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NuVuX Design Fellow

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Cambridge, MA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 3 '17Posted on:

NuVu Studio

NuVuX Design Fellowship

  • Location: Multiple Locations + Cambridge, MA
  • Duration: Full-time, Minimum 2 Years

Company Description

NuVu is reimagining K-12 education by building the school of the future. NuVu is a place where students and teachers explore ideas outside of disciplinary boundaries and immerse themselves in the innovation process. Under the guidance of designers and experts, middle and high school students solve problems through a critical, rigorous, and iterative process. Our pedagogy is rooted in the architectural design studio, but our team has expertise in industrial design, architecture, robotics, engineering, fashion, art, music, filmmaking, and graphic design; this diversity fosters the innovative environment that complements the passion and potential of young learners.

Fellowship Description

We are seeking a candidate with interests in design, technology and education to join our team as a “Coach” at one of our partner schools around the world. Our Coaches are responsible for leading studios where they brainstorm, design, and create with the students. They also work alongside other Coaches and experts from various fields in a dynamic studio setting.  

The NuVuX Design Fellow will be a Coach based at a partner who will assist in the development of studio projects across the student body.  The Design Fellow, in conjunction with Coaches from our home base at NuVu in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be a key resource for teachers and students in the design and execution of projects over the course of the school year.  

An ideal candidate is passionate about education and excited about expanding their own knowledge and creativity.  All members of our team:

  • Bring something unique to our organization
  • Are enthusiastic and creative makers of things
  • Flourish in a collaborative environment that is both critical and creative

As a Design Fellow, your responsibilities will include:

  • Aid in the implementation of studios on a wide range of topics with the support of the NuVu Team
  • Teach fundamental technical and design skills
  • Give critical feedback to students about their ideas and their prototypes
  • Guide students in realizing complex projects
  • Support student progress reporting

Required qualifications:

  • Passion for working with middle school students
  • Design expertise
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a design field (i.e. architecture, industrial design, graphic design) or equivalent experience.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a diverse group of people
  • Proficiency with CAD and fabrication

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching experience
  • Strong writing and graphic communication abilities
  • Proficiency with wood shop tools, digital fabrication, 3D printers and CNC machining
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and 3D modeling software (Rhino and Fusion preferred)

Start date and duration:

The Design Fellow will begin their employment in Cambridge, MA in Spring 2018, and will then begin work at a partner school in Fall 2018. The duration of the fellowship is two years, with the option to return for a second year.

Application:

To apply, please email a resume, portfolio, and letter of interest to Emily Glass: emily@nuvustudio.org

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive.

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