We’re looking for a Community Manager!

May 27, 2020 | Jer Thorp

From the outset of the project, we’ve imagined FieldKit as being three things at the same time. First, it’s sensing hardware, open-source and modular and custom-built to be easy to use and durable. Second, it’s a software platform for managing, analyzing and the data that the stations collect. Finally, FieldKit is a place for people who are curious (professionally or otherwise) about the world around them to come together to share, learn, question, and contribute. It’s a community of environmental care.

We’re looking for someone to join our team and help to build this community, to work with scientists, teachers, activists and developers to get the most out of FieldKit. We want the FieldKit community to be built on a shared interest in environmental advocacy, but also on generosity and kindness.

Our mission is to empower everyone to monitor and advocate for the world around them. We know that online communities have historically been unwelcoming places for marginalized groups, and we know there is real work to be done to make FieldKit truly inclusive. We’re inspired by communities like p5.js, Glitch, Adafruit and Hackaday, who have made meaningful openness a priority.

If you’re excited about the opportunity to build the bright and wild future of FieldKit’s community, we’d love to hear from you: jobs@fieldkit.org. Send us a few paragraphs about why you’re interested, and a link where we can learn a bit more about you. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people in the aforementioned marginalized groups, and from people with experience working with communities outside of North America & Europe.

In the meantime, here are some things that make working with FieldKit team special:

Comprehensive health care

Medical and dental insurance for you and your qualified dependents covering 100% of your employee costs, and will also cover 30% of any dependent costs.

Work hours that you can live with

Most of the company gets in around 9am and leaves around 5:30pm, but some of us come in early and/or stay later. We prioritize letting people live their lives and have their downtime.

As community manager, there will be times when you’ll need to be able to take calls or respond to emails in the evenings or during weekends. We try our best to avoid this, but we prioritize being responsive to our community. Part of this job involves planning and running community events, which might happen outside of typical work hours.

Meaningful work

We’re making FieldKit because we care. About the environment, about the climate crisis, about giving people and communities tools for activism and advocacy. We believe this thing we’re making will have a measurable positive effect on people’s lives and on the world around them.

A connection to nature

FieldKit was born in the wilderness, and every year we venture into the field to help scientists, to test our products, and to engage with communities. Working with us means an opportunity to go to incredible places, meet amazing people, and get some mud on your boots.