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Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Project Coordinator
About the Organization:
South Shore Works (SSW) is an independent, dedicated consortium of individuals and key organizations committed to the revitalization of the South Shore community in every aspect. Its primary strategy is to harness the abundance of talent and expertise in the neighborhood to participate in the design and implementation of a strategic plan that will result in a safe, economically viable, aesthetically beautiful community.
The South Shore Works initiative is asset-based, data-driven and resident-centered. It embraces the principles of synergistic stakeholder planning, shared governance, transparency and collaboration. This model is rooted in a community engagement process that includes working groups that are subject matter specific and a set of support groups whose expertise is essential to all.
The South Shore Works: Arts, Culture and Entertainment Working Group’s (SSW: ACE) mission is to channel ideas, illuminate possibilities, and identify resources with regards to arts & culture that will foster and reinvigorate South Shore’s cultural presence.
About the role:
The project coordinator will provide scheduling, communications, and project management support to the SSW: ACE team. Responsibilities include:
● Coordinating and attending all South Shore Works: ACE working group and co-chair meetings
● Managing project plan outcomes and deliverables
●Researching to fill information gaps (scope of research ranges from assessing vacant/available properties in South Shore community to assessing past and present arts and culture plans relevant to the neighborhood)
●Corresponding with committee members and partners (artists, business owners, etc.) including scheduling meetings
●Developing operational processes for the team where there are gaps
●Providing general administrative support for SSW: ACE
● Note taking at all meetings
● Organizing files
● Other assigned tasks
Skills & Experience:
● Strong writing and communication skills
● Professional email writing experience
● Strong note taking skills
● And bonus for strong facilitation skills and grant writing experience
● Fluency with the following apps / programs
●Google Suite: You can use Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
●Microsoft Word: You can make a well-formatted Word Document using sections, columns, page numbers, tables, margins, horizontal lines, rulers, print templates, etc.
●Other Communication and Video Conferencing Tools: You are familiar with and have used Zoom, Google Meet, etc.
● And bonus if you know: Microsoft PowerPoint, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite Location:
This position is primarily remote and based in Chicago, IL. Greater South Shore Area (South Shore, Grand Crossing, Woodlawn, South Chicago) residents who identify as artists will be prioritized for this role. This is a part-time, contract position for 5-10 hours per week at $18-20/hour.
Project Coordinator will report directly to SSW: ACE Committee Co-Chairs.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please include why the greater South Shore community is an important cultural hub and why you are a good fit for the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference for materials submitted by March 21, 2022. South Shore residents are highly encouraged to apply.
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