Director of STEAM/Making

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


St. Gabriel’s Catholic School seeks a Director of STEAM to oversee the creative and collaborative PK-8th grade learning d.lab (makerspace). Ideal candidates should identify as a teacher, designer, inventor, scientist, or scholar – any combination, as long as you make things that matter. Ideal candidates should also have experience managing a makerspace, successfully implementing STEAM-based curriculum, as well as classroom teaching experience and the ability to collaborate, inspire, and bring joy to the community. The position requires dedication to the mission of St. Gabriel’s Catholic School by providing the appropriate curriculum, learning atmosphere and activities designed to maximize student competencies and skills for intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual growth toward a successful future. The position is hired and evaluated by the Head of School.  


  • Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese 

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters

  • Provides appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning

  • Uses effective instructional methods/models according to professional standard practice

  • Facilitate hands-on projects with students; team-teach with classroom teachers. Create opportunities and programming in the makerspace, including partnering with outside organizations and experts

  • Manage the d.lab, an inclusive, diverse, safe, and creative space for teaching, learning, and making, including scheduling, inventory, and equipment upkeep

  • Must be a flexible and collaborative team member who can support, inspire, and motivate others and forge decisions effectively

  • Coaches and mentors teachers during PBL projects in providing assessment for understanding student application 

  • Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits

  • School Wide – Coordinate and collaborate with Director of Innovation to ensure STEAM and project-based learning  are  integrated throughout SGCS curriculum

  • Model and co-teach lessons/projects that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. 

  •  Plan with teachers in cycle meetings  to integrate STEAM/Making  into core curriculum through PBL with Director of Innovation

  • Oversee the tracking of technology objectives through curriculum and identify areas needing improvement

  • Assist with the implementation of large scale web and app-based curriculum initiatives

  • Operate as an advocate for and supporter of Project-based learning 

  • Collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning

  • Demonstrates gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goals

  • Demonstrates a willingness to respond to individual learning needs

  • Provide guidance and coaching to teachers on educational and instructional methodology related to inquiry and the implementation of project-based curriculum

  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and communication of a shared vision of learning that reflects excellence and equity for all students

  • Demonstrates the skills and attitudes of a master level teacher, instructional coach, and actively engages other in professional development

  • Investigate and plan for implementation of School Maker Faire with Director of Innovation

  • Knowledge of current best-practice in project-based learning and STEAM/Maker education

  • Working with the Director of Innovation to implement and grow Outdoor Education programs and learning spaces. 

Minimum qualifications:

A well qualified candidate should identify as a teacher, designer, inventor, scientist, or scholar – any combination, as long as you make things that matter — and possess:


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Meets the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCED


  • Five years of teaching experience with experience  in creating curriculum-aligned STEAM/Maker based projects

  • A strong record of research and practice, a willingness to take risks, a desire to look beyond traditional disciplines, and a dedication to making a difference in the world

  • Proven experience with interdisciplinary and innovative curricular design and partnership

  • Enthusiasm for exploring new trends and tools for learning

  • Coaching/mentoring/teacher leadership experience preferred 

  • Project-based learning experience preferred