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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Makerspace - Mentor or Workshop Leader

Studio 775 is Lafayette Library's new mini-makerspace, opening in Summer 2018! We envision a collaborative, community-driven space where users can learn to use new tech tools in creative ways. We need volunteer mentors to assist, support, and encourage community members (teens and adults) as they learn to use new equipment and develop projects. 

Visit the Studio 775 web page

Position Summary

Mentors assist, support, and encourage community members (teens and adults) as they learn to use new equipment and develop projects. 

  • Seeking mentors of all ages with enthusiasm for learning and teaching tech.
  • Read the details below, then apply online

Responsibilities

  • Provide basic orientation to equipment/supplies and guide community members in their use.
  • Offer encouragement and support 
  • Offer specific guidance or workshops in areas of personal expertise 
  • Collaborate with library staff and other volunteers to develop projects 
  • Bring any serious concerns/issues to the attention of library staff 
  • Engage in your own learning and exploration by trying new things 
  • Keep the Makerspace tidy and organized
  • Attend monthly meetings at the library to share feedback with library staff and volunteers

Time Commitment

  • 3 hours per week

Qualifications

  • Skills with technology (3D printing!), engineering, music, science, photography/photo editing, OR curiosity and a commitment to developing such skills.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and make things
  • Experience and/or strong interest in working with others  
  • Patience and kindness

More Opportunities

We are also looking for community members interested in sharing their expertise—do you want to teach a class in coding, 3D printing, or something else? Have other questions? Fill out the Makerspace mentors application form and we will be in touch!

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