Baltimore Portal Curator
Portal Curators are the glue that hold our global network together. They staff each Portal, engage local communities, program special events, and occasionally provide language interpretation too.
The Portal Curator is the public face of our community. We are looking for a curator to work at our Portal location in Baltimore starting immediately.
Criminal Justice Dialogues
The Baltimore_Portal primarily facilitates conversations about police violence as part of a research project through Yale University. The Criminal Justice Dialogues make up a growing collection of conversations between persons in highly policed communities—including Newark, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago, LA, and Mexico City—on the topic of community policing and criminal justice. The goal of this project is to amplify the voices of individuals and communities directly affected by police violence—and whose perspectives are too often missing from conversations on this critical issue.
Operate the Portal, including opening and closing the Portal, mastering technology and troubleshooting, ushering individuals into and out of the Portal every 20 or 30-minutes, talking to passersby, and explaining the Portals initiative
Program Dialogues & Events, including coordinating and scheduling special events, artist collaborations, classroom visits, and performances, and overseeing backend scheduling software
Outreach in the Community, including emailing and calling local organizations, liaising with press organizations, coordinating videographers and social media elements, and occasionally shooting iPhone video
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds
Attention to detail, particularly around scheduling and logistics
Responsible, results-oriented, and self-motivated
Flexible schedule since we work across various time zones: sometimes the Portal will be open very early in the day or late in the evening
Comfort with computers, VOIP systems, and social media appreciated
Located in Baltimore, MD.
Hours and Compensation
The Baltimore_Portal Curator will be expected to commit generally 20-25 hours per week at a compensation rate of $15 per hour.