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Innovation Program Director

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Innovation Center Program Director

Location: Houston, TX, USA

Programs Director Job Description

TXRX Labs is a community non-profit dedicated to driving physical innovation within the Houston Ecosystem. We operate Houston’s largest makerspace, focused on prototyping, high tech job training, stem youth development, and innovation skills training through tool access, classes, contract engineering, fabrication, and ideation. We are also currently expanding to operate a satellite location in the heart of Houston’s innovation corridor near the world’s largest medical center and Rice University one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education.

The Programs Director is responsible for the conception, development and ongoing execution of TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center. Developing and supervising a staff of 8 full time and part time Program Technicians, the Programs Director ensures that TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center provides innovation capabilities to the growing Innovation Corridor. Working closely with TXRX ‘s Main Facility Team, the Programs Director determines the array of programs offered to fulfill TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center’s mission, taking care to create financially sustainable, innovative, equitable, effective programs that build internal capacity while serving innovators and the surrounding community. With programs ranging from skills training for available equipment to innovation, prototyping, and fabrication services to corporate events to internship programs with local Universities, the Programs Director expresses a wide range of skills within the innovation landscape.

40+ hours/week
10 federal holidays plus 10 days/year PTO, rising to 15 days/year after 2 years, Includes Employer Sponsored Health, Vision, Dental
$70,000-85,000 commensurate with experience
Work schedule to include occasional weekend and holiday coverage

Duties:

  • Determine content for programs provided by TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center facilitated by technicians and volunteers.
  • Maintain and refine current programming, safety protocols, partnerships, and content.
  • Develop proposals, pitch decks, overviews, trainings, and similar documents for internal use and publication.
  • Hire and train technicians to deliver in various program formats and curricula. Monitor ongoing work efforts and coach towards improvements.
  • Create and maintain operational systems to provide excellent facilitation of all TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center programs, including fabrication, ideation, training, classes, and prototyping at TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center and offsite. Sub for technicians as needed.
  • Analyze current programs and systems for weaknesses and opportunities, including integrating feedback from staff and clients, and implement changes to improve those programs and services.
  • Document programs and conduct evaluations of program quality and impact.
  • Research, propose, develop, and implement new financially sustainable programs that keep TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center at the forefront of innovation and development.
  • Supervise the maintenance of tools, equipment, facilities, and materials.
  • Coordinate with Director-level staff, board members, and consultants to create short term and long strategic plans.
  • Represent TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center in online and in-person professional and public maker/innovator communities and forums.
  • Establish new partnerships and sustain existing partnerships with organizations and key individuals in the innovation and prototyping ecosystem that open productive pathways for program development and implementation, including sustainable funding mechanisms.
  • Research regional and national trends and best practices in innovation, prototyping, and makerspaces.
  • Contribute to special projects at TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center and offsite.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent independence and time management skills.
  • Experience in strategic planning and organizational management.
  • Experience in engineering, fabrication, and prototyping environments.
  • Capacity to gain new skills.
  • Ability to identify and build partner relationships.
  • Ability to speak publicly on behalf of TXRX’s Innovation Corridor Center.
  • Experience supervising productive work teams of technicians.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • CAD/CAM Skills, tool knowledge, and makerspace experience.
  • Experience working with corporate or institutional innovation programs.
  • 3d printing, Machining, and Electrical Engineering Experience.
  • Facility with digital document creation, including text, photo, video, and social media.
  • Knowledge of accounting, funding strategies, and program development.
  • Hands on and practical capabilities

Reports to:
Executive Director

Direct reports:
Supervises Technicians and Volunteers, shared with Executive Director

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to apply@txrxlabs.org

If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. TXRX Labs is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. TXRX Labs works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

 

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Programs Director

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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Programs Director Job Description [link] reDiscover Center

reDiscover Center is a community non-profit in dedicated to developing children’s creativity using real tools and sustainable materials. We operate LA’s largest public kids’ makerspace, focused on non-digital hands-on crafting and woodworking, with open studio time, classes, workshops, camps, and private events. We also provide extensive outreach programming at schools, after school programs, and community events, as well as distance learning resources online and through distribution of tools and materials for home makerspaces.

