Innovation and Design Part Time Teacher

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



3245 Sheffield Avenue
United States


Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The Innovation and Design teacher will help design and teach Design Innovation and Tech classes for 6th grade and collaborate with Lower School teachers to support integration of tinkering, making and design thinking into K-5 learning spaces. This teacher will partner closely with the Director of Innovation and Design around course design, implementation, and collaboration with other teachers throughout the program. The course load consists of three sections of 6th-grade Design Innovation and Technology classes and periodic partnerships with the K-5 Core teachers and specialists. The ideal candidate will also have experience with tinkering, making and design thinking. This teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building a community.

This is a part-time position, 0.5FTE (schedule TBD) beginning in August 2018.



Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Classroom teaching or leadership experience in tinkering, making, and design thinking
  • Experience working in a classroom environment
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Understanding of the design thinking process
  • Passion for tinkering and making
  • Strong collaboration skills

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form (available at and submit it electronically by June 15, 2018 to, Attn: Cheryl Ting and Cameron Moredock