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Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Infographic for Design Lab Technician Position. Info is in the blog post body.

Update 9/14 – Applications are closed, and we are now in the process of interviewing selected candidates. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Design Lab Technician Job Description and Information

Job Description:

The Design Lab Tech will assist with Design Lab operations as well as provide support for maker-led workshops and programs. They will assist lab members, makers, and workshop attendees by providing instructional and one-on-one project support, as well as equipment training and technical support for the fabrication equipment and software in the Design Lab. They will assist the Design Lab Manager with general operations, equipment maintenance, in-house projects, group training sessions, and promoting the lab to prospective members.

Primary Duties:

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

  • Learn and maintain familiarity with each piece of equipment and associated software in the lab

  • Assist the Lab Manager with general operations, training sessions, equipment maintenance, internal projects, consumables inventory, and promoting the lab to prospective members

  • 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

  • Familiarize members with lab policies and enforce them as necessary

  • Conduct tours of the lab for guests and prospective members

  • Maintain a clean and organized lab environment

  • Assist in the development of equipment training materials

  • 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:

  • Assist in the development and/or distribution of promotional materials

  • Assist the Director of Initiatives and Partnerships with outreach activities and events


  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • 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.)

  • Working knowledge and experience with woodworking and/or other shop equipment is preferred

  • 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

This position reports to the Design Lab Manager and pays $12–$15/hour, depending on prior experience. To apply, email your resume and a brief cover letter to Andrew Arthur, Design Lab Manager, at

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