Makers Mill seeks candidates for a year-long Maker Fellow AmeriCorps VISTA position

Makers Mill is excited to share that it has been awarded a grant through the Maker Fellow AmeriCorps VISTA program to fund a new, year-long position that will support the makerspace with its program and partnership development, and capacity building from August 2021 to August 2022.

Makers Mill is searching for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to add to its team who has knowledge of the makerspace community, and the ability to collaborate with local partners and staff to design and build new maker-centered learning programs and systems.

The ideal candidate will have a familiarity with the makerspace community and/or is an avid maker. Their main focus will be assisting us with developing programs; building on our partnerships with community colleges, technical centers, universities, and local businesses for workplace and entrepreneur development; as well supporting our team with the logistics of getting us open for business.

“The timing of the grant has come at a most opportune time,” said Josh Arnold, Makers Mill Executive Director. “The Maker Fellow will play a significant role in helping us towards the goal of being program-ready and operational when we open our doors shortly after the completion of the building renovations which have just started. It’s a really exciting opportunity for someone to come on board now and be a part of shaping the future of Makers Mill. And, in the process, they’ll be able to develop a deep local network of educational institutions and companies – relationships and connections that can be built upon for years and be an invaluable tool for future job and professional development opportunities.”

Those interested in applying for the position need to do so through our grantor’s website: and undergo an initial screening interview with the team at Makers and Mentors Network. Those qualifying will soon thereafter undertake a final interview with Josh and Carol at Makers Mill. Applications close by July 23, 2021, or earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Please help us spread the word about this position if you know of someone who may fit our criteria and share the opportunity through your networks by linking back to this blog.

Makers Mill is Carroll County’s first dedicated community makerspace and vocation hub due to open in late 2021 – if supply chains cooperate! It will facilitate collaboration, mentorship, and learning exchanges around a wide variety of crafts, skills, technologies, and arts for personal, professional, and community goals, including a FabLab and workspaces for learning multimedia and computer skills, metalwork and machinery, woodwork, fabric and fine arts, jewelry making, and culinary arts. 

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