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Mission Statement

Heads On Fire has worked for six years toward bridging the Digital Divide within San Diego, advancing the place of techno-literacy within our community. As a multimedia development and technology-training program, HOF has provided access to skill development for the information economy, and has introduced programs that address empowerment, education, innovation, production and creativity. The result has been a simultaneous focus on individual and community development.

Recently, a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has led to the opening of Heads On Fire :: Fab Lab, an advanced digital design and fabrication laboratory where community members can utilize high-tech tools to make almost anything. The HOF Fab Lab in San Diego is one of thirty in the Global Fab Lab Network, and the only on the West Coast. Around the globe, people have utilized the tools associated with the Fab Lab to create the things that they desire or need. This has ranged from innovations related to communications technologies to arts and handicrafts. Most of these have been created by newcomers to such technologies, many by youth.


Summer Program Manager

The Summer Program Manager requires a high degree of adaptability and organization. The ability to work well with community-based organizations and youth is necessary. Technological capabilities are also required.

The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of activities and workshops related to the summer program and its youth interns, as well as organizing the interfacing of the organizational constituents. These tasks will include communications between organizations and with the public, arranging workshop activities, working with the youth team as a team advisor and program manager, and working with the Program Director to execute the project within the timeframe.

The summer program will be a 6 week intensive project utilizing GPS and GIS technology as an informational tool to enable community data sharing. The program will be executed bu youth, and will result in a display to be installed and hosted at the SD Public Library in San Diego.

This position is seasonal, and begins NOW and ends September.

This position is paid, and is being offered through Heads On Fire, an organization focused on bridging the Digital Divide within San Diego,and advancing the place of techno-literacy within our community. Heads On Fire is a not for profit organization, and currently oversees a digital fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab. For more information, please visit:



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