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Foundry Advisory Committee Vacancy. Application Deadline 12-12-22.

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang is seeking volunteers to serve on the Foundry Advisory Committee (FAC). Help the City of Cambridge ensure that the Foundry located at 101 Rogers Street, remains a community space for arts, technology, and workforce development.

Foundry Advisory Committee Role
The FAC serves in an advisory capacity to the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA), to help ensure that the Foundry building’s redevelopment and ongoing operation remains consistent with the Vision and Objectives established in the Demonstration Plan that grew out of an extensive community planning process. The Foundry’s nonprofit operator, the Foundry Consortium, is managing the building and stewarding community activities in the various community spaces, including the performance space, maker workshops, dance studio, art class rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. Learn more about upcoming events and available spaces at Cambridgefoundry.org. Additional information regarding the Foundry building is available on the project webpage at Cambridgeredevelopment.org/foundry.

As a member of The FAC, duties may include:
• Provide regular updates to the City Manager and to the CRA Executive Director on anticipated building operations;
• Review performance metrics to assess how the building is meeting its mission;
• Review any proposals for significant capital changes, to assess how they affect the community objectives
• Provide annual updates to the CRA Board at regular Board meetings, which provides an additional forum for public input.

The City Manager seeks persons with demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse perspectives to craft consensus recommendations. Ideal candidates will have experience and expertise in visual and performing arts, technology, maker-spaces, entrepreneurship, and workforce development, as well as representation from various neighborhoods within the city, and local non-profit and community organizations.

The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. All board and commission members in Cambridge must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Membership and Meetings
The Committee is made up of seven community members who serve three-year terms. Meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. Meetings are currently held in-person at the Foundry and have accommodations for online participation.

How to Apply
The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, December 12, 2022. Applications can be submitted to City Manager Yi-An Huang using the city’s online application system at Cambridgema.gov/apply. A cover letter and resume, or an overview of relevant experience, can also be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

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