Academic Consultant, Makerspaces (Baylor University, full-time)

Seeking creative and analytical type for our Academic Consultant, Makerspaces role in Baylor University Libraries. Candidate should be eager to partner with faculty to design and facilitate learning, keep our shop buzzing, and looking for creative partnerships both in the university and community. Those interested may read more and apply here.


The Academic Consultant, Makerspaces is responsible for providing expertise, support, and access to technology and creative labs for faculty, staff, and students.

Position Description

Provide technical and creative maker consultation, support and resources for faculty, staff, and students. 30%
Oversee operation of the library makerspace, including equipment, software, and supplies. 20%
Promote use of the makerspace and foster and develop its user communities, including development, facilitation, and coordination of training programs and events. 20%
Other projects and duties to explore connections between maker activities and adjacent/emerging technologies. 15%
Train, support, delegate work assignments to, and oversee projects of select members of the student work force. 10%
Respond to after-hours service requests in the makerspace. 5%


A Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant work experience is required. A Master’s degree in the field of Engineering, Computer Science, Fine Arts, or Entrepreneurship, and two years of relevant work experience are preferred.

To Apply

View the full position description: Academic Consultant, Makerspaces. Please submit an on-line application at along with a cover letter and resume.

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

MakerHealth Fabrication Fellow

Join a team of medical makers reinventing medical device design and fabrication in a hospital makerspace. As a Fabrication Fellow you will work with clinicians to lead the design, prototyping and community building efforts inside the hospital makerspace.

The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a hospital MakerHealth Space (hospital makerspace) and will be a key part of growing the MakerHealth and MakerNurse community

The Manager will ensure that all MakerHealth Space equipment functions safely at all times

The Manager will use their experience to help teach/train members of the MakerHealth Space on the various methods of prototyping and machine use
Training will be provided for operation and maintenance of laser cutter, 3D printer, and other machinery

Maintain a creative, safe, clean, and fun work environment for members
Maintain all Makerspace materials, tools, and equipment
Maintain an inventory of material and communicate when new material is required
Execute laser cutting and 3D printing jobs
Act as a mentor to members in the design process of member prototypes
Train members on the use of the various machines
Teach both basic safety courses and advanced courses covering all of the MakerHealth Space equipment as well as develop new curriculum

Host workshops to introduce and teach new technologies and fabrication techniques to members
Collaborate with hospital administrators/communications team to promote the Medical Makerspace within the hospital and externally

Bachelors in a technical field or equivalent experience.
Excellent ability to diagnose problems, build and repair machines, make things, learn new skills, think critically, fail early and fast, etc.
Competency in safe construction, making, woodworking, electronics, and digital design concepts and processes and the ability to help others in both a formal setting and as casual advice
Demonstrated competency with 3D CAD software, preferably Solidworks and/or Autodesk Inventor
Working knowledge of 2D editing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.
Strong technical troubleshooting skills and an ability to use multiple tools and skills when problem solving, both digital as well as conventional
Experience operating 3D printers, laser cutters and other desktop fabrication tools
Experience operating machinery such as drill press, bandsaw, hand tools, and associated materials
Dynamic self-starter with a positive, collaborative, and well organized work style
Experience prototyping with microcontrollers: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills/information and take on new tasks
Proven ability to build prototyping competence in beginner Makerspace users

Standard hospital, clinical, laboratory and/or office environments. MakerHealth Space environment and associated tools, machinery, and equipment. Physical demands of job include: ability to lift/move machines up to 50lbs. and ability to operate machinery/equipment listed above in a safe manner.

Application Details

Please send a resume and portfolio of recent work to

Library Assistants, STEAM (2 Part-Time Positions)

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Under the general supervision of the Manager of Library STEAM Programs and Manager of Innovation & Technology, provides exceptional service at The Hive – the CPL’s new makerspace slated to open in early 2020 – and other areas as needed and assists patrons with their use of a range of technologies.

