I’ve enjoyed taking a casual approach to building New Work City. It’s just my disposition. After nearly five years of organizing, however, I’m finding myself increasingly ready to take everything we’ve done and set us up for the long term. Today, we’re taking two big steps toward growing up as an organization.
When I first got into this back in 2007, I was transfixed by coworking and all of the opportunities it provided to meet some incredible people and learn about a world of folks who were working for themselves in ways I had never been exposed to before. Now, it’s time to find someone who is today perhaps a little like I was back then.
We’re hiring someone to help us run our space. Someone who is friendly, reliable, fastidious, and excited to meet a lot of amazing people.
They’ll help manage the space every day, opening up in the morning and sticking around until the end of the business day every day. They’ll welcome members, give tours, and generally keep things humming along. They’ll help keep the space fully functional and organized by ensuring the space is well supplied and in order.
They’ll also learn how to manage a community and a space, and all of the intangible things that go with that.
Hiring someone and maturing as an organization will help us increase our capacity for generating a larger impact on New York City and the rest of the world.
We’re not planning on opening more spaces, but we do want more communities like ours to exist. To that end, we’ll be documenting our experiences with our new hire and hopefully having them contribute regularly as they learn how to run a coworking community.
We hope to lead by example and inspire others to join us in building communities that help people work for themselves– not just in high growth startups, but in developing sustainable and robust small businesses and consulting practices.
Millions of people will be pursuing independent careers for the first time over the next several years, and communities like ours are a critical part of helping people start and succeed. I sincerely believe this is the only way we are going to solve some of our biggest problems.
As with pretty much everything else we’ve done, I’m looking to all of you to help me find the awesomest person possible for the job. Pass these links along to whoever you think might be interested, or might know someone who is:
If you have ideas as to where I should be posting to get the word out, I’m all ears!