Public Matters is seeking a part-time, Creative Civic Engagement Associate. We are looking for an inspired, vibrant individual, who relishes engagement, leadership development, and intersectional approaches to community-based work. You will be an integral part of our small and dynamic team.
The Creative Civic Engagement Associate will be responsible for helping to implement Public Matters’ creative civic engagement projects. In this role, you will work directly on projects with a wide-range of community members, schools, organizations, universities, municipal agencies and project partners. You’ll work with people of diverse ages, educational backgrounds, and lived experiences. You will be responsible for directly working with LA’s communities of color to implement participatory projects that aim to advance community well-being, mobility, traffic safety, and educational attainment.
You will help implement creative projects, educational programs, and workshops with high school-aged youth and local families, and public events. You will also develop public-facing communication strategies to promote projects and their messages. This will include written content, graphic design, video production and post-production. The position will report to Public Matters’ Co-Principals and the Manager of Civic Imagination.
The position will be hybrid, both online and in-person. Your work will take place in the neighborhoods where Public Matters works, as well as at Public Matters’ headquarters in Silver Lake. Currently, Public Matters’ work is focused on traffic safety and mobility education and encouragement projects in East L.A. and University Park, but work varies in theme, approach, and location. As the role is rooted in community-based practice including events and activities, the work will include occasional nights and weekends.
As Creative Civic Engagement Associate, You’ll Be Responsible For:
What You Bring to the Role:
Compensation: $2,600 per month, based on 24 hours/week. Includes two weeks paid vacation.
Please email a cover letter, resume, list of three references, writing sample (max. 500 words), and sample social media posts and/or design samples to [email protected] by September 10, 2021. No calls please.
Public Matters is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive environment of mutual respect and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, gender-queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and veterans.