Each workshop is managed by a designated Resource Manager (RM) who's responsibility it is to keep the workshop in working order. RMs are designated by the board of directors and may designate other members as assistants if they should wish.
RMs are responsible for determining which tools in their shop require checkout, writing the checkout plan, and maintaining accurate lists of members that are checked out. RMs need to have a folder for their workshop in the Equipment folder within the shared Google Drive. The checkout plan and spreadsheet of checked out members must be kept in this Google Drive account so that other members may access it at any time.
The purpose of checkouts are to ensure members may use the tools without hurting themselves, others or the tool. Depending on the tool, checkouts may be anywhere from 15 or 30 minutes to several hours. RMs may determine the format of their checkouts and may use the Makerspace's YouTube channel to store any videos needed for checkouts.
Each RM receives a monthly budget designated by the board of directors. This budget is deposited on an Amex card at the beginning of the month, the balance of which can be viewed on the Bluebird by Amex website. RMs must provide the Treasurer an expense report of their purchases each month. RMs may petition the board of directors to changes in their monthly budgets if needed.
Donations for a workshop may be approved by the RM or two directors. All donations must be reported to the Treasurer regardless of amount. If you need a receipt for a donation, you may also ask the Treasurer.
The makerspace is 100% volunteer run so we would love to have more help. If you want to become an RM for a new workshop, please submit a proposal to the board of directors. They'll review the proposal and required budget to determine whether the makerspace can add a new workshop.