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Design Education Fellow

NuVu Studio NuVu Studio Employer:
Lakewood, CA, USLocation:
Tue, May 10 '22Posted on:
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NuVuX is seeking a Design Education Fellow who is passionate about design, technology and education to join our team as an instructor at our partner school, Odyssey STEM Academy in Lakewood, California. In this role, you will join a unique, highly skilled cohort of fellows who lead programs at NuVuX’s growing network of partner schools around the world. 

Why NuVuX - Odyssey STEM Academy?

Odyssey STEM Academy is a public school in the Paramount Unified School District. NuVuX manages the Idea Lab makerspace on the Odyssey campus and works collaboratively with the 9th grade teachers to develop an interdisciplinary project-based curriculum. The NuVuX Design Fellow teaches every 9th grade student at Odyssey exposing them to the design process, prototyping techniques, and digital fabrication. As a Title 1 public school, the mission of Odyssey STEM Academy is to mentor every student into a path of college readiness and career success. 

Once here you will:

In collaboration with Odyssey staff and the NuVuX team, you will be a key resource for students and teachers in the design and execution of design projects over the course of the school year.

  • Develop and teach studios on a wide range of topics at the 9th grade level with the support of the NuVuX Team.
  • Guide and mentor students throughout the design process: brainstorming, researching, prototyping, fabricating, documenting, and presenting.
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, including the Odyssey team, experts from a diverse range of fields, as well as local organizations and partners.
  • Support Odyssey 9th grade teachers in collaboration to create an interdisciplinary studio experience. 

All members of our team:

  • Have a passion for working with teenage students and teachers.
  • Flourish while working collaboratively with a diverse group of people in an environment that is dynamic, critical, and wildly creative.
  • Bring unique skills, perspectives, and experiences to our organization.
  • Are enthusiastic and creative makers of things.
  • Are lifelong learners who are excited about expanding their own knowledge and creativity.

Relevant Experience: 

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or design/tech field such as architecture, computational design, or industrial design, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in design, programming, electronics, and digital fabrication expertise.
  • Strong understanding of the design and making process: brainstorming, ideating, and prototyping.
  • Ability to think both conceptually and concretely about projects.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Strong writing and graphic communication abilities.

About NuVuX

NuVuX is an initiative developed by NuVu to bring design, creativity and innovation to schools and organizations around the world. NuVu was founded to rigorously mentor students to develop innovative approaches to real-world problems, which we believe is an essential skill set for success beyond secondary education.  Our pedagogy is founded on the principles of the architectural studio model and centers on hands-on learning-by-doing under the guidance of experts. Through multi-disciplinary projects, we help students navigate the messiness of the creative process through collaboration, iterative design and critique.

Through NuVuX, we offer a number of programs and consulting services for educators, schools and professional organizations seeking to learn, enhance or implement a practice of innovation and creativity.  NuVuX consists of multiple components that are implemented collectively for greater impact, including: program and curriculum development, onsite experts, remote support, professional development, and an online Studio Management Platform.

How do I apply?

To apply, please send a resume, design portfolio, and letter of interest to nuvux@nuvustudio.org

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