MakerMobile is recruiting this summer
We need an energetic and motivated person to join us on our Grand Tour of BC, which will be taking place between July 10th and August 6th. Weâ€™ve partnered with two library federations to visit 19 towns in north-central and north-eastern BC, bringing tons of maker fun and hands-on tech education to communities who will really appreciate and benefit from it. Weâ€™ll be offering programs for kids, teens and youth so we expect a real mix of content and customers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to get valuable experience in the ‘maker educationâ€™ (a.k.a. STEM/STEAM) field. The job will pay a modest hourly rate, plus accommodation and a food allowance. Youâ€™ll walk away from this one-of-a-kind experience having seen a lot of beautiful BC and with cash in your pocket, plus youâ€™ll give your resume a valuable boost.
Weâ€™ll be taking two vehicles with us … the MakerMobile truck (obviously) and a very comfortable, smooth, quiet and air conditioned Toyota Camry hybrid, allowing us to take turns driving and rack up the miles in comfort!
The person weâ€™re looking for could be a teacher or a student with an interest or experience in technology, design, fixing and making things. However, you donâ€™t have to come from any particular field (eg tech ed.) or background … weâ€™re interested in what you can do, not necessarily in what certificates you can show us. If you are a maker, tinkerer, hacker, designer or creative person of any stripe, who likes to be around people and has a strong interest in skills sharing, weâ€™d love to talk to you, so drop us (‘teamâ€™) an email at makermobile.org to begin the conversation. The role includes:
- Hosting and facilitating workshops
- Taking photos and videos of the events
- General assistance and problem-solving
- Sharing in the driving
And beyond …
Looking further ahead, weâ€™d love to find someone to join our team on an ongoing basis. This is not a salaried position - itâ€™s an opportunity for someone with a self-employed mindset - and who is committed to STEM education - to design and deliver educational content through the MakerMobile platform, and to work with us to recognize and develop opportunities. This does not need to be full time, so you can continue doing what youâ€™re doing as, together, we build MakerMobile into an even bigger success than it is currently. Want to make a career out of STEM education? Talk to us about making it a reality!