Innovation Lab Specialist

Department: The Institute

Reports to: Dean of the Institute

School year: 2022 - 2023

The Innovation Lab hosts an artificial intelligence station, a virtual reality/augmented reality station, as well as a maker space to enhance project-based learning across the school. The MakerSpace will contain a 3D printer and other high-end tools of design. The Innovation Lab Specialist tinkers, makes, designs, and seeks to constantly stay updated on new technology innovations.

The responsibility of the Innovation Lab Specialist include:

  • Creating and maintaining, with student apprentices, a public repository of tutorials on how to use the machines in the space safely, as well as documenting student projects built in the space;
  • Maintaining the machines, tools, materials, safe use, and schedule of the Makerspace;
  • Facilitating workshops and training for faculty and students in areas relevant to the machines in the space and use of technology;
  • Researching, developing, and prototyping innovative maker activities;
  • Being committed to student learning, personal growth, and professional development;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Varied professional experience; Former entrepreneurs encouraged, having demonstrated
  • ability to independently develop professional connections and skills with the youth;
  • Bachelor's degree in related field; advanced degree preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Genuine excitement for and ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and parents;
  • Knowledge and experience with at least 2 or more of the following:  physical programming, robotics, coding, 3D printing, design software, engineering, and wearable technology;
  • Experience in the educational sector;
  • Display commitment to safeguarding and protection of children.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this vacancy, please complete this form and submit in English:

  • Cover letter, which should include a statement of how you connect to ACS Athens’ mission;
  • Resume and;
  • The contact information for three professional references.
As applications are received, interviews will be scheduled for best fit candidates and please note the school may make final hiring decisions prior to the posted deadline.
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