Virtual Exchange Fellow

NuVu Studio NuVu Studio Employer:
Cambridge, MA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 9 '18Posted on:

Are you passionate about design, technology and education? Do you have a wide range of interests beyond your primary discipline? Do you love the creative energy you accessed through your own design education and want to share this with students around the world? If so, join our team in Cambridge as the Virtual Exchange Fellow.

NuVu Studio, an innovation school based in Cambridge, MA, is working in partnership with the Karam Foundation on a Virtual Exchange Program through which students at NuVu and NuVuX partner schools in the United States work with Syrian refugee youth at the Karam House in Reyhanli and Istanbul, Turkey. As this program expands, NuVu is working to improve, organize, and optimize the program for the maximum positive impact on student experience.

The Virtual Exchange Fellow will work on a variety of tasks related to facilitating, developing, and expanding the Virtual Exchange Program across the NuVuX network of schools, with the support and mentorship of the NuVu Team. Duties will be focused around running successful Virtual Exchange studios and creating effective communication between the collaborating parties. The Fellow will join a unique, highly skilled cohort of fellows who lead programs at NuVu’s growing network of partner schools around the world.

The ideal Virtual Exchange Fellow:

  • Flourishes in collaborative environments

  • Thinks critically and creatively

  • Is an enthusiastic and innovative maker of things

  • Has an undergraduate or graduate degree in a studio-based design field such as architecture, computational design, industrial design, or equivalent experience and comfort with multiple modes of analog and digital fabrication is required

  • Is familiar with Arduino, electronics and mechanical design is desirable.

  • Has knowledge of Arabic and/or Turkish.

NuVu’s hands-on studio curriculum is grounded in fundamental design skills and explores an extensive range of topics and disciplines. Within our model, students take projects from idea to finished prototype through an iterative process of research, diagramming, prototyping, critical feedback, and input from experts. The Fellow will have opportunities to expand their own knowledge and creativity through collaboration with students and staff on projects that result in real products. Fellows engage collaboratively with NuVu faculty, who have expertise across many fields, including: industrial design, fashion, architecture, robotics, engineering, art, music, and filmmaking.

The Virtual Exchange Fellow will begin work at NuVu in Cambridge, MA in Fall 2018. This is a full time position with a one year agreement, and there will be an option to continue for a second year. Possible trips to NuVuX partner schools in the US, as well as one or more annual trips to Turkey are included. Compensation starts at $60,000 USD and is commensurate with experience.

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