Join us to share the inspiring benefits of making that can change the lives of youth, creating the problem-solvers of tomorrow!
We are currently accepting applications:
Maker Education Manager
Application Deadline: March 20, 2020
SALARY: $35K – $40K depending on experience
HOURS: 40 hours per week, including after-school, evening and weekend work.
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Start date late April 2020.
LOCATION: 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030
Please send resumes, references, and cover letters to Irm Diorio, Executive Director, at [email protected]
About the Position
The Maker Education Manager will work full-time (40 hours per week) to support the development and implementation of quality maker-led K-12 youth and teacher Outreach programs. Decatur Makers is seeking a dynamic, organized, self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills and a passion for making/tinkering as well as teaching (though no formal background/training required.) The majority of time will be spent supporting our new role as a hub in Maker Ed’s Making Spaces program by partnering with our local sites (schools, libraries, etc) to provide quality professional development to K-12 educators with a maker-led STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus; The Manager will participate in training and monthly video calls through the Making Spaces program. The remaining time will be spent developing and implementing curriculum for our free community programs (Girl Makers Club, Family Build Night, etc), supporting other youth and teacher Outreach in our larger community, and developing youth-centered classes and workshops in the makerspace. The expectation is that they will work closely with the executive director to help youth and teachers get more value from the space and our maker community. In particular, the job will require availability after school hours, weekday evenings, and weekends. This position includes a basic individual membership to Decatur Makers.
- Develop, coordinate and facilitate our K12 youth and teacher outreach curriculum/programs
- Work with youth and teachers to identify goals and/or needs for making experiences
- Identify and create connections/partnerships within our larger community that support the maker experiences of youth and educators
- Engage and support volunteers/mentors to participate in Outreach programs
- Other duties related to being a member of the Decatur Makers staff
- Self-directed and collaborative; Experience working well with others is a requirement
• Enjoy working with youth a must
• Ability to interact professionally and humbly with a diverse, inclusive community
- Knowledgeable of/experience with some aspects of making
• Willingness and interest in learning to use the equipment/tools we have available
• Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and problem-solving attitude at all times
• Experience developing, assessing, and managing projects from start to finish
• Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and a positive attitude
- Must be flexible and willing to adapt and adjust as needed in a changing, fast-paced environment