Monster Corps

Monster Corp Openings

As of February 8, 2020

Electronics Steward. We are looking for a maker with electronics experience to help maintain the electronics lab, teach small classes, and help drive the direction of the lab. This is an 8 hour a month commitment with additional member and Monster Corps support. Stewards complete onboarding training and leadership training including diversity equity and inclusion skills.  

Textiles Steward. Help people access a really lovely sewing lab to use great equipment, learn new skills, and pursue their maker dream. We are looking for a maker with sewing and/or leatherworking experience to help maintain the textiles, teach small classes, and help drive the direction of the program. This is an 8 hour a month commitment with additional member and Monster Corps support. Stewards complete onboarding training and leadership training including diversity equity and inclusion skills.

Tour Host. Give tours for up to 3 people in a C19 safe way from 4 to 6 times a month by appointment. You will use a booking tool set up specifically for you. There is training and script provided. Availability evenings and weekends are a must.

Marketing Writer. Spend 8 hours a month writing blog posts, press releases, and social media content. Previous experience or writing samples, please. This is an important contribution to Ace’s sustainability.

PhotoPrinter Tech. Set up and organize our wide-format photo printer area. Complete regular cleaning and maintenance. Previous experience with wide format printer desired. Order and organize supplies. Keep documentation up to date.

Metalworking Steward. We are looking for a maker with machining experience to help maintain the metalworking area, teach small classes, and help drive the direction of the lab. Initial projects include area set up and working with the team to create an accessible and welcoming metalworking area. This is an 8 hour a month commitment with additional member and Monster Corps support. Stewards complete onboarding training and leadership training including diversity equity and inclusion skills. 

Laser Steward. We are looking for a maker with laser operator and maintenance experience to help maintain the laser area, teach small classes, and help certify users. Initial projects include area improvements and developing maintenance programs with the team. This is an 8 hour a month commitment with additional member and Monster Corps support. Stewards complete onboarding training and leadership training including diversity equity and inclusion skills.

Photo/Video editor. We need post-production help to create short explainer videos out of the footage as well as image cropping for social media. Post-production work includes adding voiceover from scripts and text overs from text provided. Approximately 1-2 videos a month.

Accounting/Booking Support. We are looking for someone to assist with the bookkeeping. Tasks include recording revenue, data entry from paper IOUs, bill creation in WordPress/WooCommerce, as associated administrative tasks. High attention to detail and punctuality is required. Quickbooks Online experience a plus.  This contribution is approximately 2 hours a week for 8 hours a month with 50% possible off-site.

Wiki content generator. Spend 8 hours a month updating and creating wiki content about the tools in the space. This requires both on-site research and photo capture plus the ability to google basic tool information. Collaboration with tool stewards and subject matter experts is also part of the content generated. Each month a report out in the monthly newsletter of new or updated wiki entries required. WordPress training available.

How to join Monster Corps

  1. Choose the current opening that works for you
  2. Fill out the application below
  3. Complete a virtual interview
  4. If it is a match, complete sign up in 1.5 weeks
  5. Begin a 30-day trial and training
  6. Commit in 90-day blocks

Monster Corps FAQ

What Monster Corps does for Ace

Ace Makerspace is all about making access possible yet we are also volunteer-run which means we always need resources. Often time and effort are as valuable, if not more valuable, than cold hard cash. Monster Corps is the program we use to organize the group of awesome folks who give us 8 hours of their time on operational tasks a month in exchange for membership.

Who can be in Monster Corps

Anybody can be in Monster Corps… Well, anybody who normally qualifies for membership. Formal Monster Corps members are folks who completed the application process.

If you are an Ace member outside the Corps who would like to benefit from the program, please contact the coordinator to be added.

Ace Makerspace is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be intentionally creating a diverse community.