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Design + Technology Fellow

NuVu Studio NuVu Studio Employer:
Wichita, KS, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 8 '18Posted on:

NuVu Studio

NuVu Design Fellowship

  • Location: Wichita, KS / Cambridge, MA
  • Duration: Full-time, Minimum 1 Year

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, 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, Wonder, in Wichita, Kansas. 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 NuVu Design + Technology Fellow will be a Coach based at Wonder who will assist in the development of studio projects at the early elementary school level.  The Fellow, in conjunction with Coaches from NuVu in Cambridge, will be a key resource for 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 elementary 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:

This is a full time position with health benefits.  Compensation is competitive.  

The Design + Technology Fellow will begin work at NuVu in Cambridge in Spring 2018 and will then transition to Wichita in August, 2018 for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive.

 

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


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