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Makerspace Coordinator

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

Job Details

Makerspace Coordinator

Job no: 539653
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Part Time, Library, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification: Library Services Specialist III
Hours: Part-time / 20 hours per week
FLSA: Non-exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $2,318* per month
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date: May 27, 2024
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled - Internal CSUMB Applicants Only


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California's Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation's largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year.

With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students' lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB's sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.

As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the (direct supervision) and day-to-day work direction of the Library Dean, the incumbent will oversee activities in the library makerspace, collaborate with key stakeholders in planning, organizing, and conducting programming, and coordinate the training and scheduling of student employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide day-to-day oversight of Makerspace activities in the library
  • Assist Makerspace users in using the space and equipment
  • Supervise student assistants
  • Facilitate workshops and learning opportunities
  • Provide training on tools and equipment and assure that all safety protocols are observed

Provide day-to-day administrative support for Makerspace
  • Maintain physical organization of the space
  • Maintain supply inventory
  • Maintain records of makerspace usage
  • Coordinate the makerspace schedule
  • Document and showcase projects via Instagram and LibGuides
  • Maintain existing repository of video tutorials on using makerspace

Other Functions:
  1. Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
  2. Participate in programs, services, library wide meetings, workgroups, and campus programs as needed and appropriate.


Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures and an in depth knowledge of library policies and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures. Thorough knowledge of institutions and library's policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to information resources. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training employees in new work procedures, assigning work, organizing work flow and establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input to performance evaluations and promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness.

Skills: Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods. Full proficiency in the use of makerspace equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, and other fabrication equipment. Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems. Strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal reports and written and visual presentations on makerspace resources and present them to our user community. Strong organizational skills to oversee and lead work flow in assigned area.

Abilities: Ability to investigate and research more complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information. Demonstrated expertise in using library makerspace materials and equipment, and the ability to connect makerspace activities with teaching and learning. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, academic environment.


Equivalent to a completion of a high school education or equivalent certification and three years of related library experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Facility in using makerspace arts and crafts and fabrication equipment
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • A strong customer service attitude and commitment.

  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Experience in makerspace-based design and fabrication using a range of materials and tools
  • Ability to set up, operate, and maintain makerspace fabrication devices, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and soldering stations.
  • Work experience in a makerspace designed for educational or community environments.
  • Experience supervising student workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
  • Demonstrated initiative and adaptability to change.
  • Ability to prioritize among many competing needs and projects with different timelines.
  • Experience working in a diverse and multicultural environment in an academic setting.
  • Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Adobe Illustrator, CAD, and Google mail and calendaring programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB's Vision.

    • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
    • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097 as a condition of employment
    • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


    Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

    The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.


    CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


    For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

    CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


    CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

    CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


    CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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