Hillsboro Public Library opened a brand-new makerspace in 2017--The Collaboratory--for patrons 10 and older to get hands-on experience with science, technology, art, and craft tools and supplies. In addition to classes and meetup groups, we have regular open labs for people to come in and use our equipment to complete their own projects. We're starting out with equipment to work with textiles, papercraft, and electronics, but will be adding other tech as we grow.
Makerspace Hosts engage participants who come to the labs, help them as necessary, and encourage creativity. You don't need to be a tech expert to be a Host--just willing to learn, curious to try new things, excited to share new things with others, and unafraid to make mistakes while you figure things out.
If you're 16 or older, like to talk to other creative people, and want to learn all about making cool stuff, this is the job for you!
- Basic Computer Skills
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per week, exact times/dates TBD