Fuse33 is Calgary’s largest makerspace. It is a place where people of all backgrounds, ages, economic and physical abilities come to grow, learn and MAKE!
From its inception, it has been a place where people with diverse backgrounds gather with a common vision—to create opportunity, self-sustainability and, perhaps most importantly, community. By fusing talented individuals from various backgrounds, and offering a large variety of maker tools it has become a collaborative workspace that fosters growth and human connectivity. Our mission is to provide a collaborative, inclusive workspace that inspires creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We strive to offer access to a wide range of tools, technology, and resources that enable our members to bring their ideas to life, learn new skills, and share their knowledge with others. We are committed to creating a supportive community that encourages growth and learning, and to making a positive impact on our local and global community.
The vision of Fuse33 is to be the leading community-based collaborative workspace in Alberta, fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. By collaborating with organizations and institutions both in Calgary and Canada-wide, we aspire to provide access to the latest tools, technology, and resources to empower our members to turn their ideas into reality. We aim to create a welcoming and supportive community that inspires learning, growth, and positive change. Our ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for innovation, creativity, and economic growth in our city and beyond.
Are you passionate about making and tinkering with new technology? Do you enjoy connecting with people and building a supportive community? Then we want you to join our team as a Makerspace Coordinator Extraordinaire!
In partnership with the Alberta Government Seniors, Community and Social Services (SCSS) Fuse33 has been engaged to deliver a 2-year project called Journey of Learning and Creating through Maker Community. A critical component of this project is the delivery of 2 new workshop-based training programs. Members can learn from experts in various fields and gain hands-on experience with different tools and technologies.
The Program Coordinator will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering these two programs.
The Skill Development program is 3 months in duration. It will be designed to build out
the foundational skills across a variety of tools and equipment in the markerspace.
Training will consist of 1-2 day instruction where the participants will complete a small
project in each of the skill development classes gaining a much deeper understanding of
how to use the tools and equipment. In addition to learning new skills, the makers will be
given the opportunity to develop their own product ideas and receive coaching and
mentorship to take the items to market or build out their experiences for potential work
The Inspiration program consists of 2 hr skill development times once a week over the
course of 2 months. This will provide the intake students with the opportunity to explore
and learn at a high level how to use different tools and equipment throughout the
makerspace. Up to 10 hrs of mentorship will be available on an as-needed basis
throughout the week as they continue to develop their skills and work on their
In this role, you’ll be working closely with:
Business Development Leader to understand key partnership and market needs
Education Consultants to define educational goals and develop educational plans
Instructors on workshop-specific planning and execution
Steering Committee on overall delivery of the program
● Manage the Inspiration cohort like a superhero, keeping it organized and running
smoothly so that our members can focus on their amazing projects
● Plan and lead fun and engaging workshops, classes, and events that inspire creativity
● Provide friendly and knowledgeable support to makerspace members, helping them
troubleshoot equipment and answering their questions
● Collaborate with the makerspace team to develop new and exciting initiatives
● Build relationships with our community of makers, volunteers, and partners, helping to
create a supportive and inclusive environment
● Keep track of all the cool stuff happening in the program and maintain accurate records
of membership, equipment usage, and program participation
● Stay on top of emerging technologies and makerspace management best practices so
that we can continue to be awesome!
● 2+ years of experience in makerspace management, education, or a related field
● Experience with makerspace tools and equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters,
and CNC machines
● Strong organizational and communication skills (and a wicked sense of humor!)
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team of amazing people
● Ability to multitask like a boss and manage multiple projects simultaneously
● Passion for making and tinkering with new technology
If you’re a makerspace-loving, creativity-inspiring, superhero-wannabe who’s ready to take on the challenge of being a Program Coordinator, then we want to hear from you! To apply, please send your resume and a write-up on how you identify with Fuse33’s mission and values to firstname.lastname@example.org.