We're hiring!

Thank you for your applications. This position has been filled. If you are interested in gaining experience and being part of our projects, we are always looking for artists and volunteers. Please send an e-mail to Kisha at kisha@brightboxmakerspace.com for more information.

Join us this summer for Maker Camps.

We're looking for a Playful Learning Coordinator to help plan and deliver Maker Camps. 

The Playful Learning Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the day to day running of our Maker Camps, preparing and delivering educational material to children via Maker Camps and workshops and engaging with community groups, businesses, Sheffield Libraries and our friends to increase access to quality maker education.

What makes this role unique?

This is an opportunity for a qualifying teacher, education specialist or someone with demonstrated interest and expertise in this area to help to design and deliver our Maker Camps and workshops in communities. Our programme is supported by the Institute of Engineering and Technology and Institute of Mechanical Engineers to further access to learning through play. To date, we’ve worked with 1,100+ children and have won awards from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Soup, Sheffield Business Awards and British Science Week. Our key priority is promoting play followed by promoting future social inclusion and creativity in innovation. This is an opportunity to contribute to and build upon our community programmes.

What will this role involve?

  • Develop and run Maker Education programmes and activities
  • Visit libraries and community spaces to deliver events and workshops
  • Liaise with venue managers, community members, volunteers, parents and children to ensure that presentation material is meaningful and will add value to learning
  • Develop and improve educational resources and display materials and help to organise campaigns, open days and other events including promotions, assisting when necessary with the events themselves
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive library of materials
  • Maintain best practice and liaise with other education providers
  • Develop and maintain a database of education and training provision evaluations (including feedback from children) and other quality indicators to measure the performance of the Maker Camps and produce statistics when required for the wider evaluation
  • Assist in arranging work experience programmes for school pupils
  • Liaise with managers and assist in developing the education and community strategy to ensure it effectively links with key business priorities and delivers relevant messages to schools and communities
  • Play and try new things!

What are we looking for?

  • A highly motivated self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • A student pursuing a teaching degree or someone with demonstrated interest and expertise in this area
  • The successful candidate will be expected to travel within the Sheffield area on a regular basis, visiting schools and community groups. Driving licence preferred.

Is this the work experience for you?

Send your CV and a brief cover letter to Kisha, kisha@brightboxmakerspace.com

About Bright Box Makespace

The future includes all children. We’re creating a network of makerspaces for children to explore the world through play during drop-in activities, workshops and day camps. Working with us means you’ll be encouraged to play and experiment with new ways of educating and doing business. After all, we’re championing learning through doing.

Bright Box Makerspace is an equal opportunities employer.

Please forward this opportunity on to anyone you think would be a valuable addition to the Bright Box team. Here's a PDF of this job advert.