Interdisciplinary Studies Job DescriptionJob SummaryProvide technical and creative support to the Design ThinkingInitiative, including management of the daily operation of studioequipment and space, management of student studio design partnerinterns, and the development of learning materials in service toadvancing ‘making as a way of thinking’ for students and othermembers of the Smith community.Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce andparticipate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful,inclusive, and welcoming work environment.Essential FunctionsPrototyping Studio Operations 40%Manage and coordinate daily operations of the design thinkingprototyping studio. Maintain organization of space and materials toensure access for students, faculty and staff at the college. Testand implement new processes, techniques, and equipment forprototyping and making. Oversee equipment purchases, use, andmaintenance. Order and stock materials and supplies forcollaborative creative projects. Lead the hiring and supervision ofstudent work-study interns including weekly meeting, 1:1 check-ins,training, and mentorship. Oversee training and safety protocols forstudio use. Develop video and graphic communication material forequipment use, workshops and studio safety.Maker and Design Thinking Workshops and Curricular Support40%Develop and curate learning materials to introduce students,faculty and staff to the equipment in the prototyping studio.Develop, propose and facilitate workshops on making for communitymembers in partnership with student staff. Initiate creativeprojects that advance the mission of the Design Thinking Initiativeand increase student engagement. Support and consult with facultyon design thinking processes and hands-on making components oftheir courses. Provide hands-on making workshops for these classesand work 1:1 with students on course projects. Guide specialstudies projects in open source design/build projects.Building Community Partnerships and Collaborative Efforts20%Liaison between the Design Thinking Initiative and othercomplementary studios and labs at Smith, across the five collegeconsortium, and within the broader Pioneer Valley. Serve as anactive member of the college’s maker group meetings and coordinateSmith’s involvement in the annual traveling Pioneer Valley MakerFaire. Improve students’ access to making resources at Smith and inthe community. Support the collaborative efforts of making spacesacross campus including workshops, shop technician support, andcoordinated logistics. Co-teach and coordinate interdisciplinarycourses and initiatives, including the interdisciplinary 3Dprinting course and paper making studio pilot.Other FunctionsAll employees are expected to participate in the College’sefforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming workenvironment.Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,experience, certifications, licenses)Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Sciences, Engineering or relatedfield. 1-3 years experience at a makerspace, fabrication shop,and/or teaching and working with students; or an equivalentcombination of education/experience. Familiarity with making in thecontext of an undergraduate, liberal arts context or acommunity-based makerspace. Demonstrated commitment to improvingaccess, equity, and inclusion.Experience working with individuals from diversebackgrounds.Preferred QualificationsMasters degree preferred. Design, design thinking or creativeexperience are strongly preferred.SkillsKnowledge and demonstrated experience with fabrication studiosand/or Makerspaces required. Desired proficiency with 3D printing,laser cutting, basic woodworking tools, metal work, familiaritywith CNC routers, sewing (hand–industrial techniques),microcontrollers and electronics. Proficiency with associatedsoftware including Fusion360, the Adobe Suite, CorelDRAW and opensource design softwares. Aptitude for troubleshooting and devisingclever work-arounds for technical problems. Machine repair andmaintenance. Experience working collaboratively with diverseconstituencies, especially college students. Ability to multitask,pay consistent attention to detail, respond effectively to variouswork styles, communicate with faculty, students, staff, andcommunity members and to exercise independent judgment. Ability toorganize and prioritize work effectively, to take initiative andresponsibility are important.Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter inorder for your application to be considered for this position .You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single fileor attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you haveprovided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you havehit the Submit button.Review of applications will beginMay 17, 2021Compensation Grade:Grade K ExemptPosition Type:RegularAbout Smith CollegeLocated in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largestwomen’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence inteaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty ofoutstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, asadvisors, and through student-faculty research projects. TheCollege is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University ofMassachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and facultycross-teach across the Five Colleges.Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employerand does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment andemployment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of itsprograms and activities, as specified by all applicable laws andregulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.
England’s players must pull together to make up for the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes in the second test against India, head coach Trevor Bayliss has said.Stokes, who faces a court hearing in Bristol this week for charges of affray, has been replaced by pace bowler Chris Woakes in the squad for the match at Lord’s, which starts on Thursday.“It means that someone else has got to take up the slack,” Bayliss told the British media after the hosts defeated India by 31 runs in the opening test at Edgbaston to take the lead in the five-match series.“It will be interesting to see who can step up and take his place. Someone, or two or three guys, have to do the extra yards. That will be a telling factor for the next match.”England have also called up uncapped batsman Ollie Pope to replace David Malan.“We’ve got a few guys who are not cemented in the team and that puts extra pressure on people like (Joe) Root, Jonny Bairstow and those guys to make the big scores.”