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3D Printing Intern (Education Commons)

Availability:no longer accepting applications

Hours:20 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.

Salary: $15/hour.

The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the 3D Printing Intern will facilitate the running of the 3D printing service at the Education Commons (EC). This includes running the submission and printing process of the printers, troubleshooting and minor repair, inventory management, etc. The position also involves an instructional component, with the intern expected to develop and run 1-2 workshops on 3D printing per semester. In addition, the intern is expected to offer individual consultation services and develop instructional materials for the 3D Printing LibGuide.

The 3D Printing Intern will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating operation of the 3D printing service, including contacting patrons, preparing models for printing, running the 3D printers, and monitoring the supply inventory.
  • Preparing and teaching workshops on 3D printing and/or modeling and holding regular office hours and individual consultations for patrons as needed.
  • Updating and maintaining the EC's 3D printing guide with instructional materials and information about our service.
  • Performing troubleshooting and minor technical repairs on the 3D printers.
  • Training student workers in basic 3D printer operations.
  • Occasional additional duties (checking out equipment, answering public service questions, etc.)

Current enrollment in a graduate program in Library and Information Science or a related field is required. Must be able to commit to 15-20 hours per week, including some weekend and/or evening hours. Due to our extensive training program, we ask for a one-year commitment.

Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to work independently, handle multiple priorities efficiently, and face new and unexpected challenges on a regular basis. Tech savvy with an interest in and enthusiasm for emerging technologies and a proven ability to learn new technologies quickly. Familiarity with or willingness to learn one or more 3D modeling programs (e.g. SketchUp, Blender, etc.).

Experience with 3D printing is preferred but not required. The intern will receive training in all of the above responsibilities. The successful applicant must have a strong desire to develop 3D printing expertise, but does not necessarily need to have prior direct experience with preparing print files or operating 3D printers. Prior teaching experience preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Chava Spivak-Birndorf

Use subject line "3D Printing Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.