The Programs Director is responsible for the conception and delivery of reDiscover Center’s educational programs. Developing and supervising a staff of 10 full time and part time Program Facilitators, the Programs Director ensures that reDiscover provides the best  educational, safe, enjoyable experience possible to each of our students and clients. Working closely with the Director-level Team, the Programs Director determines the array of programs offered to fulfill reDiscover’s mission, taking care to create financially sustainable, innovative, equitable, effective programs that build internal capacity while serving youth and educators. With programs ranging from curriculum development for K-8 public schools to informal camps and classes to the invention of new educational technologies and products, the Programs Director expresses a wide range of skills within STEAM education.

40 hours/week
10 federal holidays plus 10 days/year PTO, rising to 15 days/year after 2 years
$65,000-75,000 commensurate with experience
Work schedule to include occasional weekend and holiday coverage

Duties:

  • Determine educational content for programs provided by reDiscover Center facilitated by staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain and refine current programming, safety protocols, and content.
  • Develop curricula, lesson plans, activity guides, and similar documents for internal use and publication.
  • Hire and train facilitators to deliver in various program formats and curricula. Monitor ongoing work efforts and coach towards improvements.
  • Create and maintain operational systems to provide excellent facilitation of all of reDiscover’s educational programs, including camps, after school programs, and classes at reDiscover Center and offsite. Sub for facilitators as needed.
  • Analyze current programs and systems for weaknesses and opportunities, including integrating feedback from staff and clients, and implement changes to improve those programs and services.
  • Document programs and conduct evaluations of program quality and impact.
  • Research, propose, develop, and implement new financially sustainable programs that keep reDiscover at the forefront of STEAM education.
  • Supervise the maintenance of tools, equipment, facilities, and materials.
  • Coordinate with Director-level staff, board members, and consultants to create short term and long strategic plans.
  • Represent reDiscover in online and in-person professional and public maker/tinkerer communities and forums.
  • Establish new partnerships and sustain existing partnerships with organizations and key individuals in the STEAM education ecosystem that open productive pathways for program development and implementation, including sustainable funding mechanisms.
  • Research regional and national trends and best practices in STEAM education, sustainability education, and makerspaces.
  • Contribute to special projects at reDiscover and offsite.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent independence and time management skills.
  • Experience in strategic planning and organizational management.
  • Experience teaching STEAM education programs to youth ages 3-14.
  • Capacity to gain new skills.
  • Ability to write and edit publishable copy.
  • Ability to speak publicly on behalf of reDiscover.
  • Experience supervising productive work teams of teachers and/or facilitators.
  • Must possess valid CA Driver’s License, current TB test (negative) and LiveScan background check showing eligibility to work with children.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Art based skills, tool knowledge, and makerspace experience.
  • Experience working with CA curriculum standards, as a classroom teacher or curriculum developer.
  • Facility with digital document creation, including text, photo, video, and social media.
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting, fundraising strategies, and program development.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Reports to:
Executive Director

Direct reports:
Supervises Facilitators and Volunteers, shared with Director of Operations

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to hr@rediscovercenter.org.

If you think you could excel in this position but do not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. reDiscover Center is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and dedicated to reflecting the communities we serve. reDiscover Center works to meet our commitment to diversity and to build an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

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Immersive Media Specialist

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Location: College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Position Details:

Link to official posting.

The University of Maryland seeks an ambitious, skilled and hands-on manager to fulfill a foundational role in the development of a newly-formed major at the university. The Immersive Media Design program bridges the disciplines of computer science with fine arts and design in a sustained and substantive manner and incorporates elements of Digital Fabrication, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Interactive Installation, Projection Mapping, and Real-time Performance, among other diverse practices. Students within the program will be charged with developing works of creative technology across a large spectrum of media. These projects will incorporate practices in making, computer science, digital media, and the fine and applied arts, and include novel works which blend media fluidly and require inventive amalgamations of technology, fabrication and art and design practices.

