Company: Lick-Wilmerding High School
Location: San Francisco
Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a new shop faculty member to create and teach two design-and-build classes that bridge math, industrial design, and woodworking. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working safely with a diverse set of high school students, using a wide variety of tools and machines in an interdisciplinary shop environment and ideally will have working knowledge of CNC tools, 3D digital modeling (we use Rhino) and coding/application of algorithms for design. The Technical Arts Department is a collaborative environment in which instructors work together to build an inclusive student experience in design, engineering and craft. This is a part-time position, with the potential to become full-time, if combined with the Maintenance and Safety Administrator job (separate listing) and student advising.
Teach two design and build classes that bridge math, industrial design, woodworking and possibly coding.
Teach and manage a diverse set of students in working safely with a wide variety of tools and machines, during both class and open shop times
Work with the department chair as well as other instructors to build curriculum that meets the long term vision of the department.
Collaborate with other instructors to make the department more inclusive, innovative, efficient, exciting, and safe
Assist in the maintenance, organization, and safety of the woodshop
Attend monthly department meetings
The ideal candidate will possess:
BA or higher in either industrial design, product design, engineering, architecture, art, or related field.
Demonstrated safe use of tools in an OSHA approved or similar environment
Demonstrated experience with a variety of manual and CNC tools
Some 3D modeling experience (Rhino preferred, but open to other experience)
Love of collaboration
Commitment to equity and inclusion for students from all walks of life
Experience applying math and/or algorithms in the process of object design
Some experience coding or visual programming preferred.
Applicants should be able to comfortably lift a minimum of 20 lbs of class supplies and materials, be on your feet for 2–3 hours on a concrete floor, and be able to sit and work at a computer for 2–3 hours at a time. At times, students and machines make the shop environment noisy—tolerance of medium to loud noise is recommended. General shop and wood dust is common—applicants with allergies to these particles would likely find them challenging to manage.
How To Apply:
Please visit lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Please include—all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references.