Makerspace Manager

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC

ID: 7079549
Posted: June 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Details
Makerspace Manager

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University welcomes applications for a Makerspace Manager. Reporting to the Head of Research and Scholarship, the Makerspace Manager oversees daily operations of the Makerspace. The Makerspace supports 3D printing and scanning, large format printing, virtual reality, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, sewing, and subtractive manufacturing. This position will also play a key role in opening a state-of-the-art Makerspace in the new Library Learning Commons, set to open in Fall 2023.

Duties include, but are not limited to: manage and oversee the daily functions of the makerspace and the libraries’ instructional technology spaces; lead a comprehensive training program on makerspace equipment, safety, and procedures, coordinating supplies, and facility maintenance; collaborate with faculty to foster experiential and tactile learning, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation in the curriculum; provide direct service in the Makerspace, including assisting faculty and students in the use of 3D technologies, virtual and augmented reality, CNC tools, and other technological and tactile tool; supervise Makerspace staff and student workers/interns in the makerspace, ensuring continuity of services and exemplary customer service; promote campus awareness of Makerspace services, resources, and expertise, in conjunction with library colleagues; evaluate existing technology and prototypes new technologies for addition to the makerspace; and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in library science, information science or a related field and experience in library systems and operations is required. Experience with Makerspace technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, milling, etc. is preferred. Experience developing programs for teaching technology and management experience to include spatial and personnel is preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position and qualifications, resume, contact information for three professional references online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Program Coordinator I (AH35/005372), full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 05. Primary work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University. Position requires some weekend and evening hours.


Required Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in library science, information science or related field and experience in library systems and operations.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Makerspace technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, milling, etc.

Experience developing programs for teaching technology.

Management experience to include spatial and personnel.

Required Licensure and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of Makerspace equipment including 3D technologies, virtual and augmented reality, laser cutter, CNC and non-computerized equipment.

Knowledge of Makerspace operation and digital media environment operation

Superior communication (written and verbal) skills

Enthusiastic and self-directed

Experience working with PC and Mac environments

Experience with instruction to groups or individuals

Track record of adopting new technologies


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