Work at the Hive
Here at the Hive, we love being a launching pad for curious and collaborative minds like yours! We offer a space where students on staff can intentionally play and explore their creative potential in a variety of ways. You’ll get the opportunity to work on self-directed projects while collaborating with professional designers and like-minded peers.
We look forward to incorporating your skills and individual experiences into the Hive’s future happenings!
Our student staffers work closely with full-time staff:
- Supporting the smooth operation of the Hive
- Keeping the space well stocked, organized, and clean for every user
- Collaborating on human-centered approaches to developing the Hive as a 5C resource
- Developing makerspace and skill share programming
- Collecting demographic and qualitative research from various platforms
- Photographing and digitally archiving events
- Storytelling and social media strategy
Hive student staffers have a wide array of skills that they can develop as the Hive grows, and we love providing the opportunity!
- Have you attended events put on by the Hive? Visit our Upcoming Events page to check out our workshops!
- Are you familiar with the Hive space? Visit our Room and Spaces page to see the rooms at the Hive!
- Do you have an interest in bringing 5C students together?
- Are you motivated to practice and increase your design, maker, media, writing, and all-around varied skill set?
- Do you have time for our required, paid, monthly lunch meetings and team meetings?
- Do you want to expand you and your colleagues’ engagement with your disciplines?
- Would you like to offer a workshop here?
- Can you work 6-9+ hours a week, including evenings and weekends?
We think that Hive student staffers should:
- Understand our six core principles (Check out our core principles page for more information)
- Have a collaborative mindset
- Have a bias toward hospitality and making the Hive an open and inclusive space
- Have a heart for hosting — lots of users come into the Hive every day, and we help them explore and expand their creative confidence
- Continuously ask themselves, “What can I do to make this space the best it can be for everyone who walks through the door?”
- Be aware that the Hive is a space constantly in flux!
- Be comfortable with ambiguity — we do a lot of prototyping and iteration, so many features of the Hive change often
- Be responsible and personally accountable
- Be a self-starter who can work independently
- Not see mistakes as failures, but as opportunities for growth!