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Workshop Assistant (Makerspace)

  • Plain City Public Library
  • Plain City, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Part-Time

About this Job

The Workshop Assistant will be an essential part of the library’s programming team as they assist with the development and execution of library programs, specifically with the use of workshop equipment such as a 3D printer, wide-format printer, laser cutter, heat presses, digital cameras, and a wide variety of other mechanicals . The Workshop Assistant’s day is rarely ever the same. Some days are quietly dressed up in a recording studio and other days are a loud dusty mess.

Under the guidance of a team librarian, the Assistant will be able to operate, perform maintenance on, and instruct with all workshop equipment. The Assistant may also produce appropriate communicative materials such as memos, posters, social media, fliers, videos, sound clips, evaluations, displays, and other marketing materials. They will troubleshoot equipment problems; assist at the Circulation or Information Desk as needed; or assist with creation and display of workshop projects and samples.

All library team members sometime participate in special events and promotions that may take place during evenings, weekends, or holidays outside of their routine schedule. They may also drive the library outreach vehicle to off-site locations to promote library programs and services.



Required Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required. Must submit to a driving and criminal record release and complete clean drug and alcohol screenings as required.

Desired Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field desired. Postsecondary education credits in library science preferred. Experience in public library programming preferred. An Ohio driver’s license and compliance with Ohio’s financial responsibility law highly preferred.

Employer Statement

The Plain City Public Library is looking for a creative, energetic, and customer service oriented individual to join our Public Services team in serving as a part-time Workshop Assistant in the library's makerspace.

Our mission is to provide resources to enhance the quality and enjoyment of life; to do so the Plain City Public Library believes in:

*Being excellent communicators; thriving in a flexible environment that values health, family, and respect for one another
*Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for personalized attention without discrimination
*Maintaining an accessible facility that fosters curiosity and discovery for all people, through traditional services, education and emerging technologies
*Building community partnerships through dynamic outreach and wide-ranging programs
*Being mindful of the cultural heritage of our communities and how it shapes us while we seek out new trends and embrace opportunities for the future

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Interviews may commence as early as mid-January and will continue until a qualified applicant is selected.

Posted On: Dec 22, 2023 / This posting expires: Jan 16, 2024