Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation Employment Opportunity: Manager
This Deadline Expired: Saturday, July 31, 2021
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corp. (LEDC) is a nonprofit corporation that will soon
be opening Utility Works Maker Space in Lansdowne, PA. The Maker Space will be a Creative
Community of makers and entrepreneurs and will include 7 office/studios, tech-based maker
equipment, and a classroom. This project is in partnership with Penn State Brandywine and will
include the Brandywine LaunchBox@Lansdowne, which will provide entrepreneurial classes
and mentoring to help members launch their businesses.
This position is specifically to staff the Utility Works Maker Space.
- Training new members on the equipment
- Marketing for and filling the 7 office/studios with makers/entrepreneurs
- Marketing for and securing Members who want to use the equipment
- Organizing Business and Maker classes with PSU staff and other teachers
- Managing the day-to-day operations of the space.
This is currently a part-time position (20 hours a week) that is expected to expand to a full-time
position (40 hours per week) within one year. Pay for this position is $20,000 per year, plus 5
days paid vacation, 8 paid holidays (if these fall on a typical work day), and 5 paid sick days,
following a 90-day probationary period.
Manager will also be given an office and full access and use of all equipment, within
Typical weekly schedule will include five (5) 4-hour days and will include some evening and
The Manager should have a strong arts/graphic design/engineering background and be
knowledgeable with numerous types of equipment. This is a fast-paced, diverse
environment that requires a lot of energy, attention to detail, and dedication.
The day-to-day operations will be the responsibility of the Utility Works Maker Space
Manager. Additional staff, teachers, volunteers, interns, work-study students and more shall be
provided through Penn State Brandywine. The Manager shall work closely and in tandem with
all Penn State persons and shall supervise all students, interns and work-study personnel that
are placed at the Maker Space.
The Manager will be vested with the responsibility of marketing for members, collecting the
member fees, maintaining the records of member accounts, preparing required reports, training
new members on the equipment, inspecting and maintaining the equipment, delegating
maintenance and repair assignments so that the Project is properly cared for, and responding to
Manager will review all equipment with all new members and will assess the member’s ability to
use equipment on their own and without supervision. If the Manager determines that the
member needs additional instruction on any or all pieces of equipment, that instruction shall be
provided by the Manager.
Equipment at the LaunchBox (experience with most, but not all, is required): 3D Printers, vinyl
cutter, Glowforge and X Carve, sewing machines, embroidery machine, large-format (banner)
Software and Platforms used: Adobe Creative Suite, Square, Canva, Eventbrite, Google Docs,
Adobe Acrobat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Interested persons should send their resume to: Debbie@LansdownesFuture.org by July 31, 2021