To learn more about The Hive and STEAM Initiative, please visit:

  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public, including greeting and assisting users
  • Responsible for overseeing The Hive during scheduled shifts
  • Maintains the orderly function of The Hive, including communicating with the Manager of Library STEAM Programs, Manager of Innovation & Technology and other IT staff, enforcing the policies of the space and the library, and troubleshooting technical issues
  • Introduces patrons to the space; conducts orientation and introductory training; Responds to basic inquiries about use of the space and technologies in it
  • Provides equipment and software support to a wide variety of users inside The Hive and in other locations as required
  • Assists patrons in booking equipment and/or studios. Checks patrons in for studio bookings and sets up/tears down A/V recording studios between bookings
  • Ensures smooth transition between users of the space
  • Performs routine maintenance such as replacing cartridges and refilling supplies
  • Provides instructions and assistance with use of the various technologies in the space including 3D printers, 3D scanners, Augmented and Virtual Reality equipment, and recording equipment
  • Provides training, orientations, logistical, and technical support to staff from other departments and volunteers who are planning and delivering public programs in the space
  • Inventories and tracks equipment and identifies and reports any equipment needing repair or replacement
  • Assists in developing, preparing, and presenting programs and learning opportunities
  • Works across Library and City locations, as well as at various community spaces and events as needed
  • Attends meetings and professional development opportunities to stay abreast of technological changes and updates
  • Assists with training other staff and volunteers working in the space; Assists with implementing and maintaining badging system
  • May be responsible for adding timely content on a portion of the Library website or Library social media
  • Works in other public service areas as needed
  • Works a regular part-time schedule with flexibility to fill in during other hours as needed
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager for the good of the department and the library



High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor’s degree or coursework beyond high school is strongly desired, especially in the area of STEAM and maker technologies. Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job.

  • Knowledge of STEAM related equipment, software, and best practices
  • Comfortable with computers and technology, including knowledge of and willingness to learn emerging technologies
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer services in a fast-paced environment involving varied technologies and ability to assist patrons at different skill levels
  • Experience providing instruction in one-on-one and group learning environments
  • Experience with 3D technologies, virtual and augmented reality technologies, laser cutters, soldering equipment, sewing machines, digitization equipment and other makerspace equipment and technologies
  • Experience with audio and video recording equipment such as sound booths, green screens, video cameras, audio mixers and microphones strongly preferred
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisors, library staff, and the public
  • Genuine interest in helping library patrons and providing excellent service in a diverse, urban environment
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Resourcefulness   Tact   Patience   Initiative   Enthusiasm   Maturity
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and to stay calm during stressful situations
  • Flexibility generally as well as in emergency staffing situations
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively and harmoniously with others within a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment, AV equipment, mobile devices, and more extensive makerspace technologiesMust be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on workTime management abilityAbility to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of timeSufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate effectivelySufficient vision to read books, email and to scan a roomSufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to move around heavy items.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library and city locations including outside venues as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise and interruptions. Attends and participates in various programs as requested to enhance skills associated with the position.

HOURS OF WORK:                Library Assistant, STEAM 1 – L414-731: 20 hours per week. Initial schedule is Tuesdays 2:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesdays 1:00pm-5:00pm, Thursdays 2:30pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am-3:00pm

Library Assistant, STEAM 2 – L414-732: 20 hours per week. Tuesdays 4:00pm-9:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00pm-9:00pm, Thursdays 3:00pm-9:00pm, and Saturdays 11:00am-3:00pm

For both positions, hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is required.

RATE: $23.43 per hour to $25.22 per hour in five steps


Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312




NJIT Makerspace Fabrication and Manufacturing Specialist

Location: Newark, NJ, USA

Job Posting at:

Position Summary:
The Laboratory Specialist will assist in the development of educational prototyping facilities within the college and the university. The Specialist will run training sessions and assist in the development of training materials for students and faculty. Training will cover the use of general metal and wood working equipment, milling and turning equipment, and modern rapid prototyping equipment such as water jet, 3D printers, and laser cutters. For specific projects the specialist will work closely with students, faculty, and researchers to fabricate parts and prototypes. A key role of the position is education and supervision. The Specialist will work closely with additional support staff, faculty, and students to ensure that a safe, supervised, and educational environment is maintained in campus shops. Applicants must be proficient in the operation of manual machine tools and modern CNC equipment, modern metrology equipment, maintaining quality and safety standards, record keeping, and maintenance of equipment and supplies.

