Makerspace Coordinator/Teacher

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Coordinator, Teacher / Instructor
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Maker / Fabrication
  • Technology Classes

About Gulliver Schools

Gulliver is a co-educational private college preparatory day school established in 1926 in Miami, Florida.  One of the largest independent schools in Florida, Gulliver enrolls more than 2,200 students in Grades PreK3-12 on four campuses. Our Mission is to create an academic community devoted to educational excellence, with a personal touch, that fulfills each student’s potential.

Job Summary

Gulliver’s Montgomery Drive Campus is seeking a Makerspace Coordinator/Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year to develop and lead a Maker program for grades 5-8.  The ideal candidate is not only a teacher but an explorer, leader, tinkerer, collaborator, creator, designer and builder. The ideal candidate seeks to constantly stay updated on new technology innovations and holds a strong understanding of education and how to incorporate these technologies in an educational Makerspace setting.

The Makerspace Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating workshops and training for faculty and students in areas including, but not limited to making, tinkering, innovation, problem based learning, design thinking and rapid prototyping

  • Collaborating with teachers to integrate hands-on, authentic activities into the curriculum and team teaching with classroom teacher

  • Researching, developing and prototyping innovative maker challenges and activities

  • Supervising and facilitating student participation in the makerspace for class and independent projects

  • Maintaining the machines tools, materials, safe use, and schedule of the Makerspace

  • Attending all departmental and school faculty meetings

  • Teaching 2 digital design courses within the Mass Media Department

  • Facilitating community-based service learning projects and activities

  • Being committed to student learning, personal growth and professional development

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred in education or STEAM related field

  • Minimum of three years or more in makerspace operations preferred

  • Strong technical skills on the use of Laser Cutters, 3D Printers, and a variety of graphic design software tools

  • Knowledge and experience of technology, engineering, design, science, art, craft, woodworking, and building

  • Experience working on interdepartmental projects

  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

  • Genuine excitement for and ability to work with students, faculty staff and parents

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Action oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach

  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening, Drug screen


Gulliver Schools Inc. is an EOE M/F/V/D Drug Free Workplace

How to Apply

Internal candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position, should submit a cover letter expressing interest and a resume to the Human Resources Department.