The Lead Maker Trainer (LMT) develops and facilitates powerful learning experiences that support educators to integrate maker-centered learning into their practice and program. As a member of the Learning Team, the LMT works with informal and formal educators and institutions from a variety of contexts across the country. The LMT weaves together in-person and online experiences and content to create lasting impact. The LMT reports to the Director of Learning.
Content Development + Facilitation
- Create multimedia, web-based resources and modules for maker educators (such as project guides, videos, and visioning tools).
- Assist in the documentation and evaluation of resource and module impact on educator practice.
- Collaborate with the Learning Team on the curation of external resources for Maker Ed’s online Resource Library.
- Organize and facilitate presentations and workshops at conferences and other events in order to share the work of Maker Ed
- Be the point of contact for the development and review for the micro-credential platform on Digital Promise and review submissions.
In-Person Professional Development
- Collaborate with the Learning Team on the creation of in-person professional development opportunities for maker educators, including workshops, institutes, and trainings.
- Facilitate professional development offerings.
- Manage event planning and associated logistics around professional development offerings.
- Execute outreach, recruitment, and marketing for professional development offerings.
- Assist in the documentation and evaluation of Maker Ed professional development.
- Act as an educational consultant for external organizations and projects as needed.
- Create opportunities to share and discuss the field of maker education with Maker Ed staff.
Community and Communications
- Maintain an active presence in Maker Ed communities (local, regional, and virtual.
- Create virtual opportunities to share, connect, and discuss the field of maker education.
- Elevate the voices of Maker Ed partners and community through communications and storytelling campaigns, in collaboration with Communications Manager.
- Steward relationships with individual educators and institutions who participate in Maker Ed professional development.
- Support the development of the Maker Ed Community Studio.
- Assist in the coordination of Maker Ed events (e.g. the annual Maker Educator Convening, Maker Educator Meetups, etc)
- Facilitate administration of contracts and agreements (e.g. MOUs) with Maker Ed partners and clients.
- Provide specialized programmatic support for Making Spaces.
- Assist the Communication Manager with website maintenance for Maker Ed’s online Resource Library.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable interacting in person and through online environments
- Commitment to continuous improvement through reflection and feedback
- Understanding of the maker movement, educational transformation, and educational equity
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work well independently and collaboratively
- Commitment to Maker Ed’s organizational values
- Some weekend and evening work is required
- 3-5+ years experience in education, preferably utilizing learner-driven practices
- Planning and facilitation of learning experiences for educators
- Competency with common computer applications, including Google Drive.
- $50,000-$57,000 base salary
- Generous PTO and benefits
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter through this form. The application deadline is January 22nd, 2019.
About Maker Ed
Maker Ed is a non-profit organization with the mission of harnessing the potential of making to transform teaching and learning. We provide training, support, and resources to individuals, institutions and communities who are integrating making into their learning environments, utilizing a blend of online and in person opportunities for engagement. Through our support of educators and communities, Maker Ed plays a national leadership role in both broadening access to and deepening the impact of meaningful making and learning experiences for youth.
Learn more about who we are and what we do at MakerEd.org.
Maker Education Initiative is a project of Tides Center, an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.