Job Opportunities

Lead Maker Coach , Kennedy and Westergard Libraries (posted 2/9/17; open until filled)

This position is a temporary part-time grant funded 2017 summer position, which will last six weeks from Wednesday, June 28th through Friday, August 4th. The position is scheduled for 14 hours per week. Programming days will be Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30am-4:30pm (11 hours), with project a preparation day (3 hours) TBD. Projects will take place at both of our branches. You will work directly with the Junior Maker Coach (JMC) and Summer of MAKE project team. Information about each of the projects will be provided to candidates asked to interview.

Salary : $25 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Provide design process/based instruction for craft, technical or building projects.
  • Create an environment for learners to arrive at their own conclusions.
  • Model, scaffold and coach hands-on projects.
  • Manage facilities to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Secure and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Incorporate 21st century skills of problem solving, collaboration, and teamwork to encourage innovation and creativity.
  • Design, develop or refine project plans for the appropriate grade level class including learner-centered activities, resources/materials and opportunities for reflection.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills :

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but consideration will be given to individuals with at least 24 credit hours completed towards a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with technical, craft and/or building projects.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering/design process.
  • Experience working with youth in instructional setting i.e. classroom, club, camp.
  • Experience with facilitating a learning environment for minimum group of 10 students.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of “making” platforms i.e. electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, sewing, physical computing, and craft mediums such as wood, metal and textiles OR curiosity and commitment to developing such skills is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of tools and equipment specific to program projects.
  • Well-developed communication skills both written and oral. Strong planning, project and time management skills to effectively run program and oversee hands-on student projects. Well-developed interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse student, staff and volunteer participants.

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are required to have a criminal background check and drug screening, and hiring is contingent on a clean record.  Must have ability to travel to both branches of the Piscataway Public Library

To Apply : Submit a brief cover letter and resume to Doug Baldwin at dbaldwin@piscatawaylibrary.org. Use the subject “Lead Maker Coach” in the subject line. Please also refer any questions or inquiries to this email. No phone calls please.


Junior Maker Coach , Kennedy and Westergard Libraries (posted 2/9/17; open until filled)

This position is a temporary part-time grant funded 2017 summer position, which will last six weeks from Wednesday, June 28th through Friday, August 4th. The position is scheduled for 10 hours per week. Programming days will be Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-4:30pm. Projects will take place at both of our branches. You will work directly with the Lead Maker Coach (LMC) and Summer of MAKE project team. Information about each of the projects will be provided to candidates asked to interview.

Salary : $15 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Support LMC in design process/based instruction for craft, technical or building projects.
  • Create an environment for learners to arrive at their own conclusions.
  • Model, scaffold and coach hands-on projects.
  • Assist LMC to design, develop or refine project plans for the appropriate grade level class including learner-centered activities, resources/materials and opportunities for reflection.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • High School diploma preferred, but consideration will be given to individuals who have completed at least their sophomore year of high school.
  • Demonstrated experience with technical, craft and/or building projects.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering/design process.
  • Experience working with youth in instructional setting i.e. classroom, club, camp.
  • Experience with facilitating or assisting in a learning environment for minimum group of 10 students.
  • Some working knowledge of a variety of “making” platforms i.e. electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, sewing, physical computing, and craft mediums such as wood, metal and textiles OR curiosity and commitment to developing such skills is desirable.
  • Some knowledge of tools and equipment specific to program projects.
  • Well-developed communication skills both written and oral.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse student, staff and volunteer participants.

All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are required to have a criminal background check and drug screening, and hiring is contingent on a clean record.  Must have ability to travel to both branches of the Piscataway Public Library

To Apply : Submit a brief cover letter and resume to Doug Baldwin at dbaldwin@piscatawaylibrary.org. Use the subject “Junior Maker Coach” in the subject line. Please also refer any questions or inquiries to this email. No phone calls please.