Apply Now to Become a 2017 Maker Corps Member!

Maker Corps at Lighthouse Community Charter School, 2014

What does a Maker Corps Member do?

Maker Corps Members are maker-in-residences at participating organizations. Our Maker Corps 2017 partner sites represent an diverse spectrum of youth-serving organizations and programs with many museums, libraries, schools, science centers, after-school and community-based programs– and because Maker Ed recognizes and encourages a wide variety of making– every partner site is unique in their program offerings and audience. Check out a snapshot of what folks were involved in last summer through Maker Corps 2016.

Who can apply?

Maker Corps Members come from a large variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. Ideal candidates possess:

  • Interest in creativity, DIY art and science projects, and making things.
  • Passion for educating.
  • Ability to engage effectively with children, adults, and organization staff.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Awareness and sensitivity in interacting with diverse populations.

We particularly love engaging classroom teachers (pre-service, current, or retired!) as Maker Corps Members!

Where do Maker Corps Members work?

Applicants can select to apply to one or more of our Maker Corps partner sites across the U.S. and in three countries internationally. Check out the craziest thing a young person has made at each of our partner sites, and find out where they’re located. 


  • 50% of a Maker Corps Member’s time must be dedicated to direct service– engaging children and families in creative making opportunities, while gaining experience serving as a community leader. Maker Corps Members will also spend a portion of their time as makers-in-residence, focused on developing ideas and programs for their partner site.
  • Maker Corps Members are required to participate in the Maker Corps online community by contributing stories, photos, reflections, etc.
  • Applicants must live, or be willing to relocate to, a community hosting a Maker Corps program. Note that the Maker Ed will not cover any additional moving and/or housing expenses. However, some partner sites may provide assistance. Please inquire specifically about these needs in your application.

Submit your application today! Questions? Contact [email protected]

2017 Maker Corps Member Application

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