BIG Lab Intern

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Innovation / Design
  • Maker / Fabrication
The Evergreen School, an independent Preschool–Grade 8 school serving highly capable students, has completed its first year with a new facility to support student and teacher “making” - innovation, tinkering, design, prototyping, and engineering. In the past school year, groups of students across all age levels and in all subject areas visited the facility to invent and test scientific tools, create videos using the green screen, build interactive museum exhibits, laser cut diorama components, and engage in many other constructionist projects. Our students and teachers have access to 3D printers, a laser cutter, basic electronics tools, basic woodworking tools, sewing machines, digital audio and video tools, and more.


We are seeking an intern for the 2016-2017 school year to learn with and assist the makerspace lead teacher, to support student and teacher projects, and keep the lab running at 100% efficiency. This is a one-year paid internship position from August 24, 2016 through June 19, 2017, with 15 hours per week working in the lab and up to 10 additional hours per week facilitating after-school classes, dependent on class enrollment.


As makerspace intern, you will:
  • maintain 3D printers, laser cutter, and other equipment in good working order
  • manage tools and supplies, including supporting organization and monitoring consumables
  • learn how to use new tools to support makerspace activities, like microcontroller robotics kits or wearable technology
  • support students and teachers in implementing and troubleshooting their projects
  • prepare lab space and equipment for scheduled activities, such as rearranging tables between a kindergarten class and an 8th grade class or preparing sewn circuitry kits for a 2nd grade class to use back in their home classroom
  • take on other duties as assigned


Desired qualities include:
  • enjoys working around and with young children from preschool through 8th grade (ages 3-14), and communicates clearly and patiently with them
  • enjoys partnering with other adults, and is supportive and positive when helping them learn new skills
  • developing skills in relevant machine maintenance - 3D printers and laser cutters especially
  • developing skills in relevant engineering tasks - electronics construction, woodworking, sewing
  • developing skills in relevant software applications - 3D modeling, video and audio manipulation, Arduino software
  • able to work independently, seeks out useful secondary tasks when urgent tasks are completed
  • dependable in reporting to work and seldom absent when expected
  • able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • can stand for 30 or more minutes at a time
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule, though specific work schedules can be negotiated with individual candidates


Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools.


Applicants should submit their résumé, three references and a cover letter outlining his or her interest in and qualifications for this position to Lindsey Own, BIG Lab Coordinator, at Please include “Makerspace Intern” in the subject line. No telephone calls please. The position will be open until filled.