An awesome opportunity for all you makers out there – you’ve heard about artist residencies, you’ve heard about professorial residencies. But what about a maker-residency?! The Maker Education Initiative has a program called Maker Corps. They work with partner organizations and their Maker Corps Members throughout the spring and the summer, bringing them together through an online community and providing them with online training and support to create hands-on and community-specific making programming.
The best news is that Maker Corps is still accepting applications! As a Maker Fellow, you work at a local organization that has been selected for the program (for example, Great Lakes Science Center!) but you also go through a national training program and connect with a network of Maker Fellows around the country. The application for the summer fellow positions is still open – so check the requirements below and submit an application!
- 50% of a Maker Corps Member’s time must be dedicated to direct service– engaging children and families in creative making opportunities, while gaining experience serving as a community leader. Maker Corps Members will also spend a portion of their time as makers-in-residence, focused on developing ideas and programs for their partner site.
- Maker Corps Members are required to participate in the Maker Corps online community by contributing stories, photos, reflections, etc.
- Applicants must live, or be willing to relocate to, a community hosting a Maker Corps program. Note that the Maker Ed will not cover any additional moving and/or housing expenses. However, some partner sites may provide assistance. Please inquire specifically about these needs in your application.
PS – GLSC has also had a surge in summer camp registration at the Science Center and are hiring additional staff, especially people with an expertise in 3-D printing, Makey-Makey, Scratch or other entry-level video game design. The position is posted at www.greatscience.com, or if you have specific questions, contact Josh Landis at Landisj@glsc.org.