MakerSpace Coordinator

Website smvdiscoverymuseum Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

Play in our world. Live in your imagination.

Job Summary

The Makerspace Coordinator is responsible for overseeing operations and maintenance of the Makerspace room. He/she must learn new equipment in order to introduce it to the staff and must also work closely with the Makerspace Leadership Team in developing programmatic content.  The Makerspace Coordinator will supervise the Makerspace interns. This person is responsible for making sure the room and equipment are secure at the end of the work day.  He/she must communicate with businesses and work with interns to collect consumable donations and must also work well with children and hold an interest in STEAM.


▪         Experience with customer service and technology.

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to be a dynamic, outgoing leader, and communicate with visitors in a friendly and helpful way to ensure a positive visitor experience.
  • Demonstrate highly developed organizational, planning, and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others.
  • Strong ability to organize and coordinate several tasks at once.
  • Ability to communicate the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary.
  • Must maintain a neat and clean appearance befitting the positive public image portrayed at Discovery Museum.


Train/supervise makerspace interns and staff

  • Work with Program Manager to create schedules for interns.
  • Assign each intern with a roll for the day and keep everyone on task.
  • rain interns and staff on the equipment and activities utilized in the space.
  • Staff monthly MakerSpace leadership team meetings.

Oversee MakerSpace

  • Welcome guests in and introduce them to the space. If they are new, encourage them to explore the room and ask questions. Offer any program calendars or flyers available.
  • Prep the MakerSpace area for any meetings or camps that may take place in the room.
  • Monitor the materials in the room. Store materials that are needed for workshops or future programs.
  • Manage an inventory list of the room. Keep track of exhibit materials and report any lost or stolen non-consumable items.
  • Oversee donation requests for consumable materials and maintain relationships with local companies.
  • Assist interns with setup and closing duties. Lock all cabinets and doors at the end of the work day and store the keys.
  • Work with Executive Director in creating a monthly calendar of activities.

SCHEDULE AND SALARY: This is a 12-16 hour a weekend position with an hourly wage range between $17.00.  Some evenings might be required.  Hours vary according to scheduled events such as Birthday Parties.

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About the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

The mission of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is to foster family and youth-inspired learning by creating experiences to explore ourselves, our valley, our world and beyond. The museum’s exhibit and program-based “please touch” atmosphere engenders the best in self-discovery for children and their families. Now in our 23rd year as the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County, we currently serve more than 34,000 children and their families every year and we continue to grow in service and demand.

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