Massachusetts Climate Art Organizer

Title: Massachusetts Climate Art Organizer

Location: Massachusetts, with a preference for central and western MA access. Expectation of travel approximately 20% of time.

Duration: August 15th - October 30th, 2019

Reports to: New England Field Coordinator

Overview of organization: Our Climate is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by climate change to advocate for strong and equitable climate policy. We believe putting a price on carbon is a critical policy tool to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and we are educating and organizing young advocates across the country in support of the policy. 

Overview of position: States often serve as laboratories of democracy, and state-level wins have historically paved the way for groundbreaking federal legislation. Massachusetts is currently considering carbon pricing policy, which provides an opportunity to demonstrate the potential for powerful and equitable climate action. In collaboration with national and state partners, we are empowering the next generation of leaders in Massachusetts to mobilize youth support for holding polluters accountable and spurring a just transition to clean energy. One way we do this is through the creation of large mosaics built from youth-created climate art from across the state, like the recent Right Whale Mosaic shown below.

The primary responsibility of the Massachusetts Climate Art Organizer is to organize and supervise a series of mosaic builds at strategic times and locations that advance state policy, with collaboration and oversight from the New England Field Coordinator. Deliverables include but are not limited to planning and securing permission for builds, establishing strategic partnerships, managing travel, and assembly logistics, and helping to generate and engage the media.

Responsibilities

  • Co-develop a campaign plan for a fun and strategic art advocacy school tour with New England Field Coordinator;
  • Garner interest and secure permission to do builds;
  • Supervise, coordinate, and empower Fellows, Field Reps, Field Advisors and any other volunteers to get to and from builds and collaboratively execute an effective event;
  • Assist with drafting, editing, and finalizing of the art advocacy tour related media;
  • Organize creative events to empower youth of diverse backgrounds to join the movement and earn media;
  • Track monthly campaign metrics with the New England Field Coordinator to maximize the effectiveness of the art advocacy tour.
  • Track and help submit expenses associated with the tour

Minimum Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who are team playersresults-oriented, and dedicated to our mission. Candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing and empowering young people to become powerful advocates; 
  • Organized, collaborative, and proactive work style;
  • Commitment to meeting quantitative and qualitative goals and a history of getting things done, even in the face of obstacles;
  • Ability to work in remote, fast-paced, and flexible working environment; 
  • Commitment to climate, environmental, racial, and social justice; and
  • The ability and license to drive in Massachusetts. (Owning a vehicle useful but not necessary.)

Desired Qualifications

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered even stronger if they demonstrate the following: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Excellent artistic, graphic design and/or social media skills; 
  • Familiarity with Our Climate’s campaign in MA and previous use of climate art.

Salary: This position starts at $15/hour for 10-15 hours of work a week. Expenses for necessary materials and transportation are reimbursed. This position is temporary and ends on October 30th, 2019. 

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume as one PDF to Eben Bein at eben@ourclimate.us, with the subject line “Massachusetts Climate Art Organizer.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. 

We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.