WE REALLY LIKE OUR JOB (Psst. You might want to get in on this).

We are embarking on a journey that starts with you and ends with thousands of young people connected to the creative innovation economy. That means you’ll have a commitment to our young people, a value for mentorship and building lasting relationships, and a creative output that puts us amongst the most unique creative agencies in New York City. Are you ready?

Position Overview

We are looking for an intermediate Development Manager. Reporting to the CEO, they will ensure the smooth functioning of all of the department’s internal operations and systems in addition to supporting MiB’s front-line fundraisers, managing the city government advocacy and fundraising campaigns, and helping identify and research new donor prospects.

This is a salaried opportunity. MiB is an equal opportunity employer. Brownsville residents, women, LGBTQIA+ and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee MiB’s donor database – including all gift entry, running reports, record cleaning and updating, reconciling gifts with the finance department, pulling mailing lists, and working with any consultants to improve management.
  • Manage and oversee the department’s acknowledgement process, solicitation and cultivation activity tracking, government funder compliance, online registrations upkeep, and government contract execution.
  • With the CEO, Manage MiB’s city council advocacy and funding campaigns.
  • Grant-writing, sourcing and managing the grants calendar.
  • Prepare and update all attachments for grant proposals and ensure that all proposals, reports and supplemental materials are submitted on time.
  • Work with artistic and education staff to ensure evaluations and reports comply with funder requirements.
  • Assist the CEO with drafting correspondence and managing the annual calendar of donor communications and appeals.
  • Identify and help develop new institutional, corporate and individual prospects with the support of organizational development.
  • Greet VIPs at cultivation events, support special events with RSVPs, list building, registrations and ticketing.

Qualifications

  • 2 years of development experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with superb attention to detail.
  • Adept at working on numerous projects at once.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability and interest in learning new procedures on the job.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and high expectations, willingness to push limits of existing abilities of the department to meet changing needs.
  • Knowledge of government funders and contracts.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts/youth/STEM funding community.
  • Proficiency with digital devices using both Apple OS, Microsoft, and Google Suites.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud suite preferred but not required.
  • Creative, proactive, collaborative and strategic thinking.
  • Passion for encouraging and working with creative youth.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a transdisciplinary designer that will work with the Chief Executive Officer and the creative team to outfit and support a new makerspace facility in Brownsville. This person will provide technical and logistical support for training youth, provide project support for coworking members as well as project manage clients 3D design services, ensuring projects are completed skillfully. This role will also include teaching participants directly and some creative administration which includes: managing schedules, implementing safety procedures, filing reports, answering phones, data entry, and general makerspace management.

The ideal candidate must be strong transdisciplinary background in 3D modeling and fabrication, furniture, spatial and/or urban design through a participatory design lens. They must also excel at managing multiple projects with varying timelines and have outstanding service and organizational skills. They must be comfortable communicating clearly and effectivelyboth verbally and writtento experienced and novice creative professionals, as well as clients unfamiliar with common creative terminology. Priority will be given to candidates with a background in engineering/manufacturing/design services.

 

Responsibilities

  • Implement MiB’s STEAM project based curriculum with cohorts of youth throughout the year.
  • Ongoing assessment of training needs through participant surveys, interviews, focus groups, or consultation with managers, or participant representatives.
  • Organize and direct orientation of training programs for participants.
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
  • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities for effectiveness; Evaluate modes of training delivery,
  • Keep track of suggested curriculum revisions to the training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials for ongoing quality assurance – Report suggestions to Senior Leadership.
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
  • Manage creative projects during youths apprenticeship
  • Escort students on worksite visits and special trips when necessary.
  • Assist in the planning of special events for youth participants.
  • Configure standard and special units in Solid Works/AutoCad.
  • Write CNC Programs for products using CAM software.
  • Has demonstrated capability to perform multiple assignments under team leadership
  • Perform project management responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Provide guidance to team members on technical problems
  • Uses Drafting standards to complete Solid Works/Auto Cad drawings
  • Uses Furniture Design Standards
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Must be willing to work overtime during busy season

Qualifications

  • At least 6 months of experience working with youth, particularly high risk youth.
  • Degree or certification in mechanical engineering, architecture, design, industrial design, urban design, urban planning or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience safely running and managing a makerspace/fabrication lab.
  • Proficiency with rapid prototyping fabrication tools such as CNC mills, laser cutters and 3D printers, etc; CAD/CAM software; and metal/woodshop equipment.
  • Proficiency with digital devices using both Apple, Microsoft, and Google Suite.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud program suite preferred.
  • Creative, pro-active, collaborative and strategic thinking.
  • Passion for encouraging and working with creative youth.

Position Overview

We are looking for a creative, organized and detail-oriented filmmaker, or team, to develop a comprehensive curriculum including the basics of pre-production, production, and post-production with an emphasis on directing, shooting, producing and editing. Participants will explore the basics of storytelling and the language of cinema with an emphasis on short-form digital video production.

Ideal candidates will be a dynamic visual storytellers that are capable of training, instructing, and inspiring young creative minds with at least 5 years of combined experience, and a minimum of 1 year either teaching/training or creating video content.

Our training programs combine both instructional and hands-on studio time in our state-of-the-art computer lab, with access to industry standard equipment. Participants should complete class with a deep understanding of storytelling and video production process and successfully leave with a completed video capstone project produced under candidate’s mentorship.

MiB is an equal opportunity employer. Brownsville residents, women, LGBTQIA and persons of color are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed curriculum for 12 week videography studio
  • 9 hours of weekly instruction of videography studio
  • Work closely with MiB Creative Director to ensure successful outcomes for participants
  • Ensuring video projects are running on-time and adhering to the scope of work
  • Communicating project status, milestones, and tasks to creative team members and stakeholders
  • Interfacing with current and prospective clients, with professionalism and tact
  • Managing personnel and resource needs for projects
  • Maintaining MiB lab appearance in an organized and professional manner

Qualifications

  • At least 6 months experience working in an agency environment.
  • Demonstrated success in project management, coordination, and communication.
  • Experience with project management and scheduling platforms (Asana, Homebase, etc).
  • Proficiency with digital devices using both Apple OS, Microsoft, and Google Suites.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud suite preferred.
  • Creative, proactive, collaborative and strategic thinking.
  • Passion for encouraging and working with creative youth.

We believe that those closest to the problem should be at the forefront of the solution. For that reason, we are committed to solutions oriented design-thinking and creating studio projects that give our youth apprentices opportunities to benefit their community.

Want to join us?

If your commitment to serving youth is as strong as millennial’s devotion to Snapchat, we want you on our team!

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