International Event Manager

Job TitleInternational Event Manager (Part Time)
LocationLong Beach, CA and other Makerspaces in Southern California
In person traveling position, with some possibility for occasional remote as work permits. Some occasional National and International travel anticipated.
Attention Grabbing First ParagraphDo you have ideas about events you would make? If you like planning parties and events, particularly where hands-on activities are included, you might be a good fit. If you can take an idea of one of our Makers and grow it into an International event, you are a perfect fit! You won’t do it alone, you will have the support and resources of our collaborating organizations and the Makers in our Makerspace.
We implement a learn-to-share-and-teach philosophy, and encourage you to learn new Maker skills and learn-share-teach in our spaces.
Job DescriptionSupport our collaborating organizations in their missions through the creation of new, International events of various sizes, particularly those that can include the projects of Makersville, our Makers and volunteers and our collaborating organizations. You will work with our Makerspace Manager to develop plans for new events, find funding for those events through seeking sponsorships and grants, and execute and report on those grants and events. Adjust the plan so as to stay within the existing funding.
With the Makerspace Manager and our collaborators, plan and execute our participation in Maker Faires, local events, and events in other states and countries.
Work with Makerspace Manager to design activities and themes for events we host and attend locally and internationally. Gather volunteers to support you in the event execution – high school and up.
Job Requirements-Appreciates the value of hands-on learning (Making) and the Maker movement (which advocates for hands-on learning)
-Understands the value of the Maker Mindset (lifelong learning through following interests, open ended learning)
-Develops learning videos and written instruction in blog or video format or both
-Makes presentations to audiences at meetings, trainings and events of various sizes.
-Finds and organizes speakers at the events we host
-Find ways to promote the Makersville Brand and the brands and accomplishments of themselves and those in the Makerspace
-Trained in Creative Problem Solving (4 years preferred)
-Trained in LEGO(r) Serious Play
-Trained in the purposes, communities and methods of our collaborating organizations.
-Demonstrated skills in at least one of our focus areas, particularly through personal projects: LEGO bricks, sewing, robotics (with LEGO, the Arduino, MicroBit and other micro processors), contraptions (particularly in the Rube Goldberg), 3D printing.
-Demonstrated use of open source and free image and video editors.
-Demonstrated flexibility in thought
-Demonstrated patience with those who are working in our space
-Demonstrated ability to nudge learning along and transition learning goals through play
-Willingness and ability to personally participate in booth setup and management, and to find ways to develop a highly creative yet organized booth presence.
-Willing to use the internet resources of others to help advance the organizational goals.
-Able to plan long range and near term to execute a shared vision we create
-Individual must be family friendly in speech and personal identity and individual able to pass background checks (DOJ, FBI)

Meeting and Event Manager Cert (CSULB)
Digital Marketing (CSULB)
Global Logistics Manager (CSULB)

Global Trade and Logistics Cert (LBCC 24-26 units)
or Foundations of International Business (LBCC)
or Foundations of Business (LBCC-12-14 units)
Certificate in Digital and Social Media (LBCC-9 units)

About Us Section Started in 2012, Makersville is part of the ETES Inc. family. We have thrice supported International events in robotics and have a vision of creating multi-national teams that work together to develop projects. We find and create shared purpose with other for profit and non profit agencies.

We have a shared mission with Makersville Services (our 501c3 sister).

The specific purpose of Makersville is primarily, through play and discovery, to create and share inclusive, practical skills learning experiences that develop confidence and independence (the Maker and entrepreneurial mindsets), including hands-on training, product prototyping, problem solving, inventing, activity and event management and practical entrepreneurship challenges.
Salary and Benefits$18.78 – $40 per hour based on experience.
How To Apply Email info at with your resume and experience.