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Part-Time Design Educator | Design Educator in Discovery World's Industrial Design Lab

Design Educator
Reports to: Design Strategist
Status: Part-time

We are looking for part-time, responsible, enthusiastic, customer service- minded individuals to teach industrial design to the public in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab. We are looking for fashion designers, illustrators, architects, engineers, artists, and makers who have experience teaching people how things are made. The Design Educator will work during the week and on the weekends.

Responsibilities:
• Educate participants about the Kohl’s Design It! Lab through tool demos and labs relating to industrial design both on-site at Discovery World and throughout the Milwaukee community
• Develop workshop content and deliver hands-on workshops in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab during the week and on the weekends
• Teach 15-25 participants how to use a wide variety of tools from basic hand tools to vacuum formers and laser-cutters
• Continuously work to improve presentation and curriculum delivery skills.
• Maintain a safe, curriculum-focused, interesting environment during all Kohl’s Design It! Lab Programs
• Encourage an environment of creativity and innovation
• Represent and promote Discovery World and its educational programs at all Discovery World events
• Assist with evaluating and improving Kohl’s Design It! programs.

Qualifications:
• Strong performance/teaching and communication skills.
• Confident presenting in a large group setting
• Competency in using basic tools and an interest in “making things.”
• Experience working with youth and families.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.
• Working knowledge of scientific concepts, processes, and topics.

Requirements:
• Some post-secondary study in design, acting, art, or education.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Reliable transportation capable of transporting required supplies.
• Ability to lift bins containing up to 25 lbs.
• Part-time availability including regular afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts.

To apply, please send resume, portfolio, and references to ksmith@discoveryworld.org

Posted by: Kristen Smith
12/16/13

Kristen Smith
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