Senior Specialist - Makerspace
Job Number: P485
Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Information Technology, Library
Senior Specialist - Makerspace
$51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience
Job Summary/Basic Function
Provide technical, functional, and operational support for the Walker Library Makerspace. This position works collaboratively with the Assistant Manager (of Library Technology) to support and advance a complex computing and fabrication environment. Apply knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems to coordinate student and faculty use of fabrication, design hardware, and software in the Makespace. This position is essential to supporting student success and experiential learning through multimedia equipment, specialized software, technical assistance and project design. Provide high-level project management for all active Makerspace projects. Guide students, faculty, and staff through individual or group consultation on projects using available technology and tools; make purchase recommendations for new equipment and software. Responsible for creating and delivering training and instruction on available technology and software, including a laser cutter/etcher, computer numeric controlled routers, vinyl plotter, 3D printers, hand tools, VR(virtual reality) headsets, AR(augmented reality) headsets, micro controllers, microcomputers, soldering, and electronic prototyping. Create, coordinate, and deliver training and instruction, supervise approximately 30 student employees working in the Makerspace. Design and produce demonstration and promotional items for the Makerspace. Provide curriculum enrichment and informational services to classes who visit the Makerspace. Perform other duties as assigned and contribute to special projects. While the primary schedule for this position is 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday, flexibility is required to support special shift projects and events
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, Multimedia Arts, Digital Design, or a related field.
Required Related Experience
3-5 years progressively responsible full-time experience that must include design, fabrication, makerspace equipment, including the installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of microcomputers (Windows/Mac) and associated peripherals.
Desirable Related Experience
Five (5) years of professional experience as described above in a medium to large organization or higher education environment preferred. Two (2) years prior work experience in a library.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter & Resume Required
MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
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- Vacation and Sick Leave
- 13 paid University holidays
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement plans
- Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
- Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2021AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email email@example.com.
Application Review Date: August 25, 2022
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