ACI Participant (Full Time) - Kauai Community Science Center, Technical Director Internship

Oct 07 2020
Aloha Connects Innovation Program - Kauai |Honolulu|Full Time, $16.00 - $20.00 / hour
Job Description

Kauai Community Science Center

Position Title: KCSC Technical Director Intern

Status: Part-time or Full-time


Primary Purpose: To support equipment and technology programming, training and maintenance at Kauai Community Science Center. KCSC promotes STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & culture and Math programming and the Technical Director Intern will support the use of our equipment, tools and other technical resources associated with KCSC activities and programming for students of all ages as well as teachers, professionals and community members.


Essential Functions:

·       Assist with developing and executing live, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Culture and Math) hands-on learning activities for participants of all ages.

·       Support technical and equipment aspects of the program from creating, testing and preparing activities and supplies and related materials to support a wide range of activities through the KCSC HOTspot program.

·       Collaborate with other technical experts from other science centers, and STEAM organizations, teachers and professionals that KCSC works with and supports.

·       Provide training and support to staff, students, teachers and parents on KCSC equipment, technology and tools.

·       Being part of a team to develop this new initiative to meet needs in the community among students, teachers and parents.

·       May need to Drive KCSC HOTspot vehicle, a Ford Transit Cargo Van


Working Conditions:

Work will be in an office environment and also outside in association with the KCSC HOTspot a mobile WIFI / STEAM education resource. Work may also involve participating in community events and working with students at schools. Work may also consist of preparing for events and activities in the community and at schools.


Equipment Used:

A wide variety of makerspace equipment which include but would be limited to laser cutter, vinyl cutter, 3D printers, computers, robotics and coding tools. We also hope to create specific clubs around 3D printing, coding, robotics and other making skills that require specialized equipment, training and tools that would be supported by the KCSC Technical Director.


Shift Hours:

Exact shift times are to be determined, and we are open to accommodating flexible schedules as much as possible. We may have some events that are on the weekends or in the evening hours, from 5pm – 9pm.

There is flexibilty to work remotely.




Physical, Mental, and Communication Demands:

·       Requires capacity to work with collaborators and in teams.

·       Ability to work with students across a wide age spectrum as well as teachers and professionals across a diverse spectrum.

·       As a small organization you may be asked to support other activities outside of your normal scope of activities to support the needs of the organization

·       We promote and model 21st Century Learning skills like critical thinking, collaboration, innovation, communication, creativity and problem solving in our workplace.

·       Requires maintaining reliable work attendance.


Skills / Knowledge:

  • Experience with makerspace equipment, 3D printers, laser cutters, power tools, computer aided design, and/or small and large engines, automation, electronics, programming, carpentry, plumbing, auto repair and maintenance could all be useful skills.
  • Willingness to work with KCSC staff as well as volunteers, students, teachers and professionals that are fundamental to the KCSC Organization.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Prior classroom or informal education experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle or method of transportation.
  • Experience working with K-12 students, teachers, families and the elderly.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Technology literate with the ability to use virtual meeting platforms and online programs.
  • Be at least 18 years old on their first day of service.
  • Have a valid Hawaii Drivers License.
  • Be able to provide documentation of their right to work in the United States.
  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency.
  • Applicants must meet the standards of the State of Hawaii background check requirements which includes sex offender registry check, state criminal history registry check, and FBI fingerprint-based check.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.