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St. Stephen’s Episcopal School-Houston is looking for a full-time Lab Instructor for The da Vinci Lab (DVL) for Creative Arts & Sciences (DVL) – a makerspace for students in 1st to 8th grades. The goal of the program is to offer a creative space for students that inspires collaborative learning and cross-pollination of learning techniques and creative skills. The Lab Instructor teaches maintenance and use of equipment, sets and delivers the yearly curriculum for DVL, and records the ways in which learning and making take place within the space. This position reports directly to the Principal. The start date is August 1, 2023. Please see full job description here: https://ssesh.org/2023/05/lab-instructor-da-vinci-lab-for-creative-arts-sciences-full-time/
Responsible for the day-to-day operational management of a new Library service for UCSB students to engage in making activities. Develops opportunities for experiential and project based learning with digital and non-digital creative technologies for varying skill levels. Maintains high levels of customer service in the delivery of Makerspace services. Supervises student assistants in providing peer-to-peer support for project design and creation and ensuring safe use of equipment. The inaugural Makerspace Manager will be an integral part of ensuring a smooth launch of the Makerspace and for informing the development of its service portfolio.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, education, art/design, computer science, technology, or a related field or equivalent experience and/or training.
Experience in use and knowledge of typical maker technologies, including but not limited to: 3D printing, CAD and graphic design software, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, sewing, embroidery, button making, etc.
Comfort with learning new and emerging technologies and applications.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical users.
A commitment to excellent customer service.
Strong communication, presentation, and advocacy skills for the purpose of outreach activities.
Ability to utilize interpersonal and cultural competencies to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.
Experience maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software technologies in a lab or similar environment.
Familiarity with application of maker technologies to research, instructional, and creative projects in an academic context.
Experience developing and delivering instructional programming and related resources (handouts, videos, tutorials, etc.)
Experience supervising & managing personnel.
Experience writing and/or implementing policies and procedures.
Familiarity with design thinking principles.
Special Conditions of Employment
Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties
- Program Administration (50%): Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student assistants, with a focus on developing an active peer-to-peer learning environment for use of Makerspace technologies. Creates and updates public policies, training procedures, and documentation for safe and productive use of the Makerspace. Responsibly manages operational budget for the Makerspace. Tracks user training certifications. Manages scheduling of space and equipment. Maintains inventory of supplies. Collects and reports appropriate metrics. Recommends improvements to the Makerspace program. Creates and maintains webpages related to the Makerspace. Collaborates to promote Makerspace services and events.
- Instruction & Outreach (40%): Designs and delivers trainings and workshops to Makerspace users, both individually and in groups. Recruits and oversees other workshop instructors. Assists customers of varying skills in use of Makerspace equipment and with projects. Liaises with faculty across disciplines to integrate pedagogical use of the Makerspace into classes. Fosters and develops diverse user communities through tours, workshops, events, displays, listservs, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, etc. Convenes a Makerspace Advisory Group. Represents the Makerspace to campus and external audiences in order to build interest, partnerships, and support for the program.
- Technical Support (10%): Ensures equipment in the Makerspace is maintained and in working order. Troubleshoots and repairs equipment problems with help of tutorials, user communities, and vendor support.
UCSB Library empowers researchers and students to create and adapt knowledge for the benefit of society. Situated at the interdisciplinary crossroads of campus, the Library embodies scholarship and advances UCSB as a world-class research and learning institution. With a staff of 240 employees and student workers, the Library manages more than 3.6 million unique print and digital resources, including world-renowned special research collections, and provides a wide range of innovative research, teaching and learning services to more than 2 1/2 million physical and virtual visitors per year.
Innovation Space Facilitator – North Iowa Area Community College
The NIACC Innovation Space mission is to transform our region by fueling economic development, accelerating innovative thinking, and increasing project-based learning opportunities to enrich the lives of all regional stakeholders including NIACC students, faculty, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members.
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Basic Function: The successful candidate will play a critical role in the growth of our innovation ecosystem by holding responsibility for supervising the day-to-day operations of the innovation space including safety, training, use of equipment, and access to the space. This position leads events/event creation for small business owners, 9-14 students and faculty to learn and connect to business, industry, STEM careers and potential internships. Serves as a resource for entrepreneurs and all stages of businesses in the North Iowa region and develops technical training opportunities as well as training and certifications for small business owners and employees.
