EMC Technical Operations Coordinator

Champlain College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Job Description:

Champlain College has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Operations Coordinator to join the team. This is a part-time role at 28 hrs per week through June of 2022 with the potential to renew. This position works with both the Emergent Media Center (EMC) and The Champlain Maker Program at Generator.

The EMC is a multidisciplinary creative studio at Champlain College that provides employment and internship opportunities for students to apply what they’re learning to real-world projects. Students are guided by faculty and staff to conceptualize, prototype, and produce innovative solutions to a wide range of media and design challenges. As part of its mission to embrace emerging technologies and prototyping, the EMC supports and manages Champlain’s partnership with Generator, Burlington’s community maker space located just across the parking lot.

The Champlain Maker Program at Generator increases the scope of maker experiences for students, faculty, and staff by offering the Champlain community access to a variety of hand, power, and electronic tools-including a 3D printer, 3D scanner, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and sewing machines, as well as a woodshop, metal shop, electronics studio, and jewelry studio. Within Generator is the Flex Space, a flexible space shared by Champlain and Generator for classes and events. The Flex Space also serves as a place for students, faculty, and staff to work on projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Managing student workers at the Emergent Media Center and Generator
Hiring and scheduling
Training and supervising Generator and EMC Lab Techs
Managing the Champlain Maker Program at Generator
Serving as a community liaison between Champlain and Generator
Planning, coordinating, and implementing the process for Champlain College-sponsored Generator (CC-G) memberships
Communicating CC-G membership application policies and processes to Champlain staff, faculty, and students.
Moving CC-G memberships through the approval and onboarding process; providing orientation for CC-G members.
Coordinating Champlain guest maker access to Generator
Working with CC faculty/staff to schedule classroom sessions and other activities at Generator in coordination with Generator’s event calendar
Maintaining and communicating Generator’s policies & procedures and membership agreements to the Champlain community
Maintaining and overseeing the workspaces at the EMC and in the Flex Space
Monitoring and purchasing supplies for student use
Working with Generator to ensure that the Flex Space is in working order
Managing EMC tech equipment inventory and circulation processes
Working with Champlain IS department to maintain computer workstations


Desired Qualifications

You are:

organized and detail-oriented. Knowing your way around a spreadsheet helps!
enthusiastic about student engagement, willing to mentor and build community.
flexible and adaptive to dynamically changing environments.
a maker who knows your way around a variety of tools including 3-D printers and laser cutters AND has an interest in learning new tools (we will train you!).

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.