Employment

The library is currently seeking a part time Makerspace Specialist. 

Please see the description below.  If interested, please send you resume and relevant work experience to Susan@mfplibrary.org

 

MFP Library Makerspace Specialist (part time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Mammen Family Public Library is seeking a team member who passionately embraces technology, science, and art to plan and implement programming utilizing a variety of technical equipment and materials.  

BACKGROUND:  Our library building includes a 600 square foot makerspace equipped with $150,000 of grant funded makerspace equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters/engravers, a sublimation printer, raspberry pi/arduino materials, a cnc mill, cricuts and a variety of other equipment.

Makerspace management, planning, teaching and facilitating programming utilizing the makerspace equipment either in a class environment or one on one are the main duties of this position.  Programming will be responsive to community needs while sparking interest, curiosity, and fun.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develops and schedules programs utilizing makerspace equipment
  • Coordinates marketing for makerspace programs with the Marketing Specialist
  • Instructs classes for the public and other staff members
  • Contracts for instructors for classes/programs as needed 
  • Develops and implements plans to qualify community members on the use of equipment in the makerspace
  • Inspires patrons to embrace their interests and ignite their creativity, with a focus on emerging technologies
  • Works 20-30 hours per week, including some nights and weekends

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree supplemented by two (2) years of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal & written, demonstrates a “whatever-it-takes” work ethic, and models an excellent customer service attitude.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, push heavy carts, and/or bend & stand for periods at a time
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork 
  • PROVEN ability to plan and implement projects and to meet deadlines

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) and/or Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a demonstrated interest in Makerspaces 
  • Previous experience in instruction of programs with emerging technology 
  • English/Spanish bilingual oral communication skills