Flexibility: Medium

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Coworking has taken off all over the globe. Instead of toiling in isolation, freelancers and remote workers are congregating in shared workspaces in increasing numbers. There are desks, conference rooms, restrooms and often food services nearby or on site. Someone has to run the place, could that someone be you?

Amava Take: Coworking companies are cropping up in cities and towns. Independent contractors and small companies have taken notice–these shared spaces are efficient, social and pleasant. Many people report increased productivity and a renewed sense of purpose. The companies who run these spaces find themselves in need of employees and one of the most important logistical and tone-setting roles is played by the Community Manager. This do-it-all person makes sure that things are running smoothly and, yes, that probably means making sure there’s always coffee.

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions?

Someone efficient, organized and friendly to be the face of place.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Respect and cordiality start with you!

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Generally, you’d work a specified shift.

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

It’s so fun to be part of a hub of activity. There are so many exciting things happening under one roof.

How would you describe the hard parts?

When people wear headphones and I need to speak to them I feel like I have to yell.

What’s the most interesting thing about the experience?

It’s so cool when people who are working for different companies meet up and realize they might be able to collaborate.

Special Requirements: What is a coworking community manager, exactly? Read up about this relatively new job category so that you know what’s expected of a coworking community manager.

Related Classes: Interpersonal Communication, Keys to Effective Communication, Managing Customer Service, Skills for Making Great Decisions

Finding a Position: Some specialized job sites have Coworking Community Manager positions listed as well.