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Tinker Factory Coordinator

Omaha Children's Museum

Company:
Omaha Children's Museum

Industry:
Non-profit

Job title:
Tinker Factory Coordinator

Job level:
Entry

Job description:
Title: Tinker Factory Coordinator
Department: Education
Reports to: Director of Education
Omaha Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
Mission:
Join us at this mission-driven non-profit that has positively influenced the lives of children for 45 years. Fun and play are at the heart of what we do and it is contagious. OCM recognizes that behind every great organization, there are great people. The mission of the Tinker Factory Coordinator is to operate an innovative, hands-on maker space in a way that inspires children to create, build, and invent alongside their families.
Responsibilities:
1. 85% Tinker Factory Program Development, Implementation, and Training
• Work with Director of Education to develop innovative tinkering/maker space programming for guests ages 0-8 within Tinker Factory
• Daily interact with families to facilitate meaningful learning experiences
• Feature different tools and develop safe protocols for young guests to experience tools
• Develop programming around woodworking, fabric, clay, and more
• Help develop Tinker Factory appropriate programs for each Family Date Weekend event, while still maintaining regular programming
• Train fellow Tinker Factory workers on new tools, programs, and safety protocols
• Ensure the safety of all guests and staff utilizing the Tinker Factory
• Address issues that arise from guest concerns as appropriate
• Answer guests’ questions and provide exceptional guest service
• Other duties as assigned

2. 15% Exhibit Protection and Maintenance
• Perform daily operations (daily safety & preparation checklists, operational guidelines)
• Verify appropriate levels of supplies for activities in the Tinker Factory area
• Communicate the condition of the Tinker Factory to appropriate departments to ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner
• Follow all internal protocols for opening and closing museum, including some rentals and special events
• Communicate supply needs to management team
• Involvement and guidance in Tinker Factory offerings and programming
• Other duties as assigned
Competencies:
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Dependable and consistent
• Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
• Experience with Industrial Arts, Maker Spaces, and Early Childhood Education preferred
• Experience in formal or informal learning institutions preferred
• Bilingual preferred
• Primary hours Tuesday-Saturday
• Willing to travel for annual Tinker Festival event each October

Positions available:
1

Posted on:
January 6, 2022