NuVuX Design Education Fellowship

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Wed, Feb 5 '20Posted 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? If so, join our team! We are seeking a candidate to join our NuVuX team as an instructor at our partner schools around the world.

The NuVuX Design Education Fellow will be an instructor based  at one of our partner schools who will assist in the development of studio projects and programs at the K-12 level. The Fellow, in conjunction with Coaches from NuVu in Cambridge MA, will be a key resource for students in the design and execution of projects over the course of the school year. The Fellow will be 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. An ideal candidate is passionate about education and excited about expanding their own knowledge and creativity.

The ideal Design Education Fellow:

  • Flourishes in collaborative environments
  • Thinks critically and creatively
  • Is an enthusiastic and innovative maker of things

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.

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. Familiarity with Arduino, electronics and mechanical design is desirable.

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 Education Fellow, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the implementation of studios on a wide range of topics with the support of the NuVu Team
  • Teaching fundamental technical and design skills
  • Giving critical feedback to students about their ideas and prototypes
  • Guiding students in taking projects from concept to reality
  • Supporting the student's documentation of ideas, research and prototypes throughout the design process

Required qualifications:

  • A passion for working with students at the K-12 level
  • Design, programming, electronics, and fabrication expertise
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or design/tech field such as architecture, computational design, or industrial design, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a diverse group of people

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the design & making process: brainstorming, ideating, and prototyping
  • Ability to think both conceptually and concretely about projects
  • 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)
  • Proficiency with Arduino and designing with electronics

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.


To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and portfolio to Emily Glass at

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