Essential Functions:
Assist in the development and planning of educational prototyping facilities; including equipment selection, facility layout, and safety standards and protocols. Assist in the development of training materials for equipment. Run safety-training sessions for students and faculty. Teach machining and prototyping classes to students and faculty. Supervise shop activities. Work closely with student groups to assist in planning of projects for competitions. Plan and execute machining by working closely with students and faculty on research and development projects. Plan and stock material inventory. Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations. Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
Excellent communication and instruction, skills are required. A Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering technology or related field is required. Five years minimum experience, and demonstrated manufacturing work experience in the field is required. Can operate all basic machinery and measurement equipment, highly skilled in the operation of modern CNC equipment and a willingness to learn new equipment. Background in general metal work, welding, and basic electronics assembly, additive manufacturing (3D printing) a plus. Knowledge of modern CAD tools including but not limited to: MasterCAM, SolidWorks, ProE, and AutoCAD. Experience handling in the fabrication of an entire project from drawings to finished product. At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal skills. A strong passion for working closely with students and faculty on challenging projects is highly desired. Certifications and tool and die making experience is a plus. At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Maker Space Associate

Location: New York City, USA


Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Departmental Role: The Education Services department strategizes, develops and delivers innovative programs that provide students and teachers support in STEM, reaches out to underserved audiences, increases science awareness, excitement and interest in learners of all ages and advances NYSCI’s commitment to rigor, creativity and entrepreneurship.

NYSCI’s Education Services department is seeking a Weekday Maker Space Associate with expertise and interest in facilitating hands on learning experiences for learners of different ages and backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have experience researching, designing and implementing maker/STEM programming as well as experience with (or willingness to learn) a variety of unique tool skills and processes.

Function:Support the development and implementation of weekday Maker Space programming including after school walk-up activities and group workshops. The Weekday Maker Space Associate will be responsible for supporting program implementation, set-up/clean-up, and facilitation. Additional responsibilities include training and overseeing Program Explainers, and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of all aspects of weekday programming in Maker Space.
  • Collaborate with NYSCI staff and outside partners to create maker related programming and develop Maker Space as a resource for STEM learning.
  • Supervise weekday Maker Space Explainers.
  • Assist in maintaining statistics that correspond to Maker Space workshops and special events.
  • Research, develop and prototype innovative maker activities and maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software in accordance Maker Space program tools and materials.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Coordinator.

Education: BA preferred but not required

Languages: Because many of NYSCI’s visitors and program participants speak languages other than English, competence speaking a language other than English – particularly Spanish – is relevant to the position.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Commitment to the philosophy and mission of the New York Hall of Science.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.

Compensation: $18.25/hour

Time Commitment: 20 hours/week

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Please include job title in subject line.
The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace.

Maker Space Director

Location: Lakeland, Florida, USA


Catapult Lakeland has served as Lakeland’s premier non-profit coworking space and entrepreneur hub since 2014. For the past five years, it has offered affordable pricing for shared office space, thoughtfully curated educational opportunities, and a privately-funded micro-grant program to aid businesses in search of funding. Through these opportunities, Catapult has helped hundreds of companies in one of America’s fastest-growing cities.

By 2020, Catapult’s brand new 38,000 square-foot facility, Catapult 3.0, will be complete and fully-outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment for the commercial kitchen, coworking space, and Lakeland’s first maker space. In this addition to Lakeland’s skyline, Catapult hopes to attract more entrepreneurs not only from Lakeland, but all over the state of Florida.

Catapult’s maker space will provide artists, craftsmen, and product-based entrepreneurs with commercial-grade machinery to create regularly and efficiently. It will offer affordability to an otherwise inaccessible fleet of equipment.


