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Maker Fellow (1-year position through AmeriCorps and Citizen Schools)
The Museum of Idaho’s Education Department is seeking a Maker Fellow to help develop new maker-centered programming for thousands of children ages 13-18 who visit the museum each year for special programs, on class field trips, and with their families. The Fellow will also help strengthen partnerships in the community to support the museum’s educational mission.
MOI believes that all learners should have access to high-quality informal STEM educational opportunities where families can learn and grow together. To this end, emphasis will be placed on providing opportunities for learners in outlying rural areas.
This position will require consistent weekend and evening hours, and duties will be performed under the supervision of the Director of Education. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and English.
Duties may include:
- Developing programming using Chromebooks, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi, Little Bits, a small 3d printer, and a Glowforge laser.
- Assisting in developing hands-on STEAM-based and curriculum-aligned lessons for Enhanced Field Trips, and scheduling and implementing the lessons.
- Working with professional volunteer educators and working to recruit more volunteers for this program.
- Assisting in marketing educational programs to area schools and continuing to build partnerships with K-12 schools, the College of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls Public Library, and other institutions, by assisting with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) events outside of MOI.
- Assisting as needed with summer programming, regular monthly programming, and maker events such as the MOI’s annual Mini Maker Faire and Street Party.
Maker Fellows serve for a duration of one year. Service will begin with summer training in early August – an intensive learning program designed to provide you with the skills needed to successfully serve students from underserved communities and to deliver high-quality maker-centered programming.
- Credit Hours: Successful completion of at least 60 credit hours or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution (community college, college or university). Credit hours are calculated based on the standard 1 credit hour per hour spent in class each week during a semester.
- GPA: Achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Please note the following additional qualifications, skills, and experiences recommended by AmeriCorps and Citizen Schools.
Compensation and benefits:
Maker Fellows each receive an annual living stipend of $23,550 paid out in bi-weekly installments of $905.77. Please note that the annual living wage is subject to tax. In addition, Maker Fellows may also be eligible to receive additional benefits, including monetary awards, health insurance, child care, and forbearance of student loans. Learn more.
Submitting your application:
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by the end of May for service opportunities beginning over the summer of 2020. This will ensure your ability to fully participate in training with members of your cohort. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We will review and confirm receipt of your applications within two weeks of submission.
Applications are submitted through AmeriCorps and Citizen Schools HERE.
This position is sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center.
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