“Art” and “feminism” are words you don’t often hear used to describe professional work sectors, let alone in the same job description. But here’s one that combines both for budding organizers seeking an epic feminist career move: Art+Feminism is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to “support the exponential growth of their global initiative” in 2017. And the pay’s not bad, either.
You might remember Art+Feminism from a post we ran earlier this year about their famed Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, the patriarchy-smashing annual event where women and allies edit Wikipedia articles to remove instances of misogyny and to better document women’s contributions around the world and in history. Three years into the Wikipedia project the organization is bigger than ever and growing fast, but you still have a chance to work with them at a grassroots level.
At $35/hour, you’ll get to to “play a key role” in the development and success of their Wikipedia initiative, and to promote women in the arts. You’ll get to manage communications, project pipelines and social media platforms. Best of all, when people ask you what you do for a living, you’ll get to say “feminism” and mean it.
So, can you handle the job? Here’s the description from the website:
The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, a demonstrated history of work in social justice and an interest in feminist work, a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community or other online technology community, and a flexible schedule. Fluency in a language other than English is preferred.
If that sounds like you, read on: You’ll be a point person for onboarding all Art+Feminism events and you’ll have to be communicating with stakeholders and field event organizers, so winning interpersonal skills are a must. You can work remotely or in person, either in New York or Baltimore. Hours will include evening and weekend meetings and Sunday work sessions, so you should have a flexible schedule.
The Edit-A-Thon is Art+Feminism’s main focus right now, but as Program Coordinator you’ll be in the room with leading organizers, so you’ll be able to innovate with the company on new ways to grow.
The position is part-time (~24 hours per week) and pays $35 per hour. It’s also a 1-year contract position, great for anyone looking to switch gears and work more in social justice / advocacy. Ready to apply? Send a cover letter and your resumé to info[at]artandfeminism.org. There’s no official deadline, but priority will be given to those who apply by December 9, so don’t delay too long before filing for a new life in feminism.