The Manager of The Hive will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and maintenance of “The Hive,” the Cambridge Public Library’s new STEAM creativity zone/makerspace. They will provide support to and instruction for staff, volunteers, and patrons on equipment and resources in The Hive. Additionally, they will contribute to the collaborative efforts of the Library STEAM team and Cambridge STEAM Initiative. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Leadership & Supervision
Communications & Training
Strategy and Planning
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned for the good of the department and library. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in science, technology, education or related field. 2-4 years of experience working in a makerspace setting or equivalent. Proven successful experience in science/STEAM education with a solid foundation in science, engineering, and/or math; Proficiency with digital design and fabrication tools and processes including 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering, sewing, virtual and augmented reality equipment, and other makerspace technologies. Technical sophistication including comfort with graphics and CAD applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Inkscape, Tinkercad, and Fusion 360; Experience with audio and video recording equipment and software including Adobe Audition and Premier; Ability to independently pick up new technical skills as needed; Proven successful experience in makerspace or digital fabrication education; Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting prioritizing groups and individuals who are traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented in STEM fields; Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups; Ability to thrive in a working environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups; Ability to identify and analyze a strategic direction and to develop and implement programs and activities to address areas of community interest/need; Outstanding project management skills; Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in an environment with a lot of change; Ability to train and lead others; Ability to creatively solve problems and negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner; Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate and establish effective working relationships; Ability to frequently adopt and teach new tools, software, and technology; Willingness to seek and develop an understanding of the role, mission and functioning of a large urban public library system; Able to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines; Ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple competing demands; Exceptionally self-motivated and self-directed; Exceptional customer service orientation. Ability to work with non-technically orientated end users; Experienced in external outreach with potential vendors and collaborative partners; Excellent judgment Tact Empathy Patience Maturity Sense of humor.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to read printed and online materials.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in “The Hive” and other assigned areas, including branches as needed. Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting at the library, including public and shared-office spaces. Normal workshop exposure to noise, stress and interruptions.
HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week. A flexible schedule is required including working some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events.
RATE: $76,028 - $89,964 + excellent benefits
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax (617) 349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 12/15/20. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
The Manager of The Hive will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and maintenance of “The Hive,” the Cambridge Public Library’s new STEAM creativity zone/makerspace. They will provide support to and instruction for staff…
excellent municipal benefit package
excellent municipal benefit package
Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax (617) 349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 12/15/20. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.
Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: email@example.com or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax (617…