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Community Manager @ Hack Club

Posted

Location: Remote with travel

Hack Club is one of the most active online communities of high school hackers on the web.

We are seeking a full-time hire to own and grow the Hack Club community (11k students on our Slack) to create a wholesome, technical, and inclusive place for every burgeoning teen hacker worldwide.

Your goal: make the Hack Club Slack the best place on the internet for technical teenagers.

Founded in 2014 by a teen programmer, the mission of Hack Club is to prepare young people to make smart, ethical, and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them technical aptitude and the hacker values of collaboration, integrity, helpfulness, curiosity, and an anti-B.S. mindset. We’re built by hackers, for hackers. Currently, there are Hack Clubs in 22 countries around the world. Wall Street Journal wrote about us in 2019. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with donors including Elon Musk, Tom Preston-Werner, and senior founders and engineers from the tech industry.

Hack Club works toward our mission through creating and fostering a new identity in high schools worldwide. Alongside the soccer players and theater kids, we aspire to create a new type of high schooler: the teenage hacker. Our goal: to become as ubiquitous, as universal, and as culturally foundational for young people today as the Girl and Boy Scouts were 70 years ago.

Students in the Hack Club community sent 62,000 messages last week and there are 850 weekly active members. In total, Hack Clubbers have posted 225k messages in the last 30 days. To see some projects Hack Clubbers built, check out what we did this summer: https://summer.hackclub.com

Couple more things on your role. You’ll:

  • Be the leader at HQ for making the Hack Club Slack a special, magical, wholesome, and growing place on the internet for technical teenagers. You will be the architect for your position and the direction the Hack Club community will be going.
  • Lead Community Team, have daily communication with them, and be a mentor to every Hack Clubber within it. Work with them to plan and execute events.
  • Act as a mentor to our community of 10,000 teenage hackers. Have 1:1 conversations with students, help beginners on their code questions, and help and inspire advanced Hack Clubbers to further improve themselves and the community
  • Hang out on the Hack Club Slack and be a positive, trend-setting influence within it, leading by example
  • Help students form meaningful friendships within the Slack. Read more on how this has happened in the past: https://gist.github.com/zachlatta/6583e7c7f80c32ba8f5b4e824180d00a
  • Be a point of contact for inquisitive parents and people who expect an adult to respond when they email

About you:

  • You’re technical, self-taught, and began learning in high school or earlier
  • You embody the values of a model Hack Clubber: collaborative, kind, high integrity, helpful, and curious
  • You’re excited to work 1:1 with high school students every day
  • You have the traits of a wonderful mentor: never condescending, never telling students how to do things, answer questions, but don’t lock students into any one specific course of action, genuinely want to see students learn and figure out things on their own
  • You played an important role in an online community when you were a teenager. You could have ran a trend-setting Tumblr, grown up on the Minecraft modding forums, created fanfiction on AO3, sold Runescape bots, ran a Club Penguin blog, been an artist on DeviantArt, been a moderator in an online MMO, created a YouTube channel when you were 12, helped grow an IRC network, or anything else along the same vein. These are all things we’re looking for, but even if you don’t think you hit these, you should apply anyway! We’re looking for a broad range of things.

Remote is OK, but you must be willing to travel on a regular basis. If remote, must have excellent communication skills with prior remote experience. If you haven’t worked remotely before, that is OK – we have an in-person office in Burlington, Vermont with 4 staff that you can join us at after quarantining for 14 days and passing a negative COVID test.

To apply, email us at slackalacker@hackclub.com with “white rabbit” in the subject line with a 1 page cover letter on your background and why you think you’d be a great fit for this position.

Compensation range: $60K – $100K, depending on experience and fit. We offer healthcare.

– Christina Asquith, COO, and Zach Latta, Executive Director

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Experience Design Specialist

Posted

Location: Exploration Commons at 50 East, Carroll County Public Library in Westminster, Maryland

Experience Design Specialist

Position 1 (2 openings)                Position 2 (4 openings)

Full-time                                        Part-time

37.5 hours per week                     20 hours per week

$45,825 annually plus benefits    $24,440 annually plus benefits

Overview:

Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and teaching others? Are you looking to be a member of a customer service-oriented team that will help our community achieve their professional, educational and personal goals?

