Makerspace Manager

Wonderful opportunity to lead a new, purpose built makerspaceFull time, fixed term for 12 monthsSacred Heart College is a proud, dynamic and high performing school community with strong traditions, rich history and a deep sense of community and welcome. Our Catholic identity is best exemplified through a program of education that encourages students and staff to pursue the Mercy values of compassion, justice, respect, hospitality, service and courage. Living the Sacred Heart Way is identified through a whole school environment whereby the gospel imperative is lived, spirituality is nurtured and Catholic faith shared and strengthened.The College’s Makerspace is a state-of-the-art facility opened in early 2019 following the completion of Stage 2 of the Innovation Precinct. Its purpose is to enhance learning by:Providing opportunities for our students to experiment, take risks, appreciate failure and transform ideas into realityProviding open-ended experiences in which students can create something of their own design and to which they feel connectedPreparing our students for the future through a landscape of creativity, new technologies, design and engineeringEngaging students in problem-solving through hands-on design, art, technology and constructionPromoting an innovative blend of disciplines that can ignite creative thinking and spark new inventionTHE POSITIONThe Makerspace Manager develops and positions the Makerspace as a thriving, safe, functional, and well-maintained space that is used by all areas of the College and is complemented by industry experts, ultimately leading to our students pursuing non-traditional careers in STEAM. The Makerspace Manager will:Develop a strategy to increase interest and use of the Makerspace across all areas of STEAM by staff, students, and industry expertsCreate high-profile industry exposure for the College through collaboration with highly-regarded industry professionalsCollaborate with staff to support their existing industry relationshipsActively liaise and collaborate with other Makerspaces and professional networksIdentify and promote opportunities that expose staff and students to design thinking, diverse equipment, resources, and experts to encourage the pursuit of non-traditional pathways, and skill transfer across disciplinesGrow staff and student creative self-efficacy in exploring the capabilities of equipment to enhance their confidence in design and innovationContinually pursue opportunities and training for staff to develop skills and knowledge in equipment use and capabilities through experimentation, professional development, and consultation with industry expertsOversee full compliance of the space and its facilities, including training, OH&S, servicing and accreditation requirementsIdentify new technologies and uses for the space that will continue to enhance and deliver real-world learning for our students, preparing business cases for consideration and implementationSELECTION CRITERIAEssentialSignificant experience in the use of laser cutters, vacuum forms, 3D printers, and conventional toolsProficiency in the use of 3D design software eg. Fusion 360, Tinkercad, Adobe suiteExperience in managing a facility with complex technological equipment, including risk assessment and managementDemonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and networks that support the delivery of strategic objectivesHigh level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders and to develop effective internal relationshipsExperience in promoting and delivering programs that support enhanced use of technologyAble to confidently and effectively empower young people in the safe use equipment to enhance their learningProven ability to assess, document, manage, and mitigate risksDemonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skillsProven time management skills and an exceptional approach to proactivityRelevant qualifications and/or extensive experience in areas such as design, industrial design, art, science, business, or extensive experience in a similar areaDesirableProfessional Industry membership, or involvement in relevant networksAPPLICATION PROCESSApplications must include:a cover letter briefly outlining your suitability for the positiona statement addressing each of the selection criteria above (including headings), anda resumeand can be addressed to Ms Anna Negro, Principal.This position requires an employee Working With Children Check and Criminal History check, and will be classified in accordance with Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018. APPLICATIONS CLOSE 9.00am WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2020Sacred Heart College promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all studentsPersonal information is collected in accordance with Mercy Education Limited’s Privacy Policy and Employment Collection Notice.Applicants must review the advertisement on the College website for full access to the attached supporting documentation, including position description.Position DescriptionRedesigning Learning InfographicSHC CultureStrategy 2020 75000 AUD Australia - VIC Geelong & Great Ocean Road Geelong 3212

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