This is a 16/hour per week, $20 per hour, payroll position funded through July 2025. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume highlighting relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: midnight, July 31, 2023.
The LAVA Center is an arts & humanities center in downtown Greenfield, MA that develops and produces a wide variety of arts and humanities programming, including ECHO Greenfield (Exploring and Creating Histories Ourselves), a local history project that supports community members in learning to research and share local histories; indiVISIBLE, a project that documents and shares the stories and images of indispensable, though too often invisible, seasonal agricultural workers of Franklin County; and lectures, tours, and visual arts displays focusing on humanities topics such as history, education, culture, social justice, and civic life.
Coordinate Local Access (LAVA Center) Humanities program events, including at The LAVA Center, in the field, and online.
- Curate and maintain the LAVA Center’s “Humanities Corner” gallery walls;
- Organize, publicize, and moderate conversations and other programs presented at The LAVA Center that focus on humanities content;
- Coordinate the gathering of oral histories in Franklin County both in the field and at The LAVA Center;
- Work with other LAVA Center staff, board members, and volunteers to integrate humanities programming into the overall flow of programming at The LAVA Center;
- Work with LAVA webmaster to maintain LAVA’s two humanities-centered websites, echogreenfield.org and indivisiblegreenfield.org;
- Maintain regular gallery hours (avg. 6 hours per week) to increase public access to humanities displays;
- Function as liaison to other local organizations such as the Historical Society of Greenfield, Greenfield Public Library, City of Greenfield, and Downtown Business Association;
- Attend board meetings or other gatherings of partner organizations from time to time.
Required skills, abilities, and dispositions:
- Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Comfortable interacting and working with a wide range of people as colleagues and in the public sphere;
- Well organized, maintaining accurate and timely records;
- Familiar with basic research and documentation methods in the humanities;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Education that includes humanities subjects (or self-taught);
- Experience with oral history methods;
- Interest in the arts as methods of learning and of expressing learning;
- Fluency in a language other than English;
- Familiarity with Google Docs and Google Sheets or similar software.