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Makerspace Facilitator, Simmons University, (Boston, MA)


The Simmons Makerspace is a student-led innovation hub for creative activity, entrepreneurial inquiry, exploration of robotics and technology, academic and extracurricular projects, and community outreach and engagement. In our Makerspace, imagination, ingenuity, innovation, and inquiry spark the collaborative creation of new artifacts and ideas.


The Facilitator is responsible for overseeing Makerspace operations, student staffing and serves as a liaison to curricular, co curricular, and outreach activities that contribute to the Makerspace vision. Once the facilitator is familiar with the equipment and supplies some activities include:

  • Manage and support creative activities at Simmons including workshops, special events and classes
  • Develop documentation on equipment usage and trainings to Makerspace users
  • Oversee student worker schedule and orientations/trainings
  • Develop, purchase, organize, and maintain a collection of making equipment, and supplies
  • Monitor and manage space utilization and access policies; collect usage data and information

This position is in-person, with occasional opportunities for remote work. 

The expected time commitment is 10-15 hours a week.

The expected pay is $16/hour depending on experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Curiosity about creative skills, design, entrepreneurship, tools, and technologies
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to provide group and one-on-one instruction
  • Familiarity with Google Suite for communication and collaboration

How to Apply

Please apply through WorkDay and submit a resume. For questions about this position please email [email protected]

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 (“My Experience”) of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices–at all levels, for all positions–ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.