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Media Specialist Teaching Position

Company: NuVu
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:


About NuVu
NuVu is a full-time micro-school in Cambridge, MA, serving 50 students in grades 8-12. We offer a unique studio-based model to students who are passionate about hands-on learning. Our students use the design process to build authentic solutions to real-world problems and connect to the communities around them in meaningful ways. Our mission is to empower the next generation of young designers, entrepreneurs, makers and inventors who will impact the world through their work and ideas. - -
Full Time Teacher: Media Specialist -
NuVu is looking to add an experienced instructor to our dynamic and creative faculty. This position requires strong interests and experience in design, education, and technology. Instructors are responsible for developing and co-teaching studios where they lead students through the steps of the design process: researching, brainstorming, prototyping, iterating, and presenting. They also work alongside other coaches and experts from the field in a dynamic, hands-on studio setting.
NuVu instructors are energetic, reflective and creative. They are inspired to work with high school students in a project-based studio environment. NuVu instructors help stimulate students' imagination while empowering them to think critically and creatively. Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds that include industrial design, architecture, mechanical engineering, game design, film making, fashion and other creative fields.
An ideal candidate is passionate about innovative learning, eager to work with teenagers, comfortable in a highly collaborative environment, and excited about expanding their own knowledge and creativity.
You will:

  • Design and teach a three to four-week studios on a wide range of topics with the support of our staff
  • Bring unique expertise in specific areas to broaden the students' exposure to the arts, technology, science and other fields of study
  • Teach fundamental creative and technical skills in content areas that match your expertise or experience
  • Prepare and develop daily content alongside co-instructor including lectures, presentations, activities, outings and discussions
  • Give critical feedback to students about their ideas, prototypes and process
  • Guide students in realizing projects of varying degrees of complexity, from concept to reality
  • Support students' documentation of ideas, research, thinking, and prototypes throughout the design process
  • Support students' progress via written evaluations, weekly check-ins, and quantitative/qualitative assessment -
  • Assist in development of the NuVu curriculum for the cohorts of students in the 4-Year Program
    You Have:
    • Experience in and passion for working with middle and high school students
    • A background in one or more of the following fields: music composition and theory, video production, podcasting, journalism
    • The ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a diverse group of people
    • The ability to think on your feet, nimbleness in navigating open-ended situations, and ability to adapt coaching to diverse student learners
    • A basic understanding of the design & making process: brainstorming, ideating, and prototyping
      If you don't tick every box above, we'd still encourage you to apply. We're building a diverse team whose skills balance and complement one another.
      SAMPLE STUDIOSHere are examples of two studios that incorporated elements of Media Specialist:
      "Sign 'O the Times"Radio is the most accessible, immediate medium for news. In a world of inescapable screens, the best audio journalism lets us avert our eyes and still make a profound connection to the vital cultural and political issues of a seemingly divided world. Students will create short, high-quality, multi-layered audio pieces (mixed media podcast). They will use narration, interviews, sound and music to tell the engaging, original, human stories that they find. -
      "Documentary Film Making: AI & Ethics"Every day there are news stories about breakthroughs and pitfalls related to technological advances in machine learning and robotics. Students will learn filmmaking skills then research, plan, film, and edit short documentaries about ethical issues related to the development of artificial intelligence. Students will share these movies to help educate the world about real problems and improvements that may arise from AI and robots. Our school implements a variety of COVID safety measures in an effort to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff. The interview process will take place virtually. Candidates must be comfortable teaching onsite.
      NuVu does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We seek candidates who reflect the diversity of our student body and who are committed to inclusive and equitable practices.
      We will be reviewing applications and reaching out to candidates on a rolling basis. -
      Application Deadline: December 2, 2022
      Salary: $70k-$80k, depending on experience
      APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONSInterested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and reference list to Juliette Noone, Communications and Events Manager: juliette@nuvustudio.org

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