Makerspace Specialist

Updated: 27 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Jun 2024


Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Within the Engagement and Learning Services Directorate, the Makerspace Specialist supports student success, and teaching and contributes to a library environment that encourages learning, research, collaboration, inquiry, study, and creativity.
Core Expectations for ASU Library Staff:

  • Maintain a service-oriented, positive, helpful attitude
  • Is trustworthy and adheres to ethics and compliance standards
  • Is collaborative and team-oriented
  • Is a respectful communicator
  • Is committed to sustainability

Department Name

Maker Services



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$42,000-$50,000 per year; DOE

Essential Duties

  • Lead the Makerspace technology lending program, which includes: 
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that align with ASU Library standards
  • Manage and maintain inventory of equipment, including repairs and replacements
  • Create, manage, and edit item records
  • Evaluate new and emerging technologies for potential inclusion in the makerspace technology lending program.
  • Work closely with the Billing department for lost and damaged items
  • Work with the Web development team to develop a technology lending website.
  • Assist with the daily operations of Makerspace, including appointments, workshops, tours, and inquiries. 
  • Assist with student supervision, including scheduling and code of conduct 
  • Provide technical support to library patrons in the use of makerspace technology equipment, including assisting with training and instruction.
  • Provide proper safety and operational training to faculty, students, staff, and the community for the safe operation of equipment and use of the MakerSpace. Maintains records of the current safety protocols for all Makerspace equipment for quick reference at any time.
  • Promote the growth of MakerService through outreach and collaborations with other departments within the Library community. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Seven (7) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Library public service experience
  • Experience operating 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and related Makerspace tools and technologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing priorities, conflict, and deadlines. 

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing.
  • Exposure to dust and other airborne materials.
  • Utilize computer, phone, and various technologies (Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, Zoom, etc.), office equipment (copier, printer, scanner, etc.).
  • May oversee various projects within the library involving handling, sorting, shelving or relocation of physical materials.
  • Responsible for oversight of building security, maintenance issues, and compliance with university policy in absence of direct supervisor.
  • May work alternate hours, including nights and/or weekends, as needed.

Department Statement

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library is home to nine library facilities across five ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, learning assets, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise, the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to ASU. A strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact, the ASU Library is a space of potentiality, out of which many futures can be built and of which none are excluded. More information about the library can be found at .

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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