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MakerSpace Student Volunteer

Education

MakerSpace Student Volunteer

MakerSpace at NUI Galway

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:10/09/2021
  • End Date:30/09/2022
  • Closing date:31/08/2022
  • Post Updated:14/01/2022
  • Min Hours:1
  • Role Type:Administrative

Requirements:Enthusiasm, good communication skills, interest in making and maker technologies

Description

Do you have a passion for making and want to share your knowledge? Or are you toally new to the idea of makerspaces and just want to get involved? The MakerSpace at NUI Galway is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to manage equipment rentals and run the 3D printers. You can also volunteer to run informal workshops throughout the academic year.

What you get:

You will receive training on using and troubleshooting 3D printers and the equipment rental system. You'll help to create a warm and welcoming environment in the MakerSpace and are guaranteed a seat in the space to work on your own projects or assignments during any of your volunteering shifts. The MakerSpace manager is never far away if any issues arise. You'll become part of a group of volunteers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. It's a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. 

About the MakerSpace at NUI Galway:

A place to imagine, learn, fail, make and remake. The MakerSpace in the library is open to all students and provides you with an environment to unleash your practical creativity. The MakerSpace contains a suite of PCs outfitted with high end design software, Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi computers, 3D Printers, a drone, VR headset and more. Learn more at library.nuigalway.ie/digitalscholarship/makerspace. We are all makers.

Is training provided?: Yes

Skills required for this role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Passion for making, breaking and remaking

Details of time commitment needed for role:
You can spend as much or as little time as you like volunteering. Whether you would like to volunteer one hour a week or ten is completely up to you!

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Applicants will be asked to provide a brief description (max. 200 words) of why you would like to volunteer in the MakerSpace.

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Eileen Kennedy

Address: MakerSpace at NUI Galway, Library, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway

Website: library.nuigalway.ie/digitalscholarship/makerspace/

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