The Maker Space Director will be responsible for the operational success of the Catapult Maker Space.

These duties include, but are not limited to: recruiting members, building partnerships, managing inventory of maker supplies and equipment, scheduling equipment repair and maintenance, instruction on how to properly and safely use the equipment, enforcement of equipment use policies and procedures as well as all office and facility needs. The Maker Space Director will be required to teach both classroom and equipment-based courses.

This person is a self-starter who is highly self-managed and excited to work in a collaborative environment. They have good organizational skills and should able to see what needs to get done and make it happen without the need for daily guidance. This person possesses good people and conflict resolution skills as the job requires constant interaction with maker members. This person has patience, flexibility and the knowledge of best teaching practices.

This position reports to the Executive Director and will supervise an Assistant Maker Space Director.

Additionally, Catapult is partnering with Florida Polytechnic University to provide a unique employment opportunity for select candidates. Additional details about the Catapult job scope and the Florida Polytechnic University opportunity can be found below.


Hire Date: October/November 2019
Salary Details: $75,000-$100,000 negotiable based on experience + competitive benefits package + annual bonus based on performance


  1. Space Planning
    • Research best practices, programming, layout/design, & equipment at other maker spaces
    • Review and revise the list of equipment and inventory needs as deemed necessary
    • Coordinate all equipment purchases and installation
    • Research, develop and implement an orientation and onboarding process for new members
    • Develop and build out programs and safety training specific to each piece of equipment
    • Research and implement system for equipment scheduling, check-in and check-out procedures for each piece of equipment
    • Research and implement a resource section of website with information specific to makers and equipment
    • Develop a schedule for maintenance, permitting and deep cleaning of the space
    • Research statewide safety procedures and create Catapult Makers Space safety procedures
  2. Space Operations
    • Ongoing recruitment of maker space members
    • Responsible for onboarding training program for each new member
    • Manage day-to-day use of equipment and safety procedures
    • Manage keycard system and check-in system for maker space
    • Daily walk-throughs for cleanliness and code violations
    • Operation and management of all equipment, facility, utilities, and general maker space
    • Work with the facility manager and all independent contractors to ensure clean/safe facility
    • Manage shared working environment and conflict among members
    • Ongoing communication with members regarding education, equipment maintenance, etc.
  1. Business Operations
    • Forecast and manage budget for maker space related expenses
    • Responsible for working with VP of Operations on billing and maintaining client records
    • Utilize Salesforce for all lead management and membership management
    • Utilize Salesforce to develop a system for measuring, collecting data, automated reports and dashboarding
  2. Education + Safety
    • Develop and maintain a list of mentors and teachers
    • Teach classroom and equipment-based workshops
    • Maintain regular check-ins with members
    • Provide educational opportunities for the general Lakeland community
  3. Community Outreach & Relationships
    • Build partnerships with local universities and corporations to sustain the maker space and provide value- added benefit to members and broader Catapult community
    • Manage relationships between all service providers and contractors involved in the facility and facility maintenance
    • Work with Marketing Director to implement marketing plan specific to maker space
    • Develop partnerships with material vendors and maintain a steady inventory of all parts and materials
  4. Leadership, Management, & Development
    • Manage, select, train, and evaluate program staff and interns for effectiveness and efficiency
    • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team
    • Perform assessments, evaluate and analyze overall program effectiveness; implement appropriate procedures to ensure efficiency and accuracy to fulfill Catapult’s mission


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years experience in shop, woodworking, welding, and laser cutting
  • At least 5 years experience in training and teaching others both in the classroom and on the equipment
  • Experience developing mutually beneficial partnership agreements
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Highly organized with the ability to organize and maintain a shop environment
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft office and shop-related programs such as CAD
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting 50+ lbs
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Strong project management skills, managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Experience working with a high-performance collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Deep understanding of research, development and implementation of training programs
  • Personal qualities of integrity, honesty, initiative, and loyalty with a commitment to and passion for Lakeland and Catapult’s Mission


Candidates with advanced (MS/PhD) STEM degrees may be eligible for an additional academic appointment and responsibilities at Florida Polytechnic University. Dependent upon educational background and mutual interests, a candidate’s potential academic appointment may include duties such as teaching, student mentoring, research, or design team/student club advising.

