Design Fellow | Technology (Two openings for Istanbul and one opening for Reyhanli)


Reference Code: Design Fellow - Technology

Email: hr@tiyyd.org

Please send your application to the email address with reference code.

Job Details

About Karam House
Karam House is an after school Innovative Education program targeting Syrian and Turkish youth in Reyhanli and Istanbul, Turkey. At the Karam Houses, hundreds of youth learn through access to technology and makerspaces, expert mentorship, and a sophisticated design-based curriculum developed by NuVuX that teaches youth how to build their ideas and their community.

Karam’s IE hands-on studio curriculum is grounded in fundamental design skills and explores an extensive range of topics and disciplines. Within this model, students take projects from idea to finished prototype through an iterative process of research, diagramming, prototyping, critical feedback, and input from experts.

About the Role
As a Design Coach specialized in Technology, you will join a unique, highly skilled team of mentors based in Istanbul and Reyhanli in teaching studios at Karam House Istanbul and virtually. You will have opportunities to expand your own knowledge and creativity through collaboration with students and staff on projects that result in real products. Our studios come in three concentrations:

  • Community Engaging with local entities and delivering direct impact.
  • Media Tackling global issues and rethinking information pathways.
  • Technology Pushing the boundaries across fields and disciplines.

Your role will be to engage collaboratively with the teaching team in the following:

Develop & teach studios in their relevant concentrations with the teaching team, including attending meetings, presenting studio pitches, creating the studio content, drafting Purchase Requests, and coordinating with the program leads.
Lead workshops for team members in your concentration (Technology)
Assist with the Makerspace maintenance (in the tools that pertain to your concentration)
Work on self driven trainings to develop skills in different areas
Develop and teach capstone studios or open innovation workshops with the senior mentors
Support Senior mentors in capstone studios for seniors

Search for potential partnerships and develop unique studios, workshops or seminars.

Lead clubs for students to encourage them to pursue their interests outside of the studio environment

About You
This is a full time position with a duration of one year, and selected candidates may have the opportunity to apply for a longer term position after the completion of the one year contract.

An undergraduate or graduate degree in a computer science or engineering field such as:
Computing, programing, robotics
Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Engineering
Industrial design
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working with electronics, 3D modeling software, prototyping, and digital fabrication
Strong graphic, writing and communication skills.
Turkish Citizen or Residency Permit.
Proficient in two of the following three languages: English, Arabic and Turkish

Location Eyüpsultan, Istanbul or Reyhanli Hatay

Hours Full-time, 40 hours per week. Saturday – Wednesday

Rank Program Associate

Reports to IE Program Manager, Innovation Fellow

Pay Scale Based on the candidate’s level of experience, qualifications, and the organization’s salary scale in Turkish Lira.**

How to apply?
Apply by Filling the below form:
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Your application should include:
2-cover letter
3-A portfolio

Any application without these documents will not be considered as valid.