Collaborate with NIACC faculty to assist in creating opportunities for project-based learning, developing the entrepreneurial mindset and to fulfill the project-based learning objectives for the Title III Grant. May require some evening activities.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field. Experience with 9-12 or higher education teaching, and/or employee/faculty training, and/or curriculum development. A track record for being able to set a vision and strategy; organize and lead teams; and execute grants and projects to meet and exceed expectations. Proven ability to develop professional, creative, innovative curriculum and maintain knowledge of the latest trends in technology and advanced manufacturing training and development. Demonstrated ability to cultivate trust and willingness amongst colleagues and clients together with a reputation for high personal integrity.
Preferred: Master’s degree with high school grades 9-12 or higher education teaching experience, and experience developing new curriculum and training materials. 3-5 years industry experience in setup, maintenance, and operations of 3D printing, machining, fabrication, and woodworking equipment. Experience with SolidWorks, or computer aided design (CAD) software.
– Oversee the day-to-day operations of the innovation space including safety, training, use of equipment, and access to the space; track and maintain software, equipment, and materials inventory (3D printing, laser cutting and etching, CNC, electronics & soldering, etc.)
– Develop budgets, reports, and key metrics that reflect the innovation space core mission & objectives, and maintain files/records for the grant activities and department budget.
– Exist as a resource for entrepreneurs and all stages of businesses in the North Iowa region; develop technical training opportunities, training and certifications for small business owners and employees.
– Develop programs to prepare 9-14 students for the workforce of tomorrow [CTE]. Meet the immediate and longer-term workforce needs of the industries critical to North Iowa’s economy by developing work/project based learning opportunities.
– Work with NIACC Continuing Education and Career/Tech Division to develop stackable certificates targeted to prepare existing workforce for advanced manufacturing in the areas of Industry 4.0/Cybersecurity and Manufacturing 4.0.
– Assist with completion and collection of Safety Data forms and required inspection rotations for equipment. Assist with maintaining compliance with SDS requirements.
– Monitor/assist/report on the progress of USDA RBDG objectives and outcomes.
– Monitor/assist/report on the progress of Title III goals, objectives, and implementation of strategies; collaborate with stakeholders on providing professional development to faculty for course redesign and for successful execution of the Title III strategies.
– Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with staff, students, faculty, and other NIACC stakeholders.
Perform in a manner that strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.
NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment of mutual respect; therefore, all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.
Full Time Technician, Wood/Metal
The Making Center
Parsons School of Design
Parsons School for Design, a division of The New School, seeks a Full-time Technician in Wood and Metal for the Making Center. Parsons Making Center is a collection of more than 70,000 sq. ft. of labs, shops, studios, and open workspaces that provide curricular support for making across a broad range of mediums and disciplines, and supports experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Technician should be a personable, proactive, detail-oriented individual who will become integral to the daily workings of the facilities within the Making Center, with the ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed. This is a fast-paced dynamic environment that runs year-round. The Technician will interface with students and faculty daily and work with Making Center staff to support multiple processes and resources for all users in a range of making spaces including, but not limited to, the E4 Wood and Metal Shops, N2 General Shop, and associated open work areas, tool checkouts, material store, and storage. This is an administrative position, governed by a Local 1205 Teamsters union contract, that reports to the Facilities Manager for Wood and Metal.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment and uphold a respectful shop culture for students, faculty, and staff.
- Work with other Making Center staff on the troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, installation, continuous operation and support for a variety of hardware/software and technologies.
- Assist supervisor and Making Center Leadership with the following:
- Support faculty and students.
- Lead demo sessions about various pieces of equipment.
- Make hardware/software purchase and process recommendations.
- Create and update web page content.
- Create and conduct orientations, trainings, and tours.
- Participate in the onboarding process for new technician staff, through peer-to-peer training and skills sharing.
- Maintain administrative systems for scheduling, record keeping, inventories, and metrics tracking.
- Provide support for store and tool checkout functions as related to assigned areas
- Oversee daily operations of the Making Center facilities including healthy, safe and respectful making practices.
- Supervise student workers, including training, tracking accountability, and assigning tasks during shifts.
- Oversee tool and equipment checkout for both in-shop/lab use and off-site special requests.
