Americorps Vista Buffalo

Wonderful opportunity to work with Squeaky Wheel and our community through Americorps Vista.

We are currently seeking the perfect candidate to spearhead new methods to strengthen and improve ongoing program outreach, implementation, and project evaluation protocol. The member will strengthen evaluation and assessment for education projects, promote and publicize agency activities, and fundraise for organizational sustainability. The desired impact of this capacity building project is to provide updated materials and procedures that will increase effectiveness and efficiency of the agency’s ability to thrive during a critical period of growth and result in long-term benefits for the organization.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*,  Training, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

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Curatorial Intern:

The Curatorial Intern will work with the Media Arts Curator Ekrem Serdar to help organize, promote, and maintain Squeaky Wheel’s screenings, exhibitions, and special events. Successful applicant will work a total of 100 hours between August 29th and December 9th for 2 Credit Hours. Hours will be negotiated between intern and media arts curator to work with their respective schedules. Successful applicant will be assigned a budget with which they will develop, curate and organize a screening, to be presented the following semester. A cover letter showcasing interest and experience is required for this position. Send letter with the subject “Curatorial Intern” to Ekrem Serdar at

Other Responsibilities include:
-Assist with the organization and presentation of Squeaky events, including installation, selling tickets and concessions. A minimum of one per month.
-Help significantly with preparations for Squeaky Wheel’s fundraiser party, scheduled for September 24th, 2016
-Hold some regular office hours where they will be expected to greet guests to Squeaky Wheel.
-Help manage social media and online marketing: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
-Assist with hospitality and operations with visiting artists and resident artists.
-Update website postings using provided texts.
-Draft emails for upcoming events and opportunities using MailChimp for general public and the press. Upload press releases to various services.
-Assist with other office administration and related tasks, as needed

Qualified candidates must demonstrate:
-A research-oriented passion for the moving image in all its facets.
-Proficiency in WordPress, or basic html.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Attention to detail
-Experience working independently
-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
-Knowledge or interest in contemporary arts and arts administration
-A commitment of 8 hours each week, with 4 hours dedicated to the presentation of their screening the following season.
-Over the age of 21
-Reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications
-Knowledge of the history of alternative moving images (video art, experimental film and video, artists moving image, etc).
-A knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator).