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Makerspace Facilitator

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Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

About The Job

Are you passionate about makerspace education, with a keen interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) subjects and sustainability? Are you an organized and creative? Are you able to work in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people person and enjoy public engagement?

Join our team at Me.reka Makerspace (brainchild of Biji-biji Initiative) as a Makerspace Facilitator!

Reception
  • Welcome walk-in customers and introduce Me.reka Makerspace.
  • Handle general inquiries and feedback by providing accurate information to walk-in customers and visitors.
  • Handle Point of Sale (POS) transactions for retail, program registrations, memberships, etc
  • Maintain clients leads on CRM platform.
  • Liaise and work with Me.reka team in providing excellent service and experience to visitors, clients and customers. 
  • Always have the latest and updated information and ensure the space remains functional, presentable, clean and orderly.

Me.reka Labs
  • Have a good understanding of all Me.reka Labs 
  • Assist with any labs related enquiries, carrying out lab programmings and assist with ad-hoc needs
  • Have good product knowledge (on tools, equipment, materials, and software available and used at Labs) 
  • Ensure Me.reka members comply to terms & conditions
  • Ensure all tools, machines and space are in top-notch condition

Events & Programming
  • Assist with preparing, organizing, and coordinating Me.reka Events & Programmings
  • Follow up with space rental and catering enquiries, handle sales leads generation, schedule space rental availability, space set-up.
  • Assist with updating website content and communications as necessary
  • Assist with social media content generation, posting, replying to direct messages, etc

Retail
  • Assist with handling the management of Me.reka retail products.
  • Assist with day-to-day supervision of retail, conducting sales, managing consignment, maintaining stock standard and quality, and stock inventory by complying to the Retail SOP.
  • Have a good understanding of retail products, brands, and the manufacturing process.
  • Liaise with retail consignors for the stock logistics.
  • Organize seasonal promotion, displays and stocks.

Facilities & Operations
  • Assist with procurement 
  • Assist with scheduling, coordinating and overseeing cleaning, recycling and composting with internal and external parties
  • Assist with scheduling, coordinating and overseeing facilities maintenance, repair, improvement and building with internal and external parties 
  • Assist with overseeing and maintaining utilities, storage, office maintenance and health and safety.
  • Ensure general store room remains organized, tidy and clean

All roles at Me.reka are about making changes, innovation and making things real. You are to be part of our team to demonstrate passion and commitment to education, lifelong skills and iron out community challenges.

By joining our team, you will cultivate your people skills, a state-of-art tools skills and the art of education.

You can also email us your CV and short motivation at [email protected] to apply!

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Possess technical and non-technical skills and experience working in a similar workplace or industry 
  • Basic understanding and knowledge, or will to learn all skills needed to be a Me.reka Makerspace Facilitator 
  • Ability for providing one-on-one customer and staff instruction; and training on makerspace tools and equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to present Me.reka as an innovative and alternative education space
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, adaptive and agile
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work late evenings, early mornings and weekends, as necessary
  • Personality: people-person, passion for creativity and education, curious and enthusiastic

Our Culture

WHO WE ARE

The Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. We champion sustainable living, reuse waste creatively and we love collaborative production. By using discarded materials, basic electronics and passive building techniques we aim to inspire our surrounding with fresh and fun approaches to sustainable living. Biji-biji production is currently operating at our Biji-biji factory in Klang.

Biji-biji has developed Me.reka Makerspace into our main education center which is wholly-owned by Biji Biji Design Sdn Bhd. Me.reka Makerspace is currently operating at Publika in Kuala Lumpur. Me.reka is an innovative and alternative education space, created to challenge the limits of 21st Century designing and making. Me.reka aims to nurture the seeds of creativity; developing talent and entrepreneurs for the industries and businesses that will shape the future of tomorrow.

OUR CULTURE

As a social enterprise, we aim to involve as many people as possible in our project. The effort to care for our world is a burden upon everyone’s shoulders after all. We work with people from all over the world with different stories, skills and backgrounds. This revolving door of ideas and talents allow for a limitless dynamic of ideas! 
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