Support faculty and students in areas such as 3D modeling, laser and vinyl cutters, electronics, etc.
Support student and teacher work in the makerspace and assist with the creation of maker portfolios and maker-related projects
Mentor middle school students in designing and implementing maker projects
Foster a culture of making
Work in collaboration with members of the Technology Department to manage the Upper Division makerspace
Maintain a clean and organized lab and project storage space
Possess a working knowledge of tools and equipment
Purchase and maintain appropriate tools and supplies for UD maker space(s)
Manage inventory and handling of materials and consumables
Perform equipment and facilities repairs and preventative maintenance
Oversee the workflow, organization, and management of digital fabrication projects
Work with the Director of Communications to manage lab calendar and equipment use
Organize and curate displays of student work
Work with the Technology Department to support faculty and students by providing basic end-user technical support.
Troubleshoot issues related to faculty and student laptops, iPads, printers, projectors, etc.
Support faculty in the use of learning management software, grading software, and other technologies related to teaching and learning
The school prides itself on its collegial and professional working atmosphere, engaged and respectful learners, and beautiful campus setting in Pacific Palisades. St. Matthew’s graduates matriculate to highly selective independent secondary schools. English class sizes range from 11-15 students. Students have access to a wide variety of technology, including 1:1 iPads and laptops.
St. Matthew's Parish School is a co-educational day school for 350 students from Preschool through Eighth Grade. Founded in 1949, the school is an educational member of the Episcopal Parish of St. Matthew. Located on 28 acres one mile from the Pacific Ocean in the village of Pacific Palisades, the campus includes 28 classrooms, a 10,000 volume library, a swimming pool, two science laboratories, three makerspaces, a gymnasium and performing arts center, and spacious playgrounds and playing fields. The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Compensation will be determined by years of teaching experience and other relevant qualifications. Teacher salaries at St. Matthew’s are highly competitive, set to be on average in the top quartile of leading independent schools. In addition to salary, the school offers all full-time employees a retirement plan with matching contributions, major medical, life, vision, dental and disability insurance.
St. Matthew's is an equal opportunity employer.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
St. Matthew's Parish School strives to be a welcoming and inclusive community that values diversity in all senses of the word. We are committed to making each member of the community feel that her or his whole identity is acknowledged, supported, and appreciated. We believe that an appreciation of diversity and inclusivity is essential to our mission, our goals to serve, lead, and flourish, as well as the five principles of our Character Covenant: respect, responsibility, empathy, honesty, and fairness. Building and sustaining an inclusive community will create the most powerful and effective learning environment, and will also help us learn and work as global citizens.
Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to: