Job: Makerspace Manager at Temple University Libraries

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Matt Shoemaker

Mar 21, 2022, 10:07:22 AM3/21/22
to Greater Philadelphia Digital Humanities Group
Hello all,

Temple University libraries is hiring a makerspace manager for the Loretta C Duckworth Scholars Studio.  Please see below for the position details.  You can find the job posting and apply at this link:

Makerspace Manager - Charles Library - (22000888)

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including close to 40,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

Reporting to the Academic Information Technology and Support Technician (AITST) in the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio, the Makerspace Manager enlists best practices in library maker space implementation and is responsible for providing an interdisciplinary learning environment and a culture of critical making and innovation. In collaboration with the AITST, assists in the planning and coordination of maker-based research projects and related programming. Other major responsibilities include makerspace programming, supports faculty and students in grant work overseen by the AITST, coordinates the use of hardware and software tools, provides training and technical assistance, generates reports, and defines milestones in support of the library’s strategic plan.  Manages and maintains the physical area and equipment of the library’s makerspace. Handles the training of students, faculty, and staff in the safe use of making methods, materials, and equipment. Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Fine Arts or other art related degree or Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field and two years of comprehensive experience in a makerspace environment. 3D modeling experience. Demonstrated experience with a variety of digital fabrication tools (3D Printers, Laser Cutters, CNC, etc.). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to create an approachable, beginner-friendly, experience-oriented atmosphere for patrons
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Ability to learn and understand the digital devices 
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collaborative work environment.
*Demonstrated organizational skills and abilities in managing timelines.
*Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
*Ability to work independently and innovatively with minimal direction.

*Master’s degree in a related field
*Lab management experience
*Supervisory experience

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

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You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Matt Shoemaker (he/him
Head, Loretta C. Duckworth Scholar's Studio
Temple University Library (
Charles Library, Room 324, 1900 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-3435 | Email:
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