Position runs from July 8 - Aug. 23
Wage: Stipend of $1,000
Applications are due by May 1, 2019
The Imaginarium makerspace at Mead Public Library is seeking a Scientist-in-Residence for summer 2019.
The Imaginarium is a hands-on, community, do-it-yourself workspace offering free access to tools, skill sharing and instructional opportunities in science, technology, arts and crafts. This residency is an opportunity to engage our community in hands-on science programming, to increase interest in the field of science, and to generate further interest in the Imaginarium.
The library’s mission is to provide quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities to meet the needs and interests of its diverse community. Our vision is to enrich, educate, connect, create and inspire.
Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years related college experience is required.
Responsibilities: Design a community project to be worked on during the residency by the scientist and the public. Scientist will be available during our weekly Wednesday Tinker Times (open studio time), from 4 - 7 p.m., and once-a-month Saturday Tinker Times, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., as office hours to engage the public and to work on the community project. Scientist will also lead a weekly program, either stand-alone or as part of a recurring program.
Scientist’s work will be on display as applicable. This position will work with all ages; different programs could be designated for different age groups.
How to Apply: Please submit a current resume, 3 letters of recommendation referencing familiarity with your work, a completed background check form, an outline of program ideas to be used for adults, teens, children and mixed ages and a community project proposal. The Summer Library Program theme is “A Universe of Stories” (Space) and can be incorporated into program ideas — but programs are not limited to that theme.
Applications can be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
Ann Miller, Makerspace Coordinator
Mead Public Library
710 N 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081