Full-time. Start Date: Immediately
Responsible for implementing Hong Kong’s pioneering youth-oriented maker education programs.
Your role as Program Officer (Youth Innovation Program) is to plan, conduct and evaluate maker education programs. Some examples include classes on wood and metal works, multiple CNCs, laser cutters, 3D-printers, electronics prototyping, textile, chemistry, biology, and optics, etc. You are expected to develop program plan, curriculum and materials to be used in programs and designs exercises to enhance lectures. As a maker you are expected to be a master in one or more skills, electronic and robotic expertise will get preference.
You will be involved in the youth development programme funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club. This will involve supporting co-develop and co-manage the makerspace of six youth centers and the implementation of maker education programmes which youth can explore new technology, collaborate with others, unleash their diverse potential, dream and experiment and develop maker spirit for social good.
You will also be supporting the team to develop and run other maker programs, including maker-in-residence program, design thinking workshops, etc.
1. Develop and teach a maker education curriculum with the Program Manager and instructors. (course outlines, background material, instructional materials, and training aids).
2. Work with a team of instructors and social workers to deliver classes and fabricators to deliver orders
3. Improve and maintain the space and tools in the workshop to be tidy, productive while enforcing health and safety best practices
4. Document class details to facilitate knowledge transfer
5. Initiate, develop and implement other maker programmes of MakerBay Foundation
Experience in teaching, facilitation and communication skills with youth and adults
Experience in at least two or more of following areas: wood and metal work; digital fabrication, e.g. electronics and robotics, CAD, CAM, laser cutting, CNC milling, 3D printing
At least 2 years relevant experience in fabrication or invention
Willingness to learn and experiment, persistent, conscientious, resourceful and detail-oriented
Experience in workshop health & safety training
Fluency in Cantonese and written English
Soft skills required for the role
Enjoy working with youth - as you will be working with them a lot!
Curious - you will be coming up new maker project ideas and test them out, there
is no limit to it! Your imagination and creativity are the only limitations!
Teamwork - you will be working with members within MakerBay Foundation and with many other external partners as a team for the same goal.
Adaptive and flexible - you will work at different youth centers, different schedule and on different maker project every week! No two weeks will be the same.
Excellent communicator - as you will be facilitating maker programs, you need to be able to communicate your ideas and give instructions in a clear way.
Passionate about education - it’s all about developing the competencies and technical skills of youth, your passionate in nurturing youth is key.
Embrace maker spirit - willing to experiment, trial and error, actively looking for solutions to problem.
Willing to learn - you should be self-motivated with a strong desire to learn new technologies hands on skills, as you are expected to keep learning new things all the time.
About MakerBay Foundation MakerBay Foundation established in 2017, is the charity arm of MakerBay Limited with the mission to promote maker education. It is a non-profit organization that grows and nurtures youth community by infusing maker mindset and skills to the next generation so they can innovate solutions to help resolve social issues and create positive impacts.
Working Hours and Location
● Working hours: Five-day work week (evening and weekend shifts required depends on program needs)
● Locations: Makerbay HQ at Tusen Wan and various youth center sites in Kowloon and New Territories
MakerBay is the first large-scale independent makerspace tailored for the creative community in Hong Kong. We believe that innovative technology should contribute to the benefit of our society and our environment. We provide a large co-working space, diverse range of tools, value-added services and a vibrant community. We are home to some of the most promising hardware startups in the region. We also provide comprehensive Maker Education to both children and adults. Find out more about us at www.makerbay.org.