Makerspace Graduate Assistantship

A 10 hour/week graduate student research assistant position is available for the period August 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 in the Kenan Science Library (G301 Venable Hall).  Hours are between 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Friday, and 4 p.m. –8 p.m. Sunday. Pay is $668.21 per month (no tuition reimbursement).

The Kenan Science Library Makerspace is part of the University Libraries’ Research Hub. It enables UNC students, staff, and faculty to explore emerging technologies and foster a creative community of makers and making. The Makerspace provides access to 3D design tools, 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics & soldering, and sewing. See some of our projects on our website.

 Primary responsibilities

  • Staff the Kenan Library Makerspace
  • Responsible for opening & closing the library and checking out books and technology when full-time staff are not available
  • Responsible for daily 3D printing operations
  • Provide consultations on 3D design and scanning
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of equipment in the Kenan Makerspace
  • Teach small group workshops
  • Assist with outreach events, documentation, communication, and assessment
  • Other projects as assigned

 Required qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters
  • Aptitude for learning and troubleshooting new technologies
  • Ability to teach workshops and conduct demonstrations
  • Flexible; adaptable; comfortable with experimentation and self-directed learning
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working with the public
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

 Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with any of the following: 3D printing, 3D scanning, design software, electronics, soldering, textiles/sewing, prototyping, crafting
  • Teaching experience
  • Graphics, photography, or web design experience

 To Apply

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

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