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Manager of the Hive (Temporary), Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge)

Department:
Libraries
Job Title:
Manager of the Hive (Temporary)
Job Code:
M661-001
Civil Service Position:
Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation:
None
Hours Per Week:
37.5-hour workweek. Initial schedule: Mondays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm- 9:00 pm, Wednesdays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Thursdays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Fridays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm. Temporary position anticipated through June 9, 2023.
ABOUT THE CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY:

With over 150 employees and seven locations, the Library operates as a unified system to offer free library services and programs to everyone in the community. At the Cambridge Public Library, we welcome all, inspire minds and empower community. We support a Cambridge where everyone has equitable opportunities to learn, people live their best lives, and democracy thrives. We invite you to review our new strategic plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manager of The Hive (Temporary) will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of "The Hive," the Cambridge Public Library's makerspace. They will provide leadership support to staff and patrons on equipment and resources in The Hive. Additionally, they will contribute to the collaborative efforts of the Library STEAM team and Cambridge STEAM Initiative. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

General Operations

Oversees the daily operations of The Hive, ensuring it is a safe and welcoming space for all, particularly for groups and individuals who are traditionally underserved or underrepresented in STEM fields
Engages library users in making, creating, and designing with technology and equipment
Ensures proper calibration, functioning, maintenance, and requisition of equipment and tools, and ventilation
Supports the operations of the daily schedule, workflows, and duties, ensuring sufficient coverage from staff
Throughout the temporary position, increase working knowledge of industry-standard graphic software applications, digital output software, 3D modeling, scanning, AR/VR production, and multimedia production, and other related technologies
Responsible for inventory of the space including tracking equipment and identifying and following up on any equipment needing repair or replacement
Uphold processes and workflows to make an outstanding patron experience from project idea to execution
Maintains appropriate standards of behavior per the CPL Behavior Policy, ensuring mutual respect and safety in programs; enforces policies of the space and the library
Ensures spaces, equipment, and community use are compliant with safety measures
Instructional Services

Leads in-person and virtual workshops and provides assistance with use of the various technologies
Manages the training of staff, volunteers, and patrons on safety and operation of equipment
Oversees the badging process for users
Produces and updates educational manuals and resources for distribution to staff, volunteers, and patrons
Advises patrons on utilizing equipment and processes for individual projects
In partnership with the Manager of STEAM Programs, schedules workshop and studio booking times each month
Provides technical assistance for special events and visiting maker instructors who utilize The Hive space and equipment
Creates an environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate for a range of learning activities
Supports "maker" programs in all library locations and travels to branches to assist with staff training and programs
Leadership & Supervision

Supervise staff and volunteers who work in The Hive
Observe and documents staff performance for goal-setting and future evaluations
Acts as a member of the Library Leadership team, attending meetings and disseminating essential information
Communications & Training

Communicates effectively with the public, staff, and administration; promotes both The Hive and overarching STEAM program philosophies, goals, and results
Maintains relationships and partnerships within the community to foster collaborative programs and services around creative making in the community
Assists with promotion of The Hive resources and services internally and externally
Hosts demonstrations for orientation and community engagement events
Strategy and Planning

Support outreach to the community to invite and engage a diverse group of people to participate in The Hive programs
Advances The Hive and the greater Library as destinations in the City to discover, learn, and experience new technologies and STEAM opportunities
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned for the good of the department and library.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor's degree required
The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.?? Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies
In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part of or all of the required elements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Commitment to doing all work through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism
Demonstrated ability in STEAM education, maker technologies, physical and digital creative design tools, and equipment
Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting prioritizing groups and individuals who are traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented in STEM fields
Ability to adopt and teach new tools, software, and technology
Outstanding project management skills
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and communication skills necessary to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups
Willingness to be flexible, adaptable and handle stressful situations smoothly
Able to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines
Exceptionally self-motivated and self-directed
Tact Empathy Patience Maturity Sense of humor
Preferred:

Team leadership and/or management experience preferred
 



PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment, AV equipment, mobile devices, and makerspace technologies. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to manipulate equipment which may be heavy and/or intricate. Ability to access files and operate a variety of prototyping machines including laser cutting systems, 3D printers, CNC routers, vinyl cutters, plastics forming systems and other power equipment. This may require lifting and positioning raw materials and/or products, loading materials into machines, fabricating working models of product ideas. Ability to pay attention to details and concentrate on tasks despite frequent interruptions and moderate noise levels.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Primarily works in Hive Makerspace; Works in other assigned areas, including offices, training rooms, library locations, and community spaces as necessary. May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, or masks. Conditions in the Hive Makerspace are typical of a workshop and may include moving mechanical parts, high noise levels, occasional odors, dust, heat, vibration, and the presence of chemicals.

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:  Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance; Vacation and Sick leave eligible; Personal days; 14 Paid Holidays; City employee transportation benefits (T-Pass reimbursement, Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle).    

HOURS OF WORK:  37.5-hour workweek.  Initial schedule:  Mondays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm- 9:00 pm, Wednesdays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Thursdays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Fridays, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm.

Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is required. This temporary position is anticipated to run through June 9, 2023.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary Range

$40.36 - $47.76  / hour

Salary Notes

In 7 steps

Closing Date

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 12/01/22. Position will remain open until filled.



THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Posted

2022-11-08 |  Quick link to this job