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MakerLab Coordinator

Temporary, part-time with a possibility of additional hours and possibility of extension.

Job Description

Role:

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, the MakerLab Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing various MakerLab 2RG programs at Two Rivers Gallery.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Public Programs, responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, researching and preparing Maker-based programming for youth and adults

  • Facilitating Youth MakerLab

  • Assisting with MakerLab Youth Immersion activities

  • Facilitating Open Make nights, including monitoring and helping Open Make participants and mentors

  • Schedule workshops and instructors, write and follow up on contracts

  • Maintaining equipment and tools, including cleaning and troubleshooting

  • Posting social media updates, assisting with promotion of MakerLab

  • Recruiting, training, managing and recognition of MakerLab volunteers and mentors

  • Coordinating MakerLab partnerships, programs and rentals

  • Assisting with funding applications for MakerLab and MakerLab projects

  • Planning and facilitating outreach activities, special projects and collaborations

  • Planning, organizing and facilitating yearly Prince George Mini MakerFaire

  • Carrying out related duties as requested by the Director of Public Programs

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in art or technical fields or equivalent practical experience

  • 2-4 years of experience working with the public

  • Computer literacy

Abilities:

  • Experience with Making

  • Interest in and understanding of technology

  • Teaching and communication skills to encourage interaction between the public and Maker projects

  • Proven leadership ability with adults and children

  • Interest in the history, theory and practice of Making

  • Organizational, creative and teamwork skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, verbal and written

  • Ability to excite the public, make learning fun

  • A genuine love of engaging with people of all ages and abilities

  • Valid driver’s license an asset

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs occasionally

Salary Range:  $16-20 / hour, depending on experience

Hours: Part-time (18-22hrs/wk) flexible work schedule, some evening and weekend work is required.  Additional hours in events and shop may be available.

Start date: As soon as possible

End date: December 31, 2017 with a possibility of extension

Please send resume and cover letter to twyla@tworiversgallery.ca. 

 

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