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Role Model

Bright Box Makerspace - Sheffield

Zero hour contract


Role Models are responsible for assisting in the day to day running of Bright Box Makerspace. One day you could be assisting children in building a new world using low- and high-tech tools and another day you could be communicating with our adult participants about event details. You’ll work with the Playful Learning Coordinator to understand and deliver educational material to children and engage with community groups, businesses, Sheffield Libraries and our friends to increase access to quality maker education. You’ll also work alongside our founder to answer customers questions and make sure they get the best products and services.

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What makes this role unique?

This is an opportunity for someone who enjoys having different work each day. You might be a qualifying teacher, education specialist or someone with demonstrated interest and expertise in arts, engineering and technology. Our programme is supported by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UnLtd, the Big Lottery Fund and British Science Week to further access to learning through play. To date, we’ve worked with 3,000+ 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?

  • Assist in running Maker Education programmes and activities in libraries and community spaces

  • Liaise with volunteers, parents and children to ensure that presentation material is meaningful and will add value to learning

  • Provide feedback on educational resources to improve our overall offering

  • Maintain best practice and liaise with other education providers

  • Encourage children to give feedback, evaluations and other quality indicators to measure the performance of our activities

  • Communicate with customers and clients with a friendly and professional manner

  • Package and deliver merchandise with care and attention

  • Understand and communicate Bright Box Makerspace priorities and deliver relevant messages to 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, Google Drive and Gmail

  • Someone with a demonstrated interest in and ability to learn teaching and digital art

  • The successful candidate will be expected to travel within the Sheffield area on a regular basis, visiting schools and community groups.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to travel outside of Sheffield, including but not limited to Liverpool, Leeds, London and Nottingham.

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 to anyone who you think would be a good addition to the Bright Box Team. Here’s the PDF job description.

Recruitment for this position closes on the 14th of February at midnight. We will be notifying applicants on the 26th of February 2019.