Functional Title: Makerspace Coordinator
Position Type: Part Time
Salary Level: $25/hr
The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship is seeking a highly creative, talented and self-motivated IT Assistant that will function as a Makerspace Coordinator responsible for supporting our Makerspace initiative (Makers’ Hub at Baruch).
A Makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. The Makers’ Hub at Baruch is open to the entire Baruch College community. We provide students, faculty and staff with opportunities to exercise their creativity using Makerspace technology such as 3D printers (Makerbot, 3D Systems Cube, Form Labs), scanners, Legos, Cublets, Arduino and Makey Makeys, etc. We promote the Makerspace culture of sharing, learn by doing, thinking outside the box and collaborating. Our Makerspace can be set up in the classroom, Field Center or at a special event i.e. a conference. New for 2015 is our Makers’ Hub at Baruch Competition.
The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the activities for the Makers’ Hub at Baruch including interns and programming as detailed below. The Makerspace Coordinator will report to Field Center Director, Monica Dean.
- Coordinate a team of interns including – 3D Printing Interns, Electronics Intern, Makerspace Interns
- Provide support to faculty and student groups interested in using the Makerspace and its technologies
- Support outreach and community building activities such as the activities of the Co:Lab Faculty Research Seminar grant
- Develop and conduct workshops teaching the Baruch community how to use the equipment
- Assist in making recommendations as to how to integrate the Makerspace and its technologies into the classroom and Baruch Community
- Create protocols for and coordinate use of Makerspace equipment
- Research and make recommendations for additional equipment purchases
- Work collegially and collaboratively with staff, faculty, and other interns on Makerspace programming, marketing and/or outreach.
Skills and Specifications
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of six months of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position is required
- Knowledge of 3D printing, Arduino or teaching with technology is a plus
- Project management experience is required
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Ability to work individually on self-driven projects
- Demonstrate ability to solve problems, analyze systems and data and suggest appropriate solutions
- Ability to work under tight project deadlines with attention to detail
- Demonstrated English language proficiency, including the ability to speak, read, write and understand English well enough to meet minimally acceptable performance standards set for job tasks.
To apply send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to Lendynette Pacheco-Jorge at email@example.com
To learn more about the Field Center visit: www.baruch.cuny.edu/fieldcenter