Staff Positions

Communications Associate


Position Title: Communications Associate

Reports To: Executive Director

Part-Time: 20 – 25 Hrs./Week

Compensation: $20-25/per hour, hourly (60% onsite/ 40% WFH if desired)

Benefits: Ace Makerspace Membership, Class Scholarships

Send resume and writing samples to [email protected]

Position Summary

Ace Makerspace is seeking a reliable, proactive professional to implement its communications plan. The successful candidate will advance the organization’s reach, engage with internal and external constituents, and drive broad awareness of our mission.

The Communications Associate will work collaboratively with senior staff and program-level contributors to create and disseminate the organization’s overall message. Candidates will be self-motivated with experience and skills in collaboration, multiple writing styles, and project management. They will be able to work effectively within a context that requires flexibility, a sense of humor, and the ability to flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 

The Communications Associate will produce various communications including web content, newsletters, digital and print marketing material, recruiting correspondence, social media, and in-house Slack moderation. 

Primary Responsibilities


  • Write, curate, and edit content for external-facing newsletters and announcements.
  • Generate member-facing newsletters and e-blast communications in Mailchimp with design and text elements achieving both informational and engagement purposes.
  • Manage and create monthly posts for our various calendars 
  • Write event descriptions for classes and workshops for various platforms
  • Write and manage volunteer recruitment posts for Slack, external platforms, and social media 

Web & Social Media

  • Publish blogs, updates, and announcements and make edits to the  Ace Makerspace website as a tool for both promoting Ace programs externally, and providing information for current members. 
  • Manage our social media presence (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram) by drafting and curating content, scheduling all posts, and engaging on social platforms through retweets, comments, messaging, and active monitoring
  • Create a healthy social presence through messaging on all social platforms that result in increased community engagement and outreach

Material Development

  • Update Ace’s existing collateral material by working with graphic design contributors
  • Organize marketing assets and use basic graphic design skills in add and images and photos in layouts and other materials
  • Write content for print media (flyers, brochures, etc.)

Collaboration with Leadership

  • Collaborates with leaders, volunteers, and members to identify content opportunities.
  • Provide editing and copywriting support for the Ace program teams, including program launch materials, and program impact stories.
  • Support Ace Leaders to amplify their voices and leverage and respond to communications and development opportunities.
  • Perform light moderation of the Member forums.

Other duties as needed and assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Please be prepared to provide samples of your work.

Minimum  Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of professional communications experience.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with portfolio samples.
  • Comfortable with collaboration and self-managing time.
  • Experience creating content for social media.
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, questioning & communications skills. 
  • Deep commitment to an “inclusion, equity, and diversity first” approach.
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Word, Google Docs, Slack. 
  • Embraces the “Maker” culture, has an understanding of the Ace Community including engaging in the practice of physical making of some form

Other Desirable  Qualifications:

  • Experience at a non-profit or foundation is preferred.
  • Relevant digital communications experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic Image editing and graphic design skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or willingness to learn 
  • Proficient in Spanish with a willingness to translate written materials


  • Associate degree or at least two additional years of related experience.

Join the Ace Makerspace Team!

Staff Positions

Operations and Member Services Associate

Communications Associate

Volunteer Positions

Director, Ace Board


Operations and Member Services Associate


Help us wrangle the on-site logistics for a non-profit makerspace! Your core responsibility is giving tours to prospective members, assisting new members to find their way, and being a representative of Ace Makerspace. Daily work includes giving tours receiving packages, stocking supplies, and delicious snacks, and helping to manage correspondence. Our makerspace is a non-profit with 100+ creative makers, interesting tools, and shared workspaces.


Guest and Member Services_

  • Give tours (COVID SAFE) to prospective new members
  • Help new members become oriented
  • Assist members with finding tools and engaging with space care


  • Communicate inventory needs to the officers and stewards
  • Straighten and clean use areas the end of the day; bending and reaching to pick up exhibit items; replace printer toner and/or drum; etc.)
  • Sort postal mail, including packages
  • Receive and process deliveries
  • Other duties as needed


  • Minimum 1-years of experience in membership or customer relations, preferably in a museum, retail or attractions environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and clearly navigate stairs and shops
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Google Docs
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, WordPress and other data entry systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Takes initiative, good judgment, and diplomatic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize tasks assigned
  • Bilingual or Multilingual encouraged

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Part-time, non-exempt, 16 hours per week (though sometimes more hours are available). Wednesday 11 to 8pm shift non-negotiable. The other shift is flexible.
  • Compensation: $20/hr
  • Health insurance benefits not included at this time due to the small size of the organization
  • Perks include: Ace Makerspace membership


Please email your resume, with a cover letter detailing what makes you a great candidate for this job to this listing to [email protected]

A resume, references, and cover letter are required to be considered for this job. Please, no phone calls. Please email any questions.

Volunteer Positions

Director on the Ace Makerspace Board

Role description in flight! Come back soon!


Important Information about employment at Ace Makerspace

Ace Makerspace brings people together to create, learn, and solve life’s challenges.  We believe that when all people have equitable access to the resources provided by makerspaces that the outcomes are better for everyone. 

Communities that are supported in this way are self-reliant in the face of increased economic, social, and environmental pressures. We are committed to disrupting the systems that have long siloed the resources of makerspaces to people of privilege by serving the greater Oakland area and beyond. Ace Makerspace is committed to advancing social, gender, and racial justice. We value having a team that brings a wide range of perspectives and identities including ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, language, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and abilities. We believe that the lived experiences of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions. As such, we especially seek applications from people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, transgender, gender-nonconforming, LGBQ+, and people living with disabilities. If you meet a majority of the job qualifications listed above, please consider applying. 

Ace Makerspace is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work and we are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly support applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.

EEO Statement:

Ace Makerspace is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, and sexual orientation. To this end, Ace Makerspace will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with any of the above characteristics and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

For further information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

ADA Statement:

Ace Makerspace is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at [email protected].

Covid 19 Policy:

Ace Makerspace has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, and it is a condition of employment for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law. Employees will need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation. New hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded