XRStars is a paid youth technology program serving Novato and the greater Marin community. The program offers paid employment for youth age 14-17 at the Marinovation Learning Center in South Novato -- home to a library, makerspace, media studio and XR lab. Located at 931 C Street, Novato.
Must be 14-17 years old
Can work at least 4-hours per week, including every Tuesday 5-7pm
Can make a year-long commitment
Have a passion for learning, creating and teaching
Applicants must submit at least 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or adult (other than a family member). Recommenders should use this form.
Duties & Compensation
XRStars make $14/hour working in the makerspace after school and mentoring younger students, demonstrating virtual/augmented reality for visitors of all ages, and serving as tech tutors at the library.
Weekly training and on-the-job experience will equip youth for careers in libraries, technology, science, arts and media.
The program starts in March 2019 and continues all year. The work schedule includes weekly training every Tuesday from 5-7pm. Other regular shifts will be scheduled around youth availability — generally after school and Saturdays.
Complete Student Application
Submit one Letter of Recommendation
Questions? Contact Sara, 415-493-4679
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The XRStars program expands upon Marin County Free Library’s popular Marin City WebStars program. Founded in 1996, the WebStars program empowers teens in Marin City through technology training and opportunities to work in a public library as computer tutors.
In 2018, XR Libraries and Marin County Free Library secured funding to bring this program to other locations, with a new focus on virtual reality, multimedia and maker education. We aim to build youth leadership, promote a growth mindset and foster creativity in design, science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics through hands-on work in a library/nonprofit setting.
XRStars learn: Job skills, collaboration, basic technology, new technologies (3D printers, virtual reality and more), communication and listening, facilitation, problem solving, design thinking, event planning, and career options. XRStars will develop a resume, explore career pathways, and more.