Senior Mentor | Studio Development (Based in Reyhanli or Istanbul)


Reference Code: Senior Mentor - Studio Development

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 Senior Mentor, 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.

The Senior Mentors engage collaboratively with the program leads and the teaching team in the following:

Develop & teach advanced studios with the teaching team, including attending meetings, presenting studio pitches, creating the studio content, drafting Purchase Requests, and coordinating with the program leads.

Take studio attendance, write reports, grade students, and maintain documentation standards on the platform (finalizing studio & post privacies, making sure all students have their projects, and ensure attendance rates are correct, etc)

Maintain makerspace standards and coordinate with makerspace technician on studio & makerspace PRs, program inventory, and tools

Design and teach capstones studio for the senior students with the collaboration of the teaching team

Support Guest/Visiting mentors in their studios

Team Development
Lead workshops for team members in various skills and topics

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

Hold advising sessions for students to discuss their Lifecycle at Karam, and academic aspirations

Collaborate with the Outreach leads to launch open innovation workshops for visitors or potential students

About You
Are you an architect, engineer, product designer, film-maker, graphic designer, or have accumulated a similar experience in your career? Do you have in-depth knowledge in robotics, electronics, programming and coding? We’re looking for a creative, energetic and experienced individual that has the following:

An undergraduate or graduate degree in design, prototyping, electromechanics, visual design (2D/3D modeling, world building) or relevant experience

A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with maker space tools and CAD digital fabrication (Laser cutters, 3D printers, saws, 3D CAD software)

Experience in teaching in a studio environment, with project based learning

Proficiency in design with an ability to think critically and creatively

Developed partnerships, workshops and other non-studio related activities

Strong graphic, writing and communication skills

Proficient in two of the following three languages: English, Arabic and Turkish.

Turkish Citizen or Residency Permit.

Location Istanbul or Reyhani

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

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 sending an email to hr@tiyyd.org with the position and Location applying for in the subject line.
Your application should include:
2-cover letter
3-A portfolio

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