Monster Corps

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 beginning of the month you provide a schedule of availability and you are assigned a schedule of tasks.

We use Slack as our primary communication platform and 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.

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.
  • 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 Opening

Developer – FATT Contributors. We have a hardware/software project called fob-all-the-things. This project is worked on by a team of people. This is a 2-3 hour a week commitment and includes reporting out progress. The right fit for this opening will have solid code skills. Read more about the project here. 

IT Support. This person performs regular maintenance on the IT infrastructure at AMT including documentation. These tasks are performed almost weekly to keep things shipshape, at a pace of 2 to 3 hours per week. Tasks include documenting machine specs, updating software, and doing health checks on various machines. There are currently two openings for IT support.

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

Event Staffing. Required availability is a Thursday 1-2 times a month for 1.5 hours, and one Saturday a month for 3-4 hours. Thursday evenings tasks include giving the open house tour and orientation talk. Saturday activities include staffing mircro-workshops at the Golden Gate Public Library. .

Box-Bots Program Team Member. Help our electronics steward grow and run our fighting robot program! This is a great opportunity to get electronics exposure and work with a new set of folks at AMT. The kinds of things that need doing are marketing, assembling kits, and collaborating on ideas to make it more fun and less work to run. This opening requires 2.5 hours on 3 Wednesday’s a month.