The successful candidate for this position should have a diverse background in technology and the arts bridging the disciplines of fabrication – traditional and digital – with emerging new media practices in electronics, interactivity, and real-time computing in a visual arts and design context. An ideal candidate will play a formative role in the development of this new program in several ways, including:

• Supporting faculty, staff and administrators in the acquisition, operation and maintenance of a diverse array of fabrication and production equipment involved in the production of immersive media projects.
• Develop appropriate guidelines and practices for faculty, staff and students regarding the proper use of the equipment and facilities housed within studio and production spaces servicing the major.
• Provide input and advice to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding emerging practices within the field to plot forward-looking strategic plans which anticipate future developments in the field.
• Guide and train students, faculty and staff within the major as to the safe and effective use of the fabrication and production equipment housed in facilities servicing the major and in support of student projects and faculty research.
• Manage student staff and student volunteers to help support facilities within the major.

Required qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate discipline
• Experience in the creation of technological creative works in fields such as digital fabrication, AR/VR production, creative coding, motion capture, circuit building, lighting and projection design, video and audio recording, or other art/design related fields.
• Experience developing, implementing and establishing safety and training procedures for departmental labs and equipment, focusing on production and fabrication facilities.
• Experience developing strategies for equipment maintenance, and equipment acquisition/replacement for production or fabrication facilities which are highly dependent on new and emerging technologies.
• Experience working in a team environment
Strong interpersonal written and oral communication, organization and management skills.

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise in at least four of of the following, with experience in additional areas preferred:
• Digital Fabrication
• Microcontroller programming and related circuit design
• CAD software (Rhino, Fusion 360, etc)
• CAM software, processes and equipment
• AR/VR production environments or other real-time computer graphics authoring solutions. (Unreal, Unity, etc)
• System administration for high powered workstations running Windows
• System administration for Mac, Linux or compute servers
• Projection mapping technologies
• Motion capture, volumetric video and 360 video and audio recording and editing
• Programming and software development for physical computing.
• Experience teaching and working with students in both formal and informal settings.
• Supervisory experience in a college/university setting.
• Experience producing and exhibiting creative works in the fields of Art, Design or other related creative endeavors

About UMD:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

 

 

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Assistant Director, Experiential Learning Commons

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Location: Waco, Texas, USA

Seeking creative and analytical type for our Makerspace Manager role in Baylor University Libraries. Candidate should be eager to partner with faculty to design and facilitate learning experiences, participate in technology commercialization initiatives, keep our shop buzzing, and look for creative partnerships both in the university and community. Those interested may read more and apply at baylor.edu/hr/jobs.

What we are looking for:

This position is responsible for providing expertise, support, and access to Moody Makerspace for faculty, staff, students, and other communities.  This position also supervises four Student Maker Apprentices.

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Design, Studio Arts, or a related field with studio and fabrication lab coursework and four years’ experience supervising a makerspace or similar creative design and innovation space.  Experience with instructional design and adult education is preferred.  In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies:

  • Experience with CAD and CAM processes.
  • Experience with additive and subtractive fabrication including tool maintenance.
  • Knowledge of hacker culture.
  • Experience with maker instruction, including leading workshops and hands-on learning projects.
  • Skill in using digital and non-digital approaches to design and invent.
  • Ability to teach across disciplines, including translation of complex concepts to diverse learners.
  • Skill in navigating novices through the prototyping process.
  • Skill interacting with and providing services to a diverse customer base.
  • Self-directed with the ability to lead maker projects.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a time-critical innovation environment.
  • Passion for outreach and establishing connections between making and the organization’s mission and strategic plan.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide technical and creative maker consultation, support, and resources for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Oversee the operation of the library makerspace, including equipment, software, and supplies.
  • Promote the use of the makerspace and foster and develop its user communities, including development, facilitation, and coordination of training programs and events.
  • Other projects and duties to explore connections between maker activities and adjacent/emerging technologies.
  • Train, support, delegate work assignments to, and oversee projects of select members of the student workforce.
  • Participate in after-hours service opportunities in the makerspace.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor’s mission
  • Ability to comply with University policies
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance

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 (www.baylor.edu/about)
  • 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 www.baylor.edu/hr

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with the 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.

