Nunavut Makerspace Manager

Date Posted: Jul 04, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: To be Discussed
Province: Nunavut
City: Flexible
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Pinnguaq Association
Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness and growth with rural and remote communities. At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities in order to empower all people.

Job Description

Pinnguaq is hiring a Makerspace Manager to Manage the launch 17 MakerSpaces across Nunavut over the next 5 years. Each Makerspace will be a place communities can go to learn coding workshops and develop digital skills. We’re looking for someone who has a passion for teaching digital technology to youth and who has the leadership ability to manage our teams at each MakerSpace, ensuring that it is developed and managed to reflect the unique needs of its community.



This position exists to support the successful operation of a Makerspace in Iqaluit by planning and teaching STEAM-based programming for kids, youth, and adults at the Pinnguaq Makerspace. 

  • Research, plan, and teach Makerspace programming
  • Lead and assist with Makerspace programming
  • Collaborate with local stakeholders to produce community based programming
  • Providing mentorship through the sharing of knowledge, digital expertise, technological proficiency and creativity with participants
  • Maintain a positive safe space for participants
  • Participate in learning opportunities to use modern technology and teaching practises.
  • Record attendance and similar data for use in planning
  • General administrative duties, including replying to emails and attending regular sync-up meetings.




A combination of experience in Education and Technology would be ideal in this position.

Knowledge and appreciation for education, culture and needs of communities living in Nunavut is essential to this position.


Working Knowledge Of:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Programming
  • Google Suites
  • Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
  • Community Consultation
  • Scheduling
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Must have experience working with kids, youth, and adults, working independently, and managing programs.
  • Skills in fundraising, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Nunavut politics and Nunavut governance are an asset. Previous experience working with Nunavut based NGOs or Government are an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Inuktitut and French is considered an asset (but not essential)
  • The successful candidate should have a post-secondary education in the STEAM field or the experience and interest to match.
The required skills would normally be acquired through the completion of a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood Education, Masters of Education, or Computer Science degree.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Additional Info:

The Pinnguaq Association aims to develop a workforce that reflects the communities it serves and members of the communities and nations we are serving are encouraged to self identify in the application process.

Must be able to provide a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable sector screening.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can contact

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