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FT or PT- MakeSpace Specialist

  • The Muse Knoxville 516 North Beaman Street Knoxville, Tennessee 37914 (map)

Job Description: Duties:
● Assist MakeSpace Coordinator with programming and materials
● Facilitate hands-on projects with visitors
● Assist with maker space related community and special event programming (occasional
evening commitments as needed)
● Manage/Lead other Muse staff in execution of programming

● You can identify as a teacher, designer, inventor, scientist, or scholar – any combination
– as long as you make things that matter
● Candidates should have a willingness to take risks, a desire to look beyond traditional
disciplines, and a dedication to making a difference in the world
● Must be flexible and collaborative team member who can support, inspire, and motivate
others and forge decisions effectively
● Knowledge of 3-D printing, wood burning, soldering, various art mediums, project-based
learning, robotics, hand tools, and coding a plus
● Enthusiasm for exploring new trends and tools for learning
● Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
● Education--Bachelors degree preferred, preference for specialty in education or
STEAM-related field
● Passion for working with, and teaching, children of various social, educational, and
economic backgrounds and levels
● Capacity to interact positively and spontaneously with children of all ages, caregivers,
teachers, and co-workers
● Ensure the safety of visitors through effective communication
● Maintain current knowledge of Museum "happenings" in order to enhance visitor

Other Notable Requirements:
● Lift 40 pounds
● Pass a background check
● Physical stamina for 8 hour day on feet, bending and playing

Department: Education and Exhibits
Reports to: Education Manager and Visitor Services Manager
Status: Part-time and Full-time opportunity available
Hourly Pay: $10-$12, 20-32 hours per week available. Weekday and Weekends necessary.

Brief description: The Muse Knoxville children’s museum located in Knoxville, TN, seeks a
MakeSpace Specialist for onsite programming. The museum seeks candidates who are
innovative, technology-savvy, and are able to work collaboratively with colleagues. The newly updated MakeSpace area inspires visitors to Make it DO, Make it NEW, Make an IMPACT and Make it YOU. The new MakeSpace Specialist will organize and facilitate fresh programming with these themes in mind for a tools-based, creative makerspace.

How should someone apply?: Email resume to

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