The South End Technology Center @ Tent City facilitates the use of technology in ways that encourage people to become innovators and producers, to tell their own stories, and to learn ways of creating just and humane communities.We serve as an education laboratory, developing innovative new tools and approaches for the creative uses of technology to bring out the best in people and their relationships with each other. Our particular aim is to reach community members who are still largely excluded or underserved.Our digital design and fabrication laboratory is equipped with lasercutters, 3D printers, milling machine, vinylcutter, digital embroidery machine and a large library of microcontrollers and electronics.We also have a professional quality audio and video studio.The mission of our youth programming is to create a critical mass of Boston youth creatively engaged in STEAM who catalyze cultural change in their communities about what is possible to do and achieve with technology and engineering.We want youth to be able to express themselves and create artistically and practically with technology!
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Electronic Explorer/Fab Steward: DUTY 1: BE A LEARNER AND CREATOR:Learn to be creative with technology through making things with digital design and fabrication, electronics, coding and art. DUTY 2: SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY.Be an ambassador for creative technology and teacher in the community by collaborating with pop-up shops, workshops and serving as a Fab Lab Steward during our open access Fab Lab Inventor's Lounge on Thursday nights. DUTY 3: PARTICIPATE & MAKE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEARNING COMMUNITY.Participate in shaping what and how we learn at through contributing ideas and feedback in a postiive way that make SETC work for everyone. DUTY 4: SAFETY AND DAILY MAINTENANCE:Keep yourself and others safe with technology tools and help maintain our makerspace and lab so we can serve our community.
The Ideal Candidate for this Job:
CURIOSITY.Be curious about how you can learn and express yourself with technology.BE WILLING TO MAKE MISTAKES AND FAIL AND SEE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY.The act of making and the design process is challenging!Mistakes and failing are just everyday parts of learning by making.You will need to be gentle with yourself and others, as well as have a sense of humor and persistence to transform mistakes and fails into a wonderful feature of making something that expresses who you are and what you care about!COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY.Be committed to making contributions to your community through the creative use of technology.WORD IS BOND.Do what you say you are going to do and be dependable and faithful in your responsibilities.KINDNESS AND LOVE.Be willing to bring out your best kindness and loving humanity at the job and support and bring out the best in your brothers and sisters.