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Lead a community of makers

In 2020, the Makerspace was founded. We started from the ground up to build an organisation that now manages state of the art facilities, houses startups and is a hub for dozens of inventors and makers. We offer learning opportunities ranging from partnership work to technical upkeep of the space, or if you are more interested in partaking in the community aspect of Makerspaces, there is space for that too and much more.... You will gain a wealth of experience, learning how to manage an innovation based business!

Join our Interest Event! Do you have any questions or would like to learn more about the specific positions? Our interest event will help you find your dream position at Makerspace Delft. We are hosting an interest event at the end of September.

Team Manager

Do you enjoy motivating people and have good communication skills? As the team manager you are at the forefront of the Makerspace, and represent the team to the outside world. Your goal is to keep the team motivated and cared for, as well as to work with the rest of the managers to ensure everyone’s vision is aligned. There are no hard rules to managing a team, each individual can approach this position in various ways, although it is important to able to work collaboratively in a team environment and  work effectively with people at all levels in an organisation.

Some of the responsibilities of the Team Manager are:

  • Keeping updated with all projects and initiatives at the Makerspace Delft
  • Create weekly agendas to discuss and evaluate the progress of the Makerspace Delft with the rest of the managers
  • Keep track of the Financials of Makerspace Delft
  • Foster an environment that allows people to do their best work
  • Keep your team motivated, and understand the needs of your managers to keep them dedicated to the Makerspace

As the Team Manager, the rest of the Makerspace Delft community will be following your lead. It is important to be motivated and dedicated to the Makerspace Delft in order to ensure the rest of the team have an example to follow!

Time commitment: 10 hours a week

Technical Manager

True to an engineering city, are you a DIY enthusiast and enjoy tinkering with power tools and prototyping equipment? This position involves a keen interest in a wide range of exciting prototyping tools, including but not limited to, pneumatic and power tools, a CO2 lasercutter, 3D printers, metal and woodworking equipment, signal and wave generators! The technical manager coordinates the technical facilities and knowledge at the space. Although a lot of the processes and systems have already been defined, it is up to the manager to continue improving and upgrading them. All this is done with a dedicated part-time technical team, who provide critical support to the technical upkeep of the Makerspacer Delft.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Communicating the needs of the technical department to the rest of the board
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the technical team
  • Being aware of the technical needs of the projects working within the space
  • Assisting in any fixtures / DIY modifications to the Makerspace Delft
  • Maintaining and handling safety procedures at the Makerspace Delft

The Technical Manager will work with our many technical team members who have expertise in every area from electronics to woodworking, this is both a teaching and a learning position.

Time commitment : 10 hours a week

Community manager

What distinguishes Makerspace Delft from other shared workplaces is our emphasis on community! Would you like to contribute to strengthening and expanding the community of Makers and entrepreneurs? As Community Manager at Makerspace Delft, you have the opportunity to define the social culture of the space moving forwards and to make connections between innovative start-ups, creative makers and dedicated technical mentors. Your job is to define projects for late 2022 and 2023 that will build up the community inside and outside the Makerspace. In this exciting role, you will define much of how the community operates in the coming year and have a strong impact on the future trajectory of the space.

The goals of the Community Team can be flexible, but some of your responsibilities could include:

  • Coordinating all Social Media channels to best represent and market Makerspace Delft
  • Onboarding all new projects that sign up to use Makerspace Delft
  • Plan and execute events designed to bring the team closer together
  • Coordinating and implementing feedback from projects using the space
  • Arranging workshops to help spread the knowledge at Makerspace Delft to the wider Delft community

The Makerspace Delft team is consistently growing, having a thriving community department helps to make sure that all team members have a great time working at Makerspace Delft.

Time commitment : 10 hours a week

Partnerships manager

Do you consider yourself to be a sociable person with strong communication skills? Makerspace Delft provides an opportunity to harness those skills for the development of a business! You will lead the partnerships team, which is responsible for managing the overall partnerships landscape at Makerspace Delft. This involves understanding at a high-level which resources the space needs most, and finding the affordable and sustainable ways of acquiring that resource. You will assist the department in ensuring the process of acquiring and maintaining partners is streamlined - which also involves cooperation and planning with the other departments.

The goals of the Partnerships Team can be flexible, but some of your responsibilities could include:

  • Maintaining current partnerships and relationships with external parties such as TU, Konderwessels, Kabeldistrict, Lasergraaf, RS components and many more!
  • Periodically applying and finding grants to keep Makerspace Delft funded, such as StuD or FAST funds
  • Actively looking for external organisations to collaborate with, this could be other Makerspaces, technical institutions or simply organisations that allow us to share resources or share our knowledge!
  • Actively looking for organisations to get sponsors, either in-kind or cash partnerships

This role has a lot of flexibility, your own vision and ideas can be easily incorporated. There is also room for growth in many different ways. Lastly, you will be part of an innovative community with plenty of social and professional opportunities!

Time commitment: 8 hours a week

Supervisor

Supervisors are critical to the core functioning of Makerspace Delft. Supervisors ensure that there is always someone from Makerspace Delft's side while there are paying members using the Makerspace Delft. A supervisor shift can be between 1-4 hours a week, depending on whether the Makerspace Delft is reserved. In return, you get access to our community and free access to all the tools and machine in our workshop at your convenience.

Time commitment: 1 - 4 hours a week

Officer

Most of our supervisors also help further to the functioning of Makerspace Delft as officers. Officers can be members of our Community team, Partnerships team or the Technical team, helping to establish and achieve the teams goals for the year. If you are unsure of which team to join, you can help as a general Project Manager, helping with larger projects that span multiple Makerspace Delft teams. As an Officer, you will also get the chance to actively shape the direction and future of Makerspace Delft!

Time commitment: 1 - 5 hours a week


"Makerspace Delft is the kind of place that not only fills you with ideas and inspiration but also motivates you to implement and take them further. With the Makerspace Delft team I suddenly found myself in a community that is full of both the maker and entrepreneurial spirit!"
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- Jonathas Laffita, Technical Manager 2020-21