If you are a maker who loves sharing your expertise, inspiring others to create, and taking people step-by-step through your craft, we want to hear from you. SFMakeCenter is hiring a full-time Industrial Arts Educator with experience in high-tech manufacturing to design and run sessions for all ages, help our members and partner schools design projects, and assist when our artisan learners are working independently. We are a nonprofit maker hub supported by individual members and partnerships with local learning ecosystem networks, and we support creators and artists who are committed to continually developing their own skills as they teach others.
San Francisco, CA
Design and lead 6-8 small-group sessions per week that focus on real-world uses of your craft, both for adult members and learners of all ages.
Collaborate with learning journey mentors, learning pathway designers and competency trackers at partner organizations to design and assess multi-disciplinary projects that incorporate your craft.
Provide on-the-spot assistance to members and learners as they practice their craft and complete projects.
Maintain existing and build new professional networks and engage in self-directed learning to continually develop skills and stay connected with contacts in your craft’s field.
5+ years’ experience and/or credentials in nanomanufacturing, sensor interfaces, robot relations, or systems engineering, preferably in a mentoring or teaching setting
Credentialed youth mentor in the state of California
Strong connections in your craft’s professional and learning networks that can be tapped into for learner and member needs
Experience working with learners of all ages and developing projects and instruction for varying levels of expertise
Create a 3-minute video that teaches a micro-skill associated with your craft and post to SFMake’s Community Learning Center with a link to your online portfolio. Qualified candidates will be contacted for follow-up discussions. Please note all educators are first hired conditionally and participate in a four-month, full-time apprenticeship prior to reaching full educator status.