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Maker Education Coordinator

If you are a creative thinker with an interest in museum education, Baylor University welcomes you to apply for our Maker Education Coordinator position with the Mayborn Museum. To learn more about the position, please continue reading below. To apply, please click here.


Position Summary
The Maker Education Coordinator is responsible for engaging the Baylor and Waco communities in programs that invite participants of all ages to learn by doing as they tinker and create using science, engineering, technology and art:


  • Passion and knowledge about the use of technologies to support creative, engaging learning
  • Experience in developing innovative and novel content for informal settings.
  • Proficient with personal computers, online computing systems, databases and other office equipment.
  • Enjoy working with the general public.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule, including evenings and weekends.



A Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant work experience is required. A Master’s degree in the field of Science Education and four years of relevant work experience are preferred.


The Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.


  • Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount


*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit


To Apply

View the full position description: Maker Education Coordinator. Please submit an on-line application at along with a cover letter and resume.


About Baylor
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Makerspace Operations Manager, UC Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, CA, U.S.A

About the Jacobs Institute for Design InnovationThe Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation ( expands the role of design in undergraduate engineering education at the University of California Berkeley. As the Institute works to further its mission of educating leading innovators at the intersection of design and technology, it provides students with hands-on experiences and opportunities to work in interdisciplinary teams to address real societal issues. Students are challenged to approach the entire cycle of design, from identifying user needs to rapid prototyping to commercialization and manufacturing, from an integrated vantage point. In August 2015, the Jacobs Institute moved into the brand new Jacobs Hall, a 24,000 square foot building equipped with design studios and equipment rooms featuring the latest in digital fabrication technologies. Currently, the Jacobs Institute’s makerspace is used by 1200+ students, faculty and staff on a semesterly basis, and offers access to 3D printers, laser-cutters, CNC machines, sewing machines and much more.

Job description
The operations manager oversees makerspace digital infrastructure, and works creatively to research and deploy new technology solutions to support operations and improve efficiency in both the Jacobs Hall makerspace and the broader Jacobs Institute. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the makerspace access control system and database system for storing and verifying safety training and waiver completion. Other systems include equipment reservation, activity dashboard, online material store, and billing for makerspace access fees and student material store purchases. This role works with both technical and program staff while reporting to the Technical Lab Lead.


50% Administer and maintain essential software systems, including both third-party systems and custom programs that are presently built with Python 3, MySQL, Sqlite3, Flask, Jinja2, Bootstrap 2 among others. Translate policy changes into system updates, and execute to meet key semesterly deadlines. Work with campus IT staff to ensure secure and redundant systems are in place and compliant. May supervise student employees who contribute to these systems.

  • Maker Pass Admin system: Web interface for granting equipment access. Interfaces with RFID card readers to enforce who should or should not have access. Ensure uptime for card readers and database.
  • Jacobs Access system: An internal facing tool for staff to search the status of a particular user’s Maker Pass activation completion. Consists of a series of python rules and filters to check bCourses learning management system for safety training data. Interfaces with Google forms for certain kinds of payment information such as fee waivers.
  • Coordinate with makerspace staff on changes with new equipment, training data, policies for group users, and cross-lab sharing of training data.
  • Maintain equipment reservation system and other secondary systems and software tools.

15% Research, propose, and implement new systems or significant system improvements within Maker Pass program and for broader Jacobs Institute staff. (e.g. checkout system for technology resources for classes held in Jacobs Hall).

10% Administer Material store and Maker Pass billing: Process billing for user purchases and Maker Pass fees with the student financial system or other payment methods (credit card, check, department). Ensure that processes are compliant with campus requirements and systems. Propose system improvements as appropriate.

10% Data analysis: Support the program team needs to collect, compile and organize statistics relating to makerspace usage and demographics including course enrollments.

