Looking for new Student Assistants!

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Our goal is not just only to help visiting makers, but also to offer some students the opportunity to work and/or intern at the Hanze Makerspace for one or multiple semesters. It’s a great place for motivated students to learn to work within a team, with people from many disciplines, projects of many natures and a huge array of tools and techniques.

Role of Student-Assistant

Do you like designing, sketching, crafting, coding, constructing or otherwise making things? Does the prospect of learning about all sorts of new tools and methods to make things excite you? Then we suspect you might be a real maker at heart!

If the prospect of also getting paid for making things excites you all the more, then you might be exactly the kind of person we’re seeking to expand the team for the coming semester!

Student-Assistants at the HMS are our first point of contact for visiting makers and are trained to know a little about everything at the makerspace in order to be able to advise, maintain and train effectively. The HMS team is an amicable group of like-minded makers joined by their shared passion for making real things with specialisations ranging from digital, to hand-crafts, to serious vertical slab saw (wall saw).


  • Greet and assist Hanze students and staff in H0.70 and H0.100 to help them with whatever questions they might have.
  • Support visitors in sketching out, concepting and executing ideas.
  • Guide the use of tools and machines and monitor safe working practices
  • Run production jobs for dashboard users, using the laser cutters and 3D printers primarily to produce parts for online student/staff requests.
  • Keep spaces and tools clean, well-maintained and ensure visitors keep things tidy.
  • Contribute your own projects and customizations to the HMS and its facilities!

What do we ask of you and what do you get from us?

  • We are looking for students with enthusiasm for making and who are eager to get to know the many facilities of the Makerspace!
  • Having practical experience with, for example, woodworking, electronics, metalworking, art, textiles, media or something else is appreciated.
  • You are socially skilled and have a proactive working attitude
  • You are available for 8 hours per week during all teaching weeks (divided into 2 shifts per week)
  • Everyone is free to apply and learn the work ‘on the job’. Our student assistants are hired for the duration of one semester, in this case from September 2024 to January 2025.
  • The gross hourly wage is €15 per hour. A possible extension is negotiable if the student performs well for a maximum of 2 semesters.

What we require of future Student-Assistants:

  •  A strong grasp of both reading/writing, as well as conversational grasp of the english language. – We work with a large team of students including many internationals. English is therefore our primary language for communication internally and externally.
  • Available weekly for 2 scheduled services per week (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings sometimes from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM), of which at least 1 morning and/or or afternoon shift.

Apply Now!

Fill out the form below, upload your CV, and tell us a little about your motivation for wanting to be a part of the Hanze Makerspace team as the first point of contact for fellow aspiring makers!

Do this before 10 June 2024 latest to ensure that we can still invite you for this round of interviews. The interviews will take place between June 24 and July 5, 2024.