Detroit in Dialogue Portal Facilitator

Short Term Contract (Downton Detroit - Cadillac Square)

Detroit in Dialogue Portal: An Immersive Experience 

Detroit in Dialogue Portal Facilitator 

Job Type: Short Term Contract

Location: Downton Detroit - Cadillac Square

Duration: November 15 - December 20

Compensation range: $15 - $20 USD / hour 

Shared_Studios is launching one of our iconic gold shipping containers (portals) as part of this year’s holiday market in Detroit’s Cadillac Square! We are looking for independent contractors to join our team who are outgoing, enthusiastic individuals that will serve as facilitators in our Detroit in Dialogue Portal! In this role, you will operate and administer the Detroit in Dialogue Portal at Cadillac Square in partnership with  Bedrock Detroit and facilitate transformative conversations in the portal using Shared_Studios approach to conversation facilitation. This role is not an offer of employment, but rather a project-based engagement. 

This is a temporary contract role from 15 November to 20 December,  and requires 15 -30 hours per week. Weekly operating hours are from 12 pm - 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 17 November to 17 December (every third Saturday will extend later for special DJ events from 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Key responsibilities:

  • Operate and administer the portal, run the technology and tech checks ahead of conversations.
  • Use your skill to Guide Conversations using prompts to encourage guests to open up, and maneuver awkward and difficult situations
  • Maintain the portal equipment (including using keystoning, edge blending, and correct audio and video display)
  • Share post connection updates. Take and share photos and videos captured during the connection
  • Fill out  connection reports after every connection and report tech issues if any, so we can help you do your work better!

We are looking for someone with:

  • Prior experience in cross-cultural facilitation,  crowd management and/or events experience.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate the operating schedule listed above 
  • Friendly and outgoing personality, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially in English.
  • Punctuality and responsiveness, proficient in communication tools like Slack and Gmail.

About Us

At Shared_Studios, we use human-centered technology to create meaningful global connections through transformative conversations. We envision a world where everyone contributes to a brighter future through stronger human connections. We cultivate a dynamic, caring, and fun team environment where we value growth mindsets, and helping others succeed through pragmatic idealism. 

If you are interested in joining a global team that is reshaping the future of human connection and cross-cultural collaboration, we’d like to hear from you.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and a letter introducing yourself below. Share a little bit about your interests and passions, and include a response to the following prompt:

Tell us about your experience working an event(s) and/or crowd management or, describe a moment when you used your communication skills to navigate a cross-cultural or difficult conversation (200-300 words)

Once uploaded, simply click “Submit” to complete your application.

Notes on compensation: As an independent contractor, you are responsible for your taxes, including self-employment taxes. This role does not offer employee benefits such as health insurance, retirement benefits, or paid time off. You will be responsible for any work-related expenses. Term and Termination: The agreement is effective for the specified project/duration and can be terminated by Shared_Studios or the Contractor at any time.

All contracts with Shared_Studios are filled without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, veterans' or military status or non-job physical or mental handicap or disability or other classification protected by applicable federal law. All are encouraged to apply.

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