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Maker Space Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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