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If you're looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career that helps others realize their dreams, you've come to the right place. Please fill out the form below and connect with Make48 today.

Who we are

 

Make48 started and continues as the world’s largest televised invention competition. We foster invention and education through a growing community of motivated inventors and makers. Celebrating innovation, creativity, and the maker movement, Make48 is providing a stage for those to showcase their skills, present ideas and connect with others.

 

Built on the principles of collaboration and community, Make48 starts from the ground up by creating an innovation ecosystem. We do this by leveraging local universities, makerspaces, and corporations to bring the community alive through innovation. 

 

Unlocking the tools needed to build and sharing the talents of everyday people and YouTubers alike, Make48 is growing. We are bringing programming and competitions to some of the nation's most innovative cities and colleges and this is your opportunity to join a growing team.

City Ambassador

Currently seeking ambassadors for:

1) Hartford, CT

2) Madison, WI

3) Kansas City, MO

4) Miwaukee, WI

Job description

 

This is a part-time or full-time position.   As a city ambassador, you will be reporting to the head of strategic partnerships and our Make48 CEO. Our City Ambassador plays 2 key roles in the grassroots development of Make48 at the local & college level.  These 2 key roles include Sponsorship Sales & Event Execution. The main Sponsorship sales responsibilities revolve around the ability to network, build relationships with current clients and bring in new clients. The main event execution responsibilities revolve around overseeing 4 licensed events per year and hosting up to 3 meet-ups with the local maker community and sponsors.   

Role One- Sponsorship Sales & Client Relationships

  • Be knowledgeable or willing to learn the world of making, STEAM, entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Identify prospective clients, lead generation and conversion

  • Contact new and existing clients to discuss how they can be involved in our events as sponsors or integrated sponsors

  • Develop relationships with local makerspaces, colleges, and community organizations

  • Network within community to build a trusted name for Make48

  • Maintain contact lists within company software and follow up with clients to continue and build relationships

  • Be knowledgeable and willing to learn how to answer questions about our events

  • Negotiate prices and terms and prepare sales agreements

  • Oversee and present full impact reports to Sponsors every quarter and year-end

  • Must be self disciplined and able to work remotely and independently while meeting targets. This includes:

  • Prompt communication and responsiveness to clients and team members

  • Must be available 4 hours/day during client’s business hours, typically 8am-4pm CST. Position will require work after hours and on weekends. 

  • Daily/weekly meetings and reporting to Sales Leader

  • Asking for help if needed without delay

 

Role Two - Event Execution

  • Attend and oversee 4 licensed events per year.

  • Report to event planning team and event director to assist in planning during months leading up to event.

  • Coordinate with the events and marketing teams to promote the event and contribute ideas.

  • Coordinate with the planning team to oversee completion of all event details, including catering, transportation and making sure event runs on time.

  • Manage local volunteer team throughout the weekend to ensure smooth operations.

  • Plan and promote up to 3 maker meetups per year at local makerspace or sponsor location. 

  • Maintain a zero alcohol policy at all Make48 events.

  • Maintain all safety standards during events. Including all Covid-19 safety requirements of those in attendance.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Outstanding time management and communication skills (including excellent spelling and grammar, problem solving, etc.)

  • Ability to speak in front of groups of 50+

  • Customer service skills. Listen to the concerns of the client and be able to address their needs

  • Interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of people each day, build relationships and network

  • Confidence and strong self-assuredness to succeed in cold-calling clients and making a sale

  • Physical endurance as an ambassador's role during the event can be unpredictable with extended hours.

  • Must be flexible and able to pivot to new ideas and changes 

  • Must complete pre-employment testing prior to hire including: 

    • Cognitive ability assessment 

    • Personality test

 

Pay

  • Part-time or Full-time position

  • 3-month Contractor position with base and commission

  • Opportunity to grow into other roles or relocate

  • Insurance and vacation pay for full-time positions

  • Increased commission available for those that exceed goals

Project Manager

 

Job Description

 

Make48, a 48-hour maker competition seen on PBS and in cities nationwide, is seeking a project manager to oversee leadership and management of overall services in coordination with the CEO

 

At Make48, we are all about enabling makers and creating superior experiences for community members of all ages and backgrounds. Through our one-of-a-kind 48-hour model, we have brought scores of products from the minds of participants all the way to the pitching floor. Unlike other programs enabling new inventions, our partnerships with tool technicians, makerspaces, and industry leaders allow us to provide this opportunity to community members without a background in engineering or design. With competitors ranging in age from 7-70 and from all different backgrounds, we are a program that proves everyone has big ideas worth pursuing, it’s just about access to tools and expertise to make those ideas reality. 

 

As project manager, you will report directly to the CEO at the Make48 headquarters in Kansas City, MO. In our fast-paced, startup environment, you will manage and create processes for a team experiencing sustainable growth across multiple departments. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • The project manager must be able to make hard decisions, including difficult choices with hiring and terminating employment

  • Oversee operations of Sales, Event Planning, Marketing, and special projects teams.

  • Report weekly on financial results to CEO and Board of Directors

  • Work closely with CEO on 2-year vision

  • Interpret visionary goals into actionable tasks for teams to execute

  • Balance long-term vision with short-term targets

  • Identifying and recruiting employees

  • Maintain day-to-day expectations and targets

 

Skills Required

  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, compliance, and reporting

  • Human Resources experience, including employee onboarding and supporting a positive work culture

  • Effective communication skills

  • Marketing, branding, and communications knowledge

  • Strong administrative abilities and excellent attention to detail

  • Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Strong technology skills

  • Strong project coordination skills

 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to apply to tom@make48.com. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.

Event Planner

 

Job Description

 

We are looking to add an Event Planner to our current staff!  Make48 is a fun and friendly place to work with a highly motivated and upbeat team.  Our Event Planners are responsible for organizing our Make48 competitions including VIP events and general coordination and planning of each event. Their duties include meeting with clients to discuss their needs, maintaining partnerships with vendors and caterers and overseeing the planning, set-up, execution and cleanup of events.  Must be highly organized, friendly & outgoing and be able to stay on task and report status at any given time.  Once a month travel is required being gone for 5 days at a time.  Be a part of the excitement of Make48!

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