Join the Ace Makerspace Team!

Job Openings

Instructor / Teaching Artist / Fabricator

Reports to: Executive Director

Part-Time: 24 hours per/week

Compensation: $20-$25 per/hour DOE

Benefits: Ace Makerspace Membership

Start Date: Right Away!

Position Summary

Put your art skills, experience, and enthusiasm to work by teaching others. As an instructor in the Ace Makerspace community, you will be part of disrupting systems of privilege and creating equitable access to technology, tools, and more.  

Duties include setup, instruction, strike, and prototype making. Ace will provide curriculum and workshop content, space, materials, etc. Teaching artists will be teaching between 2 and 6 regular classes per month. Classes are taught on weekends between 9am and 7 pm and on weekday evenings starting at about 6 pm, and occasional weekday lunchtime short classes. Most Classes have between 6 and 12 students, depending on tool availability.

Compensation: $20-$25 per hour* 


  • Must be available to teach 2-6 regular classes per month 
  • Most classes take place on weekends between 9AM and 7PM and weekday  evenings after 6:00PM. Occasional short, lunchtime, weekday classes 

Professional Development: We offerpaid professional development focused on inclusion skills. 


Please email your resume and portfolio or work samples with a cover letter detailing what makes you a great candidate for this job to [email protected].

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

*Please note if you are working under an LLC, it is possible to work as a contractor under a negotiated rate. 

Textiles / Craft Teacher / Art Teacher

Are you brave enough for glitter? Does helping folks relax and create free from projects thrill you? This might be the role for you. Core sewing, leatherworking, drawing, and painting skills are needed. Fabrication skill skills are a plus but training can be provided. 

Examples of workshops include:

  • Recycled patchwork backpacks
  • Leather and Laser Art Workshop
  • UV Resin Jewelry
  • Acrylic Painting (subjects vary)
  • Mardi Gras Mask Making
  • Cosplay
  • Zine Making
  • Decorative Mending
  • Leather Tote Bag
  • Leather Bowls, Trays, and Cases
  • Monster Journal Covers
  • Love/Learn Your Serger 

Metalworking Teacher

Ace has a lovely little machine shop, and we are looking for an instructor to help us make the shop accessible to newbies and experts alike. There is no true hot work involved as our building is cleared for it. Courses will be a combination of safety and basics as well as project-based classes like small copper sculpture. 

CNC Fabrication Teacher

Ace has an excellent complement of CNC Fabrication equipment, including mills, wood routers, lasers, and 3D printers. Our next CNC Fabrication instructor will be teaching basics use (certification), design courses, and instructor-guided practice projects. Experience with traditional woodworking and metalworking tools is also needed.

Join the Ace Makerspace Team!

Volunteer Positions

Director, Ace Board


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.