Grants Standard Lead

Location: Remote
Status: Part-time
Pay: $50 per hour or higher, depending on experience

Role description

DAOstar, in collaboration with the Grant Innovation Lab at Metagov, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Grants Standard Lead to pioneer the adoption of DAOIP-5, our innovative grants metadata standard. This role is pivotal in implementing, executing, and expanding the usage of this standard across various Web3 grant programs, including prominent collaborations with Gitcoin and Optimism.


  • Lead the implementation and operational execution of DAOIP-5, ensuring it meets the functional needs of grant programs and their ecosystems.
  • Collaborate closely with technical teams at Gitcoin, Optimism, and other Web3 organizations to integrate the grants metadata standard effectively.
  • Develop and execute initial use cases to demonstrate the value and functionality of DAOIP-5, gathering feedback to refine and enhance the standard.
  • Drive widespread adoption of the standard through strategic outreach, education, and partnership development within the Web3 community.
  • Prepare technical documentation, training materials, and presentations to communicate the benefits and technical aspects of DAOIP-5 to a diverse audience.


  • Strong proficiency in JSON standards and familiarity with API architectures.
  • In-depth knowledge of web3 technologies, including smart contracts, subgraphs, and attestations.
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in developing and promoting technical standards or protocols, particularly within decentralized or open-source environments.
  • Ability to work independently in a remote setting, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working with decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and familiarity with their governance and operational frameworks.
  • Familiarity with web3 grant programs and grant related data
  • Interest in collaborating with other organizations working towards more transparent and available grant data

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to email outlining their qualifications and interest in the role. Include the role title and your name in the subject as follows: “Grants Standard Lead - NAME”. Please include examples of past projects or initiatives related to blockchain or Web3 technologies.

About Us

Metagov is a laboratory for self-governance on the internet. The mission of Metagov is to cultivate tools, practices, and communities that enable self-governance in the digital age. Our research encompasses both theoretical and applied research, including the development of software and technical standards. On top of our research, we also build research networks and bring together communities through our tools, experiments, and events.

DAOstar is the standards body of the DAO ecosystem. We build interoperable standards for DAOs and DAO tooling.

Grant Innovation Lab (GIL)
The GIL is a team focused on research, resource development, and community building focused on advancing resource allocation and impact measurement in web3.