University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Employment Opportunities

The CU Community Fab is a cutting-edge, exciting and fun place to work. Our hiring patterns vary by time of the year and programs and grants, feel free to get involved as a volunteer to be the first to hear about future opportunities.

As a place where a lot of innovation happens, the Fab Lab depends on and greatly values cognitive diversity. Therefore we are especially interested in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds, and kindly encourage all sorts of people to apply.

Fab Lab Instruction & Engagement Specialist

Job Summary

This position supports instructional and outreach activities of the Fab Lab by leading and providing instructional support for community engagement activities hosted or led by the CU Community Fab Lab, and by teaching makerspace university courses and community workshops.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • (50%) Lead and assist with digital fabrication workshops, classes, youth outreach programs, and youth summer camps.
  • (10%) Communicate and collaborate with community clients regarding community engagement projects.
  • (35%) Teach makerspace courses, INFO 416 and 418, and other classes as assigned; leading 1 course and assisting with 1 course per semester.
  • (5%) Other duties as assigned.

Additional Physical Demands

Typical for an office setting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art Education, Design, Education, or a related field.
  • Three years in education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position.
  • Experience with digital fabrication.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching and/or mentoring youth.
  • (Note: A master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., Art, Art Education, Design, Education)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Technical experience using multiple design software and/or equipment found in the Fab Lab. 
  • Any information technology knowledge, design knowledge, or any science, engineering or arts content knowledge.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5002 – Program Coordinator position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 5/8/2024. The minimum salary is $42,000, We strive to provide a competitive salary, considering factors such as available market data, internal equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints. The final salary offer will be determined through a thorough assessment of these elements

We are unable to sponsor an employment VISA or take over sponsorship for an employment VISA for this position now and in the future.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States with no VISA sponsorship.

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Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 8th, 2024. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Please provide your cover letter, resume and references. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Kyungwon Koh For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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