Work Trade Program


Join our Work Trade Team- not your typical volunteer gig!

The Work Trade Program is an opportunity for your skills and our needs to be met! We have a variety of roles available to keep our space running smoothly for our members. For your service and time, we’ll give you a free membership in exchange.

Available Work Trade Roles

1 Million Cups Organizer

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country.

1 Million Cups is a grassroots program, led by a community of volunteer organizers interested in supporting entrepreneurs. As a team, we run bi-weekly events at Impact Hub.

Organizer Roles include:

  • Recruitment: Help keep the pipeline of presenters full

  • Coaching: Prepare presenters for their presentations

  • Social Media: Share what we are doing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!

  • Emcee: Pump up the audience and keep the event flowing.

  • Setup: A combined effort to ensure everything is ready for the event. (coffee, banner, A/V, etc.)

All organizers help create a strong 1MC culture

  • Create a safe and supportive space for presenters and attendees by encouraging positive, constructive feedback

  • Encourage thought-provoking questions

  • Come to the event energized

  • Show gratitude

Time Commitment:

  • Every other Wednesday from 8:30-10:30

  • 1 hour per month for organizer meetings

  • 1-2 hours per month for organizer specific duties

Community Host Support

5 hours per week

The Community Host will be primarily responsible for facilitating a welcoming community atmosphere while keeping our space clean and comfortable

Primary responsibilities:

  • Welcome members and guests as they arrive to the coworking space; orient members and guests to the space and resources

  • Perform tasks necessary for a comfortable and visually attractive space including but not limited to general housing keeping, cleaning and straightening

  • Walk members through onboarding steps to learn about coworking resources and community; manage administrative member sign-up and renewal processes

  • Support office administration, ensuring that the coworking space is well functioning (including ordering and setting up coffee, supporting AV and printer set-up for members and guests, set up and take down of configurable furniture, enforcing norms on cleanliness / tidiness)

  • Monitor and track needs of the space to ensure adequate materials and supplies are on hand to meet day-to-day as well as special events needs

 Communication & Events

5 hours per week

Impact Hub MSP’s social media work trade is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about building community through a variety of different social media tools.

  • Social Media Content Creation and Execution

    • Utilize existing social media strategies that are effective and recommend  any needed improvements.

    • Research best practices for filler content for Facebook and Twitter using already established metrics and tracking

  • Storytelling and Public Relationship

    • Create editorial calendar for all social media channels

    • Daily social media posting following format and process above

  • Analytics and Metrics

    • Track & analyze social media success monthly using simple tracking tools

    • Research and recommend methods for garnering more followers for Impact Hub MSP

    • Review Impact Hub MSP Facebook and Twitter pages to see what content has highest engagement metrics from the past three months and provide recommendations to Marketing team

    • Enhance website SEO

  • Other Marketing Projects

    • Work with Marketing team and Director to assist with other marketing projects, including but not limited to venue/event marketing, traditional and social media ads, event networking, and other offline opportunities.

    • Visual Media Design

    • Help us tell the story of Impact Hub by creating engaging visual designs to accompany our communications, posts, and stories.

Art Curator

5 hours a week

  • Research & relationship building within the art community

    • Identify local artists interested in showcasing their artwork at the Hub. Maintain updated knowledge of the art market in the Twin Cities.

  • Develop and Implement Exhibitions

    • Conceptualize, plan and install exhibitions

  • Manage collections

    • Record and catalog artwork and items in collections. Ensure adequate care of on loan pieces and permanent collections

  • Create programming

    • Develop and oversee programs/events highlighting the artists


  • 5 hours per week for minimum 3 month commitment


  • A Full Time Coworking Membership for work trade commitment time frame (Access Monday-Friday 9-5)

  • Curated, thoughtful introductions to the movers and shakers in the MSP social enterprise community when requested

  • References from core team members to put on your resume going forward

  • Access to Hub events and programming

How to apply: