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!
- 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]