Monster Corps

The Monster Corps program is relaunching! We have new needs in the face of a COVID-19 response and our rebranding. This program will retain the name Monster Corps.

How to join Monster Corps

  1. Choose the current opening that works for you
  2. Fill out the application below
  3. Come in for an interview (or complete a phone interview)
  4. Begin a 30-day trial and training
  5. Commit in 90-day blocks

Monster Corps FAQ

Monster Corp Openings

As of July 14, 2020

Graphic Designer. Layout 1-3 flyers a month in Adobe Indesign according to brand standards. Some content gathering involved.

Equity Outreach Agent. Help us create relationships with social change organizations, events, and organizers in the Bay Area. This role is a combination of research and direct outreach.

Wiki content generator. Spend 8 hours a month updating and creating wiki content about the tools in the space. This requires both on-site research and photo capture plus the ability to google basic tool information. Collaboration with tool stewards and subject matter experts is also part of the content generated. Each month a report out in the monthly newsletter of new or updated wiki entries required. WordPress training available.

Accounting/Booking Support. We are looking for someone to assist with the bookkeeping. Tasks include recording revenue, data entry from paper IOUs, bill creation in WordPress/WooCommerce, as associated administrative tasks. High attention to detail and punctuality is required. Quickbooks Online experience a plus.  This contribution is approximately 2 hours a week for 8 hours a month with 50% possible off-site.

Social Media Content Generator. This person regularly writes tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts. These tasks are performed 2 hours per week. Light photo editing skills needed. Social media writing experience preferred. Training available for using tools like Hootsuite, etc. This is part of the outreach team at AMT.

Shop Tool Maintenance. Everything from doing tool inspections to cleaning and organizing our workshop, machining, and CNC shops. There is a lot of dust collection and filter replacement. Recent relevant woodworking and tool maintenance experience required.  And you will be working with experts on tool maintenance. Additional training available. This work is done in one 6-8 hour shift on a weekend day.  

Tour Host. Give tours for up to 3 people in a C19 safe way from 4 to 6 times a month by appointment. You will use a booking tool set up specifically for you. There is training and script provided. Availability evenings and weekends are a must. We have several openings for this activity.

Operations. There a million little jobs like doing inventory for purchasing, receiving and organizing supplies, posting and refreshing signage, making sure all the sanitizers are full, and so on. Help keep the ship running smoothly. This is a standing 2 hour a week on-site commitment. Basic technology proficiency needed.

What Monster Corps does for Ace

Ace Makerspace is all about making access possible yet we are also volunteer-run which means we always need resources. Often time and effort are as valuable, if not more valuable, than cold hard cash. Monster Corps is the program we use to organize the group of awesome folks who give us 8 hours of their time on operational tasks a month in exchange for membership.

Who can be in Monster Corps

Anybody can be in Monster Corps… Well, anybody who normally qualifies for membership. Formal Monster Corps members are folks who completed the application process.

If you are an Ace member outside the Corps who would like to benefit from the program, please contact the coordinator to be added.

Ace Makerspace is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be intentionally creating a diverse community.