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If you’re passionate about helping others gain access to and learn about technology, shaping the future of making, and having the opportunity to make a meaningful impact both on NextFab and the world, then we’re looking for you.

We offer full-time positions, independent contractor, and instructor positions, as well as a comprehensive benefits package for staff members, including professional development. If interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to or apply for one of the opportunities listed below.

Woodshop Manager - Wilmington

The Wood Shop Manager is primarily responsible for supporting NextFab members of all skill levels in the wood shop, maintaining the safety of the shop and equipment, and teaching classes and private training.

NextFab’s Wilmington, Delaware location is supported by our Philadelphia headquarters, but day to day operations are the responsibility of a small team, so there is a high level of flexibility in the job functions, and individuals are allowed and expected to work autonomously and contribute ideas and effort as business needs and their skills allow.  


  • Full-time (approximately 40-50 hours / week). 
  • This position is salaried/ exempt; evening and weekend hours are required.

Compensation / Benefits: 

  • Salary Range: $36k- $40k / per year, based on experience.
  • PTO
    • PTO accrued at a rate equivalent to 20 days per year
  • Holidays
    • 100 holiday hours per year
  • Limited personal use of company facilities
  • Professional Development Allowance
    • $1600 toward professional training, certification, or conferences
    • The allowance does not roll over

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds at times. 
  • Prolonged periods of standing and sitting in a shop environment. 
  • Must have a full range of physical motion as required to operate manual and electric power tools properly.


  • Provide ongoing training and development to Wood Shop staff on technical matters, customer service and safety
  • Provide technical assistance, safety supervision, and informal instruction to NextFab members in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Ensure NextFab policies are followed. Guarantee safety and security of members and employees by following established guidelines and procedures regarding risk management.
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization, and safe functionality of shop and tools
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization, and safe functionality of shop and tools
  • Develop tutorial projects to promote self-paced learning by members
  • Develop and maintain a high level of competence with wood shop tools and processes. Maintain and develop knowledge of woodshop maintenance
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of woodshop maintenance
  • Support other areas of the facility as needed. Develop and maintain basic competence with tools and processes of other NextFab Departments (metal shop, laser cutting, textiles, electronics and/or 3d printing)
  • Support events as needed
  • Management of wood scrap. Encourage the reuse and reduction of waste.
  • Other duties as requested by management
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