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Creative Technologist

High Plains Library District

Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$25.94 to $35.09 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Creative Technologist

Role: Coordinates the use of and develops programming for the innovation and maker space at LINC, facilitates rotation of maker space equipment throughout member and branch libraries; maintains and repairs maker space equipment; trains staff on use and maintenance of maker space equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

20% - CREATIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Establishes and maintains relationship with local area artists, makers, business owners, and entrepreneurs to provide programs and outreach events; Hosts and/or travels regionally, nationally and to multi-day maker and innovation events; Partners with volunteer coordinators to recruit and train volunteers in use of maker space assets.  (Essential)

40% - PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY - Develops and delivers maker and innovation (skills-based) programming to be delivered in the maker space and innovation spaces at LINC and at locations throughout the Library District; Provides one-on-one and group instruction to adult and students of all ages, levels, and abilities.  (Essential)

20% - MAKER SPACE COORDINATION - Coordinates the use of the innovation and maker space including the rotation of maker space equipment and tools throughout the libraries.  (Essential)

10% - EMPLOYEE TRAINING – Serves as the internal subject matter expert, develops training content, and delivers training to employees on safely operating, cleaning, maintaining, and minor repairing of maker space and innovation equipment and tools.  (Essential)

10% - MAINTENANCE OF MAKER SPACE TOOLS & EQUIPMENT - Provides regular maintenance, oversight, and cleaning of the maker space and innovation tools and equipment throughout the Library District; Repairs or replaces equipment as needed; Coordinates the purchase of new or replacement equipment and tools; Performs other duties as assigned.  (Essential)

Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Media Studies, Environmental Design, Engineering, Fine Arts, Art Education, Computer Science, Communication or other closely related field.


Three years of similar or related experience 

Previous experience teaching hands-on making activities in a formal or informal education setting with two or more of the following technologies: 

laser cutting and engraving

3D printing and scanning

fiber arts

digital design software; vector-based design software (Inkscape preferred) and related maker space technology

small board electronic prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, micro-bit, or basic circuitry)

Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)

Or any combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of basic troubleshooting on equipment, machinery, hardware, and software.

Skill in customer service including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations  

Skill in collaboration and team building

Skill in Microsoft Office and Adobe CC

Skill in digital and traditional fabrication

Skill in laser cutting and engraving, 3D printing and scanning, fiber arts, digital design software, small board electronic prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, micro-bit, or basic circuitry), vector-based design software (Inkscape preferred), and related Makerspace technology 

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers

Able to plan and conduct age-appropriate programming 

Able to use good judgment

Able to work in teams

Able to work with confidential information

Able to foster a nonjudgmental, supportive environment for a diverse population of users by using patience and effective communication to assure a positive learning experience

Able to work in fast-paced and changing environment

Able to communicate effectively through written, oral, web, video, and social media communications

Able to improvise with audiences of varied ages and abilities

Able to provide one-on-one or small group instruction

Able to transport oneself to various locations throughout the service area

Valid Colorado driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record

Physical Success Factors:

Able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

Able to use a ladder

Able to use hand tools as well as larger machinery and equipment

Able to work in a dusty and noisy environment

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, dependent care and medical expenses

Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Leave

Additional Info & Requirements

Grade:  52

FLSA Classification:  Non-exempt

Department: Branch Services

Supervisor: Associate Director of Public Services 

Supervises: None

Revised:  11/02/2021


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Posted Nov 5, 2021