Createquity is pleased to announce an opening on our editorial team with a focus on alliance building. We are looking for a natural-born communicator with the time, energy, and smarts to join our merry gang of arts nerds. You’ll become a (modestly) paid member of the Createquity brain trust, taking part in all of our research discussions, debates, and major decisions. Above all, we’re looking for someone who can help cultivate our organizational viability and network of influence by growing our base of contributed revenue and establishing Createquity as a trusted source of information for decision-makers at the highest levels.
We will also consider applications to fulfill other roles at Createquity, particularly on our research team. Any strong applications that we are not able to accommodate at the present time will be held and considered in a future round. To be included in the current call, applications must be received by April 30.
This is a rare opportunity to be at the center of an ambitious, national, long-term effort to improve outcomes for everyone involved in or affected by the arts. Benefits of participation include:
- The intellectual challenge of identifying and tackling the thorniest questions facing the sector today
- The opportunity to collaborate with an extraordinarily capable, collegial team from around the United States
- The satisfaction of participating in an active community of changemakers and knowing that your efforts have genuine potential for impact
- Access to an international audience of arts sector leaders and influencers
How it works
Our standard recruitment process has three phases. The first step involves submitting an application (details below) that will help us determine whether your skills and interests align with our current needs. From there, a small number of finalists will receive an assignment designed to simulate a typical week as a Createquity editorial team member. Once that hurdle is passed, new editorial recruits will join the team provisionally for an approximately three-month trial or “dating period” that gives both you and us an opportunity to find out if we work well together. During these months, you will collaborate with the rest of the Createquity team on a range of projects. If all goes well, you’ll officially join the team in late summer/early fall 2015 and we’ll publicly announce your participation then.
What to expect
The three-month “dating period” is intended to prepare you to become a productive and valued member of the Createquity editorial team. On average, you’ll contribute approximately three to five hours per week to projects that may include helping refine and execute our long-term business plan, developing strategies to expand our network, and pursuing mutually beneficial partnerships with leaders and organizations who are aligned with our work. We will aim to assign you projects that are most in line with your interests and skills, and there will be opportunities to rotate projects either during the trial or beyond. You will collaborate with one or two other editorial team members on each project and participate in our bi-weekly conference calls.
We are a virtual organization with team members in multiple timezones, so you must be comfortable working remotely. Currently, we offer a small honorarium in recognition of your time, with potential for growth in the future.
Who we’re looking for
Being a part of Createquity is incredibly rewarding, but can involve hard work, difficult decisions, and occasional controversy; we don’t expect it to be right for everyone! We are looking for people who bring all of the following qualities to the table:
- An entrepreneurial, proactive attitude and willingness to take ownership of projects;
- Collegiality, strong communication skills, open-mindedness, and willingness to be challenged;
- Familiarity with a wide array of arts disciplines and types of organizations;
- Commitment to improving the arts ecosystem through research-backed solutions;
- A penchant for asking and answering big questions, and analyzing ideas at a high level;
- Reliability and high work standards;
- Curiosity and interest in finding connections between the arts and other fields.
How to apply
The first round application, which includes more detail on available roles, is available here. You’ll be asked to indicate your areas of interest and answer some questions about yourself. After a short review period (about 1-2 weeks), a Createquity editorial team member will contact you about next steps. Good luck!