Director of the Carter Innovation Studio

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Engineering
  • Innovation / Design
  • Maker / Fabrication
  • Robotics

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information about Athenian and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


Innovation is at the doorstep of The Athenian School — or perhaps more accurately, at the base of Mt. Diablo. Athenian is a school where virtually every part of its 75-acre campus near the San Francisco East Bay hills is a space for discovery and experimentation. But what makes Athenian truly unique is the role of the student in the learning process. Students don’t just own their learning, they live it — whether spending three months building musical instruments or spending three weeks camping in the wilderness.

The Carter Innovation Studio (CIS) is part of the newest learning commons on campus, having opened in fall 2018. This 5,200 square foot design lab features a shop area with metal and woodworking tools, an industrial arts area, a computer/CADD/3-D printer space, and three classrooms. Its central location at the heart of campus is no accident. The CIS is a hub of experiential learning activity for both middle and high school students. Athenian seeks a director of the Carter Innovation Studio with a passion for design, engineering, fabrication, and a welcoming presence to other teachers. This position reports to the assistant head of school and begins on July 1, 2021.


  • Applications Accepted Starting: April 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline: May 6, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT
  • Semifinal Round: May 13 and 14, 2021 (Remote)
  • Final Round: Week of May 17 (Most likely remote)
  • Decision Announced: Week of May 31
  • Start Date: July 1, 2021

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportunity statement above.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
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  5. Complete and upload your application.  If you prefer, you can save it as a draft and log back in later to finalize it.
  6. Submit your application prior to the deadline: May 6, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT.