Studio Specialist

Are you great with devices and gadgets and passionate about crafting, creative projects, and tech programming? Do you have ideas for showing people how equipment and emergent technologies can help them bring their ideas to life? Do you love learning new things and sharing what you’ve learned with others in ways that are fun? If so, bring your talents and skills to our library!


Under general direction from the Digital Services Manager, is responsible for assisting patrons in the Studio, training staff on Studio equipment, and collaborating with staff on Studio-related programming.

Essential Duties:

  • In collaboration with sister departments and the branch, plans, provides, and evaluates technology and craft programming for the library
  • Instructs and assists patrons in the use of Studio equipment including the 3D printer, embroidery machine, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and photo printers, along with all associated software
  • Instructs and assists staff and patrons with computer, internet, device questions
  • Researches, recommends, and implements new Studio equipment and software
  • Builds relationships with community members and organizations to foster responsive programs, services, and spaces; conducts technology outreach
  • Provides input to Digital Services Manager on department budget
  • Assists with statistics and reports related to Studio use and technology programs
  • Works with Digital Services Manager to maintain, upgrade, and replace equipment for the Studio
  • Interprets and explains department and library policies and procedures to public
  • Engages in professional development activities to stay current with trends and best practices
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 1-year experience in library makerspace, lab, or studio preferred or equivalent professional experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proficient and comfortable with Studio equipment and software, Microsoft Office, web browsers, social media platforms, and common portable devices
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, IMLS’ 21st Century Skills, and instructional design models
  • Knowledge of ALA’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statements
  • Well-organized and able to effectively juggle multiple priorities
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and able to work effectively with others
  • Solid leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, and training skills
  • Presents professional image within the community at various events
  • Ability to travel between district branches and to and from library sanctioned events

Job Classification: Non-exempt

Hours: 25 hours per week; must be available on Sundays weekdays

Salary: $17.50 – $20.50 per hour, depending on experience

Benefits include: IMRF, vacation time, personal time, paid holidays and sick time, and more.

Number of Positions Available: 1

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jessica Frank at

Status: Open until filled.