Creative Technologist

Boulder Public Library District

BLDG 61 is a nationally renowned, free community workshop within the Main Boulder Library (part of the Boulder Public Library District, or BPLD) that provides maker education and technology to the public in a creative and inclusive environment. The makerspace regularly hosts workshops, programs, and special events. Check out some recent projects and programs: https://www.instagram.com/bldg61/. This position is a full-time, 40-hour per week position that will have the opportunity to work in BLDG 61 at the Main Library as well as the brand-new makerspace Studio 24 in North Boulder (NoBo Library).

Studio 24 will be opening in June 2024. This role will be required to work evenings and weekends based on community needs. Job Summary: The Creative Technologist programs the library’s makerspace and works directly with patrons of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. The Creative Technologist maintains the facility and its resources in good working order; designs and delivers special programs; provides instruction and teaches patrons on using the facility’s materials, tools, and equipment safely; and coaches makers through projects.

This position also partners with creatives in the community on maker events and trains volunteers to assist in the makerspace. We are looking for someone who is a skilled and creative maker with a passion for public service, STEAM education, and community building. They will be pivotal in creating welcoming and educational experiences for people from diverse communities. Essential Functions: Designs, promotes, teaches, and evaluates makerspace programs for the public.

Collaborates with local area artists, makers, business owners, and entrepreneurs on programs and outreach events. (30%) Provides one-on-one coaching for individuals projects and safety and equipment training for makerspace users. (20%) Provides regular maintenance and cleaning of the facility and its tools and equipment; repairs or replaces malfunctioning equipment promptly. (20%) Coordinates with Volunteer Services for recruiting and orientation of volunteers to assist the public in the makerspace.

(15%) Creates and documents application and systems standards, maintenance procedures, and operational procedures and maintains an inventory of equipment and software. Purchases tools and materials for classes and general use. (15%) Additional Responsibilities: Dreams up additional creative uses and programs for the makerspace. Serves as a maker/STEAM resource for library staff.

Attends meetings, serves on library-wide committees and projects, and participates in professional development opportunities. Performs administrative tasks such as answering emails, scheduling, preparing vendor contracts, reconciling purchases, and reporting statistics. Completes safety/emergency training (on CPR, AED, etc.). Serves as a Manager on Duty at Library as needed.

Health and Wellness Benefits Group medical, dental and vision benefits to employees who work 20 hours or more per week Lifestyle Spending Account for all benefit-eligible employees Employer paid basic life and long-term disability insurance Employer paid employee assistance program for employees and their household members Health Savings or Flexible Spending Accounts for all benefit-eligible employees Voluntary, employee paid, group accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity plans for all benefit-eligible employees Employees who work 20 hours or more per week are eligible to take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth of an employees child or the placement of a child with an employee for adoption or foster care Infant at Work Program Time-off Benefits New employees accrue 4 weeks paid vacation 80 hours of paid sick leave per year for employees who work 20 hours or more per week 2 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays Time off for jury duty, bereavement and voting Pet adoption leave New grandparent leave Helping Your Future Public Employee Retirement Association of Colorado (PERA) Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan PERA 401(k) Plan Tuition reimbursement program and student debt repayment assistance Paid training and professional development Library Perks Easy access to unlimited resources including books, movies, programs, digital technology and more.