MakerSpace Manager

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Saint Michael’s College is inviting applications for the MakerSpace Manager position in the SMC MakerSpace. The MakerSpace Manager embraces technology, science, and art to inspire imagination, draw out potential, and create a safe gathering place for the SMC community. This role provides oversight of the MakerSpace and manages a vibrantly creative and explorative environment for collaborative programming and support for faculty, staff, and students’ creative experiences and expressions where ideas can be tested and implemented. The manager offers workshops, training, and mentorship to community members to foster high utilization and engagement of the resources available in the MakerSpace.

The position can be negotiated as a 12-month or 10-month (August thru May) position.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Provides operations and logistics support for the SMC MakerSpace learning community

Provides supervision and training for MakerSpace student staff

Plans, develops, markets, and offers MakerSpace workshops in collaboration with student staff

Builds MakerSpace partnerships among campus user community

Maintains MakerSpace equipment and materials inventory

Ensures compliance with safety and rules/policy guidelines

With IT staff, develops policies and procedures for the use of the space

Develops and oversees marketing strategies to publicize ongoing projects and workshops

Develops training materials for use of equipment as well as processes and procedures for both patrons and student staff

Provides excellent customer service

This position will require regular work hours, as well as some evenings and weekends.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


Applicants must have the following:

Bachelor’s degree preferred or specialized training

One or more years of working with technology, in customer service and as a Maker.

Has an effective communication ability, written and verbal, to assist others to develop technical skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Premier, Photoshop

Has operational and maintenance knowledge of sewing machines, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:


A cover letter that includes a statement of how you would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Saint Michael’s with your skills, experiences, past activities and/or previous engagements in this area. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Information Technology department has an important role to play in that commitment.

Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit:

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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