Studio (Makerspace) Manager

New Lenox, IL
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Salary: $26.00 per hour
Created: June 19, 2024


New Lenox Public Library is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and technology-minded team player to manage The Studio space and its staff. Opportunities abound in this hands-on position that facilitates patron-focused services and programs to our growing community. Our newly renovated Studio space welcomes over 1,000 visitors per month! If you enjoy collaboration and are passionate about helping others, this position is for you.

How You’ll Contribute:
The Studio Manager is responsible for:
•    Planning, managing, and directing activities and procedures related to the successful daily operation of The Studio
•    Maintaining an atmosphere conducive to connecting, creating and exploring
•    Developing strategic goals, processes, and procedures for The Studio
•    Hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff for The Studio
•    Scheduling staff and approving timecards
•    Tracking and creating patron stories and reports based on The Studio usage
•    Establishing performance benchmarks
•    Gathering and analyzing statistics
•    Monitoring, maintaining, and replacing The Studio equipment, software, and supplies
•    Creating and updating training documentation including procedure manuals and guidelines for The Studio equipment and activities
•    Assisting library patrons online and in person by finding materials, answering questions, and providing technical help
•    Offering training on technology available in The Studio such as tours, staff training, individual instruction, group classes, and events
•    Working closely with the IT department to provide consistent library services
•    Collaborating with the Management Team and Administration on organizational development and strategic planning
•    Recommending policy updates to better serve the community
•    Actively seeking grant opportunities
•    Demonstrating creativity, initiative, and ability to work independently to achieve personal, department, and library-wide focused goals
•    Participating in the planning and implementation of programs and events for all ages as needed
•    Performing other related duties as required

Requirements include:
•    Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 2 years experience required
•    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution preferred
•    Working in a public library makerspace or digital media lab
•    High level of experience with maker technologies and equipment and other no, low, or high technologies
•    Experience with digital media creation and editing tools
•    Experience with basic digitization and conversion processes
•    Strong organizational and scheduling skills
•    Strong communication skills when working with our community, library personnel, and vendors
•    Ability to patiently and respectfully instruct and guide users of all skill levels, backgrounds, and ages
•    Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft and Apple computer systems
•    Ability to quickly learn new technology and adapt to emerging technologies
•    Ability to troubleshoot issues independently and know how to identify solutions using a wide breadth of resources
•    Knowledge of related online resources offered, such as Creativebug, Craftsy, and Linkedin Learning preferred
•    Familiarity with Illinois and Federal laws as they apply to public libraries, including privacy and copyright preferred
•    Access to transportation and ability to travel

What we offer: 
•    11 paid holidays
•    20 vacation days
•    12 sick days
•    Additional paid leave time accrued at a rate of 1 hour per 40 hours worked
•    Tuition assistance program
•    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•    Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
•    Comprehensive health and wellness insurance options

This full-time, non-exempt managerial position is scheduled for 37.5 hours per week and will report to the Executive Director.

The New Lenox Public Library District enhances the quality of life in our community by fostering lifelong discovery, education, and opportunity. The library serves a population of approximately 41,000 residents. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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Published: Friday, June 21, 2024 01:16 UTC

Last updated: Friday, June 21, 2024 01:16 UTC