Join the Impact Hub Host team. Here’s what we need from you:

  • Four-month time commitment
  • Two 3-hour scheduled shifts per week
  • Ability to work during regular shift times: 8:00-11:00am, and 2:00-5:00pm Monday through Friday

And here’s what you’ll receive in return:

  • A business-hours coworking membership (access to our building 5 days/wk during business hours), valued at $1,200 ($300/month).
  • Access to Full-Time member pricing on all conference rooms and event spaces throughout the duration of your membership.
  • Introductions and collaboration opportunities to the movers and shakers in Seattle’s social impact community.
  • Access to interest groups and networking opportunities within the Impact Hub membership for finding careers and jobs that you’ll love.

Sound good? Read on for more details or start the application now.

WHAT IS AN IMPACT HUB HOST?

A Host is a work-trade role which actively supports the Impact Hub community by assisting with day-to-day management of the space, providing member support, and occasionally programmatic support. We also encourage Hosts to share their educational, inspirational, and networking opportunities with the community.

Hosts are engaged Impact Hub members who are the nexus of the community and serve as an extension of the staff team; and as such, we expect them to treat the role with the same dependability and professionalism as any other valued position. We request that prospective Hosts carefully consider their schedules before applying, as the role requires a time commitment of 6 hours per week for the duration of a 4-month cohort. In return, they receive a complimentary membership to Impact Hub for the full duration of their Hosting commitment, with access privileges Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:30pm.   

THE ROLE

A team of 7-12 individual hosts each commits six hours/week to support the Impact Hub community. The number one job of an Impact Hub host during your shift is to provide a positive, welcoming, functional environment for our members and guests, which includes helping the staff to manage the space itself and connecting with members.  We do this by working together symbiotically as a team: transparency, communication, taking full responsibility for ourselves and building trust with one another are key elements we work on collaboratively as a group to make everything tick.

Physical tasks involve bending, stooping, lifting, walking, talking to members in person.  Examples of physical tasks are making coffee, stocking kitchens, organizing the storage room, emptying dishwashers, refilling printer stations, assisting in set up/tear down for events, etc.  

Virtual tasks require the use of a personal phone and laptop to use our digital communication and project management tools during Host shifts. Tools used include Google suite, Slack, and Asana.

We recognize our incoming Hosts have very different physical and technological backgrounds.  If you have questions regarding the flexibility of hosting duties, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

TIME COMMITMENT

One to two Hosts are on duty for 3 hour shifts between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Hosts share responsibilities and work as a supportive team to reach goals. Hosts will not be required to work on weekends.  

  • Four-month time commitment
  • Two shifts per week that recur at the same time throughout the 4 month commitment
  • Regular shift times are 8:00-11:00am, and 2:00-5:00pm Mon. through Fri.
  • You may work both shifts in one day if you prefer and the schedule allows for it
  • Shift swapping options are available in case of foreseen absences and/or emergencies or illness

TRAINING / ORIENTATION

Hosts need to learn a lot about our space very quickly!  To get them up to speed at the beginning of their 4 month time-commitment new hosts are required to attend:

  • One training day (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Two shadow shifts (3 hours each)

In addition to formal training, hosts are provided with written resources, such as our Host Manual, to support knowledge of Impact Hub and the Host Program. Veteran Hosts will also be an invaluable resource for new Hosts in learning and understanding the flow of daily operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Open the space for members in the morning or close the space in the evening;
  • Greet members with a warm and welcoming attitude;
  • Ensure members are caffeinated by making coffee throughout the day and setting out snacks;
  • Keep the space tidy and in working order;
  • Introduce yourself to and learn about the members around you so you can connect them to each other;
  • Answer questions from members and guests about Impact Hub and how the space works;
  • Provide tours to potential members and guests;
  • Help manage inventory and distribution of supplies;
  • Assist members and public clients with their conference room reservations;
  • Provide occasional support for member programs and events

Hosts will have a virtual daily checklist, specific to the shift that will guide them throughout the day and will work with the Front Desk Attendants to complete the tasks.

THE VALUE

For one, completed four-month commitment as a Host, you’ll receive:

  • A business-hours coworking membership (access to our building 5 days/wk during business hours), valued at $1,200 ($300/month).
  • Access to Full-Time member pricing on all conference rooms and event spaces throughout the duration of your membership.
  • Introductions and collaboration opportunities to the movers and shakers in Seattle’s social impact community.
  • Access to interest groups and networking opportunities within the Impact Hub membership for finding careers and jobs that you’ll love.
  • Ability to upgrade to a 24/7 Full-Time membership for after-hours access.

ARE YOU OUR NEXT HOST?

Successful hosts are: dependable, proactive team members who thrive in a dynamic work environment, socially-conscious, communicative, and enjoy engaging with new and different people, excited about exploring new tools and resources, and making connections according to their discoveries. They are eager to build relationships within and around the Impact Hub community and appreciate the unquantifiable value of these connections, both personally and professionally.

What you put into this experience is what you will get out of it! Becoming an Impact Hub host is great for people who…

  • Are new to Seattle and want to plug into a community of changemakers.
  • Are in-between careers and want to connect with a variety of different startup companies and social change organizations all at once, this opportunity is for you.
  • Need a space to build your next project and want to contribute to the community while you do it, this role is designed with you in mind.

APPLY TO BE A HOST!

Ready to apply for one of our Host positions? Please fill out this application. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and will contact new applicants as needed. Email info@impacthubseattle.com with questions (no phone call questions, please). Thank you for your support of our mission!