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Imaginarium Scientist-in-Residence 

Position runs from July 8 - Aug. 23
Wage: Stipend of $1,000

Applications are due by April 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:, or by mail to:

Ann Miller, Makerspace Coordinator
Mead Public Library
710 N 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081


LIBRARY PAGE (16-20 hours, evenings and some weekends)

Please note: bookshelver applications are accepted at all times, although there may not be any positions open when you apply.

Requires good eyesight and physical ability. Applications available and accepted at the library's first floor Customer Service Desk during regular business hours. Application form also available online. Please attach a sheet indicating ALL hours you are available to work during the summer, and also during the school year.

Position: Page
Bookshelver—Support Services
Wage: $8 to $11.52 per hour (These positions are scheduled up to an average of 36 hours per two-week pay period. Generally, no direct customer service work.)

Start date:
To be determined after interviews, which are only conducted if positions are available. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Applications are accepted at all times, although there may not be any positions open when you apply. All applications are kept on file for six months.

-Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
-Reshelving adult and juvenile books, magazines, newspapers, and audio/visual materials;
-Sorting returned materials;
-Checking in returned materials;
-Putting carts of returned materials in order for reshelving;
-Shelf reading;
-Other duties as assigned.

-Good eyesight and physical ability;
-Flexible/able to work a variety of hours;
-Works well with a group, as well as;
-Able to work independently, without direct supervision;
-Ability to understand the library shelving system;
-Speed and accuracy are important.

Work schedules vary, and include but are not limited to nights, weekends, and school holidays (especially Christmas and spring breaks). Please note ALL hours you are available to work.

Penny Schwartz, Circulation Services, 459-3400, ext. 2010

See full Library Page Job Description