- Create clear, accurate, user-friendly technical documentation, signage, and instructions for labs and equipment.
- Assist with facility improvement projects, shows and installations, and special Making Center, program, school or Parsons-wide initiatives as needed.
- Adapt to changes in the work environment; adjust approach and prioritizes competing demands as necessary.
- Provide a high level of customer service, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and attitude in all interactions with students, faculty, and staff.
- Cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment with productive and positive workplace relationships.
- Stay current with relevant technology and developments within the field.
- Complete university required staff training and necessary COF’s for all Making Center Facilities within the first 6 months of employment.
- Become proficient in Web Check Out or current equipment management system within the first 6 months of employment.
- Attend regularly scheduled Making Center staff meetings and perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years relevant or professional experience within the industry.
- Flexible schedule – ability to work non-traditional schedules that may include nights and weekends, in addition to schedule shifts with semester changes.
- Knowledge of a variety of production and fabrication techniques; be familiar with practices related to current design and art practice including: fabrication, methodology, and processes; experience and knowledge of working with a wide variety of materials.
- Technical knowledge of wood and metal-based practices in all or some of the following areas: furniture making, sculpture, product prototyping, model making, millwork, hot metal working, cold metal working, jewelry and non-ferrous metalworking, cold bending and steam bending wood, architectural or art installation.
- Full comprehensive experience maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting equipment/tools.
- Ability to work safely with, and demonstrate proper use of, a wide array of hand tools, power tools, and machinery.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, close attention to detail, and strong organizational and time management abilities.
- Strong ability to assist students working in an interdisciplinary and/or experimental manner from concept to fabrication.
- Ability to handle objects weighing up to 25 lbs and on occasion may be expected to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs
- Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.
- Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: CNC/digital fabrication equipment, CAD programs, vacuum forming, physical computing, ceramics, casting, finishes, plastics, foams, cold glassworking techniques, kiln glass firing, or fabrics.
- Knowledge of Webcheckout or comparable equipment management systems.
- Understanding of working in a cross-platform (Windows and macOS) environment.
- Experience with large-scale hardware and software deployments.
- A desire to learn new skills and processes related to Parsons Making Center initiatives.
On-Campus Position – Employees in this position are expected to work on-campus during regularly scheduled work hours.
Title: Makerspace Program Coordinator
Reports to: Workshop and Makerspace Director, Moody Center for the Arts
The Makerspace Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing and leading makerspace classes and seminars on subject matter such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and woodworking utilizing equipment in the Moody Center for the Arts Workshop and Makerspace. Assists students with a wide range of fabrication and design problems, answering first line questions and ensuring proper safety procedures are followed.
- Leads undergraduate and graduate student classes and seminars on subject matter such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and woodworking
- Develops new and expands existing curriculum for Rice student classes utilizing equipment in the Moody Center Workshop and Makerspace
- Exhibits a welcoming and patient teaching style for students of all knowledge levels
- Ensures all safety measures and protocols are being observed during classroom instruction
Daily Makerspace Operations & Safety
- Assists Rice students with a wide range of fabrication and design problems and answers first line questions
- Mentors students in designing and implementing projects, including use of materials, design methods and repairs
- Provides general support to faculty, including assistance with teaching preparation, provision of materials, and equipment usage
- Oversees safety and instructs users in the proper use of equipment
- Leads safety orientation sessions for students, faculty and staff prior to their use of equipment
- Oversees the day to day operations of equipment
- Completes and files incident reports as needed
Exhibition & Artist Assistance
- Works collaboratively with faculty and visiting artists to support their fabrication needs and assist them in their project goals
- Bachelor’s Degree (experience can be substituted for education)
- Passion for education, programming and student engagement
- 1 year experience with:
- 3D modeling (Fusion 360 preferred)
- Woodworking (taking raw stock lumber to final product)
- Metalworking (basic sheet metal, manual lathe, CNC mill, MIG welding or TIG welding acceptable)
- Flexible availability to accommodate student, faculty, and in-house projects
- Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to diagnose equipment issues
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- 3D Printing experience and knowledge of FDM and SLA consumer level machines
- CNC router experience
- CNC machining experience
- Knowledge of Vectric software
- Laser Cutting and Vinyl Cutting experience