What does a Maker Corps Member do?
Maker Corps Members are maker-in-residences at participating organizations. Our Maker Corps 2016 partner sites represent an inclusive spectrum of youth-serving organizations and programs with many museums, libraries, schools and school districts, science centers, after-school and community-based programs– and because Maker Ed recognizes and encourages a wide variety of making– every partner site is unique in their program offerings and audience. Read about our past Maker Corps partners here.
Who can apply?
Maker Corps Members come from a large variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. Ideal Maker Corps Members possess:
- Interest in creativity, DIY art and science projects, and making things.
- Passion for educating.
- Ability to engage effectively with children, adults, and organization staff.
- Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills.
- Awareness and sensitivity in interacting with diverse populations.
Curious about past Maker Corps Members? We have a profile series featuring past Maker Corps Members: Meet a Maker.
- 50% of a Maker Corps Member’s time must be dedicated to direct service– engaging children and families in creative making opportunities, while gaining experience serving as a community leader. Maker Corps Members will also spend a portion of their time as makers-in-residence, focused on developing ideas and programs for their partner site.
- Maker Corps Members are required to participate in the Maker Corps online community by contributing stories, photos, reflections, etc.
- Applicants must live, or be willing to relocate to, a community hosting a Maker Corps program. Note that the Maker Ed will not cover any additional moving and/or housing expenses. However, some partner sites may provide assistance. Please inquire specifically about these needs in your application.
Submit your application today! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org