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15 Jun 2021

Research and Policy CULTURAL EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP

Virtual Culture, Inc.
 Anywhere

Job Description

Virtual Culture’s Board of Directors seeks a Cultural Educator to organize and implement a strategic business plan generated at a summer 2021 Virtual Culture Program Design Charette, which the Fellow will help facilitate and participate in.  The Educator will identify and cultivate the Charette participants who will advise Virtual Culture on Phase II of its rollout. This next phase follows the organization’s initial steps (in fall 2020 and spring 2021) of concept development, program design, partnership building, and launch. The Fellow will implement the recommendations and next steps that emerge from the Charette as well as handle some aspects of organizational administration. The Charette will be 90 minutes via Zoom to focus on re-envisioning Virtual Culture and building strategy for middle-high school grades culture enrichment. Topics will include scope, vision, outreach, marketing, and funding. The Cultural Educator will have full responsibility for the presentation of the courses and opportunities (from partner organizations, museums, etc.) on the VC website. This includes working with existing partners (cultural institutions), building relationships with new ones, posting and updating the courses and links, and overseeing the  look and feel of the site. Initially,  this will also include updating the site and ensuring course listings are current. 

This is a unique opportunity for someone committed to the arts, diversity, equity, and inclusion, to make a difference in the lives of New York City’s young people. 

The ideal candidate will  hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the arts, humanities, education, or design. A current candidate or recent graduate of a graduate degree program in these fields is preferred. Experience in a fast-paced environment and experience with grant writing and  administration is a plus. Applicants should possess:

  • Proven ability to take direction but also to work with minimal direct supervision and manage multiple projects while being a committed team player
  • Commitment to social justice, equity, and transformative place-based and cultural work
  • Superior written communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills with precise attention to detail 
  • Facility with website design, and the ability to easily update and edit the course listings 
  • Interest in community engagement and inclusion and with a strong sense of ethical practice and empathy 
  • Understanding of, and interest in, arts and culture 
  • A high degree of competency in the MS Office suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, Adobe Suite, also SquareSpace.
  •  The ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Organizational skills, follow-up, and attention to detail. 

How to Apply

We are hoping to find a candidate who can continue past this initial period, with an expanded scope and timeline. The successful candidate will begin as soon as possible, ideally June 28th, 2021. Cultural Educator Stipend $5,000  based on three months of work and implementation. HOW TO APPLY:  Deadline end of day June 28th, 2021 Please  submit your resume and 1-page cover letter outlining why this position is of interest to you and the qualifications that make you a unique candidate. Email your materials to VirtualCultureNYC@gmail.com  with the subject line: LAST NAME: Cultural Educator Fellowship. References upon Request for final candidates. Virtual Culture is an equal opportunity employer. Virtual Culture is a 501c3 incorporated in the state of New York.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Fellowship. Job Types: Research and Policy. Job Tags: #freeteenprograms, #nycartist #nycteenartist #teenartist, #NYCartseducation, #NYCculture, #NYCteens, #NYCyoungadults, #teenartprogram, #teenprograms, and #virtualworkshop. Salaries: Less than 20,000.