Cool Jobs Returns!

Welcome back to Cool Jobs! Today’s selections include postings in education, new media, science, law, and more.

As a 20-something with no direction or purpose, I enjoy looking at interesting job postings to see what kind of requirements they have and what kind of things I should be trying to learn while I meander aimlessly through the rest of my liberal arts education. Of course, computer skills are near the top of almost every employer’s list of requirements. At one temp agency interview, I was in the same room with an older woman who, when asked what kind of working environment she’d prefer, said, “I only want to work afternoons, and I’d like to be doing something that I feel good about, and I don’t want to work with computers.” She seemed nice, so I hope she’s happy whatever she’s doing, but to myself I said, “GIRL, DON’T WE ALL? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT,” and laughed about it for days.

So here is a wish for the job hunters: may you find the job of your heart’s desire, and failing that, may you find a job that will keep you in Swiss cake rolls and a high-speed Internet connection so you can keep hanging out on the Internet with us.

Teen Point Person

The HCZ Community Center is seeking a Teen Point Person to serve as role model and mentor for high school students. The successful candidate will have experience in youth development, counseling, and mentoring teenagers. The Teen Point Person will be committed to supporting, guiding, and mentoring our teen participants through their high school journey.

Social Media/Communications Coordinator

Social Media/Communications Coordinator will report to the Communications Director and will work as part of a team to collaborate with a variety of departments to engage target audiences in stories of CIPE’s work as part of an overall communications strategy. Understanding of messaging, branding, and marketing concepts in addition to technical skills are entailed in this position.

Abortion Hotline Operator

Hotline Operators provide callers with unbiased, factual information about pregnancy and abortion and referrals to providers of quality care. Hotline Operators ensure accurate assessment of eligibility for funding assistance and accurate and complete documentation for eligible women. Other duties include data entry assistance and administrative tasks as assigned.

Child Life Assistant

The mission of the Child Life Program is to strive to reduce the impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations, which affect the development, health, and well-being of infants, children, youth, and families. As part of the health care team, we strive not only to minimize the child’s stress and anxiety during hospitalization but also to create a positive environment that fosters the continued development of the child.

Vice President of Development

The Vice President of Development will oversee direction, design, implementation, and evaluation of all fundraising activities at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.

Summer Law Paid Internship

Summer interns assist Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys and paralegals with significant legal research and writing, field investigations, outreach, and public policy advocacy.


Non-profit undergoing major expansion seeks manager/assistant reporting to co-presidents. Baby2baby collects and distributes critical baby gear, diapers, and clothing to a network of partner organizations in Los Angeles. The board includes numerous celebrity mom ambassadors.

Chess Instructor

Success Charter Network is a fast growing CMO with nine high-performing charter schools. Over the next decade, our network will grow to 40 schools that provide a phenomenal K-8 education to children throughout New York City. We are seeking Chess Instructors who are results-oriented, relentless, and take a “Beyond Z” approach in teaching rigorous, engaging, and high quality instruction.

iPad Valet

Throughout the event, iPad Valets approach guests, introduce the bidding system, and assist and encourage guests to make bids and donations using the iPads. Our registration team greets guests as they arrive and registers them for the event using laptop computers. Our typical dress code is suit and tie for men and suits, skirts, or dresses for women.

Visitor Services Receptionist

Meets and greets all visitors to the Museum’s reception areas. Maintains visitor log. Announces visitors to staff and directs visitors to various offices and departments. Answers general information questions. Answers and forwards all calls to the Museum switchboard expediently to appropriate MoMA departments and staff members. Reports to Visitor Services office manager.

Science/Math Illustrator

Work with an exciting and growing company doing what you love. We are looking for illustrators who are passionate about their subjects, are well-informed about current events and today’s youth culture, and have the ability to bring their subject to life.

Hostel Front Desk Assistant

The ideal candidate loves meeting new people from all over the world, has excellent customer service skills, is familiar with Austin and its public transportation, has hostel stay experience, and is able to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team.

Digital Archives Assistant

The Cambridge Historical Society seeks a highly organized and self-motivated individual to fill the part-time, grant-funded position of Digital Archives Assistant through July 2012. The successful candidate will be responsible for the digitization and web presentation of two small archives collections containing manuscript and photographic materials related to two pioneering Cambridge women, Lois Lilley Howe and Sarah Bull.

Public Information Officer

The American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter is hiring for the position of Public Information Officer. This position is responsible for carrying out communication duties in the local American Red Cross chapter area with a focus on media relations, social media, and Disaster Public Affairs activities. The Public Information Officer establishes the strategic communication direction for assigned chapter/s in order to promote the overall mission of the Red Cross in the local community. The Public Information Officer is responsible for raising the local visibility of the Red Cross to help the community understand how to access local Red Cross services and how to support the mission of the Red Cross.

Media Arts and Expression Director

Youth Uprising seeks a seasoned, creative, visionary Media Arts and Expression Director with strong people management skills, a history of successful media production, at least three years of teacher/trainer experience, and a demonstrated commitment to communities of color. Our new Media Arts and Expression Director will also have proven capacity developing, managing, offering, and evaluating effective, mission-led, outcome-driven, culturally relevant curriculum in an urban setting for both adults and youth, along with at least five years of experience managing a community organization, program team, or department.

Executive Assistant

A non-profit organization and presenters of an annual three-city film festival is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support with all day-to-day functions. This role includes juggling multiple priorities with extreme efficiency and keeping our busy office running smoothly.

Technical Director

The Technical Director plans and manages the production of all scenery and properties, lights, and sound; supports guest Artistic Directors in producing work that is always professional in quality; takes a leadership role to help create and support a working and producing environment that is artistically satisfying, professional, efficient, and safe; attends and lends perspective and expertise at appropriate staff and production meetings, including technical and dress rehearsals; and represents the Theatre to build positive relationships on its behalf within the profession and with others as appropriate.

