Our “Hard Space” is designed for dirty work from metal/wood working to pottery, and everything in between.
Our “Soft Space” is designed for socializing, collaboration, entertainment, clean-work, and more.
The patio area and soft space are the perfect mix for a relaxed environment, promoting positive energy and community spirit.
115 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
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Hello! The Forge is in search of a full time Executive Director to take our organization to the next level. Please read the details below and apply if you think you’d be a good fit!
Executive Director – Forge Greensboro
Location: Greensboro, NC 27406
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate Director
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
Category: Non-Profit Director
Compensation Range: $35,000 – $40,000/yr (based on experience)
Posted: July 24, 2015
The Executive Director is the key leader with management management responsibilities for Forge Greensboro. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
- Responsible for leading Forge Greensboro in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Forge Greensboro, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Forge Greensboro’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
- Responsible for implementation of Forge Greensboro’s programs in order to carry out the organization’s mission.
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Forge Greensboro can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of Forge Greensboro’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
- Responsible for effective administration of Forge Greensboro operations.
- Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
- Responsible for signing notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
- Responsible for the relationship between the staff of Forge Greensboro and members.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- One or more years of nonprofit experience
- Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Proven fundraising ability and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff including team building experience
- Strong public speaking ability
- Proficient with technology aspects of day to day operation and ability to learn new technology based skills
- Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds without assistance.
- Frequent walking, standing, and bending are required.
- Work primarily in a workshop or collaborative space.
Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forge would like to send a special thank you to Amanda Koh for her generous donation of a (like new) AirWolf HD2x 3D printer! From this donation estimated at over $5,000 in equipment, accessories, and consumables, The Forge can now provide additional 3D printing resources to its members.
The Forge’s new 3D printer is capable of:
- Dual extrusion printing
- Wireless (cloud) printing
- High temperature composite printing
If you’d like to stop by and check out our new 3D printer, or receive training on how to use either of our 3D printers, please contact us via email or stop by for an open house.
Thank you Amanda and The Forge wishes you safe travels; we will sure miss you!
Have you ever wanted to smash a car with a sledgehammer? This is your chance. Greensboro’s community workshop, The Forge, was given a car that would cost more to fix than it was worth. They decided to sell all the salvageable parts, then hold two events to give the public the chance to smash the car. The Car Smash is to celebrate The Forge’s first anniversary; the sale of the salvageable parts will help fund an expansion plan and highlights The Forge’s “trash to treasure” mantra. The first part of the trash-to-treasure project will be the Car Smash. The first Car Smash will be on July 4 as part of a city Independence Day celebration at 120 Barnhardt Street in Greensboro.
The second Car Smash will be July 16 during the City Market at the same location. For just one dollar, you can hit the car with a regular hammer; for five dollars, a bat; for ten dollars, a sledge hammer. For twenty dollars, you can take a swing with the Thorminator, a “giant space-age Forged technology, specially made for this event,” according to Forge Community Developer Joel Leonard. After the car is smashed, for the Transformation phase of the Trash to Treasure project, The Forge will recruit teams of local artists to take parts from the mangled car and use Forge equipment to turn them into unique everyday items. The project will raise awareness of the importance of repurposing things instead of throwing them away. During the National Folk Festival from September 11 to 13, The Forge will exhibit a showcase of the artists’ work from this project. This is “a multi-phase process converting trash into multiple treasures,” says Leonard. “It’ll be a fun, creative way to raise money and help the community relieve stress!” The Forge is helping transform not only cars, but area skills, businesses, and our community.
Lu is originally from Guiyang, Guizhou, Southwest China and began her schooling in Beijing for Public Finance at CUEB where she received a BA. Her move to the United States was prompted in 2009 after she accidentally enrolled in a sculpture class through an international program. She recently received her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Lu’s work, predominantly sculpture and performance art, focuses on renewing the perception of the mundane. We are excited to host Lu through August. During this time, Lu will give an artist talk.
To see Lu’s work, check out her website: luxuartist.com