technology project manager (part-time)

Category: Part-time
Reports to: Program Director
Location: New York City, NY
Effective: September 2019
Application Deadline: September 9, 2019

About the role

As the Technology Project Manager you will support the STEM From Dance staff by creating technology projects that students will love, learn from, and use in their exciting dance performances. You are skilled in and enjoy creating technology and have a passion for using STEM to empower others. You will become a trusted adviser and role model to our girls, with the belief that all girls have the ability to succeed in STEM.

About STEM From Dance

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but it means much more than that. STEM is the science of using data and information to solve some of the world’s greatest problems. It features some of our country’s most high-impact and innovative jobs, yet it is greatly lacking in diversity. STEM From Dance gives girls of color access to a STEM education by using dance to empower, educate, and encourage them as our next generation of engineers, scientists, and techies.

key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create prototypes of technology projects that integrate well with dance performance and can be used by STEM From Dance staff and students. Technology projects will likely involve wearable circuits, digital projection, and motion capture.

  • Provide information needed for the creation of a curriculum so that STEM From Dance instructors can lead students in creating a project similar to the prototype.

  • Collaborate with STEM From Dance student interns to produce sets of the technology modules for program participants to use.

  • Support troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of technology modules.

  • Visit program sites occasionally to advise on use of the technology projects.

Skills & competencies

  • Passion for and demonstrated interest in the STEM From Dance mission

  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following or similar areas: computer programming (various languages), wearable technology, Arduino, motion capture, animations, construction

  • A bachelor's degree is highly preferred

  • Ability to think big, generate ideas and implement solutions to complex problems

  • Ability to be consistent, timely, and meet deadlines with focus, initiative, and drive

  • Maintain positive outlook, flexibility, and sense of possibility in stressful situations

Schedule

The time commitment for this role will range from 5-15 hours per week.

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