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LEARNING ACTIVITIES DESIGNER , Media Lab (ML)-Learning Initiative-Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) , to design and develop learning activities, experiences, and materials for the PLIX program and document and support current PLIX projects. Will collaborate with ML researchers and public librarians to create learning resources that translate research into creative learning activities, kits, and programs for public libraries and other educational spaces; lead the design, maintenance, and facilitation of existing programs/materials; maintain/expand the project's visual style and brand; organize and lead user-testing and play-testing with various groups, synthesizing feedback and iterating on the design of learning activities/kit/programs; document and share the development process of learning activities/kits/programs on PLIX's public-facing website and blog; assist with the development/facilitation/delivery of workshops, outreach events, and training sessions; collaborate on refining overall strategy for PLIX and Learning Initiative outreach programs; recruit and manage UROPs; and perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field; at least two years' experience with visual design (i.e., producing infographics, illustrations, print materials, videos, etc.) and teaching and facilitating in a range of learning environments including classrooms and informal learning spaces; experience working with the public, including librarians, patrons, educators, and youth; experience with the design process, including ideating, understanding and collecting feedback, and rapid project prototyping and iteration; working knowledge of creative learning; excellent interpersonal and communication design skills; and high-level fluency with visual design tools (i.e., Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch). Seek someone who's committed to open and public learning, especially for underserved populations/communities. Experience working in an academic setting and/or the Media Lab preferred. Experience with front-end web development or mobile app technologies a plus. Job #17934-6
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on funding availability and project needs.
Internal Number: 17934
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