[hackerspaces] Paid Staff

Pete Prodoehl raster at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 14:54:12 CEST 2016

Milwaukee Makerspace has 260 members and no paid staff. Everyone is a 
volunteer. We have 7 Board Members who do most of the work of running 
the space.

One of the issues we've had is that if we have any employees, we'd be 
subject to OSHA regulations (or at least that's what we've been led to 
believe.) How do others deal with that. I'm not suggestion our space 
isn't safe, but we'd probably have to do a lot more if we fell under 
OSHA guidelines.


On 8/19/16 5:41 AM, Bill Shaw wrote:
> As Tampa Hackerspace approaches 100 members, we're starting to look 
> forward for the best ways to handle growth and scaling without driving 
> ourselves crazy. One thing we're considering is whether it makes sense 
> to have someone on payroll to take care of some basic things.
> For the more established and larger spaces out there, I'm curious how 
> many members you had when you added your first paid staff. What was 
> your overall budget at the time? Were they part time or full time? 
> What responsibilities did they have?
> Regards,
> Bill Shaw
> Tampa Hackerspace

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