Makerspace Facilitators support the physical and intellectual safety of students in CTD’s Challenge Labs. They maintain the materials, tools and other aspects of the makerspace. Facilitators further the creativity of students by demonstrating their genuine interest in students’ ideas and by encouraging students to use feedback from their own experimentation and from others to inform multiple design iterations.
Makerspace Times and Pay: Challenge Lab is open for afternoon sessions for three consecutive weeks. The per week stipend is $525.
2018 Dates and Locations: Summer enrichment program sessions by site:
Evanston - July 9-27, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of teaching experience.
Familiarity with makerspaces and ability to facilitate student-designed and driven creative and problem-solving work. Makerspace experience preferred.
Experience with hand tool use and safety measures preferred.
Strength and mobility to supervise active children indoors and on the playground, including the ability to run a short distance and lift a child weighing 30-40 pounds.
Establish a friendly, respectful workspace that encourages creativity and problem-solving.
Help to select appropriate challenge projects for student makers.
Choose and request appropriate materials for the makerspace in consultation with CTD administrators.
Ensure student safety by demonstrating appropriate use of tools and providing direct supervision or supervision by Challenge Lab Assistant at all times, including transition, bathroom and break times.
Review student medical notes (i.e. allergies/other medical needs) and uphold confidentiality policies.
Learn and implement CTD Policies and Procedures.
Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code among staff and students.
Assume program-related responsibilities as requested by site coordinator.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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