10% Building management support: management of poster printers and serve as liaison to contracted AV service group. Advise on general AV and IT improvements. Coordinate building closures and schedules with Jacobs staff and UCPD.

5% Other duties as assigned, including assisting with Jacobs Institute events and tours.

Required Qualifications

  • Technical/software project management experience. Strong time management and organization skills.
  • Experience integrating cloud-based software-as-a-service tools into an organization’s processes.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to translate high-level goals into technical requirements and actionable improvements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Software development experience is preferred but not required.

About UC Berkeley:

Jacobs Hall is the design school for UC Berkeley:

Digital Scholarship Librarian @ UC Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian to join the University Library Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), a fast-growing program that is providing students with access to technology and learning through experimentation in a low barrier environment; fostering student engagement with digital research in and out of the classroom; and supporting faculty growth through pedagogy and research support.

The DSC has recently expanded its programs and now includes two physical spaces: The DSC and the Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio (DSI). Together, the programs seek to support the full life cycle of 3D data: 3D scanning, 3D modeling, Virtual Reality, 3D printing, and preservation of 3D data. The incoming Librarian will support internal growth, community building, and partnerships with faculty. The DSI is in its early stages and the incoming Librarian will help shape the service and determine the direction of the program.

Are you interested in contributing to a robust suite of programs aimed at integrating digital methods into teaching, research, and individual experimentation? If you have a background in 3D data with experience in 3D modeling or Virtual/Augmented Reality creation for education, we invite you to apply today!


The Initial Review Date is July 19, 2019. All applications received by this date are guaranteed consideration.

This is an Academic position in the Academic Librarian Series, 100% time appointment, and is eligible for full University benefits. The successful candidate will join and serve as a member of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).

For a complete list of qualifications and competencies, please visit the job posting here:

UCSC is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism, and fairness. Read our Principles of Community to learn more!

Executive Director

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Museum Overview

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing hands-on educational experiences that help children build fundamental cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills during their formative years, and to educate adults about the profound influence of early learning on a child’s academic and lifelong success. The Museum is a private, nonprofit organization that opened its doors in 1995, thanks to a grassroots effort begun by three Milwaukee women: Therese Binder, Susie Gruenberg and Julie Sattler-Rosene, determined to create a place where families in southeastern Wisconsin could learn and play together. The Museum is named in honor of Betty Brinn, a successful Milwaukee businesswoman who spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages throughout Wisconsin. As an adult, Betty dedicated her life to helping underrepresented women and children in the Milwaukee area secure health care. Her legacy continues to impact the city of Milwaukee in this treasured educational landmark.

Museum exhibits and programs reflect developmental milestones recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as well as state and national academic standards, and promote school readiness by focusing on early literacy; beginning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts; the development of planning and problem-solving skills; cooperation, self-esteem and self-discipline; and physical coordination. The Museum’s mission is supported by the design of age-appropriate, hands-on exhibits and programs for children, and adult education programs that focus on early childhood brain development, learning styles, parenting skills and how the museum environment can be used to promote a young child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth. The Museum is committed to ensuring access by all children and families in the community and served over 85,000 people in 2018 at reduced fees or for free. The Museum’s Maker Initiatives were established in 2013 to expand the organization’s core learning-by-doing mission to the larger community through year-round maker programs at the Museum, community outreach, the annual presentation of Maker Faire® Milwaukee, and the establishment of its satellite makerspace, Brinn Labs, in 2018.

Position Overview

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader with a proven track record of success in management to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director will provide leadership, vision and direction for all aspects of the organization to achieve the Museum’s mission and goals. Ideal candidates will have a passion for early childhood education in all its forms, and the Maker movement, with a focus on learning by doing, an appreciation for creativity, and the ability to embody and communicate that passion as a primary ambassador for the Museum in the community.

