Apply for a student staff position at Moffitt MakerSpace!

September 9, 2016
The Moffitt MakerSpace is being set up as a general access Makerspace on the first floor of Moffitt Library. The goal of this exciting initiative is to create opportunity for all members of the UC Berkeley community to explore maker ­related activities, with the lowest possible barrier of entry, and to serve as a referral point to direct participants to locations for further exploration. This initiative is meant to align with and complements the offerings of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation​. We are also working in close collaboration with existing student groups participating in the Bridges Makerspace Council (BMC ​ ).
The Moffitt MakerSpace will be operated primarily by student staff and will feature support for core maker activities such as CAD design, 3D printing, digital prototyping with digital components (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi), simple introductory robotics (e.g., LEGO MindStorms), digital graphic signage and emblem design and production (e.g., Vinyl Cutter), as well as traditional craft and hand tool based design activities for wood and fabrics. It will also offer training programs that provide both online (e.g., self­paced) and in­person (e.g., workshop and small group) learning opportunities to help and guide students learning both the basics (e.g. safety and basic use of equipment, use of software applications) and more advanced tutorials for projects and guided learning activities.
  • Ability to make sound, reasoned decisions while working without supervision
  • Strong interest in learning more about prototyping and fabrication equipment, tools, skills, etc.
  • Desire to be part of and contribute to a wonderful new space serving the campus community
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and adaptability
  • Effective interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills
  • Work­study eligibility
  • Prior experience with makerspaces, prototyping/fabrication equipment, and/or design
  • Prior experience with Jacobs Institute courses and equipment (e.g., Type A 3D printer)

Submit one PDF or Word document with the three following sections: 

  • Current resume
  • 1 paragraph about why you’re interested in this job

Please email your application to jobs­ For the email subject line, write “Student Staff Makerspace I Application, Fall 2016”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For questions, please email jobs­