IDEA Space KC Design and Fabrication Coordinator

This is a full time, 12 month exempt position.
The Design and Fabrication Coordinator builds consistent and ongoing learning experiences for students and teachers to grow their comfort and confidence in STEAM.  The Coordinator's time is split as follows:
Curriculum Development and Delivery — 70%
Supplies and Equipment Oversight — 30%
Curriculum Development and Delivery
  • Teach courses in wood and metal working for grades 7-12 students
  • Develop and deliver learning opportunities for K-12 teachers and adults interested in wood and metal working
  • Facilitate problem based learning experiences for grades 7-12 students
  • Coordinate with K-6 teachers on safely integrating hand tool usage and basic woodworking principles in class projects
  • Review existing courses and update as needed
  • Propose new courses aligned to career development pathways
  • Supervise contract teachers and teaching assistants for evening, weekend and summer courses
  • Review, refine, and implement safety protocols
  • Act as a liaison with facilities to ensure building safety.
  • Some evenings and weekends required
 Supplies and Equipment Oversight
  • Provide regular maintenance and update of IDEA Space fabrication and technology equipment including
    • Woodworking equipment
    • Metalworking equipment
    • CNC Routers (2)
    • Laser Cutter
    • Hand tools
    • Maintain health and safety records as required by law
    • Maintains all service records and warranty information for fabrication equipment
    • Submit and track all equipment help desk requests
    • Order, track, store, and replenish all fabrication consumable supplies
    • Conduct annual inventory audit
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Undergraduate degree or comparable skills and knowledge in education, engineering, advanced manufacturing, construction, woodworking, metalworking, digital design, architecture, entrepreneurship, or a related field
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for STEAM teaching and learning
  • Occasional weekend commitments.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and growth mindset.
  • Respect and appreciation for the needs and potential of diverse learners from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Student centered mindset. 
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with K-12 learners, co-workers, and community teachers.
  • Experience with:
    • Design Thinking
    • Digital fabrication
    • Woodworking techniques and equipment
    • Metalworking techniques and equipment
    • OSHA standards & HazMat protocols
    • Curriculum Development
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a Barstow Employment Application to Cassie Banka at
Located in Kansas City, Missouri and founded in 1884, The Barstow School is a co-educational school where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community. As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”
The Barstow School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. This policy of nondiscrimination governs the hiring of employees as well and includes the administration of all benefits and policies throughout the term of employment.