VOLUNTEER STAFF OPENINGS

Nuts and Boltz is a community operated makerspace where people with different minds come and work on different disciplines and present their ideas and innovations and exchange their knowledge like machining, art, aeronautics, robotics, digital art, fashion technology, computers, social activities, science projects and education. The peers are encouraged to work on their own project and share their knowledge on group projects with other members. The members can use all the resources like the raw materials and products and can take guidance from professionals which help themselves to develop their own hand made projects. This enhances hands on experiences for all the individuals who are new to technologies in all the disciplinary subjects. Our volunteers, mentors and instructors hail from different backgrounds and skill sets, including: Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Artists, Scientists, Teachers, Filmmakers, Roboticists, Rocket Scientists, Librarians, Executives, Entrepreneurs, Moms, and Dads dedicated to the proposition that making things is essential to creating an awesome society.


OPENINGS

We are actively accepting applications for a number of key coordinator positions. All current positions are on a volunteer basis.
We officially opened on Jan. 1st, 2015 and we’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic experts to assist the working Board of Directors to develop and maintain the infrastructure we need to manage the space and service of our community. It is a paramount that our community has an excellent experience when they are associating with Nuts and Boltz and that is why we are looking for excellent people to join our team.

To apply for any of these positions please send your resume (or Linkedin) and cover letter stating why you want to take on one of these highly coveted positions with Nuts and Bolts Makerspace to coach@nutsandboltz.in. Don’t see something that appeals to you? Pitch us an idea.


Alternatively, we have some project-based volunteer positions that require only a few hours of volunteer participation.

An important aspect to DIY and the Maker Movement is apprenticeship and supporting makers in their pursuit of professional experience. We are looking for highly motivated individuals that are looking for an opportunity to work with some of the leading makers and thought leaders in their fields as well as supporting a growing community. In exchange for your work hours you will enjoy the following benefits.

  • Mentoring in your chosen field of interest
  • Access to a network of experts
  • Use of equipment and tools
  • Free or discounted tickets to classes and workshops

Please NoteThese are not paid positions, but if we secure some more funding through grants or corporate sponsorship then we may be able to turn some of these volunteer positions into paid positions.



VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

The Volunteer Coordinator will develop, implement, and manage volunteer programs for the Nuts and Boltz. The VC can be the first contact that a potential volunteer (or future member/donor) has with our organization; the VC serves as a representative, supervisor, liaison, and support staff. This position has flexibility regarding weekday or weekend involvement and we are open to multiple people sharing this role.

Duties include:

  • Commitment to Nuts and Boltz at 20hrs /month (weekdays and/or weekends) with some flexibility depending on volunteer programs and events for a minimum of six months
  • Collaborate with NB Staff members and event organizer to determine volunteer positions needed for day-to-day operations, workshops, special events, and other scheduling needs. Enrol and prepare volunteers to continually fill these positions.
  • Create and manage a volunteer database to organize contact information, schedules, service hours, demographics and field of expertise.
  • Design and produce a volunteer manual detailing guidelines and policies.
  • Design and distribute regular communications and updates for volunteers.
  • Attend selected events if needed to supervise and support.

*Reports to: – Chief of Communication.


ELECTRONICS & ROBOTICS COORDINATOR

One of the most popular activities at the Nuts and Boltz is electronics, including programming and prototyping with Arduino, learning to solder and wearable technology. We have hosted workshops led by well-known makers including P. Raghunath. You have experience in electronics both in hardware prototyping and programming and know how to mentor others in these skills. Your job will include recruiting well established electronics experts to run workshops, establishing a regularly scheduled electronics club for beginners through advanced to work together in a peer-learning environment and be a mentor to members that come into the space and require assistance.

Duties include:

  • Commitment to Nuts and Boltz at 20hrs /month for minimum of three months
  • Organize the Electronics area into a functional space including instructions and safety cards
  • Program ongoing workshops for beginners through advanced with a variety of Instructors and focus (hardware, software, etc.)
  • Train volunteers to manage the Electronics area
  • Establish partnerships with individuals and organizations who share our values and support our mission and secure sponsorships for the Electronics area at Nuts and Boltz.
  • Work closely with the Event Fellows to program workshops

CREATIVE ARTS COORDINATOR

Artists play a vital role in our Nuts and Boltz community. We have hosted workshops on creative lamp making, abstract arts, origami arts etc. If you believe you have an artist inside you and would like to experience the craziness of this maker culture and know how to mentor others in these skills then write to us with your details. Your job will include recruiting well established artists to work together in a peer-learning environment and be a mentor to members that come into the space and require assistance.

Duties include:

  • Commitment to Nuts and Boltz at 20hrs /month for minimum of three months
  • Program ongoing workshops for beginners
  • Establish partnerships with individuals and organizations who share our values and support our mission; and secure sponsorships for the Arts area at Nuts and Boltz.
  • Work closely with the Event Fellows to program workshops

*Reports to: – Chief of Communication.


COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH PRODUCER

Our business model relies on event programming and memberships. It is critical that we keep in contact with current and potential members and workshop attendees. We are establishing a network of community partners to support our events and to scale our outreach past our 4 walls. You have experience in marketing, community management and understand how to establish long-term partnerships.
Duties include:

  • Commitment to Nuts and Boltz at 20hrs /month for minimum of three months
  • Research and outreach to prospective Nuts and Boltz members, sponsors and community and organization partners
  • Establish partnerships with organizations and institutions who share our values and support our mission
  • Work closely with Chief of Communications to create marketing and sponsorships for Nuts and Boltz
  • Develop and help curate Nuts and Boltz online and offline community
  • Assist with all communication efforts including blog posts and social network updates

EVENTS & PROGRAMMING FELLOW


A full calendar of classes and workshops are imperative to the success of Nuts and Boltz. All of our events are sold-out and we want to sustain that record. We have the unique ability to offer a wide variety of classes that spans software, hardware, electronics and more. We are looking for someone that is interested in bringing some rhyme and reason to our calendar of events with the intent to support makers in increasing their knowledge and skills over time. We have highly specialized interest groups including IOT, 3D Printing, Postmodern Art, Citizen Science, Humanoids, Drones, Space Science and Visual Arts. We are in the process of establishing a Makers Scout where members can earn badges by working on a variety of skills that may include soldering, woodworking, and building robots.
Duties include:

  • Commitment to Nuts and Boltz at 20/hrs month for minimum of three months
  • Work with the Chief of Programming to manage Nuts and Boltz programs and events
  • Assist with programming/event communication efforts by spearheading calendar section of weekly newsletter, working closely with Director of Communications
  • Respond to instructors interested in running classes

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  • Prioritize request for classes from members and the public
  • Organize classes with instructors including the schedule, materials and recruiting volunteers to assist the instructor during class-time
  • Arrange for documentation of the class for posting on the website
  • Management of tool safety training and testing, including recruitment and training of instructors, maintenance of regular schedule of training and testing opportunities for all relevant equipment and tools, and ensuring that all instructors and classes offered at the Nuts and Boltz adhere to safety standards and policies and procedures.