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NJIT Makerspace Fabrication and Manufacturing Specialist

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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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Maker Space Associate

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Location: New York City, USA

Background:

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.

Qualifications:
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: jobs@nysci.org. 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.

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Maker Space Director

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Location: Lakeland, Florida, USA

ABOUT CATAPULT

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.

MAKER SPACE DIRECTOR JOB SUMMARY

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.

JOB DETAILS

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

JOB ESSENTIALS

  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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

ADDITIONAL SCOPE FOR SELECT CANDIDATES

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

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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.

 

Qualifications

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 (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

 

To Apply

View the full position description: Maker Education Coordinator. Please submit an on-line application at http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/5516 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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Makerspace Operations Manager, UC Berkeley

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Location: Berkeley, CA, U.S.A

About the Jacobs Institute for Design InnovationThe Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation (http://jacobsinstitute.berkeley.edu/) 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.

Responsibilities

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: http://jacobsinstitute.berkeley.edu/our-space/labs-and-equipment/

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