Makerspace Coordinator, Experience Designer

Phillips Academy Andover

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy seeks an individual to join an active and robust makerspace program. This position will work in a newly renovated library which includes a 4,500 square foot makerspace outfitted with state-of-the-art fabrication and prototyping equipment, lab space for robotics, and high-capacity computing. The Makerspace Coordinator will work in collaboration with faculty members to implement project-based classroom curriculum and run weekly skill-oriented workshops for the space. This is a full-time, .75 FTE exempt position with a typical schedule of Sunday through Thursday noon – 8pm during the academic year. A review of applications will begin immediately.


The Makerspace Coordinator will work in collaboration with faculty members to implement project-based classroom curriculum and run weekly skill-oriented workshops for the space.


A degree in a design or technology field such as engineering, computer science, visual arts or industrial design. OR an artist, educator, or maker with a portfolio of realized physical computing/electronics projects with an undergraduate degree in another field.

A minimum of one year experience in design/engineering, an educational setting preferred

Prior experience in mentoring, organizing and managing design and engineering projects both at the individual level as well as a collaborative group

Ability to work with a wide range of students and educators in a dynamic classroom environment

Have a passion for working with high school students and teachers

Experience in design and fabrication using a range of materials and tools.

Demonstrated ability to flourish in a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students with effective communication

Love of learning and an eagerness to address any skills gap

Working knowledge of all local, state and national building and fire codes and other regulations applicable to area of responsibility including but not limited to NFPA, OSHA and EPA

Desired skills and experience:

Use of 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, sewing machines and CNC router. Teaching experience with the above mentioned is preferred.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

Experience with Arduino or other microcontroller platforms strongly preferred

Theory and practical application of electrical circuits and components thereof

3D CAD modelling preferred

Graphic design experience preferred


Basic theoretical concepts of computer science

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online and include a cover letter outlining your interest in the position as well as a resume at

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, our top priority is safety. Accordingly, the Academy will require, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, that all new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

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Posted on November 4