Makerspace Director

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

Friends’ Central School seeks a Makerspace Director to lead our 6th through 12th grade creative and collaborative learning makerspaces. Ideal candidates will have experience managing a makerspace, as well as classroom teaching experience. The position requires dedication to the School’s Quaker heritage, and the ability to collaborate, inspire, and bring joy to the community.


  • 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 two inclusive, diverse, safe, and creative spaces for teaching, learning, and making, including scheduling, inventory, student helpers, and equipment upkeep

  • Plan and lead professional development programming and workshops for faculty 

  • Assist with Middle and Upper School-related clubs and other extracurricular programming (occasional weekend and evening commitments as needed)

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

  • Teach one Middle School Computer Science Rotation and two Upper School Computer Science Classes

Other duties as assigned by the Middle and Upper School Principals


  • 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:
  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, preference for speciality in education or STEAM-related field

  • 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

  • Experience working with adolescents

  • Enthusiasm for exploring new trends and tools for learning

  • Experience using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to