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Capital City Public Charter School (learn more)

Washington , District of Columbia (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2871391
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 30, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position Available: CTE & Makerspace Teacher

Capital City is looking for an innovative and career-oriented CTE & Makerspace Teacher for our high school program for the 2017-2018 school year.

The CTE & Makerspace Teacher (CTEM), is responsible for coordinating the makerspace program in conjunction with the library team, and developing our library’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiative. The CTEM.reports to the Director of Library Services and Technology Integration and works closely with the library team to support our all-school makerspace as well as the Career and Technical Education program in the High School. The CTEM will teach three courses that will be available to all students, but will be promoted to students with special needs to support career exploration and skill development. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week, and will follow this schedule:

Monday — 8:30-11:30
Tuesday — 8:30-11:30
Wednesday — 9:30-4:30
Thursday — 12:30-3:30
Friday — 12:30-3:30

This is an ideal position for someone interested in incorporating maker-centered learning and technical career skills in a school setting.

This is a 10-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Essential Job Functions:
? Design and teach two Entrepreneurship and CTE classes in the makerspace. This includes setting learning targets, evaluating progress, designing student-driven projects, differentiating content for students with various needs, and teaching in a constructivist way.
? Modify curriculum and providing the necessary supports so that students with disabilities can access the content of courses and be successful.
? Maintain the library’s CTE-focused learning commons course, coaching students to ensure they are on task during online electives, meeting their learning goals and deadlines.
? Provide services to support our instructional makerspace program, including staffing the space for student use, training on use of equipment, supporting staff in designing learning opportunities, and promoting use the makerspace.
? Support the library team to coordinate with staff members to develop intercurricular partnerships to embed meaningful making in expeditions and projects throughout the school, particularly through the use of design thinking and Agency By Design methodologies.
? Maintain an inventory of makerspace supplies and resources, creating purchase orders to replenish supplies.
? Ensure the makerspace tools (3d Printer, Laser Cutter, etc) are in working order, coordinating troubleshooting and service tickets as needed.
? Ensure that students and staff members follow rules when using the tools and the space.
? Lead in-person training sessions, and develop virtual training modules on use of equipment and tools.
? Coordinate student volunteers and library staff in using tools and organizing the makerspace.
? Develop external partnerships with business and local makerspaces to enhance the instructional CTE program.
? Maintain a flex schedule to push in and provide supports for all school electives, projects and lessons.

Candidate Requirements:
? A bachelor’s degree
? Experience working with students required; teaching experience and experience working with students with disabilities preferred
? A technical degree focused on design and making, or demonstrated experience as a maker who is comfortable using and maintaining advanced fabrication tools including, laser cutters, 3D printers, wood cutters, poster printers, vinyl cutters, and more
? Familiarity with design thinking methodologies
? Additionally candidates should have: a commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse population, experience working in urban environments, proven ability to work as a member of a team, strong leadership capabilities, and a commitment to their own learning

To Apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to Chip Chase, Director of Library Services and Technology Integration, at Please include the position title in the subject line of your email. Visit our website at for additional information about our organization.

About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK-12. In 2012, the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education model ( Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum.

Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Technology/Industrial Arts
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Capital City Public Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • CCPCS Jobs
    • 100 Peabody Street NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20011

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