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Staff Positions

Youth Programs Associate 

Eyebeam is seeking a temporary part-­time Youth Programs Associate to begin immediately. The contractual position spans from April to mid-July 2016. The Youth Programs Associate will primarily focus on the Playable Fashion high-school program and the Our Net middle-school program, under the direction of Eyebeam’s Director of Community Engagement and each program’s Program Directors.

Playable Fashion is Eyebeam’s signature youth program established in 2013, where teens explore the intersections between fashion, technology, and gaming. Our Net is a new Eyebeam youth program for middle schoolers to gain an understanding of network infrastructure through hands-on workshops.

The ideal candidate would be someone with experience working with youth and fellow educators; one to three years of professional experience; demonstrated experience in organizing public learning events and delivering high quality learning experiences; a desire to work in a collaborative setting; and a commitment to youth leadership and development. Connections with school networks and the larger New York City education community a plus.

We are looking for a creative and detail­-oriented self-­starter with great planning skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work under time constraints. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Additional requirements are a proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Mac OSX, and social media, and familiarity with electronics, programming languages, and creative uses of technology.

The Youth Programs Associate’s responsibilities include:
• Assisting Program Directors in developing curriculum goals and content, in consultation with Director of Community Engagement
• Conducting background research on scaling models and teacher professional development strategies, as necessary
• Observing teaching artists in classroom and providing feedback
• Interacting with students and classroom teachers. Providing support or mentorship to students as needed.
• Coordinating and facilitating meetings with project staff
• Sourcing materials and technology for classroom use
• Managing volunteers and interns
• Aiding in the production of student projects with teaching artists • Aiding in the production of curriculum guides with Program Directors
• Managing project evaluation, archiving, and documentation
• Coordinating all events associated with Playable Fashion and Our net, including teacher trainings, weekend workshops, and after­-school program
• Managing communications, social media, and outreach for youth recruitment and program documentation
• Aiding in grant report writing and submission

Continuation of the position will be negotiated during the span of the program.

To apply, please send application materials, as described below, to erica@eyebeam.org by April 11, 2016 in a single PDF document:
• Resume
• Cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your interest in working with young people
• 1 to 3 writing (up to 3 pages max.) or design samples
• Names and contact information for 2 professional references

Please note that we will NOT review applications that do not provide all requested materials. No phone calls or walk-­ins, please.

People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQs, differently abled, and members of other historically undervalued groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer.

Internships

Eyebeam provides internship opportunities as part of the educational component of our mission. Interns play a vital role in our community, and we invite you to explore the opportunities available. Interns must be able to work a minimum of two full days per week, seven hours a day, for three months—an equivalent amount of time can also be discussed. Eyebeam can work with interns to secure educational credit, and a small stipend is sometimes available. In the past, interns have always developed connections to artists, technologists and designers of interest to them.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to info@eyebeam.org with the name of the internship (e.g. "Communications/Media Intern") in the subject line. Due to the high volume of submissions, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQs, differently abled, and members of other historically undervalued groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer.


Development Intern

This internship will give the intern valuable, real-world experience in the nuts & bolts of nonprofit development, within a highly-respected institution. Well-suited candidates should have an interest in nonprofit management, and will work directly with the organization’s Director. The intern may be expected to:

  • Identify, research and contact potential donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals;
  • Assist in creating materials needed for donor solicitation, including letters, electronic presentations, and informational packets;
  • Maintain database with donor and prospect information;
  • Special events planning, outreach and communications;
  • Assist in preparing project budgets and proposals
  • Assist in preparing materials for the board

Qualifications:

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and take initiative
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities
  • Highly organized with excellent research skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for creative practices, including contemporary art, emerging technology, and social design

 

Digital Fabrication Internship

The Digital Fabrication Intern will work directly with the Creative Tech Manager to maintain and operate various digital fabrication machines at Eyebeam.  Additional, this person will help to organize and schedule equipment use for all creative residents.

Favorable qualifications:

  • Eagerness to learn
  • Highly organized
  • Self direct
  • Problem solver
  • Working experience with various digital fabrication technologies (laser cutter, 3D printers, CNC)
  • Experience with woodworking (safety practices, hand tools, power tools, joinery methods)
  • Experience with audio and video equipment

Communications Intern

Eyebeam seeks one Communications Intern. The intern will work closely with the Communications Manager to develop a range of archival investigations, digital content, with the possibility of publication development. This opportunity will engage a full range of marketing skills, but the emphasis is on developing written content for Eyebeam's multiple platforms. 

Tasks may include:

  • the fortification of Eyebeam's relationship to the press 
  • the creation of press releases, blog posts and public-facing reports
  • the continual maintenance social media to connect to our audiences
  • cultivation of our alum and supporter lists through creative email marketing
  • creating content (recorded interviews and blogposts) about Eyebeam's incredible roster of current residents and alums.
Qualifications include:
  • an ability to write for multiple lengths, contexts and audiences
  • an interest in art criticism, technology news, or social theory
  • experience with administration and an office environment
  • a capable editorial hand
  • fluency with social media
  • curiosity about Eyebeam's storied history, and incredible archives

Computational Fashion Internship

The role of the Computational Fashion Intern will be assist with securing partnerships and the planning of all program related events. Some of the tasks you will be asked to assist with are as follows:

  • Planning and organization of upcoming exhibitions and the Computational Fashion Master Class (a summer school presented together with Shapeways)
  • Planning and organization of upcoming Computational Fashion Meetups & workshops
  • Development and updating of digital content related to the initiative

 A prime candidate for this position will not only have experience in communications and event planning, but will also have a significant interest in and knowledge of  creative applications for wearable computing and imbedded electronics.

 

Studio Internship

Please note that studio internships are unpaid since they take place directly with current residents rather than the staff. Please review our current residents if you have interest in working with one person or group in particular. 

Studio Interns will work directly with Eyebeam’s Residents and Fellows, whose needs range based on their field of work. When applying, please specify your experience in any/all of the following areas:

  • Academic Research
  • Writing and Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Coding
  • Photography/Video