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JOB: Coordinator of Digital Makerlab, Liberty Science Center

We are looking for a Coordinator of Digital Makerlab that will support and promote the use of innovative digital technology from the Makerspace movement.
Submissions should come to Francisco Montes by email as a PDF attachment that includes the cover letter and resume as one document.
Position Overview
The Coordinator of Digital MakerLab plans, teaches, and organizes STEM Educational programs at
Liberty Science Center that support and promote the use of innovative digital technology within the
Makerspace movement. The Digital MakerLab programs will have a heavy focus on computer-based
programming. The Coordinator identifies, develops, and teaches program content for diverse audiences,
trains and mentors other presenters, and collaborates inter-divisionally to promote educational
technology programs to a variety of student and adult audiences. The Coordinator of Digital MakerLab
programs will report to the Senior Coordinator of MakerLab and Innovation Lab.
To land this role you must have an insatiable curiosity and knowledge about the ever-converging worlds
of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and culture! You love to tinker, create, design,
and build. Not only are you knowledgeable about emerging technologies, such as augmented reality,
virtual reality, and mobile apps, but also understand how to incorporate these technologies in a
MakerLab vision and strategy. You also excel at teaching children, teens, adults and families in an
informal setting and already have some experience teaching computer coding, computer programming,
and Arduino.
Key Responsibilities:
● Lead and assist in the delivery of lab-based technology workshops and establish an environment
conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of our
audience members.
● Collaborate in the research and development of new technology-based programs for school
groups, family audiences, and scout groups.
● In consultation with the Senior Coordinator of MakerLab, implement new creative content that
bridges emerging technologies with the makerspace movement.
● Develop and facilitate teacher professional development workshops for K-12 teachers aligned
with the New Jersey State Learning Standards in Science (Next Generation Science Standards).
● Oversee equipment, supply inventory, and track budget expenses for programs.
● Make recommendations to IT staff for the addition of new software, hardware, and content
associated with Digital MakerLab programs.
● Collaborate on developing and producing creative solutions that serve to strengthen LSC’s
brand, mission, and revenue.
● Other duties, as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● In-depth understanding of the creative culture of the Maker movement, including movers and
shakers in the science and tech world
● Strong project management and time management skills, including the ability to manage
multiple projects simultaneously, delivering on budget and within deadline
● Working knowledge of Google platform, Arduino, and TinkerCad
● Understanding of current trends in educational technology for formal and informal education
● K-12 curriculum development aligned with New Jersey State Learning Standards in Science (Next
Generation Science Standards) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
● Understanding of emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality systems, Auto
Desk, Arduino, 3D printing software, and various programming languages.
● Hobbyist of tinkering, computer programming and robotics.
● Competence in HTML/CSS, Java, JavaScript, C++, Python
Preferred Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or education
● Experience in creating a fun and engaging environment to students and various audiences
● Minimum of three years of teaching experience in an informal or formal setting
● Experience in curriculum development
● Excellent communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills
Preferred Professional Experience
● 1+ years of experience with augmented/virtual reality and Occulus Rift technology
● 2+ years of experience developing and implementing teacher professional development
● Experience in Minecraft and similar sandbox-based computer games
● Familiarity with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, HTC Vive, and Lego Mindstorms
The Coordinator of Digital MakerLab must be available to work either Saturday or Sunday and
occasionally in the evenings.
This position might require travel within the Tri-state region.
Work Environment
Liberty Science Center is located in a beautiful state park in Jersey City, New Jersey, with easy access to
free parking, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and the NJ Path train. All employees have access to an on-
site café, a terrace with stunning NYC views, and on-site yoga.
Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to work in a computer
lab. The ability to work for long periods of time at a computer is required. The ability to lift 30 pounds
and to perform repetitive motions is required. This position also must tolerate noise and extensive
public speaking, often in noisy environments.
To apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF document to Francisco Montes,,
expressing why you are a good fit for this role.
Liberty Science Center (LSC) is committed to a diverse workforce. It is LSC’s policy to provide equal
treatment and consideration of all employees and qualified job applicants without regard to race, color,
creed, national origin or ancestry, age, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion,
sex, sexual orientation, marital status, military service status, disability, genetic information, or any other
characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
Liberty Science Center is a non-smoking facility.