Director of STEAM Program
  • STEAM

Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Accredited by NEASC and FCE

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking a full-time Director of our STEAM Program. Lincoln School values working with a diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications from individuals who share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.

Position Description:

The Director of the STEAM Program will partner with the teachers and the academic leadership of Lincoln School to promote innovation and creativity across the curriculum while also overseeing the day to day management and use of the STEAM Hub, a space dedicated to robotics, fabrication, engineering, and computer science.  

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and a team player, and a leader who a talented faculty and student body will be eager to follow.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Lower School faculty and Middle/ Upper School Department Chairs to find opportunities to enhance the existing academic curriculum, ultimately promoting innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • Building STEAM programming throughout the Divisions and helping to identify interdisciplinary connections
  • Working directly with students in the STEAM Hub and teaching classes at various levels as time allows 
  • Maintaining the Hub space and procuring new design and fabrication equipment and consumables 
  • Performing preventative maintenance and resolving any problems or issues with equipment 
  • Monitoring the Hub budget 
  • Teaching faculty and students how to use equipment safely and responsibly 
  • Supporting teachers in utilizing the STEAM spaces for their own instruction 
  • Actively seeking new ideas by attending workshops and conferences on innovative learning and maintaining relationships with colleagues in similar roles at peer schools

Qualifications:

Applicants should have exemplary pedagogical skills, a passion for teaching and learning from young people, a commitment to fostering antiracist learning spaces, and a love for working with young people in all facets of their school experience. Teachers at Lincoln maintain a reflective practice that involves collaboration and critical dialogue with colleagues and division leadership about their teaching, and are committed to upholding and advancing Lincoln’s values of community, equity, and inclusion. 

  • BA required; MA preferred, preference for education in STEAM related field
  • Experience and confidence using fabrication equipment (e.g. 3D printer, laser cutter)
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated passion for design, fabrication, and innovation 
  • Experience in building bridges between traditional disciplines 
  • Proactive ability to initiate actions and develop programs with minimal supervision
  • Superior attention to detail and organization skills
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity
  • Willingness to be part of a team
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Veracross, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, and/or other technology directly linked to teaching at Lincoln School

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Julie Stafford, Human Resources Manager at jstafford@lincolnschool.org. More information about Lincoln School can be found on our website at www.lincolnschool.org.

 

Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools are strongly encouraged to apply.