The manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's MAKESHOP, Rebecca Grabman, contacted IUP professors to share the following job opportunity!
This summer we're looking to hire three Maker Corps members to work with us to provide making/tinkering/hacking experiences for our community. Two other sites in town -- Assemble and Millvale Community Library -- are also seeking applicants. Nina Barbudo over at Assemble passed along your emails as possible contacts to help us spread the word to interested folks!
The positions are full-time and paid, for the duration of the summer. The rate is $7.25/hr, 40-hours a week (approximately June 1 to August 30, but dates and hours are somewhat flexible and may vary between the sites). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, but can come from any background or area of interest!
Ideal candidates should enjoy trying new things, working with their hands, teaching and learning, brainstorming, failing, iterating, prototyping, experimenting, creating, discovering, and goofing around. They should also be willing to learn and teach processes like sewing, woodworking, soldering, simple robotics, weaving on a loom, using the laser cutter, etc, etc. We're an exhibit space within Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, but we work with a wide range of ages, including adults.
More information about last year's program and some of our hopes for this year can be found here. The website also has information about Assemble and Millvale Community Library's programs.
She attached the official, "though generic" according to her, job description, which I've posted here. Applications can be submitted through the Maker Corps Website, but if you have any questions or would like more information, she encouraged us to contact her! Her information is:
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Office: 412.322.5058, ext. 219
www.pittsburghkids.org || www.makeshoppgh.org
Happy applying and making, everyone!