I occasionally get notices from cool organizations looking for new employees, so I decided I’d start posting them here for anyone who’s interested. I won’t post any old job, but if you want to send me an announcement that would be of particular interest to Createquity readers (meaning, in practice, program-related or executive positions at arts councils, think tanks, consulting firms, grantmakers, or service organizations), feel free to send them along.
Online Cultural Producer | EmcArts
EmcArts is seeking support to launch and maintain a new, highly interactive web portal and online community to extend learning about new organizational practices and innovation among arts leaders and organizations nationally and internationally. The portal will be a fully interactive platform for sharing stories of arts organizations, new connections among arts professionals, trustees and investors, stimulating new thinking and helping to solve the pressing issues of change that the arts field is confronting.
We’re seeking an entrepreneurial and intellectually curious Cultural Producer to engage with today’s most exciting arts leaders, create compelling social media content and contribute to thoughtful field discussions. The Cultural Producer will be a key team member in shaping the creative design and user experience of this web community.
Duties of the position include:
- Lead development and launch of the web portal, including the design of its architecture, its content and functionality, and building an online community of contributors;
- Liaise with project managers, facilitators, consultants and key contributors to the project;
- Oversee progress and ensure overall quality of outputs;
- Upon launch, maintain interactive communications on a continual basis, through active engagement, contribution and participation in discussions;
- Develop the “voice” of the portal and its online identity;
- Proactively facilitate field-related discussions and contribute expertise;
- Create and contribute content (blogs, webinars, videos, etc.) on an ongoing basis; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Necessary skills include:
- Advanced knowledge of the arts and cultural field is a must. If you’re interested in organizational development and innovation, that’s a plus;
- Knowledge of graphic design software, website usability design and HTML (we’re not looking for a programmer, but someone who can resize a photo or look at code to diagnose a problem);
- Familiarity with desktop video editing and production;
- Experience with content management systems, web industry trends and tools;
- Strong writing and editing skills, with a talent for rapid and effective outputs in communication;
- Capacity to be a visual thinker, who is able to translate concepts into images; and
- Ability to be a communicator and connector, who relates ideas and concepts in different ways to different audiences.
This part-time (20-30 hours/week) position will be based in our Central Harlem offices in New York City. Success in creating a site that is lively and attracts consistent traffic and substantial dialogue around innovation would likely lead to an expansion of this position. The planned start date for this position is on or after January 3, 2011.
If you are a digital media pro known for your innovative work in stimulating online interactions, and our mission and this opportunity excite your passions, we want to hear from you.
Please send: 1. resume and 2. cover letter, including selected links, and recommendations and testimonials for your work. We’d love to hear about the impact you’ve had on the communities you’ve worked with.
Send application materials to: Colleen J. Ross, Manager of Partnership Strategies.
No inquiries or phone calls, please.
More info: http://www.emcarts.org/index.cfm?returnid=17415&newsid=1529&pagepath=News&id=17425
Google Policy Fellowship | Future of Music Coalition
We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:
* Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
* Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
* First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2011 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.
Applications for 2011 fellowship positions are now open, and consist of the following:
* Statement of interest: Provide us with an essay outlining your qualifications for and interest in the program, including relevant academic, professional and extracurricular experiences. As part of this essay, explain what you hope to gain from participation in the program, as well as your interest in your top two host organization choices (750 words max).
* Three references
* Personal information, including student status, work eligibility status, and education history
* Preferences for two hosts (hopefully FMC is one of them! But yes you can work for anyone on the list)
More info: http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/ | http://www.futureofmusic.org