Design (Maker Space) Technician

Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC
March 13, 2018

Design (Maker Space) Technician
2018-2019 - Full-Time - Continuing Contract

At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.

Crofton House School is welcoming applications for a technician who will manage two design spaces (“maker spaces”) in a school setting. The technician will ensure these spaces are organized, well maintained and fully stocked at all times. Supporting a teacher’s interest for using design thinking as a way to learn, problem-solve, think critically, and create, this individual will work and learn collaboratively with teachers of all grades and disciplines in preparing the spaces for a variety of lessons and activities. In support of the activities taking place in these spaces, the technician will be able to instruct on the safe use and care of the equipment available.

Opportunity and Responsibilities:
Maintain two design spaces, “Ideation Space” and “Fabrication Lab”; this includes
Organizing and labeling materials and equipment
Ordering non-consumable and consumable materials
Coordinating use of space in order to distribute access across grades and subjects
Storage of student work and small equipment
Assist in the selection of equipment for the spaces (in collaboration with design teacher and others)
Provide training and support on equipment which requires technical skills and/or safety oversight
Work collaboratively with teachers to support teaching and learning in these spaces
Oversee a materials and equipment budget
Showcase student work in collaboration with teachers

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Knowledge of makerspace fabrication materials, tools and technology such as 3D printing and 3D scanner
Ability to work as part of a team
Experience working in a school setting an asset
Work experience in a makerspace, an asset
Understanding of the design cycle, as asset
Worksafe BC safety certification

Employment and Application Details:
The term of this contract is negotiable within the period from September 2018 - June 2019.

Compensation will be based upon experience and education. Hours are somewhat negotiable. The Design Space Technician must be able to legally work in Canada.
Apply online at We will review applications as soon as they are submitted.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.