The WSM Board and I are excited to announce that we've created a new staff position! We will hire a Community Engagement Coordinator to join our staff in the Fall of 2021 as we enter our 6th year of community storytelling. We've included the full job announcement below.
When I reflect on that past five years of creative and collaborative programming, I keep coming back to an early phrase we used early to describe our work:
An ever-evolving experiment trying its best to listen and affect change.
We continue to be a nimble organization that thrives on synergy, abundance thinking, experimentation, and deep listening. We love finding points of intersection with others to increase our collective impact through community oral history and storytelling projects in the South Puget Sound. We are so grateful for the many relationships we have developed over the past five years with other multimedia storytellers, artists, academics, community organizers, and community organizations. Together, we've convened conversations, created opportunities to glean wisdom from the lived experience of our neighbors, colleagues, family members, and friends, and shared skills and tools through community workshops and multimedia storytelling services.
Check out our five years community storytelling and storytelling workshops and services on our website!
As we reach this five year benchmark, we’re eager to infuse our work with new energy, ideas, and experience. We hope the Community Engagement Coordinator will help us grow and evolve in responsive and meaningful ways across our beautiful and diverse community. We're open to and excited by the possibilities!
Storytelling is a vital part of human life, and there are many ways that community storytelling projects can nourish, heal, and strengthen our communal life. We are excited to welcome a staff person who can take a leadership role in helping to frame and design our community storytelling projects in partnership with our community(ies), and then seek the resources needed to support those ends.
Maybe you would like to apply! Or maybe you know someone who you feel would be great in this role and can share this job announcement with them. You can read more about the position below.
We are excited to see what the next phase of our work ushers in and thank you for continuing to engage in and support our work.
Founder + Curator
Community Engagement Coordinator
24 hours / week
September 1, 2021 – August 30, 2022 with intention to extend with funding
$25 / hour, plus benefits
Remotely through at least Dec 31, 2021. Given the community-based nature of our work our preferred candidate will live in the South Puget Sound region and be able to attend COVID-safe in-person meetings as needed.
What We Need
We’re entering into our 5th year at Window Seat Media and are eager for new energy, talents, and ideas so that we can grow and evolve in responsive and meaningful ways. We seek a responsive, thoughtful, and collaborative leader to deepen, strengthen, and grow our relationships with our South Sound community. The Community Engagement Coordinator will:
- Build partnerships and assess community need to inform project framing, design, and service provision;
- Design and implement WSM’s first public communications and community-centric fundraising plans in collaboration with and with support from volunteers, board and staff; and
- Explore and develop new ways to share stories (i.e. print, electronic, events) to expand reach and impact of oral history projects; and
Our ideal candidate is someone with a background in community organizing, nonprofit fundraising or communications, or related field and who embraces storytelling and the arts as inextricable parts of building a more just and equitable future. This is a temporary position with funding through the end of August 2022 with intention to extend with funding. Our ideal candidate will establish sustainable funding strategies and build capacity so that they can continue in the position and expand or adapt their role in meaningful and impactful ways.
Please Read Full Job Description Here
For consideration, please email your resume, list of potential references, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Community Engagement Coordinator” in subject line.
Review of applications will begin 7/12/2021. The position is open until filled.