Innovation Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Innovation / Design

The Innovation Specialist will maintain, coordinate and facilitate a Pine Crest iLab. The ideal candidate has exemplary teaching skills, a passion for helping students to make ideas tangible, and an enthusiasm for out-of-the-box ideas.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver project-based learning activities that focus on the integration of learning technologies, engineering, and a connection to real-world problems and the core curriculum in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School iLabs

  • Collaborate with faculty members in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School to create and deliver project-based learning activities

  • Develop learning experiences for students using programs that include: Google Apps, Creative Suite Adobe, Tinkercad, Google Sites, AutoCAD, Fusion 360, and Adobe Illustrator

  • Maintain and instruct usage of equipment in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School iLab, such as 3D printers, Laser engraving machinery, etc.

  • Assist with the Middle School and Upper School Technology Student Association classes and academic clubs

  • Provide training opportunities for teachers on how to use the resources in the iLab

  • Provide instruction and support to Middle School and Upper School students during the Open Lab Lunch periods

  • Maintain awareness of best practices, emerging technologies, and new educational technologies and tools that may be incorporated into the iLab

  • Run safety training for all who are in the iLab; monitor that safety is practiced at all times

  • Help students acquire skills with tools, tool safety, and other aspects of hands-on fabrication

  • Work with students and faculty members to help them achieve their project visions

  • Track use of consumable materials, reorder as needed

  • Help build enthusiasm among students in project-based learning activities

  • Provide opportunities for students to implement, test, and deploy solutions while taking into consideration real-world constraints

  • Create opportunities for students to think critically, explore, investigate, and engage as problem solvers

  • Encourage students to pursue their passions through hands-on exploration

  • Cooperate with other instructional leaders to integrate the use of iLab

  • Incorporate 2D and 3D computer-assisted design and drafting, Raspberry Pi technology, Arduino code, Python, C++, and Java programming into the Middle School and Upper School iLab projects and competitive events

  • Help build enthusiasm among students in the area of coding, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual reality.

  • Present sessions at the School’s annual Innovation Institute and Teachers Teaching Teachers

Background Preferences

  • B.A. in a related field; advanced degree preferred

  • Experience teaching in a classroom, preferably in an independent school


  • Experience working with students on projects (hands-on learning)

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience to; include “Innovation Specialist” in the subject line of your email.