Reporting directly to the Community Engagement Coordinator, the MakerPlace Coordinator is a fun, forward thinking and creative person; able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment; responsible for planning and implementation of a comprehensive selection of maker based programming in coordination with the Programming Team; responsible for providing support in the MakerPlace to the public and maintaining the MakerPlace.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Assesses, with the Community Engagement Coordinator, Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, Children’s Services Coordinator and other programming staff (the “programming team”), the MakerPlace related programming needs of the community and library.
- Develops, implements and evaluates a regular series of programming and one-time programs in the MakerPlace, PA day programming, as well as STEM and STEAM programming for all ages. Coordinates skilled volunteers and public training on MakerPlace equipment.
- Develops long term and short term program plans and budgets, including grant proposals.
- Oversees the day to day operations of the MakerPlace, ensuring supplies are replenished and equipment is maintained.
- Conducts outreach services to the community related to the MakerPlace and any associated programs.
- Delivers presentations relating to the MakerPlace at various external community organizations, business, etc.
- Assists with developing and delivering ongoing staff training for the MakerPlace and its offerings.
- Promotes the MakerPlace through tours, outreach, demonstrations, presentations, and displays.
- Promotes the use of library by all ages.
- Provides statistics and reports as required.
- Provides support to patrons with the use of library technologies, e-readers, tablets, etc.
- Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful.
- Assists with the planning, research and implementation of new initiatives as required.
- Represents the Library on cross functional committees and at workshops as required.
- Responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services.
- Performs other duties as required to support library operations, including assisting on the information desk and circulation desk as needed.
What do you need to bring to this position?
- Post-secondary level education in technology, education, library studies, or another relevant area of study. Graduation from high school with work experience related to the maker movement or technology will also be considered.
- Demonstrated interest and competency in technology and analog maker skills.
- Experience installing and troubleshooting software and hardware.
- A commitment to professional development.
- Ability to use a wide variety of library related technology, including public access catalogues, databases, the Internet, e-readers, etc.
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to contribute positively to a team environment.
- The ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with others to achieve common goals. This includes staff members, external organizations and patrons of all ages.
- An aptitude for collective problem solving.
- A commitment to knowing what is happening in the community, and a willingness to get involved as a library representative.
- A commitment to being self-motivated, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and adaptable to change.
- A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense.
- Legally entitled to work in Canada.
Hours: FT – 35 hours per week
Compensation: Approx. $48,000 - $60,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. This position also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Note: This position consists of varied schedules – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.
Total hours per week: FT, 35 hours per week.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $48,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year
- technological: 1 year (Required)
- Secondary School (Required)