[Blabber] Seeking Makerspace Instructors

Kratcha, Kara Kara.Kratcha at queenslibrary.org
Sat Dec 2 18:18:57 UTC 2017

Hi Hack Manhattan,

I am looking to hire experienced Makers to teach workshops at a Queens Library's Queensbridge location. Please see attached job description and application instructions, or see below.

Makerspace Program Presenter
Job & Business Academy
Queens Library

Job & Business Academy Mission
Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy provides specialized training and learning opportunities with an emphasis on technology, training, to job seekers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business owners.  By combining the Job & Business Academy’s individual counselling, in person workshops, and online learning opportunities with complementary services provided by the library’s Adult Learner Program and New Americans Program, Queens Residents participating in training will become better prepared for the modern workforce.

The Makerspace Program at Queensbridge Library and You
The Makerspace Program at Queensbridge Library is a new program aimed at fostering hands-on STEAM learning opportunities for and with communities at Queensbridge Houses specifically and Long Island City in general. In its inaugural six months of programming the Queensbridge Makerspace Program will offer expert-lead workshops on 3-D printing, Arduino, and sewing machines. We are seeking Makerspace Program Presenters who are experts in their crafts and are excited to share their expertise with the public in a multicultural environment.

Makerspace Program Presenters will be paid by contract on a per-workshop basis.

• Demonstrated experience in 3-D printing, Arduino, or sewing with sewing machines
• Instructional experience preferred
• Must be able to plan and lead workshops with little to no supervision
• Sufficient knowledge to act as the resident expert during workshop hours
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, especially as demonstrated in multicultural environments
• Adaptable; Ability to teach to different skill levels in single workshop and to adjust to unforeseen circumstances with students and equipment
• Bilingual a plus but not required

To Apply
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and brief descriptions of 2-3 Makerspace workshops (3-D printing, sewing, or Arduino) applicant would like to lead to Job & Business Academy Librarian Kara Kratcha at kkratcha at queenslibrary.org.

Thanks everyone. I hope to hear from you!


Kara Kratcha
Job & Business Academy @ Queens Library
C: 917-378-5559
kara.kratcha at queenslibrary.org

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