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#MaintainersSpotlight The Maintainers is a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, including engineers, business … More →

We are looking for a Part-time Community Outreach & Events Coordinator!

NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for this role. Part-time Community Outreach & Events Coordinator (Contractor) Anticipated contract duration: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 Compensation: up to $30,000 over 12 months, billed hourly, with an anticipated average … More →

Welcome to our Maintainers Movement Fellows 2022!

Join us in welcoming our first cohort of Maintainers Movement Fellows for 2022! The Maintainers Movement Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that will advance the movement for maintenance thinking and action. The fellowship will bring together a group of individuals … More →

Welcome to our Maintainers Movement Fellows 2022!

Join us in welcoming our first cohort of Maintainers Movement Fellows for 2022! The Maintainers Movement Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that will advance the movement for maintenance thinking and action. The fellowship will bring together a group of individuals … More →

Welcome to our Maintenance Research Fellows Summer 2021!

We are thrilled to announce our cohort of Maintenance Summer Research Fellows for 2021! Over the course of the next two months, our Summer fellows will conduct research in their chosen maintenance sphere of interest. Their research will contribute to … More →

Announcing 3 Years of Sloan Foundation Support

We’re delighted to share news that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has approved three years of funding for The Maintainers, to support and extend a movement that promotes the importance of maintenance in technology and society. This award, which covers … More →

COVID-19 and Maintainers

Dear all, We’ve been thinking a lot about all of you, the members of The Maintainers community as well as all of the maintainers out there keeping our world going during this startling and troubling moment. We know that members … More →

Introducing Jessica Meyerson, Our New Maintainers Co-Director

The Maintainers has been changing a lot over the past few years. We (Andy Russell and Lee Vinsel) got The Maintainers going first by making jokes online. Soon thereafter, and with the help of many others, we organized two conferences … More →

Maintainers III: Meet the Track Leaders

This post is by The Maintainers Co-Director Andy Russell. As we near the May 13 deadline for proposals for Maintainers III, I have been thinking about how far this conference has come. For Maintainers I and II, the “program committee” … More →

Maintainers III is coming: how you can get involved

Now that a little bit of time has passed since we announced the dates (Oct 6-9), place (Gallaudet University in Washington, DC), and Call for Papers for Maintainers III, I wanted to share a few thoughts about different ways to … More →