Fields: social change, arts, racial justice, journalism, communications
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: The Laundromat Project (The LP) advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform their lives and surroundings. We make sustained investments in a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development. Since 2005, we have directly invested nearly $850,000 in over 160 multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists, 67 innovative public art projects, 3 diverse anchor neighbors, and 1 creative community hub while engaging over 38,000 New Yorkers. This is an especially exciting time to join our team as we implement a new strategic plan focused on knowledge building, accountable collaboration, and catalyzing networks for higher impact.
About the Position: The LP is seeking a creative, passionate, and driven storyteller for a new part-time and year-long Storytelling Fellowship. This Fellowship is designed for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student and will provide real-life professional experience, along with professional development opportunities to connect with leaders from the field.
The Fellow will work alongside LP staff to develop and implement communications strategies which engage our growing and diverse community of creative change agents. Our communications are designed to advance organizational goals, namely, amplify and deepen knowledge, foster collaboration and accountability, and catalyze networks. We do this by sharing information, celebrating accomplishments, and calling our communities to action. The Storytelling Fellow will play a truly integral role as The LP expands our work and reach.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate is someone who wishes to develop a deeper knowledge of storytelling as a form of strategic communications and to gain tangible experience in writing, social media, and digital marketing. Those with a journalism or communications-related degree focus are encouraged to apply.
- Superior writing and copy editing skills an absolute must.
- Experience with online community building; Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships.
- Strong interest in contemporary artists, art practices, and/or arts organizations and belief in the power of the arts to transform individuals and communities.
- Comfort with a range of community development topics beyond the arts, such as racial justice and health equity.
- Creative problem-solver with a collaborative spirit; A positive outlook and sense of humor is a must!
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign), WordPress, MailChimp, Google Suite, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Youtube, Google Adwords and Analytics. Must be particularly nimble with social media, including stories features.
Estimated Salary: $15,000
Deadline: August 20, 2018
The Laundromat Project