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Manager, Makerspace Lab

Position Summary

This position manages the day-to-day operations of the ITP/IMA Makerspace, a state of the art prototyping facility housed in NYU’s MTA (Media, Technology and Art) Building, 370 Jay Street. This position will manage student staff, support academic and research initiatives, develop and shape programs and product offerings; develop and propose workshops, events, and classes for membership offerings, and new program elements. The position will work directly with faculty and administrators regarding operations, financials, improvements, and future challenges, all the while developing and implementing safety training protocols, and monitoring the enforcement of safety policies and guidelines in accordance with NYU policy requirements. The manager will stay up to date on developments in the industry and make recommendations for new equipment, hardware and software platforms that will be necessary to support the academic needs of the departments. The space, which primarily serves faculty, students and researchers connected with the graduate program (ITP) and undergraduate program (IMA) supports interdisciplinary teamwork using the new tools of rapid prototyping and digitally driven production, as well as traditional shop tools. In addition to providing access to state of the art tools, from advanced software to milling machines to 3D printers to laser cutters, the space will function as a stimulating environment for fostering human exchanges and collaborative learning; it will also create a participatory space for design projects. The space also supports non-academic short-term workshops and classes.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree or related experience

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
3+ years in the operation, maintenance and repair in design studios and/or makerspaces or FabLabs. Maintenance and operations of wood or metal shops.

Preferred Experience:
3+ years in building and leading teams, and working with students. Excellent interpersonal communication, customer service and organizational skills. Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-profile environment. Demonstrated talent for and delight in using your hands and mind to create things and solving problems

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge and experience in DIY and maker market and/or advanced manufacturing or rapid prototyping including 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC, lathes, milling, injection molding, PCB fabrication and test. Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Computer skills, including proficiency with the Internet, email, Google Apps, Microsoft Office. Ability to quickly learn new software applications and rapid prototyping tools. Teaching experience preferred

Additional Information

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.

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