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Job Posting: Sr. Specialist Makerspace-James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University

  • 1.  Job Posting: Sr. Specialist Makerspace-James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University

    Posted Sep 30, 2021 09:06 AM

    The Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University invites you to consider and apply for the Senior Specialist-Makerspace in the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University.  Position details are listed below with a link to the complete job posting. 

    Senior Specialist-Makerspace

    Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    Categories: Information Technology, Library

    Job Title: Senior Specialist-Makerspace

    Salary $40,194 - $49,775; commensurate with experience

    Job Summary/Basic Function

    Provide technical, functional, and operational support at the microcomputer and information technology level for Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems required to support the Walker Library Makerspace Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Coordinate the use of fabrication and design hardware and software in the Walker Library Makerspace. Computing environment includes multiple platforms and discipline specific equipment and software. Contribute to student success and engaged learning by providing multimedia equipment and software application technical assistance and guidance in the Makerspace and through individualized consultation sessions to library patrons; assist patrons with the creation of various multimedia, programming, electronic, and physical projects in these areas; make purchase recommendations to the Assistant Manager of Library Technology for new equipment and software. Develop student staff and patron training for new equipment and software; provide patron and student staff training and expert assistance with the laser cutter/etcher, computer numeric controlled routers, vinyl plotter, 3D printers, hand tools, virtual reality headsets, augmented reality headsets, micro controllers, microcomputers, soldering, and electronic test equipment; coordinate training, train, and supervise approximately 30 student workers during their shift while in the Makerspace. Design and produce demonstration and promotional items for the Makerspace; provide curriculum enrichment and informational services to classes who visit the Makerspace. Perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned. The work shift is 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday, but requires flexibility in shift and days of the week as needed to meet the demands of the service.

    Required Education

    Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Multimedia Engineering Arts, or related field.

    For more information please visit:

    Kathleen L. Schmand
    Dean, James E. Walker Library
    Middle Tennessee State University