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Portal Curator

Portal Curators are the glue that hold our global network together. They staff each Portal, engage local communities, and program special events.

The Portal Curator is the public face of our community. We are looking for a curator to work at our new Portal location in Times Square, New York! This is a strictly contract position which begins on October 1st 2017 and will conclude on December 1st 2017.

Due to the nature of this engagement, we are looking to hire multiple Portal curators. Those with experience organizing within communities in New York, standing or being on your feet for long periods of time, and with high-profile events will receive special consideration. 

 

Responsibilities

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

Conduct 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

Requirements

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 (schedule will be distributed in advance)

Comfort with computers, VOIP systems, and social media appreciated

Located in Times Square, New York, USA.