Oakwood School was founded in 1951 by parents who wanted to provide their children with an educational experience that was rich in the arts, sciences, and humanities and challenging to their creative, intellectual, and physical capacities. They wanted a learning community, which would foster independence of thought, intellectual integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others, and prepare students for participation in a democratic society.
Oakwood remains committed to the founders’ goals. We believe that a school environment should foster individual growth and an active communal life, should hold intellectual attainment in high regard, and should encourage young people to exercise increasing autonomy and responsibility—for one another, for the environment, and for the larger world.
Oakwood School is seeking a Science Laboratory Assistant to manage our academic science laboratories (5) and stock rooms (2) at the Secondary School campus. Responsibilities include collaborating with the science teachers to set up materials for student labs, assisting with laboratory investigations, keeping inventory of equipment and supplies, and breaking down and cleaning up labs according to set protocols.
A Bachelor’s degree with extensive lab coursework and 1-2+ year(s) of lab experience; excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; proficient computer skills with the Google suite – Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Microsoft Windows office products - MS Word and Excel and the internet; excellent organizational skills including having experience working in academic lab with middle and high school students; and must be able to prioritize and carry out assignments with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness.
About Oakwood School
Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951. The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults who teach them and learn from them; where the best means of preparing students for the future is to immerse them in the present; where a healthy learning environment requires joy and humor as well as rigorous intensity; and where students’ intellectual and aesthetic depth – along with their capacity for empathy and moral courage – emerge out of authentic engagement with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.