What Monster Corps does for AMT
AMT is all about making access possible yet we are also volunteer run which means we always need resources. Often time and effort is 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.
How things work when you are in Monster Corps
Joining Monster Corps means joining AMT, and the process is much the same with a few tweaks.
How Tasks are Assigned
The Monster Corps Coordinator works with MC members on task assignments and deadlines. At the end of the month you provide a schedule of availability for the next month. You are assigned a schedule of tasks based on that info by the MC coordinator.
We use Slack as our primary communication platform and asana.com to manage task and track completion. Please be willing to work comfortably in these digital environments or to learn how to use them.
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 AMT member outside the Corps who would like to benefit from the program, please contact the coordinator to be added.
Ace Monster Toys is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be intentionally creating a diverse community.
How to Join Monster Corps
- Fill out the application below.
- If you are a good fit and we have an opening in the program, we will contact you for an interview.
- Once your application has been accepted, you will get an email with a link, a coupon code and instructions to set up your account here.
- Attend a mandatory training 2 hr session on Monster Corps systems.
- Once your account is set up you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete activating your account including scheduling training, picking up keys and choosing your first set of assignments.
*We would like to integrate hours tracking with the membership accounts on this site soon. To be part of that project contact Crafty.
Monster Corp Openings
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. Additional training available. This work is done weekly in 2 to 3-hour increments.
Developer. Experienced with PHP (WordPress), WP API integration, Mailchimp and scripted integrations. Django a plus. This person is part of the team that maintains our platforms and develops improvements. Weekly check-in’s and 8 hours min per month.
Shop Record Keeper. We need somebody who can keep up with all the documentation, labeling, instructions and wiki updates in the workshop. This would be everything from helping put together a rubric to make sure the wiki shows the right picture for the tool we have. All the things that keep the workshop safe and user-friendly. The right person will have recent woodshop/shop experience. Learn more about the shop.
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.
On-site maintenance operations and projects. There are a million little tasks like ordering light bulbs, filing the mail, keeping us organized, and just cleaning up. Small build projects also are included such as hanging pictures or making shelves. This will also include some project management and reporting as well as safety inspections. All those tasks keep us operating like a smoothly oiled machine.
Laser teacher. We need an instructor laser and laser-related classes. Training and curriculum available but the best fit would have some experience with laser cutters and file prep for the lasers. 3, 2-hour event each week plus 2 hours of prep time per month.