Chicago_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 Chicago. 

Criminal Justice Dialogues

The Chicago_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 Chicago, IL.