Carpentry Community Coordinator

Santa Barbara, CA
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Salary: $29 - $39 / hour
Created: June 16, 2023


The UCSB Library is seeking applications for a computational skills instructor and community organizer. Campus outreach, hands-on teaching of R or Python, and coordinator of our Carpentry workshop program. Please share with interested parties.

  • job opening: 51154


-- Jon Jablonski Data, Research, Exploration, Access, Methods @LibraryDREAMLab UCSB Library 805-893-4049


Payroll Title: Instructional Designer 2

Job Code: 006149

Job Open Date: 04/12/2023

Application Review Begins:  Open until filled

Department Code (Name): LIBR (Library)

Percentage of Time:  100%

Union Code (Name):  99 - Non-Represented

Employee Class (Appointment Type): Staff (Career)

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Classified Indicator Description (Personnel Program):  PSS

Salary Grade: 20

Hiring/Budgeted Hourly Range: $28.74 - $39.13/hr.  

Full Salary Range: Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University. The full salary range for this position is $27.68 to $50.57/hr.  The hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay is $28.74 to $39.13/hr.

Work Location:  UCSB Library 

Working Days and Hours: Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm

Benefits Eligibility Full Benefits

Type of Remote or Hybrid Work Arrangement if applicableHybrid

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.


Department Profile

UCSB Library empowers researchers and students to create and adapt knowledge for the benefit of society. Situated at the interdisciplinary crossroads of campus, the Library embodies scholarship and advances UCSB as a world-class research and learning institution. With a staff of 240 employees and student workers, the Library manages more than 3.6 million unique print and digital resources, including world-renowned special research collections, and provides a wide range of innovative research, teaching and learning services to more than 2 1/2 million physical and virtual visitors per year.

Benefits of Belonging

Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. People make UC great, and UC recognizes your contributions by making this a great place to work. Excellent retirement and health are just one of the rewards. Learn more about the benefits of working at UC

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Reporting to the Director of the Data, Research, Exploration, Access & Methods Lab (DREAMLab), the Carpentry Community Lead works to ensure UCSB communities have equitable access to quality, well-structured, community-led workshops. Conducts outreach to UCSB constituents to raise awareness of the Carpentry programs and build an evolving community of volunteer Helpers and Instructors. Develops, delivers, and facilitates Software and Data Carpentry workshops, both online and in person. Using Github pages and markdown, creates and customizes standard Carpentries curriculum materials for local use.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 
  • Working knowledge in R/Rstudio or Python.
  • Working knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.), and ability to lead effective online and in-person classroom experiences.
  • 1-3 years experience with web publishing using Github Pages.
  • 1-3 years experience maintaining a professional relationship with learners, visitors, and other staff. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently, both synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Maintain a professional manner toward colleagues and learners.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Conversant with other commonly used Digital Scholarship tools including but not limited to: SPSS, Stata, SAS, MATLAB, NVivo, Gephi, Eviews, Eikon Datastream.
  • Advanced Skills in R/Rstudio or Python.
  • Software Carpentry Instructor Certification (UCSB will sponsor).
  • Experience with data formats such as JSON, XML, or SQL.
  • Data sciences coursework, particularly in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Proficiency in analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, collaboration and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in outreach, communication and/or community engagement. 

Special Conditions of Employment

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

  •  Carpentry Community Organization (30%): 

    Develops a robust Carpentry volunteer program, conducting outreach for promotion and recruitment of volunteer instructors, and manages an active cross-campus community of Carpentries certified instructors. Facilitates Learner and Instructor engagement, including monitoring community chat channels, website development, and workshop organizing. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and volunteers to conduct analysis and develop recommendations for the Carpentry community and the Library’s Carpentry workshops. Collaborates with DREAMLab Staff, Director, and Carpentry volunteers to determine methods for delivery of Carpentry content and effective use of technology that promotes learner engagement and knowledge acquisition in accordance with established procedures and schedules. Organizes and leads regular Carpentry community meetings and work sessions. Collaboratively establishes quarterly and annual workshop cycles to ensure equitable access to workshops.

  • Carpentry Course Design (40%):

    Applies instructional design skills to design and develop workshops that achieve Data Science learning objectives / outcomes, including supportive learning activities and assessments. Selects appropriate technologies and tools to achieve academic goals. Creates and updates introductory Data Science workshops for a primarily UCSB audience using Github Markup Language and associated technologies. Supports other Carpentry instructors on lesson development, including pedagogical techniques, learning goals, and best current scientific computing workflows. Completes testing of Carpentry content and tools to meet ADA requirements in accordance with defined standards and ensure adherence to Carpentry best practices.

  • Carpentry Workshop Instruction (30%):

    Maintains and monitors annual schedule of workshops and curricula. Often serves as a primary instructor for both online and in-person workshops using Carpentries curricula and teaching techniques. Support other instructors and learners during workshops.


Published: Friday, June 16, 2023 19:48 UTC

Last updated: Friday, June 16, 2023 19:48 UTC