Communications & Storytelling Consultant

4-6 month contract from Nov 2020 to April 2021, with opportunity for permanent position hire after


NAVEL is looking for a community-centric Communications & Storytelling Consultant to develop the voice of NAVEL and craft compelling stories about our community, programs, gatherings, and happenings. The Communications and Storytelling consultant will revamp the language on our website and in our materials, and will be free to develop a range of communication channels, including online, email, and social media, including archival investigations and digital content, as well as programming-specific marketing materials for upcoming initiatives including ASSEMBLIES and NOW WHAT.

The Communications & Storytelling Consultant will work closely with the NAVEL board, staff, and community to ensure that our communications and storytelling is both compelling and accessible. This opportunity will engage a full range of communications, marketing, and storytelling skills, but the emphasis is on developing content—both multimedia and written—for NAVEL’s platforms including website, email, and social media.

We’re looking for a skilled storyteller to:

  • Ideate, manage, and maintain NAVEL’s content calendar, in collaboration with team
  • Schedule at least 3-4 posts per week on Instagram, use archival and historical documentation to increase engagement and grow audience
  • Develop new storytelling channels (potentially podcasts, playlists, etc.) to highlight NAVEL community members and extend our presence in the digital sphere
  • Attend weekly team meetings and bi-weekly communication meetings
  • Develop the voice of NAVEL, ensuring it is both compelling and accessible to our community members
  • Create and send a monthly NAVEL newsletter
  • Other program or initiative specific marketing and communication tasks as needed
  • Grow press list and reach out to press to get stories written about NAVEL

A good candidate will be detail-oriented and a self starter, eager to learn the inner workings of a nimble, intimate team in an ever evolving organization. They should have experience and a portfolio that demonstrates their ability to craft compelling, exciting, and accessible language and media. Candidates with an interest in new models for cultural production, non-hierarchical decision making and curation, and developing experimental, multidisciplinary and subversive projects in a caring, member-focused community are especially encouraged to apply. The Communications & Storytelling Consultant will have opportunities to directly interact with NAVEL members, residents, participants, and organizers, and should feel comfortable communicating with folks from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

We acknowledge the unprecedented times that we are all living through, and as such, we are offering this as a 4-6 month contract position that can be performed remotely if desired. There is potential for the position to become permanent at the end of that period.

We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including Queer & Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, womxn, and people with disabilities.

Commitment:

Approx. 12-16hrs/week from Nov 2020 through end of April 2021

Compensation:

$21-25/hr. based on experience, paid bi-weekly via invoice, classified as independent contractor

Click here to apply for this position by November 1, 2020.

Any questions? Reach out to us at work@navel.la.

Seasonal Grant Writer

1-3 month contract from Nov 2020 to Jan 2021, with opportunity for extension



We’re also looking for an experienced organizational grant writer to project manage a number of upcoming grant deadlines before the end of the year. The Seasonal Grant Writer will work closely with the NAVEL staff and board to write grants which clearly demonstrate the community impact of NAVEL’s mission, programs, and activities.

We’re looking for a skilled grant writer to:

  • Craft and edit multiple grant proposals, especially California Arts Council upcoming grant season
  • Organize and project manage timeline of final reviews (with NAVEL stakeholders, for final approval)
  • Finalize well-designed, impeccably edited grant proposals
  • Submit applications before deadline, whenever possible
  • Contribute to NAVEL’s grant database by researching grant opportunities

A good candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and a self starter, eager to learn the inner workings of a nimble, intimate team in an ever evolving organization. They should have a portfolio that demonstrates their ability to craft clear and compelling grant proposals in exciting and accessible language. Candidates with an interest in new models for cultural production, non-hierarchical decision making and curation, and developing experimental, multidisciplinary and subversive projects in a caring, member-focused community are especially encouraged to apply.

We acknowledge the unprecedented times that we are all living through, and as such, we are offering this as a 1-3 month contract position that can be performed remotely if desired. There is potential for the position to be extended at the end of this period.

We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including Queer & Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, womxn, and people with disabilities.

Commitment:

Approx. 10-12 hrs/week from Nov 2020 through end of January 2021

Compensation:

$21-30/hr. based on experience, paid monthly via invoice, classified as independent contractor

Click here to apply for this position by November 1, 2020.

Any questions? Reach out to us at work@navel.la.

Other Positions

There are no other open positions at this time, but we always love learning about people in our community. Introduce yourself at work@navel.la with a resume and we’ll keep it on file to notify you of any upcoming positions or openings.

Volunteering

We also offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership. Learn more about volunteering here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

NAVEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NAVEL does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We are actively taking steps to meet our commitment to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages.

We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply to positions, including Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, womxn, people of color, and people with disabilities.