The Awesomenaut Program at Artisan’s Asylum offers an exciting opportunity to support the day to day operations of a 40,000 square foot community makerspace in Somerville, MA. With shared workshop design and fabrication facilities in woodworking, metalworking, precision machining, electronics and robotics, screen printing, 3D printing, laser cutting, jewelry, and more, in any given month we serve up to 500 members and 200 students in our shop areas.
This volunteer position requires an 8 hour per week commitment and offers the opportunity to learn and apply design and fabrication techniques in our community maintained shops and facilities. Awesomenauts support the Facilities and Shop Operations Manager in the maintenance and upkeep of our shared community shops and social spaces. Immersed in a collaborative and creative space, you will work closely with a small management team and a group of dedicated member-volunteers in a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding work environment.
Past projects have included laser cut acrylic LED volunteer badges, plasma cutter machine upgrades, graphic design for signage and wayfinding, and tool access controls among others. Additionally we may work with Awesomenauts to design a class, test others on equipment or develop skills to take with them beyond Artisan’s.
The next Awesomenaut period will take place:
April 27, 2018 - June 6, 2018
Volunteering requires that you be willing to learn, work hard, and be responsible and open to new experiences. Please consider carefully whether this time commitment will fit your schedule or other life commitments.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Participants are expected to volunteer at least 8 hours per week, 4 on a regular schedule
Some of the potential benefits of participating in this Volunteer Program at Artisan’s Asylum are:
- Learn new skills growing your resume and experience
- Support a non-profit community organization dedicated to learning and creativity
- Meet new people including other volunteers participating in this program
- Gain exposure to non-profit management, community shop maintenance and a wide variety of design and fabrication techniques
About this Organization:
Artisan's Asylum is a non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication.