Monthly Archives: October 2016

Develop Professionally with Maker Ed.

Mapping Making: Charting a Path for Your Maker Educator Practice

Fall 2016 online courseedu training

Maker Ed.’s Mapping Making: Charting a Path for your Maker Educator Practice is made up of five-session online modules that introduce you to important aspects of making and maker education. Each module takes you through a cycle of making, reflecting, sharing, and implementing with the goal of mapping out key elements of your maker practice:

  • Community
  • Space / Curriculum
  • Tools & Materials

As you take these elements into account, engage in the modules, and reflect on your experience, as well as the experiences of your peers, we will map out these three elements, and their potential intersections, related to your maker practice. By the end of the course, you with have a detailed “next-steps” plan based on your specific goals, needs, and educational environment. The “next-steps” plan is your final course assignment and is due Dec. 4th.

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Maker Educator Position Announcement

Apply to be a Maker Educator at the Newark Museum

Position Title:                                Part Time MakerSPACE Educator
Department:                                   Education
Reporting Relationship:              Reports to MakerSPACE Manager
Opening Date:                                September 30, 2016
Closing Date:                                  October 14, 2016

Position Objective:
Under the supervision of the MakerSPACE Manager, the MakerSPACE Educator will be responsible for delivering youth, family, and adult ‘maker’ programs connected to the Museum’s collections.  The MakerSPACE Educator will also assist in developing innovative and experimental uses of the MakerSPACE in connection to the whole Museum.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Museum’s education department in designing and planning creative hands-on ‘maker’ lessons and programs for children, families, and adults.
  • Welcome and engage visitors to the MakerSPACE including facilitating drop-in activities and hands-on interactives.
  • Lead formal and informal program and activities in the Museum’s MakerSPACE, including drop-in activities, community events, workshops, and school programs.
  • Conduct research on the museum’s collections, exhibitions and MakerSPACE applications.
  • Document projects using photography, video and writing.
  • Work with the Director of Interpretation and Evaluation to evaluate and assess maker activities using provided observational rubrics and structured formal and informal interviews.
  • Facilitate the operation of tools and maintain a safe environment for visitors.
  • Maintain tools in proper working and safe condition including Mill, lathe, CNC Router, Laser cutter, 3D printers and more.
  • Keep up-to-date inventory or supplies and materials and maintain organization of inventory.

Qualifications:

  • Working toward or holding a Bachelor’s Degree in education, art, technology or related field.
  • Knowledge of art, science, technology, and computer science.
  • One or more years’ experience working with children in an educational setting, i.e., school teacher, enrichment program, after-school programs, and summer camp.
  • Familiarity with project-based learning and child development.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Familiarity with specialized MakerSPACE equipment, like 3D printers, computer programming and Arduino microcontrollers.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Human Resources

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

humanresources@newarkmuseum.org