Maker Space / STEM Coordinator

Position Type: full-time


Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is accepting resumes for a Maker Space / STEM Coordinator. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging new position in the Huntington area – look no more. The full-time position is located at Marshall University’s RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in Huntington, WV. RCBI’s community maker space, known as the Maker Vault, has proudly served the Tri State region for more than 10 years. The “Vault” provides the region with a space to innovate, invent, and transform ideas to prototypes and products.

Required Qualifications:  A Bachelor Degree or An Associate Degree in relevant field.   Excellent managerial and organizational skills.  Experience coordinating and sustaining an innovative and creative environment.

Peferred Qualifications:  Ability to cultivate and build partnerships.  Experience with bringing people together to engage in teams or individually.   Experience working with and maintaining Maker Vault equipment.    Entrepreneurial and civic engagement experiences are a plus.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.


Marshall University’s RCBI Maker Vault Coordinator will:

  • Understand techniques, software, tools and machinery used in a maker environment (3D printers, tabletop CNC routers, etc.)
  • Create programs that allow individuals to experiment, invent, and learn new skillsets
  • Exhibit an entrepreneurial and civic minded spirit
  • Have exceptional communication and collaborative skills
  • Possess the ability to learn new techniques
  • Support existing partnerships for STEM summer camp programming, and competitive robotics
  • Seek new partners and contribute to grant-development and reporting

Responsibilities include:

For the Maker Vault:

  • Coordinate all Maker Vault activities including the annual West Virginia Makes Festival and STEM Camps
  • Recruit makers/inventors/students to Maker Vault
  • Engage in external speaking activities
  • Develop and support monthly public workshops and open houses
  • Establish partnerships with students and faculty at Marshall University, other regional institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, clubs and civic groups

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