Fireweed Community Woodshop is excited to seek a community-minded, organized individual to help coordinate online classes and other offerings. FCW is an educational and community-support and building organization that aims to empower women and nonbinary folk through the art of woodcraft. FCW is in the process of becoming a 501c3 nonprofit, born of the former Women’s Woodshop LLC and currently fiscally sponsored by Springboard for the Arts.
Coordinating classes with instructors
Updating the website with new classes
Creating zoom meeting for each class
Coordinating a class host (from the board) when necessary
Sending out the heads up newsletter the day a class goes live
Posting on social media about classes
Handling emails about classes, handling refunds
Preparing class kits, and processing class kit returns.
designer’s eye for packaging
gets down with fun writing
good at social media
Bonus: has the interest or ability to do some basic woodworking for kit preparation (these skills can be developed, and the Education Coordinator will be able to take classes as room allows to gain experience, and have the opportunity to be involved in community woodworking projects).
*No woodworking experience is necessary; the coordinator serves in a support and facilitation role, though an interest in creative skill-building is ideal.
This position is a contract position, working remotely, that will grow according to the hired individual’s goals and as the shop transitions to a physical space later in 2021. Currently we offer about 4 classes per month. There is some travel involved with transporting class kits to the East Lake Library. The coordinator will also need space to stash a tote or two for tool kits.
Starting contract: 3 months of 3 hours per week at $25/hour (includes training hours). Flexible hours.
Room to extend contract/ grow into a staff position.
Applications should be submitted in the form of a statement of interest, a list of relevant and transferable experience (or a resume, whichever is easier--no format discrimination), along with two references. These, along with any questions, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please explore the website and our instagram @fireweedwoodshop for more information on the classes currently offered and to get a feel for the community and mission.
Accepting applications through Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Fireweed’s Racial Equity statement:
Fireweed Community Woodshop is committed to Black liberation, dismantling white supremacy, and mutual aid for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) community. We strive to amend the injustices of marginalized communities within woodworking, not because there hasn’t been a presence of BIPOC makers, but because their talents have been white-washed through systemic racism and resources have been hoarded. Fireweed believes in wealth and resource redistribution as a fundamental step towards equality and inclusion. Fireweed believes in BIPOC only classes to increase accessibility as woodshops have been dominated by cis-white men. Fireweed believes a diverse body of staff and instructors creates a safe space for BIPOC students.
It is the policy of Fireweed Community Woodshop to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Fireweed Community Woodshop prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.