About Us

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, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Instructor Senior-(Makerspace- Machine Shop)

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

 

Position Details

Schedule: Monday – Friday, OR Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 10 pm, Schedule may vary

Calendar: 12 Months

Salary: $45,541-$59,203/annually DOE

Posting Close Date: Open until filled

First review week 5/24/21

Do you want to work in an organization that is dedicated to helping a highly diverse student body succeed? At GateWay Community College, one of the 10 community colleges within the Maricopa County Community College District, join a team that is guiding approximately 12,000 students annually in the heart of the city of Phoenix.

Our academic offerings are diverse, with more than 150 degree programs to choose from. GateWay serves one of the most diverse student bodies within the district and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with over 46 percent indicating Hispanic heritage. More than half of our student population represents more than 40 countries, it’s a vibrant community where various cultures are celebrated regularly. Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning – find your purpose. Join our community and make a difference.

Benefits

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy, productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community: single, married or in a domestic partnership; with or without children; new to the workforce; or getting ready to retire.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical including Teladoc
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • ASRS Retirement
  • Wellness Programs
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Paid Leave Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays

Funding Information

This is a specially funded assignment with a projected end date of 06/30/2022 with renewal based on

available funds and the needs of MCCCD.

Job Description

GateWay Community College is a Hispanic Serving Institution with one of the most diverse student bodies in the Maricopa Community College district. Over 46% of our students indicate Hispanic heritage and better than half of the student population represents more than 40 countries.

GateWay Community College is seeking to attract candidates who want to help us continue building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. GateWay Community College understands that diversity is integral to excellence. We honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming, inclusive, respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who reflect, and demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse communities and populations that make Arizona a rich and vibrant place to live and work. When you join the team at GateWay, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice built on broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at GateWay, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Vision, Mission, Goals, and Values.

GateWay Community College is seeking an exciting new role as a Senior Instructor for its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)-oriented Makerspace (PHOENIX FORGE) in downtown Phoenix. This 22,500-square-foot facility is open to the public as well as college students, faculty, and the staff of the Maricopa County Community College District.

This position is under general supervision by the Program Manager. The Senior Instructor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Makerspace metal shop, which will include instructional activity, supervision of 3 part-time staff, shop maintenance, and metal fabrication as needed. This role may also assist in the wood shop on occasion.

 Essential Functions

50% – Teaches workshops, coaches, and mentors shop users through aspects of fabrication (with CNC and manual tools), welding processes, craftsmanship, problem solving, design, and shop safety; participates in content and curriculum development for workshops

20% – Manages and monitors CNC and manual shop equipment and tool usage, materials/consumables inventory, equipment reservations, maintenance, and repairs

10% – Supervises three part-time staff (may schedule, assign, review, and evaluate work of staff with Program Manager; may participate in staff selection); oversees shop volunteers

10% – Provides metal fabrication services, prototyping, and design support as needed; facilitates machine shop user community development and activities

10% – Enforces compliance with rules, policies, standards (including safety rules and procedures) for staff and members; conducts orientation and safety training as necessary; performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and five years of experience in the area of assignment. Some assignments may require an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or higher depending on the field of instruction.

There is no substitution or equivalency allowable for the High School Diploma or GED

Desired Qualifications

  1. Five (5) or more years of experience working in a machine/metal shop environment (proficient with metal fabrication, CNC tools (mill/router/lathe), manual shop tools, forging, welding. Woodworking experience also helpful)
  2. One (1) or more years of teaching experience (in an academic or makerspace environment preferred)
  3. One (1) or more years of experience supervising employees

Special Working Conditions

  • Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver’s license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving: http://business.maricopa.edu/risk-management/motor-vehicle-usage/motor-vehicle-driving-requirements
  • Local travel required
  • Work schedule typically Monday-Friday; 1pm -10pm or 10am – 7pm. Some Saturdays may be required. This work schedule may vary on occasion.
  • May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
  • May be required to lift or carry up to #25lbs
  • MCCCD does not sponsor individuals for any type of work visas.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications.

Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items:

  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
  • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
  • Indicate whether full or part time experience for each position held.
  • Three references, by current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview

Please apply directly on our site to posting #315025 at: www.maricopa.edu/about/careers

 

 

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