Join our team! Carroll County Public Library’s new space, Exploration Commons at 50 East (https://explorationcommons.carr.org), is seeking full and part time Experience Design Specialists who are passionate about new technologies and/or have professional cooking experience.  You will create and implement trainings and programs for a thriving maker and culinary community in our innovative and state of the art makerspace and teaching kitchen. The successful candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team focused on providing superior customer service, and able to learn and share new technologies and skills.

Experience Design Specialists will plan, prepare and present training on makerspace, teaching kitchen and meeting room resources; conduct programs on a variety of makerspace and cooking concepts; create content and showcase applications of new technology for the community; work closely with educational, workforce development, and other community partners to develop content; and engage the public through a wide variety of technologies and professional-grade kitchen equipment.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree and 1 – 2 years directly related experience
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science
  3. Instructional experience preferred
  4. Proficiency with design software (Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk)
  5. Familiarity with the makerspace and/or kitchen equipment
  6. Highly effective communicator via email, telephone, and in person
  7. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience

How to Apply:

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx.

The Carroll County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applicants equally and without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotions. Carroll County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free workplace.

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Middle School Design Thinking Specialist

Posted

Location: Chester Springs, PA, U.S.A.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree
in educational technology and experience in
teaching and implementing 21st century
technological skills. Advanced training in coding
and Design Thinking is preferred. Primary duties
include but are not limited to teaching middle
school Design Thinking classes and providing
guidance to students on their capstone design
project. The candidate should be able to provide
expertise in integrating advanced technological
tools and Design Thinking into the curriculum.
Additionally, the candidate should be flexible,
positive, innovative, and have a strong
commitment to professional growth. The
candidate will be expected to be available to
students outside of class time and perform other
duties assigned by the Head of School.

Job Responsibilities:
• Instruct and guide middle school students
on the use of a variety of tools to increase
technology fluency and fulfill curricular
goals
• Collaborate with the director of
technology, educational technology
coordinator, and middle school faculty to
design and implement innovative lessons
around Design Thinking
• Oversee the Design Thinking curriculum
and look for new ways to promote
innovation, critical thinking, and problem
solving skills
• Actively seek partnership with
organizations and institutions of higher
learning to bring in the best practices in
Design Thinking

• Teach Design Thinking classes 5
hours/week
• Report to the Head of Middle School

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:
• At least one year of classroom teaching
experience
• Desire to work with middle school
students
• Proficient in Google Apps for Education
• Willingness and ability to learn new
programs to instruct students and
teachers
• Ability to collaborate frequently and
extensively with faculty in other
disciplines with the purpose of enhancing
the curriculum
• Experience utilizing 3D printers, laser
cutters, and other design tools
• Good presentation and written skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
• 3+ years of classroom teaching experience
in an independent school
• Engineering, computer science,
architecture, or design degree or previous
work experience in these areas
• Knowledge of multiple programming
languages
• Familiarity with Design Thinking framework
• Experience in a fabrication lab or designing
and prototyping products in a fabrication
lab such as
MakerSpace/DREAMLab/IDEALab

 

Contact:
Paulsson Rajarigam
Head of Middle School
prajarigam@montgomeryschool.org

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Education Manager

Posted

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A.

Innovation & Makerspace Coordinator – National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium 

 Full-time term position; initial 18 month appointment with strong potential to become permanent.  Flexibility on weekends, holidays and evenings is required.

Exempt/Non-Exempt:                       Non-Exempt
Department:                                         Education
Reports To:                                           Education Manager (Onsite Programs)
Staff Reporting to This Position:     Educators; Volunteers (as assigned)

 

The Innovation & Makerspace Coordinator is responsible for the educational oversight of the River Museum’s new River of Innovation exhibit. The new 9,000 ft2 gallery will open in phases. The first phase, a fully functional 19th-century belt-driven machine shop, opened in spring 2020. The second phase includes a series of hands-on interactive displays (“Innovation Currents”) as well as a makerspace/classroom.

