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The mission at Ace Makerspace is promoting and encouraging technical, scientific and artistic skills through social collaboration, education, and individual projects.

We serve 1100+ people a year with affordable and free classes, scholarships and community offerings. We bring a unique community offering to North Oakland with shared shop spaces and an inclusive community.

With our recent growth, we are finding the need to transition the roles of our directors to a more traditional one.

Directors Desired Contribution: WORK, WISDOM, OR WEALTH

Any ONE of these contributions is incredibly meaningful!

WORK. This is the opportunity to craft your engagement. A meaningful contribution is usually from 15-20 hours a month. Examples of possibilities are taking on grant applications or fulfilling operational needs. The latter will ensure that as a director you have your finger on the pulse of the membership.

WISDOM. Professional HR, legal or business skills are especially valuable and consulting contributions meaningful. At Ace Makerspace this is especially true as we are in a transitional phase after a period of rapid growth.

WEALTH. A significant financial contribution would allow Ace to sustain and extend programs and grow the infrastructure toward sustainability. Wealth isn’t just a check though. Leveraging an established professional network to ensure Ace has the right opportunities in the community would also be significant.

Directors Commitment

Directors at Ace Makerspace commit to a 1-year term of service. This includes a once monthly board meeting, 10-15 hours of service a month, and associated tasks.

The first 30 Days - Onboarding

We believe that the best experience for the director and the organization begins with an immersive experience. We have designed a "boot camp" to fast track learning for new directors. Activities include: Review by-laws and directors duties, complete a personal profile, instructions on our discussion platforms to members, Attend member onboard class, participate in one cycle of the work exchange program, shadow the treasurer for one budget update cycle, attend one General Membership meeting, attend one open lab and one maker class.

Board Responsibilities

The Ace Board is an Advisory/Governing board. Primary responsibilities include recruiting and supporting officers including the executive director. Additional responsibilities include providing organizational contributions that drive the direction of the organization.

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6050 LOWELL ST STE 214, OAKLAND, CA 94608, US

Mission Statement

Promoting and encouraging technical, scientific and artistic skills through social collaboration, education and individual projects.


Ace Makerspace (formerly Ace Monster Toys) is a 501(c)(3) nonĀ­profit member supported organization founded in 2011. We support traditional makers and craftspeople as well as hackers both digital and material. Our community brings together people of diverse skill levels by providing resources and culture to build networks; co-work; and engage in projects that benefit individuals and the community at large. The resources we develop include spaces and a wide variety of tools and supplies to support making and learning.


Arts & Culture
Board Development
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Board Development, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


6050 Lowell StreetSte. 214OaklandOakland, CA 94608



  • Organization Design
  • Legal (General)
  • Group Facilitation
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask directors to give around 10 hours a month to board service (including meetings). Time commitments change seasonally. Engaging 2-5 times a month in some capacity is the loose cadence.
  • Leadership communication skills and coaching skills desired

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