Hiring: Makerspace Sessions Coordinator

Are you:

  • Passionate about hands-on-learning and teaching?
  • Comfortable working with people of all ages?
  • Constantly curious and wanting to learning new things?
  • Looking to work in a practical environment?
  • Someone who thrives on ordered chaos and a bit of an admin superstar?

A fixed term role exists for a makerspace Sessions Coordinator to support and coordinate aspects of Tinkd Makerspace sessions and activities for January-June 2023. This is an on-site “contact” role working from our location at 148 Durham Street, Tauranga.

This is a job share role working up 15 hours a week with the possibility to add more hours during the contract period. The pay will be based on skills and experience.

Currently we run the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 5-8pm
  • Thursday 5-8pm
  • Sunday 9am-12pm

Additional sessions to be added:

  • Week day during school hours to accommodate home-school, schools and community groups
  • Another evening session

General duties include:

  • Ensure venue is cleaned and sanitised and fit for purpose – after each session and on a daily basis
  • Keeping storage and zones tidy/clean
  • Be on site in a supervisory role during weekly “contact” maker sessions
  • Have a broad knowledge and understanding of all the equipment and kit at Tinkd (full training to be provided)
  • Coordinate and give tours and introductions to the public

Administration and coordination duties to be carried out on-site:

  • Work alongside and support the STEM Wana Trust Project Manager on any funding opportunities
  • Assist in the development and design of workshops and maker sessions
  • Management of the booking app
    • Maintaining an accurate record for members and attendees at sessions
    • Coordinate booking for sessions and equipment with members
    • Log materials/assets and replenish all stations and zones as necessary
  • Liaise with the Project Manager on stock and recording of materials/tools procurement
  • Assist in the development of any inductions processes (checklist of competencies/skills) for equipment/tools used by makers

If you think this role is for you, please email hello@tinkd.nz with your CV and covering letter telling us why you would be the right person to join our team.

Closing date: 31st January 2022. Applications will be processed as soon as they are submitted so don’t delay.