Makerspace Program Coordinator
Salary $6,218.88 – $7,557.88 Monthly
Location South Novato, CA
Job Type Full Time, Regular
Department Marin County Free Library
Job Number 1364-22-07
Closing 8/15/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
Differential 5% for Bilingual
Equal Employment Opportunity
The County of Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color, women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Individuals with Disabilities
If you are a person with a disability and are unable to complete an online application or require an accommodation to participate in a recruitment, you must contact Human Resources at least five work days in advance of the testing step or interview. Please contact the Human Resources Staffing Division at (415) 473-2126 (CRS DIAL 711) .
At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here. Read on to find out more about this opportunity:
The Marin County Free Library (MCFL) is a special taxing district that operates ten branch libraries in Marin under the authority of the Board of Supervisors. MCFL’s mission is to provide welcoming, equitable and inclusive opportunities for all to connect, learn and explore. It delivers public library services to the residents of the unincorporated areas of the County and the cities of Corte Madera, Fairfax and Novato.
The Marin County Free Library is an innovative, entrepreneurial, and dynamic civic institution that is committed to providing exceptional services to a community that cares deeply about the library and encourages the library to assume a critical role in making the community strong, equitable, resilient, and progressive. MCFL is committed to cultural responsiveness and the inclusion of those with multiple perspectives and backgrounds in our decision making.ABOUT THE POSITION
Supervised by the Branch Manager, the Library Technology Program Coordinator is responsible for creating diverse, community-focused, STEAM-based programs at the South Novato Library Makerspace, headquartered on the Marinovation Learning Center (MLC) campus. MLC is a unique partnership between Marin County Free Library, Novato Unified School District, and local non-profit XR Libraries to run an innovative joint-use School-Community Library and Makerspace focused on 21st century learning outcomes and family-centered programming using a cradle to career framework.
The Library Technology Program Coordinator instructs youth in the Makerspace, performs outreach to schools and the community, and collaborates with Library and XR Libraries staff on projects large and small, in addition to responsibility to hire, train, and supervise teen Webstar interns.ABOUT YOU
The ideal Marin County Free Library candidate works effectively both independently and in a team environment; recognizes and respects cultural differences; has a firm commitment to addressing social equity issues and improving educational outcomes for children; is passionate and enthusiastic about library services; and recognizes that the library is a place where information transforms lives. Experience working in underserved communities is highly desirable.
The ideal Library Technology Program Coordinator understands that equity and inclusion must be built into the foundation of making, inventing, and learning environments. They enjoy engaging with and instructing youth and collaborating on the MLC with the small, yet diverse South Novato team. The ideal candidate is flexible and able to change focus when needed, comfortable in the Makerspace and interacting with patrons in the Library. The ideal candidate enjoys information sharing and collaborating with makers and colleagues within the greater Marin County Free Library. They are creative, life-long learners who are passionate about building community with students, schools, local organizations, and library patrons of all ages. They must be knowledgeable of cutting-edge technologies with innovative ideas about integrating technology such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and Makey Makey into programming. Bilingual skills are highly desirable.
When it comes to building community and encouraging creativity and invention: they can, and they will.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide for the required knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification. Typically, completion of two years of college or technical training in computer science or a field closely related to the assignment, and one year of experience teaching or presenting information to audiences.
Experience with program development and technology instruction is highly desirable.
Certificates and Licenses:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving history as obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles may be required for some assignments. ABOUT THE PROCESS
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Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.
Important Information: Pursuant to the Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer it is required that all County employees confirm their vaccination status. Depending on work assignment and applicable Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, an Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer requires unvaccinated individuals to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings. Masks are not required for employees that are fully vaccinated, however the County strongly recommends employees who are vaccinated continue to wear face coverings in all indoor office settings for the safety of our employees, visitors, and residents.
Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.AgencyCounty of MarinAddress3501 Civic Center Drive
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