The Makerspace Specialist oversees the day-to-day activity of the new Makerspace located in the Lorette Wilmot Library. The Makerspace will house state-of-the-art tools—including 3D printers, 3D scanners,Virtual/Augmented Reality equipment, design workstations, a Cricut Maker, digital sewing machines and a Google Jamboard—for students and faculty to engage in collaborative academic, research and creative projects. The Makerspace also offers a variety of materials to allow for rapid prototyping and creative activities.
The Makerspace Specialist leads administrative activities, supervises the overall operation of the Makerspace, supervises student employees, provides strategic direction, manages the facility’s resources, and establishes user policies and procedures. The Makerspace Specialist designs and delivers professional development, workshops, and educational events to students, faculty and staff and occasionally outside organizations, is an active partner in the Rochester makerspace community and performs other duties as assigned. The Makerspace entails significant partnership and collaboration with Information Technology Services and Teaching and Learning Technologies. Evening and weekend hours may occasionally be required to meet the needs of the facility.
Provides hands-on support and expert guidance for students, faculty and staff using the Makerspace and its resources
Hires, trains,supervises and evaluates student employees of the Makerspace facility
Establishes policies and procedures regarding safety, training and access to space and equipment
Conducts annual resource planning and submits budget requests for the Makerspace including equipment, software and materials
Participates in the layout, installation and operation of equipment
Oversees the safety and maintenance of equipment and tooling
Collaborates with Nazareth students, faculty and staff to develop programming for the Makerspace
All other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree with minimum two years’ experience in Makerspace activities such as 3D scanning and printing, VR/AR design, creation and use, sewing/crafting and use of collaboration tools OR Associate’s degree with four years of experience in the same areas
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of processes, machines, fabricating techniques and materials within a prototyping environment.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment
Experience with 3D scanning and printing and VR/AR technology, or proven aptitude to learn and apply new technologies in a prototyping environment
Create and support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for constituents such as students, faculty, and staff.
Experience with envisioning and implementing new initiatives and learning opportunities
Internal Number: 1934
About Nazareth College of Rochester
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theatre, math and science, foreign languages, and other liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission p...olicies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status, or any other basis upon which discrimination is prohibited by municipal, state, or federal law. In a continuing effort to enrich our academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.
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