Libraries & Learning Commons Makerspace Technician - FWS Only (2022/2023)

University of La Verne
La Verne Central Campus

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Libraries & Learning Commons Makerspace Technician - FWS Only (2022/2023)

Student Position Type:

Federal Work Study

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Work Schedule:

This position will require at least 5 hours per week.

This position will work a hybrid schedule with shifts that must be worked on campus and shifts that may be worked remotely.

Hiring Manager:

Amy Jiang, Donna Williams

Job Description Summary:

Makerspace Technicians will help the daily operation of the Wilson Library Makerspace, an experiential learning space. This position is responsible for supporting the usage of 3D printers, laser cutter, Button Maker, Cricut, Arduino.

Specific Duties:

  1. Maintaining Wilson Library Makerspace including providing technical support for 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, button makers, IoT devices and DIY craft equipment.
  2. Assisting with computer applications such as dynamic web applications, mobile apps, virtual reality related projects.
  3. Provide instructions, orientations, workshops on makerspace technologies.
  4. Assist in researching emerging technologies for faculty and students to use to enhance their teaching and/or learning experience.
  5. Assist in community engagement activities such as Maker Fair, Robotic Summer Camps as well as providing solutions to solve real life problems using IoT devices, Raspberry Pi; etc.
  6. Other duties as assigned by Wilson Library professional staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of computer programs such as: Google apps, Microsoft Office.
  2. Interested in learning new skills, software/applications, and technology.
  3. Technologically savvy: Comfortable navigating most applications and computer-based software.
  4. Organized, detail-oriented, and accountable with a well-developed self-management skill set.
  5. Utilize strong written and oral communication skills to build strong supportive working relationships with faculty, staff, and students construct their own understanding of the academic technology available to them.
  6. Ability to take initiative, work independently, problem-solve, and adapt quickly in a busy work environment.
  7. Demonstrated dependability and responsibility in other work or volunteer positions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Computer knowledge and experience, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Google apps, Digication, Qualtrics, SPSS, R, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom), meta-data tagging, and database management.
  2. Enjoys creating/making (i.e. DIY projects, crafting, painting, drawing, sewing, etc.)
  3. Have a diverse interest in art, technology, and engineering.
  4. Knowledge of media such as photography, video shooting/editing.
  5. Computer Application development experience in C++, HTML/CSS, Mobile apps, SQL/Access

Benefits Summary:

Employees are eligible for the following benefits:

One hour of Paid Sick Leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum accrual of 24 hours of Paid Sick Leave per year and capped at 48 hours.

University of La Verne Defined Contribution Retirement Plan – can contribute employee voluntary contributions, excluding wages derived from federal work study funds.

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employees who work an average of 30 or more hours per week, will be eligible for medical coverage through the University of La Verne.

Covered under the University of La Verne Workers Compensation Insurance.


La Verne Central Campus

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

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