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Lab Coordinator - Maker Space Support

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Lab Coordinator - Maker Space Support

About the Opportunity

The Maker Space Lab Support Coordinator will assist with the day-to-day operations of the Makerspaces within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). Assist with the installation, instruction, maintenance, and safe use of all equipment, technology, and machinery in a maker space setting which includes woodworking, additive manufacturing, and CNC technology. This position will assist in the management, coordination, and training of a team of student staff to supervise all open hours of facilities, and will directly supervise various weekly open hours. Conduct Shop Safety Trainings, and orientations on foundation and fabrication-oriented skills both in response to curricular needs as well as in their own specialty. Coordinates with CAMD Maker Space Manager to ensure all practices are in compliance with university safety policies. Works with faculty, staff, and students as necessary for effective operation of equipment, software, and machinery for instruction, course projects, and research. Assist with repair and/or schedule repair and maintenance of machinery. Be available during classes for problem solving and training faculty, staff, and students as appropriate. Provides support to departments for special events that rely on CAMD's IT/AV infrastructure. Tracks and updates makerspace inventory. Completes other fabrication or instructional related projects/duties as needed. This position is required to work outside regular working hours on an infrequent basis as needed for maintenance, training, supervision, admissions, and outreach.


Bachelors degree in Architecture, Art, Design, Engineering, or related field required, or 3 Years-experience instructing in a Maker Space type of environment. Experience with wood fabrication, 3-D printing, and CNC machinery is essential. The candidate must have strong problem-solving, organization, and communication skills; a keen eye for safety; and be able to work independently. The ability to lift 50 lbs is a necessity.

Experience with Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Fusion360, and/or similar design software a strong plus.

We encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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