New Media Internship, a non-profit organization that collects and shares true lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender stories to help LGBT youth feel not so alone, is seeking an unpaid New Media Intern for the Fall semester. The New Media Intern should be interested in gaining experience in video post-production, media distribution, and social networking. The intern will work directly with the Director of New Media and will gain hands on experience in the creation, distribution, and promotion of digital content.

Historical Site Manager

Duties include conducting guided tours, opening/closing site, and coordination of general maintenance and cleaning of site. Candidate will support various committees with historical research, assist with special events, develop and deliver children’s heritage education programming, and produce publicity for special events. Candidate is responsible for site rental contracts, coordinating volunteers, collaborating on preservation projects, producing and publishing a biannual newsletter, creating and assisting with various exhibits, collaborating and assisting the Board of Directors and standing committees on an as needed basis, and assisting the executive director with day-to-day activities of the site.

Youth Leadership Group Instructor

Youth Leadership Group Instructor must have high-leveled skills in natural horsemanship and an overall knowledge of equines. He/she should have some background in instructing youth either in a school or recreational setting and an energetic, yet patient, personality is required.

Museum Photographer

Love to meet new people from around the world? Like taking pictures? Then come down to the USS Midway Museum and take pictures with out Photo Intel Department. This department takes all the souvenir photos for our ship’s guests. No experience required. The job duties include taking pictures, editing the pictures with custom software, and selling the pictures to the guests on board. We are looking for people who are high energy, outgoing, and willing to work.

Camps Coordinator

Pacific Science Center is looking for a Camps Coordinator to ensure the smooth operation of Summer and Break Camp programs at our Seattle flagship location as well as onsite partnership camp programs. Our camps feature challenging classroom science projects, hands-on science exploration, and traditional camp games and songs. The Coordinator will have superior problem solving, organizational and communication skills, and will also be very adaptable.

Online Outreach Program Assistant

The Sierra Club is looking for a Program Assistant for Online Outreach to provide user support in the Conservation department. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of creative problem solving, be comfortable with current online communication tools, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience in a fast-paced environment with multiple and shifting priorities is essential, and a background in non-profit or grassroots organizations is a significant plus.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Staff

We are a collective that is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest level of standards in the Medical Marijuana field, and we have recently gained major media attention because of this. We focus on medicines that are Lab Tested and Certified to have been grown according to the USDA Standards for Organics. We provide a compassionate and comfortable resource for our surrounding community, and we need a few more compassionate and hard working individuals to join our dynamic team.

Scientific Research Librarian

Samueli Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform health care through the scientific exploration of healing, is currently seeking a full-time Scientific Research Librarian.

Online Communications Associate

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Online Communications Associate for Campus Progress to assist the Online Communications Manager with Campus Progress’s online presence and to oversee e-mail marketing and social media outreach. This position requires managing a large workflow of requests efficiently. Applicants should enjoy detail-oriented work and troubleshooting. The position will have a core set of responsibilities with the opportunity to pursue projects tailored to the individual’s areas of expertise and interests.

Font Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Font Coordinator to support the design, marketing, and managing editorial departments with all licensed fonts. This person helps streamline and administer the process for procuring, accessing, and archiving all fonts.

Fashion & Beauty Copywriter

Boutique beauty and fashion PR firm representing top mass and prestige brands seeks copywriter to craft compelling, sharp, eye-catching copy for press releases and other communications. Must be comfortable writing in a variety of voices for dozens of clients and extremely savvy when it comes to all things beauty, fashion, and pop culture. The right candidate will be a phenomenal multi-tasker and capable of managing priorities in an environment that brings new meaning to fast-paced. The position requires a high volume of output every day (four-five press releases), so the copywriter must be able to produce quantity without sacrificing quality.

Professor – Television

Responsibilities will focus on teaching television producing and development courses. The desired candidate will be prepared to teach both introductory and advanced courses and help expand and refine the curriculum. The position will take an active role in shaping the programming produced in advanced classes and in cooperation with Frequency TV, the student-run network. The ability to translate high professional standards to an academic environment is critical for this position.

Freelance Nightlife Reporter

We are seeking a smart, savvy reporter to cover music industry events for Billboard – essentially a nightlife reporter for the music business. Must have solid knowledge of music business, familiarity with executives, solid contact list, ability to write snappy, enthusiastic recaps of events, and coordinate and/or take lively, candid photos during these events.

Today’s SEEMS LEGIT job posting actually seems fairly legit, if you’re into that kind of thing. All over Craigslist, posts are advertising for volunteers to live and work at a Buddhist Retreat Center.

Live in a spiritual community of men and women dedicated to meaningful work introducing the symbols of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Since 1975 we have constructed nine temples, cast hundreds of statues in bronze, and landscaped acres of ornamental gardens.

Learn new skills and share your knowledge with our community while living in a beautiful natural environment. Our way of life integrates creative and challenging work with a path of self-exploration that opens up the individual’s inner potential.

No special skills are required, and no religious affiliation is necessary to participate at Odiyan. We ask for a six month commitment. We follow a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and vegetarian diet.

Current work includes: construction projects, organic gardening, landscaping, casting and finishing statues, kitchen management.

So check it out, and, you know, run if they inquire after the state of your organs.

Happy hunting!

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By (e)Kelsium

Kelsium lives in Southern California with her partner and collection of almost (almost!) kill-proof plants. She enjoys the beaches, but finds the lack of acceptable bagels distressing. She considers herself an expert in red lipstick and internet rage.

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