[Blabber] Seeking Makerspace Instructors

Robby O'Connor robby.oconnor at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 12:50:25 UTC 2017

Reach out directly as they may not be on blabber

On Dec 3, 2017 7:43 AM, "Kratcha, Kara" <Kara.Kratcha at queenslibrary.org>

> 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.
> *Qualifications*
> • 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!
> Best,
> Kara Kratcha
> Librarian
> Job & Business Academy @ Queens Library
> C: 917-378-5559 <(917)%20378-5559>
> kara.kratcha at queenslibrary.org
> Find out more about the Job & Business Academy at
> www.queenslibrary.org/jba or call 718-990-8625 <(718)%20990-8625>. To
> view our monthly Job Search, Business and Technology workshop brochures,
> click here
> <http://www.queenslibrary.org/slide-show-content/our-new-jba-brochures>.
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