 

The Innovation & Makerspace Coordinator will be tasked with creating new STEM-based and history-focused curriculum, and other educational materials, that can be utilized by all of the River Museum’s Educators for tours, programs, outreach, and visitor engagement. Quality programs will highlight connections to the Mississippi River through history, conservation, and STEM topics, utilizing dynamic resources of the NMRMA campus to forge meaningful connections with all audiences. Strong candidates will have a desire to use their curriculum development, interpretation, and leadership skills to support the mission and vision of the NMRMA and the entire Dubuque County Historical Society, while successfully executing new and existing education programs.

 

The Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Mathias Ham Historic Site are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

Primary Duties

  • Assemble and create source material for the historical interpretation for the belt-driven machine shop, develop a STEM-based interpretational strategy for the entire River of Innovation exhibit and makerspace, and work directly with consultants, education team, volunteers, and external partners.
    • Identify signage, consumable materials, and other onsite interpretive needs, and work collaboratively to coordinate their creation and acquisition.
    • Collaborate with teammates to identify relevant training and procedural needs, writing protocols as appropriate.
    • Collaborate with Education Manager to align curriculum to core standards and mission.
    • Initiate development of K-16 formal education curriculum materials for River of Innovation, and to support makerspace topics.
    • Provide training and coordination to team of 30 educators about how to use the machines, convey safety protocols, and provide instruction on interpretive scripts and outlines.
    • Mentor staff to ensure that interpretation and makerspace curriculum are effectively delivered.
    • Implement comprehensive evaluation program in collaboration with other Education staff and evaluation consultant(s). Incorporate results-based evidence with STEM and history education programming.
    • Support daily volunteer management and training needs of interpretive volunteers in STEM-focused areas.
    • Maintain the Museum’s ongoing partnership with Dubuque Community Public Schools as it relates to this exhibit and K-12 curriculum and programming.
  • Develop and initiate a method to evaluate the success of educational programming related to the River of Innovation, specifically the Belt Driven Machine Shop, Innovation Currents exhibits, and Makerspace.
  • Assist with supervision of the Education department staff and volunteers.
    • Ensure staff acts in a cohesive manner.
    • Ensure staff follows procedures and upholds the Education Department Code of Conduct.
    • Assign responsibilities to Education staff, assist with daily tasks, and provide alternate coverage for team members as needed.
    • Coach, motivate, train, and instruct staff and volunteers.
    • Act as a visible mentor and role model at all times.
    • Provide alternate coverage for other team members as needed.
    • In collaboration with Education Manager, perform annual performance reviews for direct reports listed above.
    • Engage all Education staff and delegate as appropriate to maximize their unique and individual talents and skill sets.
    • Act as Educator On Duty (EOD) as scheduled.
    • Attend department meetings.

 

