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This Jobs Board is intended for employment opportunities related to educational makerspaces around the world. Please make sure to include job title, location, contact email and link to full job description. Click to submit a job.

Design Technology, Robotics and Engineering Teacher

Posted

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Robotics and Engineering Faculty

The Punahou Design Technology and Engineering Department (DT) team’s mission is to build and maintain a student-centered, school-wide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design theory and computer science/design software needed to translate the Aims of a Punahou Education into positive and purposeful action in the real world. As a DT faculty member, you will be dedicated to empowering students to take purposeful action. You will teach students to look for the educational opportunities in taking on the challenges that they encounter, discover and create. Students learn more deeply when they are engaged in solving problems and working on challenges that inspire them. Through the DT curriculum, students encounter a continuous and articulated set of technical skills and building experiences. As their understanding of problems and challenges in the world grows so too does their ability to design, build, test and deploy increasingly realistic and sustainable solutions. If you thrive in a fast paced, innovative, creative and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply!

Qualifications Include:

» Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

» Five (5) years of experience working with Robotics, Engineering, Wood and/or Metal Fabrication, Programming, Design Thinking or Design Technology in a high school or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

» Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit www.punahou.edu/employment. For more information call 808.943.3678.

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

Posted

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.

Purpose

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%

Qualifications

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 http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/5896 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.

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MakerHealth Fabrication Fellow

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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.

JOB SUMMARY:
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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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

MARGINAL OR PERIODIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
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

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
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

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/LOCATION OF POSITION:
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 work@makerhealth.co.

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Library Assistants, STEAM (2 Part-Time Positions)

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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: https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/cambridgepubliclibrary/steaminitiative

  • 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

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

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NJIT Makerspace Fabrication and Manufacturing Specialist

Posted

Location: Newark, NJ, USA

Job Posting at: https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1725

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.

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