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About the Anselm Society
Will tomorrow’s Church be inspired “further up and further in” by a new generation of great artists? Will tomorrow’s Christians be marked by a love of truth, beauty, and goodness that enables them to see everything differently? The Anselm Society was founded in 2013 with a singular mission: the renaissance of the Christian imagination. We provide spiritual, artistic, professional, and social support for Colorado artists of faith through our Arts Guild; and organize events and media to challenge and inspire the larger community.
WHAT’S GOING ON
The Anselm Society leadership team is looking for self-motivated, creative people to join our staff as volunteers and interns. Accepted applicants would work directly with our senior leadership in a variety of areas, helping us to produce exceptional programs and events on a level that exceeds anything we’ve achieved yet. 2017 will be a landmark year for the Society, as we plan dramatic growth in areas like:
The Arts Guild. We continue to add staff, resources, members, and ideas, with the goal of creating more and more opportunities for local artists to grow, blossom, and reach an audience.
Community events. Including monthly pub nights with speakers, music, and more; exciting new venues; and a summer concert series.
Conferences. We are planning two: the Redeeming Your Imagination conference in April with Andrew Peterson, Diana Glyer, and more; and Narthex, a first-ever national, multi-day event focused on the reintegration of the arts and the Church.
Who is eligible to apply? Most of the work can be done from home (with the exception of occasional coffee shop meetings or, where applicable, events). And each position has a minimum number of hours listed: that means we think the right person could achieve the minimum requirements in that amount of time per week--but if you have more time to give, we can have a conversation about other exciting things you can do! These two things (work-from-home plus hours) mean these roles are a great fit for anyone from college students and young professionals looking to build a resume, to stay-at-home moms looking to make a difference outside the home, to retirees looking to use their skills to give back. If you have the time and the skills, we want to talk to you!
ABOUT THE POSITIONS
Administrative Assistant: Executive Office
Minimum 2 hours per week
Works with executive director Brian Brown to keep the ship running and craft the infrastructure for our year’s goals. Ideal applicants will have a passion for organization and detail, and, just maybe, a desire to build something exceptional. A successful candidate will help us expand our strategic network locally and nationally, as we seek to build partnerships with major donors, foundations, like-minded organizations, business partners, supportive venues, and more. Responsibilities will include things like:
- Helping us stay in touch with donors
- Maintaining and drawing key information from our subscriber database
- Researching and communicating with potential speakers, event venues, organizational partners, etc.
- Coordinating logistics for speaker travel, reimbursement, etc.
- A weekly Monday meeting downtown
Administrative Assistant: Arts Guild
Minimum 2 hours per week
Works with Guild director Marcus Robinson to coordinate Arts Guild activities, and expand the capacity of the Guild so that we can make more of a difference in the lives and work of member artists. Ideal applicants will have a passion for organization and details, and a heart for artists. A successful candidate will help us anticipate and meet the needs of our growing Guild, so that each artist is getting the best possible value from his/her membership, and so that the work of the Guild touches more people, more deeply. Responsibilities will include things like:
- Coordinate Guild meetings and additional activities
- Coordinate evaluation of new applicants
- Help the director stay in touch with members and apprised of their ideas and needs
- Work with the communications team so they know how to tell the stories of our artists
- Create/update artist bio pages as needed
- Attend monthly evening Arts Guild meeting
Communications Specialist (3 positions)
1 position: minimum 5 hours per week
2 positions: minimum 2 hours per week
We are looking to build a communications team of up to three people, depending on their available hours and skill sets, that would work closely with the executive director and an experienced, creative marketing team to communicate with Anselm’s audience, market events, tell the story of the Society and its artists, and create new channels and materials to inspire an audience around the world. Ideal applicants love creative storytelling and getting people excited about great things. We are looking to maintain a blog, send monthly emails, aggressively grow our social media presence and resources, launch a podcast and YouTube channel, and produce other original material including essays, books, and more. Each position will be crafted to the accepted applicant’s skill set, and involve a combination of the following responsibilities:
- Basic graphic design/layout for posters and social media elements (Photoshop and InDesign)
- Website updates (Squarespace...no previous experience required; will train if needed)
- Email updates (Mailchimp...no previous experience required; will train if needed)
- Social media posting (Facebook and Instagram)
- Advanced social media: audience and content development (Facebook and Instagram)
- Pay-per-click ads/Google Adwords marketing/SEO
- Bonus points if you have experience with event marketing, traditional PR/media, or book launches!
Minimum 2 hours per week plus occasional evening or weekend commitments (e.g. 2 conferences per year)
Works with director of operations Michelle Hindman to coordinate logistics for, and execute, our major events. The ideal applicant will love organization and making order out of chaos (not that our events are ever chaotic!), and have a knack for spotting ways to make small improvements that make a big difference. A successful candidate will help us execute (for starters!) our first-ever conferences in 2017, as we handle hundreds of attendees, coordinate with venues and vendors, and work with some of the world’s most dynamic speakers on art, faith, and the imagination. Responsibilities will include things like:
- Working with Michelle and Brian to design a great event experience and keep things on schedule during the event
- Coordinating the kinds of details that make the difference between good and great events; advance information to attendees, materials for arrival (e.g. site maps and itineraries), volunteers, etc.
- Coordinates hospitality, including the hospitality experience of guests and their needs
- Occasionally responsible for reception, including food set-up, clean-up and decor
- Works with team to anticipate and smooth over difficulties, as well as to increase communication with participants
3-6 hours per month
Details coming soon.
Start dates are negotiable, but we are looking for people who can start by the first week of January (or even sooner). Duration: we are looking for long-term help with the administrative assistant roles (one year or more); sound assistant and communications roles range from a semester to a year and beyond, depending on the role.
Positions are unpaid, but we can offer a combination of skills training, mentoring, and the opportunity to work with and among some of the most visionary artists, pastors, and entrepreneurs in the city. If you have a particular personal goal you’d like to achieve while on the job, please let us know! Other benefits include publication opportunities with our network of partner publications, and free admission to all our events throughout the year, including everything from the most exclusive dinners with speakers to our single- and multi-day conferences.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your resume, two references (people we know preferred!), and a short letter telling us why you want the position in question to Brian Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. (If applicable for communications positions, you can also send portfolio elements.)
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