Additional Duties

  • Create, schedule, present, and evaluate exceptional and dynamic guest experiences in formal and informal settings, with an emphasis on the River of Innovation exhibit and makerspace.
    • Assist with Education programs, including but not limited to youth camps (summer camps, school’s out ed-venture, group overnights, etc.), educational events (parties, education-themed events, etc.), and group tours (guided and unguided tours, school groups, cruise boats, leisure groups, etc.)
    • Develop, coordinate, and implement education programs, events, and activities for diverse audiences of all ages, including classes, camps, overnights, volunteer programs, tours, etc.
    • Incorporate small and medium sized live animals, biological specimens, and/or historical artifacts and replicas whenever possible.
    • Lead educational programs that include options such as: arts and crafts, live animals, games, activities, artifacts, props, etc.
  • Remain comfortable, competent, and invested in history, conservation, and STEM topics to ensure redundancy and cross-training are in place.
  • Attend mandatory, prescheduled training sessions.
  • Maintain written records in accordance with established practices and departmental policies.
  • Keep all education areas clean, organized and hazard free, report maintenance needs, and perform minor maintenance tasks.
  • Engage in continued learning about animals, plants, historical artifacts, and STEM components of institutional collection.
  • Maintain working relationships with local and regional educational organizations to foster collaborations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Relevant college course work and/or a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in museum studies, education, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, ecology, history, anthropology, or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Prior exposure to history, conservation, and STEM education concepts and curriculum development in PreK-16 school and/or informal learning setting is strongly preferred.
  • Will typically have paid education experience in formal education and/or informal learning (aquarium, zoo, nature center, science museum, history museum, makerspace) setting.
  • Must possess natural curiosity to identify and creatively facilitate strategies which engage audiences with making and design.
  • Must possess passion and interest in design, the arts, design and making across multiple fabrication domains.
  • Must show an interest in developing themselves and demonstrating leadership within the informal education field.
  • Must have familiarity with computers and the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Must hold or be able to possess an Iowa, Wisconsin or Illinois driver’s license within 3 months of hire.
  • Must be capable of holding certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must demonstrate superb team-building skills with an ability to instill a positive and productive attitude in others.
  • Must learn quickly and be self-motivated to elevate personal skill set.
  • Must possess exemplary decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work with all people in a positive and productive manner at all times.
  • Must possess the ability to adapt quickly and be flexible in any scenario, as well as maintain considerable patience.
  • Must be capable of dealing with emergencies calmly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Must be comfortable around the water, and indoors and outdoors in any weather.
  • Must possess strength and endurance to perform the physical demands of all listed duties with or without accommodation.
  • Final candidates will be subject to a reference and background check.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Exposure to various cultures, geographies, nationalities, ethnicities and points of view, appreciating the basis of each person’s worldview;
  • Exposure to various economic sectors in order to appreciate the vastness of experience and expertise of others outside their field of interest, such as financial, manufacturing, technology, government, natural resources, education, etc.;
  • Demonstrate respect for committing to local, on-the-ground involvement with people, communities and cultures, with awareness and sensitivity to their economic realities; and
  • Understanding of Iowa’s unique history, heritage and culture; aptitude and capability to work closely with communities large or small, rural or urban, etc.

 

How To Apply

To learn more, visit www.rivermuseum.com/apply.  Apply by emailing your resume, cover letter, and references to apply@rivermuseum.com. Apply in person at 350 E. Third St., Dubuque, IA 52001.  Please contact Jonathan Ismail, jismail@rivermusuem.com or 563.557.9545 ext 212 with any questions about this position or for more information.

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Makerspace Technical Specialist

Posted

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Opportunity

AET Labs is a New England area company, which designs and outfits technical labs for the education market. We are currently seeking a professional, energetic and creative individual with a passion for cool technology to provide installation and technical training services for a #1 selling line of 3D printers and other digital fabrication equipment.

The Responsibilities

– Install, set-up and provide training to customers on new equipment at high schools, colleges and universities
– Provide post-sales technical support for new customers
– Work with marketing team to assist in developing applications and use cases for various makerspace equipment
– Conduct technical sales seminars, workshops, training sessions and presentations
– Support outside sales representatives for machine demonstrations or other sales-related activities

The Requirements

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
– Excellent presentation skills with professional demeanor
– Good problem-solving skills with an electro-mechanical aptitude
– Previous teaching experience or other work in a fab lab or makerspace
– Understand how to operate/repair 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC machines, 3D scanners, etc.
– High-fluency in CAD/CAM software such as Solidworks or Fusion 360. Experience with Corel or other 3/2D design software a plus
– Good verbal, communication, presentation and phone skills along with a customer-service-oriented and caring attitude
– High-level of proficiency with computers, basic networking and MS Office
– Have the ability to work independently from a home office and travel anywhere in New England
– Have the strength and fitness to work with heavy loads
– Not intimidated by technology and willing to put in the time to learn something new

Additionally, the ideal candidate will reside in the North Shore-Metro Boston area for convenient, occasional travel to our Essex, MA office. However, extensive travel (mostly day trips) will be required to other points throughout New England. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

The Reward

– Health insurance
– Retirement plan
– Bonus incentives
– Paid Vacation
– Paid training
– Company vehicle/allowance
– Cell phone/allowance
– Competitive wages ($45k-$65k starting salary)

We are a small, well-established, professional organization, seeking a charismatic individual who believes that hard-work and determination should be rewarded. For an overview of our company and products, please visit our website at www.aetlabs.com

Please submit resume via email to Makerspace Technical Specialist

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