Apply to be a Part of our Upcoming Season!


The Awesomenaut Program at Artisan’s Asylum offers an exciting opportunity to support the day to day operations of a 40,000 square foot community makerspace in Somerville, MA. With shared workshop design and fabrication facilities in woodworking, metalworking, precision machining, electronics and robotics, screen printing, 3D printing, laser cutting, jewelry, and more, in any given month we serve up to 500 members and 200 students in our shop areas.

This volunteer position requires regular commitment and offers the opportunity to learn and apply design and fabrication techniques in our community maintained shops and facilities. Awesomenauts support the Facilities Manager in the maintenance and upkeep of our shared community shops and social spaces. Immersed in a collaborative and creative space, you will work closely with a small management team and a group of dedicated member-volunteers in a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding work environment.

Recent projects have included laser cut acrylic LED volunteer badges, plasma cutter machine upgrades, graphic design for signage and wayfinding, and tool access controls among others. Additionally we work with Awesomenauts to design a class, test others on equipment or develop skills to take with them beyond Artisan’s.

Email with your resume and cover letter to be considered for the next program session.

Volunteering requires that you be willing to learn, work hard, and be responsible and open to new experiences. Please consider carefully whether this time commitment will fit your schedule or other life commitments. Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Participants are expected to volunteer at least 8 hours per week, 4 on a regular schedule

Some of the potential benefits of participating in this Volunteer Program at Artisan’s Asylum are:

  • Learn new skills growing your resume and experience
  • Support a non-profit community organization dedicated to learning and creativity
  • Meet new people including other volunteers participating in this program
  • Gain exposure to non-profit management, community shop maintenance and a wide variety of design and fabrication techniques