CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER MAKERSPACE COORDINATOR
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) seeks candidates for a MakerSpace Coordinator position, available immediately. The Coordinator will oversee the day to day management of the new MakerSpace at CAC’s facility in Brooklyn Park, MD. The CAC MakerSpace integrates 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 serves 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 develop and 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. Additionally, the Coordinator will continue and strengthen relationships with established community partners.
-High School Diploma minimum education level
-Desire to seek and pass on knowledge to others
-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
-Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills
-Applicants must have reliable transportation and pass a background check.
-Previous teaching experience and familiarity with Technology Education
-Bachelor's degree or higher education level
-Experience in maintaining PC's and LANs (your home and PC LAN may be sufficient)
-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.
COMPENSATION & HOURS:
Tuesday-Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
$20-$25 per hour commensurate with experience
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 Chief Operating Officer at [email protected] with the subject line, “MakerSpace Application.” Position will remain open until filled.
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.
The Chesapeake Arts Center connects the arts and technology in a professional venue for the purpose of community revitalization and personal enrichment.