Join our Entrepreneurial Hosting Team during the Winter/Spring of 2017!

From January 30 2017 – July 30 2017: Create a Swap, Be the Change

IMPACT HUB BOSTON is a community and coworking space for those who want to collaborate to make a difference. We believe that conventional thinking and conventional solutions are no longer able to solve the world’s many problems. To advance the development of innovative solutions, we provide an environment for Boston’s changemakers to come together to work alongside each other, connect, collaborate, and help each other succeed.

Working from an inspiring space at 50 Milk Street in downtown Boston, you will help build both a community and a physical space where innovation for social impact thrives. Expect to interact with seasoned and new entrepreneurs, artists, professionals, and students pursuing creative, impactful solutions to local and global challenges – be they for-profit or non-profit ventures.

We have four Host Team Roles:

Daytime Host:

– Greet everyone who comes into the space, and provide tours for new members and other interested parties.
– You will be the first contact that people see when they enter the Impact Hub or pass through for events. Expect to be interacting with many different people from many different walks of life, and be able to present Impact Hub and it’s partners positively, while fielding questions and forwarding inquiries to appropriate parties.
– Impact Hub is a space where people connect, and you should see yourself as an empowered connector. You’ll get to know our members as you work in the space, and should aim to familiarize yourself with as many people as you can. Introduce members to each other in a thoughtful and effective way. We’re much more effective at working when we work as a group, and we want you to reinforce that group.
– Carrying out random acts of kindness. We’re a community space, and a community is nothing without a little celebration. If you hear of something worth celebrating, or if you see someone whose day needs a lift, help us find a way to bring some light into their lives. Did a member just have a birthday? Did a member just have a baby? It’s part of your job to know these things, and find appropriate ways to let the community at large know as well.
– Tidying and stocking up to ensure our space continually reflects who we are and what we value.
– Engaging in word-of-mouth marketing to build the network.

Events Team Host:

– Execute events as identified & prioritized by Impact Hub staff and members. Take charge of planning and management of an event or entire event series, work with the team of events hosts to ensure that the events priorities for the cohort are completed and executed in a timely manner and with a high level of care.
– Staff events for non-affiliated event organizers. Answer questions for event attendees about Impact Hub and our network. Set-up/Break-down of events, interfacing with event organizers to ensure a high quality of service for organizers and attendees.
– Document any events that you attend, take pictures, post to social media, live tweeting, etc.- Introduce the Impact Hub space to Community Members.
– Events hosts will be expected to dedicate at least four hours a week to working within the Impact Hub coworking space, while the other four hours of the commitment may be completed remotely.
– Tidying and stocking up to ensure our space continually reflects who we are and what we value.
– Engaging in word-of-mouth marketing to build the network.

Community Membership Host:

– Be the Impact Hub Representative for our weekly Community Membership Coworking Hours (This shift occurs only Mondays from 4PM-10PM)
– Run weekly orientation sessions for new community members (Orientation materials provided)
– Onboard and train members to use our online community tool. Monitor new members using the tool to ensure their success.
– Help supervise space during Monday Community Coworking, and answer questions that Community Members have about Impact Hub Boston & our space.
– Use information from Orientation sessions that you lead to update member information on our website and in-space member wall.
– Be the eyes and ears of Impact Hub on Monday nights. Help to connect Community Members with resources both inside and outside the Impact Hub Boston space.
– Cover regular space maintenance, like daily checklist (restocking office supplies, kitchen cleanliness & dishwashers, trouble-shooting issues for members.)

Creative Host:

-Execute projects as identified & prioritized by Impact Hub staff and members. To see a sample project plan, email our team by the contact form below.
– Creative hosts will be expected to dedicate at least four hours a week to working within the Impact Hub coworking space, while the other four hours of the commitment may be completed remotely.
– Contribute to tidying and stocking up to ensure our space continually reflects who we are and what we value.
– Engaging in word-of-mouth marketing to build the network.

 

Here’s A Visual of Our Roles and Expectations

 

The time and value commitment we are looking for from hosts:

– All hosts are expected to commit eight hours a week to their time Hosting at Impact Hub Boston.
– Once a month all hosts are expected to attend one ‘Host Gathering’ which serves to both connect hosts with resources, but also with each other as they serve on a larger team.
-Although this is a work-trade position, please treat this role with the same dependability and professionalism as you would any job.

-At least once a month, all hosts are expected to attend a project meeting related to their special project team.

-All hosts will be required to come to a mandatory half day orientation on the first day of the cohort.

We realize we’re asking for a time commitment, so we assume you know your schedule well enough to know when to say ‘no’ to an opportunity like this. If you know that you will miss more than six shifts during the six month period, please consider waiting to apply until the next cohort.

And for giving back as a Impact Hub Boston host, you will receive:

– A residential (24/7) membership to Impact Hub Boston valued at $325/month during your Hosting Commitment Period.
– Unlimited social & business value.
– Curated, thoughtful introductions to the movers and shakers in the Boston social enterprise community.
– References from core Impact Hub team members to put on your resume going forward.

Who Are You?

You are observant, dependable, smart, socially conscious, don’t have a problem helping out with logistics around the space ‘getting your hands dirty’ and love to be around other people. We’re looking for both introverts and extroverts, yet please know that it’s probably best to be outgoing and extra-friendly.

You’re a self-starter that can be presented a problem and start working on potential solutions. We won’t always be able to walk you through potential challenges & solutions, you’ll need to be able to identify challenges, create and implement solutions.

You like new tech. You have a working knowledge of the Google for Business apps, or can quickly adapt to a new technology. You’re willing to download Slack and use it to connect with the rest of the Hosting Team, and you’re willing to use our online network to engage with our larger community.

We want you to already be interested in cohabiting a coworking space (it will be a neccesary component of all shifts) and enjoy helping others in many different ways and contexts. If you’re looking for a valued exchange and want to make thoughtful, entrepreneurial connections, we’d love to talk to you.

Thank you for your interest in working with Impact Hub Boston!

 


 

Hosting Team Application

  • General Information

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  • Short Answer Questions

  • Which hosting team shift(s) are you interested in?

  • Which hosting team cohort(s) are you interested in?

    To give opportunities to a variety of people, including students, we have divided our Hosting Team opportunities into specific cohorts of approximately 4-5 months each.
  • Please upload a cover letter and resume.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume