CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) seeks candidates for a MakerSpace Coordinator position. The Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of the new MakerSpace at CAC’s facility in Brooklyn Park, MD. The CAC MakerSpace will integrate STEM and the Arts by providing an environment that supports the development of skill sets that use both conventional and digital machinery, hand and power tools, and computer technology to facilitate both workforce development and artistic initiatives. The MakerSpace will serve a diverse population of users, from children to adults and beginners to experienced makers.
The MakerSpace Coordinator will manage all aspects of the MakerSpace, including materials, inventory, equipment maintenance, and supervising MakerSpace instructors. He or she will provide insight into technology education, and in conjunction with CAC’s Education Director plan for workshops and classes that align with industry standards. He or she will provide training on a regular basis for MakerSpace users to become qualified to operate machinery and tools, and continue to evaluate and monitor users to ensure a safe workshop area. The Coordinator will be the primary staff member assigned to the MakerSpace and ultimately responsible for its use at all times.
As this project is in the emerging stage, Chesapeake Arts Center is looking for someone who will be able to facilitate the equipping of the MakerSpace as well as to plan programs for workshops and classes. An ideal candidate can consult in developing a plan for the MakerSpace facility, supplies, educational programming, marketing, and community outreach; then subsequently coordinate the implementation of that plan.
-This position is open to all applicants; however, a High School Diploma is required, and a Bachelor’s degree or higher is preferable.
-Desire to seek and pass on knowledge to others is a must. Previous teaching experience and familiarity with Technology Education is preferred.
-Must be expert in handling, maintaining, and teaching the Industrial Arts including the use of Machine and Power Tools.
-Familiarity in the Digital Arts and maintaining computer based systems and labs is required. -Experience in maintaining PC’s and LANs (your home and PC LAN may be sufficient) is preferred. -Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills are required.
-Applicants with prior office experience, arts administration, or education (especially K-12) with a passion for the arts are preferred. Interest in working in the non-profit sector is also strongly desirable.
-Applicants must have reliable transportation and pass a background check.
COMPENSATION & HOURS:
The MakerSpace Coordinator is an independent contractor providing a service for the Chesapeake Arts Center. The Coordinator contract is for one year, with compensation set at $40,000 for the entirety of the contract. Hours are flexible and applicants are not required to work a set amount of hours per week, but must be available to oversee the implementation of every aspect of the MakerSpace. The
Coordinator will report to CAC’s Executive Director with regular progress updates.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must provide:
– A cover letter expressing interest in the position
– A current resume with accurate contact information, work, and volunteer experience – Three references
Applications can be sent by email to Mollie McElwain, CAC Education Director at [email protected] with the subject line, “MakerSpace Application.”
The Chesapeake Arts Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability.
ABOUT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, professional ceramics lab, two gallery spaces, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and MakerSpace. Visit our website at www.chesapeakearts.org for more information.
Chesapeake Arts Center Mission Statement: Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, it’s artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.