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Makerspace Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a makerspace assistant to work in our off-site makerspace, Hatch. Located in donated commercial space at the Residence at Watertown Square (20 Summer St.), Hatch provides space, tools, materials, and instruction in a variety of maker technologies, crafts, and arts.

The Makerspace Assistant works under the direction of the Hatch Coordinator. This position is responsible for maintaining the makerspace, operating Hatch equipment, completing administrative tasks and assisting Hatch visitors alongside Hatch volunteers during weekend hours or at the direction of the Hatch Coordinator.


In addition to the minimum qualifications (see complete job description), this job is for you if:

  • You are familiar with the "maker movement" and consider yourself a maker
  • You are a self-directed learner and know how to figure things out
  • You are a details person
  • You like people and enjoy working with them
  • You believe in public service and the mission of libraries (and makerspaces run by libraries)

This is a part time position (18 hours a week) with no benefits. The schedule is Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-4:30. Two flexible 5 hour shifts during the week are required. The hourly rate is $20. Please read the full job description before applying.

To apply please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references as one PDF attachment to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Preference will be given to applications received by June 14. The ideal candidate can begin work in July.

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