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Chicago Public Library Wants To Pay You $6K To Create In Its ‘Maker Lab’

The library is looking for a maker-in-residence who will spend three months using 3-D printers, laser cutters and more on their project.

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Library is looking for a “maker.”

The maker-in-residence will be paid $6,000 for a three-month residency where they will use the library’s Maker Lab to combine “art, science and technology to explore library collections, local data, history or culture,” according to the library.

The Maker Lab includes 3-D printers, laser cutters, electronic cutters and digital design software.

The maker will have their work exhibited at Harold Washington Library and another library before being returned. The person will also give a presentation on what they created.

Those interested in the residency must have experience with digital design and fabrication, according to the library. The maker-in-residence will have to spend at least 10 hours per week for 12 weeks in the Maker Lab.

Those interested can apply online.