High School Design and Technology Teacher – Franklin School

Organization: Franklin School

Date Posted: 4/16/2024

Closing Date: 8/31/2024

Design and Technology Teacher – Full Time Franklin School – Jersey City, NJ

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Position Overview:

Franklin School, an innovative coeducational high school in Jersey City, NJ, is currently seeking a self-directed, experienced, and energetic High School Design and Technology for the 2024-2025 academic year.


  • Teach multiple sections of Design-Engineering Technology and/or Computer Science classes in grades 9-12
  • Collaborate with department members to maintain makerspaces
  • Collaborate closely with other subject teachers in support of horizontal and vertical planning
  • Work with faculty on the increased integration of purposeful technology in their curricula, refreshing existing curricula with innovative uses of technology where appropriate Model innovative technology are used for other faculty members
  • Foster a positive and constructive learning community


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Art, Design or related field required
  • Master’s Degree in Education strongly recommended
  • At least two year’s prior teaching experience in a Middle or Upper School setting
  • Teaching experience in one or more of the following disciplines: design, entrepreneurship and/or maker education
  • Experience in curriculum development, project-based learning and facilitation of workshops or classes
  • Proficiency with design thinking, digital fabrication tools (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines), coding, and electronics
  • Familiarity with Adobe and Autodesk software and basic programming languages
  • Ability to work collaboratively with educators, students, and the community to develop and implement interdisciplinary projects
  • Willingness to continuously learn and adapt one’s own skills.
  • A creative approach to problem-solving and a willingness to experiment with new teaching methods and technologies
  • A genuine enthusiasm for maker culture and hands-on learning, and the ability to inspire this passion in students
  • A focus on connecting classroom learning to real-world applications, ensuring that students understand the relevance of their work
  • Experience teaching to a range of learners
  • Eager to contribute positively to the Franklin community
  • Willingness to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

Compensation: $60,000-$120,000/year

Commensurate with experience and education, we are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please let us know. Franklin School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of Franklin School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status, or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.