An update on our progress this month as well as an announcement: we've begun a search for leadership for Asmbly! More on that in a moment...
As far as finding a physical space, we've continued to negotiate lease terms for a building that we think would be ideal for our needs. We’ve also continued to meet with other community groups as we look for mutually beneficial ways of collaborating, both in terms of program offerings as well as fundraising. Progress is steady.
A cornerstone of Asmbly’s operating model involves having paid staff from the start: at first, an Executive Director and a Facilities Manager. These 2 roles are vital to the professional operation and high quality offerings of Asmbly.
To that end, we’re looking for folks who are interested in volunteering their leadership abilities with the assumption that, if it feels like a good fit, their volunteerism will convert to a full-time, paid position as soon as Asmbly opens its doors. We think it’s important for Asmbly’s future leadership to be involved early, while important strategic decisions are being considered. We want to note that the current Asmbly team is all volunteer. Once Asmbly is open - if not sooner - the first paid positions will be the ED and Facilities Manager. And we are reaching out into the community to fill those roles.
An ideal volunteer leader that transitions to Executive Director will:
be willing to volunteer with us as part of a team as we work to open Asmbly
be available to work as a full-time, paid employee when Asmbly’s doors open
be passionate and knowledgeable about making and makerspace communities
share the vision for a community makerspace and innovation hub
preferably have operations and/or makerspace management experience
If this sounds like you or someone you know, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com for more information. We’re excited to expand the leadership and look forward to making Asmbly the nonprofit community makerspace that Austin needs.
The Asmbly Team