Engineering & Design Teaching Fellow

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

Crane Country Day School is accepting applications for full-time Engineering & Design teaching fellow for the 2020/2021 school year. The teaching fellow's position is a hands-on teaching experience that combines rich professional development and mentoring with daily opportunities for practical application in the engineering and design classroom. Fellows will be fully immersed in our school community and housing will be provided for them in a beautiful furnished home adjacent to Crane School.

Crane's Design and Engineering Center:
The Crane School Design and Engineering Center is a unique, multidisciplinary, project based program. Originally modeled after the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, the DEC focuses on five disciplinary categories: Art and design, nature of materials and fabrication, computer aided design (CAD), electronics, and programming. The DEC instructs grades 1-8 in using physical principles applied in creative ways to solve problems. Closely aligned to NGSS, DEC curriculum is focused around the creation of complex, useful and beautiful projects that combine learning standards with the ability for individual interpretation and creativity. Power and hand tools are introduced in grades 1-5. Soldering stations, laser cutting and 3D printing are key in grades 6-8. Safety always comes first and an understanding of safety protocols for machining, chemicals and other potential risks is essential. Adobe Illustrator is our primary vector software for use with the laser cutter. Tinkerdad is used for 3D printing. These applications are introduced in 6th grade. Sketchup is used for the 8th grade architectural capstone project in which students create both a digital walkthrough model as well as a three dimensional presentation model of a home of their own design. For more information about the center, visit:

Profile of a Fellow:
Applicants to Crane’s Center for Experiential Education are a diverse group of open-minded, confident, passionate individuals who find themselves at a pivotal juncture in their professional paths. They are new to the field of teaching, whether they have recently earned a bachelor’s degree or completed a teacher education program. They care deeply about children and are excited about schools and learning.

Location:  Santa Barbara, CA

Housing:  Provided in a beautiful 4-bedroom home adjacent to campus

Benefits:  Full medical and dental coverage provided

Job Type:  Full Time – Internship

Required Education:  4 Year Degree