The Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (‘CFCH’) seeks to hire a Curriculum Developer (‘Coordinator’) to support the Tech-Teach Design and Fabrication Skills Program (‘Tech-Teach’). Launched in the spring of 2019, Tech-Teach is a youth engagement and outreach program created by staff of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (‘Festival’). The program exposes high school and college-age youth in the Washington, D.C., area to aspects of museum exhibition design and fabrication, computer-aided drafting (CAD) processes, and traditional woodworking and carpentry techniques. It is designed to provide students with a basic set of transferable skills that can be used to seek employment in theatrical production, event production, museum exhibit fabrication, general construction, and other technical sectors and prepare them to pursue further educational studies in fields such as engineering and architecture. The program is scheduled to begin its third term (‘Term 3’) in October/November of 2020.
The Coordinator will work alongside the Program Director and other staff to evaluate, research, plan, develop, and produce curriculum materials, processes, and evaluation methods and best practices that improve student outcomes. The Coordinator shall work under direction of Program Director, but must be able to work independently to complete the required tasks and produce all deliverables.