Makerspace Education Coordinator

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Website https://www.facebook.com/whitemountainscience White Mountain Science, Inc.

Growing Creative Problem Solvers!

Deadlines
Apply by Friday, April 19th
Selected candidate to begin in Summer 2024

Location
Position is based out of WMSI’s Littleton offices.
Programs take place at WMSI’s Littleton Makerspace, and off-site at partner schools in northern NH and VT.

About White Mountain Science, Inc.
White Mountain Science, Inc. (WMSI – pronounced ‘whimsy’), develops and delivers highly engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs with the goal of teaching creative problem solving to students and teachers.

Job Description
WMSI is seeking an enthusiastic problem-solver to develop and deliver technical and engaging programs to northern New England! The Makerspace Education Coordinator position is primarily focused on the delivery of technical programs to high school students and adults. The Makerspace Education Coordinator will strategize with WMSI staff and external stakeholders to identify the skills of greatest need in the development of the local workforce, and develop enrichment programs to meet those needs. Program content and themes could include (but are not limited to): engineering, technology, computer science, inquiry-based science, and craftsmanship. The Makerspace Education Coordinator would also engage the emerging workforce of high school students, through both established WMSI programs and new programmatic approaches. The Makerspace Education Coordinator will play a key role in the evaluation and refinement of any newly-developed programs. While many of the programs will take place at WMSI’s Makerspace in Littleton, a percentage of programs will be delivered off-site at local schools and community facilities.

Duties Will Include

  • Development and facilitation of technical STEM-based programs for high school students and adults, primarily on-site at WMSI’s Makerspace in Littleton
  • Communications with external partners and program collaborators
  • Training and mentorship of supporting instructors
  • Management of WMSI’s high school internship program
  • Organization and maintenance of program & curriculum resources
  • Management and growth of makerspace assets, such as: 3D printers, LASER cutters, CNC machines, electrical components, IoT networks, etc.
  • Development and implementation of thorough safety protocols related to the use of makerspace tools and equipment
  • Management of additional resources, budgets, and schedules for an array of programs
  • Development and delivery of technical trainings for WMSI staff
  • Development and implementation of feedback loops for evaluation and improvement of newly-developed programs
  • Planning and facilitation of teacher coaching and professional development workshops
  • A plus but not required – maintenance of WMSI’s devices and networks

Qualifications

  • Completion of post-secondary degree or equivalent experience in: science, engineering, computer science, and/or secondary education, or related fields
  • Experience with fabrication using a variety of makerspace tools, including 3D printers (and CAD), LASER cutters, CNC machines, electrical components, IoT networks, ideally in an educational setting
  • Programming skills in languages such as Python or Java – a plus
  • Knowledge of safety protocols related to makerspace equipment and activities
  • At least 2-3 years experience working with adults or youth in an educational setting
  • Experience in managing projects involving stakeholders across various departments

Skills and Competencies Required

  • Ability to develop a new slate of programming within an established program culture
  • Ability to support and empower students in the creative problem-solving process
  • Ability to set a positive environment within a room
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address challenges that may arise in a makerspace environment
  • A flexible team player who is willing to learn from mistakes and adapt

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • During non-programmatic time, the position will be based in a routine office environment/WMSI’s makerspace.
  • During program time, the position will include programs with students in WMSI’s makerspace, and surrounding schools/community facilities.
  • Able to lift/maneuver up to 40 pounds on occasion; and at varying heights.
  • Many programs will take place on nights and weekends
  • Occasional use of personal vehicle required for transportation to/from programs

Position Details

  • Full time exempt position.
  • Benefits include health insurance, 401K retirement plan with up to 3% salary match, vacation, holidays, sick time, and professional development stipend.
  • Fully on-site position, with travel required for off-site programs

Compensation

  • Competitive salary commensurate with level of relevant experience, with a starting range of $45,000 – $50,000.

How to Apply

  • Please send a resume and cover letter to Mike Carmon (Director of Programs) at: admin@whitemountainscience.org

Final candidates subject to a criminal background check.

WMSI encourages applications from individuals of all gender identities, ethnicities, nationalities, backgrounds and ages.

*White Mountain Science, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Littleton, NH.*

To apply for this job email your details to admin@whitemountainscience.org