The Executive Director will serve as the Museum’s primary representative in the media, in fundraising contexts and in community settings. He or she will have a desire and ability to successfully develop relations with the community and diverse constituents, including individuals, corporations, foundations, other nonprofit organizations and more. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will focus on strategic and operational planning for the future. Moreover, the Executive Director will be able to manage the growth and development of the Museum to address the specific and evolving needs of children, families and the greater community. A leadership approach that is as accessible, supportive and empowering is essential, balanced by strong decision-making and results-oriented accountability. We seek a principled leader with a proven successful track record of sound financial administration and strong operations management.

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Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Collaborate with the Board to refine and implement the Museum’s strategic and annual plan including objectives and strategies with clear performance measures.
  • Ensure that the budget, staff, programs and operations are aligned with the Museum’s core mission.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all staff; ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.
  • Establish effective decision-making and operational processes that will enable the Museum to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.

Fiscal Management and Fund Development

  • Develop and execute short and long-term comprehensive fund-raising development plans including for individual major donors, foundations, public sources and new events.
  • Create and maintain effective annual fundraising strategies to meet Museum goals.
  • Establish and oversee financial plan including revenue and expenses to ensure financial integrity, growth, and stability of the organization.
  • Manage annual audits and ensure that Museum stays current with its fiscal reporting responsibilities.
  • Maintain consistent communication with Board Finance Chair and the Board at large on all fiscal developments.
  • Cultivate relationships with (potential) major individual, foundation and corporate donors.
  • Ensure that a flow of diversified funds is received to make continuous progress toward the achievement of the Museum’s mission and, that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.

Staff Leadership and Operational Planning 

  • Support and promote the Museum’s mission and continue to advance those principles.
  • Lead the staff by setting expectations, being accessible, delegating and empowering.
  • Develop metrics to benchmark organizational health and maintain accountability.
  • Establish a culture of performance excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate and lead efforts for diversity and inclusion among staff, partners and suppliers.
  • Oversee sales, visitor experiences and product/exhibit development.
  • Ensure strong management and staff through training and ongoing staff development.
  • Refine, maintain and execute educational philosophy of the Museum.
  • Continue and expand programs to service low income and underserved communities, including those served by social service agencies and people with special needs.
  • Set operational and cultural tone for the organization through demonstrated transparency and communication
  • Oversee the delivery of a superior Museum visitor experience, community outreach efforts and a high-quality revenue generating exhibit for sale and rental program.

Community Relations and Partnerships

  • Create lasting and beneficial partnerships with private and public leaders in the community.
  • Oversee public relations and marketing efforts and events.
  • Professionally and with energy, advocate for, and represent the Museum in the community and with media.
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with key partner constituents in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Board Relations and Governance

  • Collaborate with Board leadership to develop long term vision, strategy and goals for the Museum.
  • Maintain clear and transparent communication with the Board Chair and Executive Committee.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors has the necessary information to effectively perform its fiduciary and governance responsibilities.
  • Partner with Board members on donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Serve as a key liaison between the staff and the Board to ensure that the decisions of the Board are communicated and implemented.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.A. degree from an accredited university. Advanced degree preferred
  • Prior nonprofit leadership experience preferred; management of a complex program, department and/or organization preferred
  • Familiarity with best practices in early childhood education
  • Substantial board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience a must
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems is essential
  • Experience in developing and executing long term and annual plans including objectives, strategies and financial and non-financial measurements
  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions
  • Outstanding presentation, writing and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team
  • Proven capacity for leadership, including the ability to effectively assemble and motivate a team of professionals to achieve ambitious and measurable results
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with diverse and key stakeholders
  • Experience with a major capital campaign effort is a plus

Instructions for Executive Director Applicants

For full and confidential consideration, please email all items below, combined into one document, to no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 20, 2019:

  1. A letter describing:
  2. Your qualifications for this Executive Director position
  3. Your specific interest in the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s mission
  4. Your salary parameters
  • Addressed to Mindy Lubar Price, President & CEO – Leading Transitions
  1. A detailed and updated resume; and
  2. The names of, your relationship to, and contact information for, three professional references.

Please note:

  • References will not be contacted until a candidate has been notif
  • Background and verification checks will subsequently be performed, with candidate permission.
  • All inquiries and interactions with potential candidates are kept in strict confidence.