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Makerspace Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library (Watertown)

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a makerspace assistant to work in our off-site makerspace, Hatch. Located in donated commercial space at the Residence at Watertown Square (20 Summer St.), Hatch provides space, tools, materials, and instruction in a variety of maker technologies, crafts, and arts.

The Makerspace Assistant works under the direction of the Hatch Coordinator. This position is responsible for maintaining the makerspace, operating Hatch equipment, completing administrative tasks and assisting Hatch visitors alongside Hatch volunteers during weekend hours or at the direction of the Hatch Coordinator.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, this job is for you if:

You are familiar with the “maker movement” and consider yourself a maker
You are a self-directed learner and know how to figure things out
You are a details person
You like people and enjoy working with them
You believe in public service and the mission of libraries (and makerspaces run by libraries)

This is a part time position (18 hours a week) with no benefits. The schedule is Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-4:30. Two flexible 5 hour shifts during the week are required. The hourly rate is $20. Please read the full job description before applying.


Ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem solve a variety of hardware and software problems, including software and hardware that may be initially unfamiliar.

Experience serving people of diverse ages and cultural/ethnic/language backgrounds in a library, makerspace, or other informal or formal learning environment.

Experience working/familiarity with the operation and processes involved with 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, electronics, and the use of basic hand tools in a lab or educational setting is highly desirable.

Proficient with Google Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and the Adobe Suite.

Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities

Strong organizational skills

Strong attention to detail

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

Prefererence to applicants who submit by June 14. Open until filled.

How to Apply

To apply please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references as one PDF attachment to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at Preference will be given to applications received by June 14. The ideal candidate can begin work in July.


2019-06-10 |  Quick link to this job