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JOB OPENING: PROJECT ASSISTANT/LAB TECH

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Update 3/27/23: The position has been filled. Thank you to everyone who applied.


Posted 2/23/23. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.














Job Description:

The Project Assistant/Lab Tech will assist with workshops, events, and initiatives by providing

instructional, promotional, and technical support. They will serve as a liaison for the Design Lab within the Madjax Maker Community and beyond — helping existing members realize their projects with our equipment, and generating outside interest within the community.


Primary Duties:

  • Assist resident makers and staff with the planning, promotion, and implementation of

  • community-based maker workshops and initiatives

  • Assist workshop instructors by helping participants during workshop events

  • Provide technical support and instruction on Design Lab equipment to members

  • Participate in the development and implementation of outreach activities and interactive demonstrations in public settings such as local schools and community events

  • Embody our strategic vision and promote the implementation of our mission: empowering makers to explore their passions, exercise their skills, and share them with the community


Supporting Duties:

  • Development and distribution of promotional materials for events and initiatives

  • Development of social media posts and public communications

  • Administrative and operational support for the design and fabrication labs


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma with some college experience or technical training

  • Working knowledge and experience with any technology-based fabrication equipment and associated design software is preferred (including but not limited to 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills, sublimation printers, 3D modeling and graphic design programs, etc.)

  • Willingness and capacity to learn how to use unfamiliar equipment and/or software

  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing

  • Problem-solving attitude, along with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Customer service skills: confidence with public interaction and instructional assistance

  • Team player: willing to collaborate with others to realize successful projects and generate interest within the surrounding community

Details:

  • Part-time hourly

  • Grant Funded

  • Reports to: Director of Initiatives and Partnerships

  • Pay Rate: starting at $12/hour

To apply, email a cover letter and resumé to Kyra Zylstra, Director of Initiatives and Partnerships, at kyra@madjax.org.

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