Artisan's Asylum

10 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143

Date Posted:
August 04, 2016

Eastern Massachusetts



Awesomenaut Volunteer Program Fall 2016

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.Our Summer Volunteer Program focuses on supporting the Facilities 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.

Recent projects from the summer team have included laser cut acrylic LED lit volunteer badges, plasma cutting casters for new tables, graphic design for signage and wayfinding and more. Additionally we work with Awesomenauts to design a class, test others on equipment or develop skills to take with them beyond Artisan's.



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.Participants must:
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Participants are expected to volunteer at least 8 hours per week, 4 on a regular schedule
  • Agree to an eight week commitment this fall, dates TBD

Benefits of Volunteering at Artisan’s Asylum

Some of the potential benefits of participating in the Summer 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
How To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to
Apply by:
August 31, 2016
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.