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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) Wichita, KS

2) Indianapolis, IN

3) Hartford, CT

4) Madison, WI

5) Kansas City, MO

Job description

 

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 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

  • Contractor position with base and commission

  • Opportunity to grow into other roles or relocate

  • No overtime, vacation or health insurance provided, however Make48 will work flexibly to accommodate time off as needed.

  • 3 month contract to begin

Apply for a Position

Event Planning & Execution Coordinator

Grant Writer

 
 

Come join a friendly and diverse team that started and continues as the world’s largest televised invention competition, Make48. Fostering invention and education through a growing community of motivated inventors and makers, Make48 is the invention-competition that gives teams a challenge at the start of a two-day event. With just 48 hours, teams must create a prototype, promotional video and a sales sheet and present their idea to a panel of judges. The teams have access to a makerspace and Tool Techs that can make almost anything, thus allowing a level playing field and the chance to win. 

 

As the Event Execution coordinator, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of event activities for Make48. Under the supervision of the Event Director, coordinator will act as a liaison, and will consistently be a primary point of contact for internal and external events.

 

We are looking for a qualified candidate with an outgoing personality and great communication skills. Coordinator will educate would-be partners about Make48 events and series and with Make48 team decision-makers on appropriating the next City to execute an event. Responsibilities include cold-calling and reaching out to potential clients, preparing contracts, communicating event details with the team and event hosts, and following-up with contacts. 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Attend and oversee up to 12 flagship events per year

  • Lead the team in event planning months leading up to each event

  • Lead bi-monthly zoom meetings with Lead sponsor and makerspace contact to plan event

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

  • Develop and maintain client and vendor relationships to ensure excellent customer service, proper planning, and execution of the facility special events

  • Work 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

  • Maintain a zero alcohol policy at all Make48 events

  • Maintain all safety standards during events

  • Travel Nationwide for 5-7 days per month


 

Qualifications and Experience

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

  • Calendar management, including, but not limited to, Google and HubSpot

  • Effectively communicate and execute all aspects of planning with on- and off-site employees. Listen to the concerns of the client and be able to address their needs

  • Meeting material maintenance; proofing, editing and preparing meeting literature. Proofs any client facing material to ensure accuracy and professionalism on behalf of the company.

  • Regularly meet and communicate with Management to agree on event marketing strategies

  • 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 discussing Make48

  • Plan is to be trained to become the Event Director and lead all Flagship Event planning

  • Physical endurance as an event planner’s role during the event can be unpredictable with extended hours

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

  • Be able to host group Zoom

  • Be able to speak in front of crowds

  • Oversee correct media and audio person at event

  • Maintain all sponsor deliverables

  • Graphic & Website design a plus

 

Pay Negotiable based on experience

Come join a friendly and diverse team that started and continues as the world’s largest televised invention competition, Make48. Fostering invention and education through a growing community of motivated inventors and makers, Make48 is the invention-competition that gives teams a challenge at the start of a two-day event. With just 48 hours, teams must create a prototype, promotional video and a sales sheet and present their idea to a panel of judges. The teams have access to a makerspace and Tool Techs that can make almost anything, thus allowing a level playing field and the chance to win. 

 

The Grants Manager is responsible for preparing grant proposals, beginning by performing research, applying for grants, and managing upon award. To develop their proposals, the grant manager must familiarize themselves with Maker programs, goals and financial needs. After compiling all the information, the grant manager will compose and send their proposal for approval. The Grant Manager will work with our executive team and CEO, and  will work on several grants at once under tight deadlines. Government and other foundations’ policies and online submission processes change frequently, thus the Grant Manager will need to adapt. The Grant Manager will also develop a diversified network of funding organizations that will focus on city, state, educational and entrepreneurial grants. 

 

Benefits

  • Pay Negotiable. Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other

qualifications. 

  • Health insurance (full-time)

  • Two week vacation time

 

Responsibilities

  1. Strong research skills and multitasking

  2. Excellent written skills with proper knowledge of grammar

  3. Ability to understand the project requirements, the organization, departments and its functions

  4. Self-driven, proactive, ability to work effectively and independently

  5. Experienced in handling highly confidential matters with discretion

  6. Responsible, organized and provides attention to details

  7. Knowledge of computer software programs, such as Adobe, Office and HubSpot 

  8. Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, clients and visitors. 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, English, professional writing or a similar major

  • Outstanding grammar and research skills are essential for grant writers

  • Educational background in STEM or Making preferred

  • At least 3 years of grant writing or grant management experience

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check