LIBRARY SERVICES AIDE III - MAKERSPACE PROGRAM (Part Time Level 18)

  • City of Huntington Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, California
  • Aug 21, 2019
Temporary Library Services Public Health
  • Salary: $17.55 - $21.73 Hourly

Job Description

Hours worked per week may vary

Huntington Beach Public Library (HBPL) is seeking a Makerspace coordinator to develop and lead a Maker program for the Central Library. HBPL seeks a part-time engaged and dynamic innovator to lead their new Makerspace. The Makerspace will contain 3D printers, green screen and video equipment, iPad, laptops, sewing machines, and other maker materials.  The ideal candidate tinkers, makes, designs and seeks to constantly stay updated on new technology innovations. The incumbent is able to and is excited to work with patrons of all ages. HBPL encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

Note : This recruitment may close at any time, and will close when the hiring manager determines that enough qualified applications have been received. 
 
This is a Non-Perm, Part-Time position.

Temporary/part-time employment is restricted to 1,000 hours within a 12-month period (July 1 - June 30) and does not qualify to receive City benefits, except those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7½% of base earnings to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.  Further restrictions apply to CalPERS Retired Annuitants.
Examples of Essential Duties
  • Creating workshops and training for patrons and staff in areas including, but not limited to making, tinkering, innovation and design thinking
  • Researching, developing and prototyping innovative maker activities
  • Providing inspiration and support for patrons and staff in developing and implementing new innovative learning opportunities
  • Recruiting Makerspace volunteers
  • Creating and maintaining tutorials on how to use the machines in the space safely, as well as documenting student projects built in the space
  • Maintaining the machines, tools, materials, safe use and schedule of the Makerspace
  • Completes online or paper surveys to provide programmatic feedback

Note: The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The City at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
Qualifications
This position requires a high school diploma or an equivalent and training or experience equivalent to three years directly related to assignment area with demonstrated technical skills. Knowledge of and experience with physical programming, robotics, gaming and coding, wearable technology, using 3D printers, VR, Wacom, PCs and a variety of design software is desirable. 

By time of appointment, must have a valid California motor vehicle operator's license.  Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program due to the performance of field duties that may require operation of a City vehicle.
 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
  • An official City of Huntington Beach on-line job application must be filled out in its entirety.
  • Applications will be closely reviewed for relevant experience, education and training.
  • Applicants best meeting the City's needs will be invited to a department interview.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment a pre-placement drug screen (select positions), TB Screening and California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan fingerprinting must be completed with acceptable results.
  • Other background reports may also be conducted depending on the position.
  • Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification.
Please Note: Our primary means of communication with applicants is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application.
Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Public Employee Disaster Service Worker:  In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.