Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+
Sewing Instructor at Queensbridge Tech Lab 2019-20
The Queensbridge Tech Lab specializes in 2D & 3D design, multimedia production and emerging technology programs for the residents of New York City. We are looking for a volunteer who is passionate about contemporary fashion and streetwear and would like to facilitate a Fashion Forward Sewing Program at the QB Tech Lab. The Sewing Instructor Volunteer will be responsible for the following:
- Maintaining four in-house sewing machines and hand sewing tools.
- Preparing innovative, hands-on sewing projects for the public ages 10 + (these can range from machine sewing, hand sewing, clothing repair, embroidery, knitting, tailoring, patches etc.)
- Lead Introductory Sewing Workshops for the public once a month.
- Facilitate a bi-weekly Open Sewing Hours or Sewing Circles for the public.
- Assisting with other Tech Lab duties as needed
- Have an interest in street wear and contemporary fashion.
- Enjoy working with youth and encouraging their ideas.
- Have an interest in learning / incorporating sewable circuits into sewing programming.
- Have an interest in learning / incorporating digital fabrication based technologies (Vinyl Cutter, 3D Printer etc.) into sewing programming.
- Be patient and helpful.
- Be responsible.
- Be creative and adaptable!
- Is comfortable using:
- Sewing machines & hand sewing tools
- A computer
- Design software and fabrication technologies
- Is excited to develop:
- People and teaching skills
- Workshop and program design kills
- Design software skills (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
- Fabrication skills (Sewing, 3D Printing, Electronics, Vinyl Cutter)
The project will start in January.
Flexible days, bi-weekly
3 hours a day between the hours of 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Volunteer Trainings (as needed): Mondays and Thursdays in January
- Leading Introductory Sewing Workshops for the public once a month.
- Facilitating bi-weekly Open Sewing Hours or Sewing Circles for the public.
Criminal Background Check - Individuals, 18 and older are subject to an investigative background check that may be used when considering volunteers.
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