Would you like to spend a summer inspiring children and youth? Are you a maker or aspiring maker who loves to share your passion and creativity? The Maker Education Initiative (MakerEd.org) is recruiting Maker Corps Members to serve as mentors and role models in a variety of Host Sites (museums, libraries, summer camps, etc.). Approximately 100 Maker Corps members will be selected, trained and placed at Host Sites nationwide for the summer of 2014.
Keene Public Library is excited to be a Host site for two new Maker Corp members for a summer of awesome making, creating, and tinkering with kids and teens. Our library serves as an education, cultural, and social center where citizens of all walks of life come together and learn. Around four thousand people a week come through our doors, and 2/3 of our population are active library users. We are thrilled to offer new Makerspace programs like 3D design, modeling and printing using our 3D printer. The library is also developing and implementing programs like soldering, electronic sewing, basic robotics, computer programming, and more! This would be great resume building experience for a library science grad student!
Maker corps members who will work at our library will be collaborating with librarians to further develop our existing Makerspace programs including a weekly drop-in for community members. Maker Corp members will staff and provide support to community members in their tinkering and interactions with new technology. In addition Maker Corps members will create, promote, and facilitate a 6-week afterschool maker’s series exploring low and high tech making targeted to middle school students. This summer project will introduce youth to new technology and encourage deeper and experiential learning. KPL will provide training on how to plan and lead Maker programs for teens and kids and Maker corps members will be able to create new ideas and programs to share with the library’s youth, teens and families. Maker Corps members will help excite us and show us more possibilities for Makerspace activities and programs at our library.
If you are at least 18 years old by April 7, 2014, interested in building your resume, learning new skills, and becoming part of a national network of makers, then apply at MakerEd.org/MakerCorps. Application deadline is March 21, 2014.
60 Winter St.
Keene, New Hampshire 03431