Director of Design Technology

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

Tenacre Country Day School is seeking a Director of Design Technology to begin by August  2023. Tenacre’s mission is to nurture and challenge each child, every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. As a school dedicated to the elementary years, Tenacre values the importance of teaming with the grade level teaching partner, the strong partnership between parents and staff, and the meaningful participation of each child in daily school life. We provide our teachers with numerous professional development opportunities and a collegial atmosphere. Tenacre values diversity and inclusiveness in our curriculum and our school community and we expect all members of the community to contribute positively to the school experience.

As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind.

Tenacre offers comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support personal health and wellness, a robust 401K retirement plan, and a supportive mentoring program.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, master’s degree preferred

  • Three to five years of instruction in elementary and middle grade technology skills and/or STEM instruction

  • Experience working with the tools and equipment of a maker space

  • Proven interdisciplinary curriculum development experience and interest

  • Proven management, planning, and organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects and to meet established goals within specified time frames

  • Strong interpersonal skills that encourage effective collaboration and quality relationships with a wide variety of teachers and students

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Work collaboratively to further develop a curriculum that teaches students to create, make, innovate, build, and design

  • Establish a culture of problem-solving by encouraging students to find solutions through tinkering and iterative processes

  • Coordinate units of study with educational technology specialists and teachers across disciplines

  • Collaborate with staff members to integrate Design Thinking principles into curricula and develop cross-curricular units of study

  • Provide inspiration and support for faculty and students in developing and implementing new innovative learning opportunities

  • Establish relationships with people and organizations outside of Tenacre to collaborate and form partnerships

  • Work in partnership with Tenacre’s After-School and Camp directors to create curricula for their programs

  • Contribute to the design and construction of a new maker space classroom and a technology and design building 

  • Maintain space, tools, and materials of new facility

Tenacre Country Day School considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, creed, veteran or uniformed service status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Will Crissman

Head of School

Tenacre Country Day School

78 Benvenue Street

Wellesley, MA 02482

(781)-235-2282 x201