Cool Jobs Strikes Back!

Against unemployment! Against the clusterfuck of politicians trying to prevent Americans from, you know, getting jobs! Against boredom at your current job! At least I like to think so.

Today’s postings:

Teaching Artists/Educators

Hip Hop 4 lIfe is seeking highly qualified, creative, and engaging teaching artists and educators experienced in the areas of leadership/personal/professional development, life skills training, and health awareness to immediately fill the following positions:

  • Female artists and educators are needed to facilitate our Shades of Beauty empowerment club for girls. The club serves elementary, middle and high school student populations.
  • Male artists and educators are needed to facilitate our Man UP! empowerment club for boys. Must be experienced in using sports (preferrably basketball) as a method of building math skills, leadership and other life skills. The club serves elementary, middle and high school student populations
  • Facilitators are needed to conduct personal development and skill building workshops for parents.

Math/Science Teacher

Abaarso Tech is looking for a teacher interested in training the top high school students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. This new boarding school, based in the Horn of Africa, focuses on math, science and English. In addition to classes, we offer several extra curricular activities such as drama, computer courses and strategy games and a host of sporting opportunities (basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, track).

Admissions Counselor

Reporting to Director of Admissions and Marketing, the Admissions Counselor will be a results-oriented, efficient and up-beat representative of Emperor’s College, responsible for achieving enrollment goals for the master’s and doctoral programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.


Iridescent is a science education nonprofit with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City and Minneapolis. We are looking for an ethnographer and grantwriter who would help us create and tell our stories to funding agencies.

Help Desk Coordinator

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Help Desk Coordinator is the first point of contact for staff seeking technical assistance for Trust-related technology issues. S/He works in direct contact with the LAN administrators and other IT staff to triage requests for help that come via email, phone, or in person. S/He is responsible for escalating issues s/he cannot resolve and closing/following up on other issues through resolution. Does new staff setups, works on equipment, and performs a variety of user support jobs around the department.

Online Engagement Manager

Earth Day Network seeks a high-energy, motivated individual to broad-based engagement in environmental issues through digital media. This position is responsible for enhancing social media and online marketing for Earth Day Network. The chosen candidate will build awareness for EDN’s work using online and social media, with an emphasis on increased engagement, list building, and fund raising through our websites and social media accounts.

Assistant Director of Membership

The Membership department as part of the Development Office of the American Museum of Natural History works to provide vital, renewable, and unrestricted contributions which support the Museum’s world-class exhibitions, scientific research, and educational programming. To that end, the department requires motivating and detail-oriented leadership at the Assistant Director level to ensure efficient and accurate data integration and significant financial analysis.

Director of Conservation and Education

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director has an opportunity to bring vision, leadership and strategic direction to the creation of new and expanded educational programs. Being the largest department in the Aquarium, the Conservation and Education Department is the heart and soul of the Aquarium and plays a significant role in fulfilling the mission of the organization as a whole.

Executive Assistant

The Asia Foundation is seeking an Executive Assistant to work in its San Francisco, CA office. The Executive Assistant will perform secretarial duties for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Asia Foundation which includes scheduling, travel arrangements, expense reports, meeting files, phone duties, as well as routine correspondence and maintenance of office files for the CFO and from time to time for the Financial Services (FS) management team. The Executive Assistant will also perform other related work as required.

Staff Attorney

The City Project seeks a staff attorney to advocate for places and policies that promote physical activity and healthy eating, particularly as related to parks and schools. The staff attorney must have 3 to 6 years of legal and policy advocacy experience especially in civil rights, public health, land use, sustainable urban planning, environmental justice, and/or related areas of social justice. The ideal candidate will have qualities of social entrepreneurship: acting as a change agent for society, seizing opportunities by improving systems, inventing new approaches and creating sustainable solutions to change society for the better.

Volunteer Coordinator

Architecture for Humanity seeks an individual who will support our organization’s wide volunteer base while assisting in achievement the organization’s strategic goals. This individual will recruit, assist in training, and manage a pool volunteers to address specific program needs. This position will report to the Development Director and will work closely with the Development team, the Chapter Coordinator, and other program staff. Additionally, the Coordinator will also act as supportive resource to our Architecture for Humanity Chapter Network.

Exhibit Repair and Inventory Technician

Take a full inventory and fill out condition reports on the condition of our “Global Shoes” Traveling Exhibit that is located in a storage facility in Burnsville, Minnesota about 30 minutes outside of St. Paul/Minneapolis. All the exhibit components are packed in 17 shipping crates and your responsibility will be to carefully unpack each crate along with another project partner. You will need to take a detailed inventory of each part of the exhibit, including its structural components and props; plug in any audio/visual components to confirm that they are in working condition; fill out a condition report form on each component; take a photograph of the components and then carefully return the components to their respective place in each crate.

Rapid Response Media Associate

ReThink Media is seeking a Rapid Response Media Associate to help manage and support the media and communications work of the Security & Rights Collaborative (SRC), comprised of more than 100 organizations working to restore human and civil rights and promote a progressive national security policy which challenges human and civil rights abuses associated with the “war on terrorism” such as torture, rendition, wiretapping, the racial profiling of Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities, excessive government secrecy and a lack of government accountability.

Teaching Chef

Are you a trained cook? Do you enjoy working with children? Common Threads is a non-profit organization that educates children about nutrition, physical well-being, and cultural diversity through cooking. Common Threads currently holds programming in Chicago, Miami, LA, and DC. We are continually seeking dynamic teachers-who-can-cook and cooks-who-can-teach to work as part time (contractor) Chef Instructors, teaching hands-on cooking classes to 8-12 year olds at community sites during the school year.

Copy Editor

Bloomberg Television seeks an experienced copy editor who is familiar with business, financial, and economic news. Copy editors are responsible for editing anchor copy and reporter segments. The person in this role will work closely with our producers and anchors to ensure accurate grammar, style, and usage. A strong knowledge of business and financial themes combined with the ability to explain complex material in simple terms is essential.

Production Assistant

C-SPAN is seeking one fulltime Production Assistant for its radio station WCSP-FM. This person is responsible for supporting the production of an air shift, including writing scripts, recording, monitoring and editing incoming audio feeds and operating the digital audio storage/delivery system necessary for the production and recording of radio programs. Other duties include staying abreast of public policy issues and processes and researching and gathering materials and information necessary for the preparation and execution of the radio program schedule.

Marketing Assistant

At Birkenstock USA, LP, our business is a reflection of who we are. We have passion for our products, an appreciation of their heritage and a genuine belief in their benefits. To that end, our business is also a reflection of what we choose to represent – quality products that are comfortable, unique, timeless and respectful of the world around us.

Community Coordinator is seeking a Community Coordinator. Reporting to the Membership Director, this entry-level position is the perfect launching pad for someone who is passionate about a career in media and wants to take a lead role in further developing our community of media professionals.

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator position is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in building a strong communications/publicity foundation. The team member in this role compiles and distributes the BBC Worldwide America daily press summary; maintains the archive system of press clippings and reports; and is day-to-day manager of our consumer relations service – insuring that our communications with consumers are accurate and pro-active. Responsibilities will include coordinating travel, producing itineraries, and assisting with events. The candidate will also play a pivotal role in updating the BBC America “Insider” blog, as well as internal communications.

Program Assistant

The Texas Municipal Police Association is accepting applications for a Part Time Program Assistant position with the Statewide Law Enforcement Training on Violence Against Women Project, a program of the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC). This is an entry-level position.

Communications and Marketing Manager

Under the supervision of the Museum’s Artistic Director, Communications and Marketing Manager leads the Museum’s efforts to promote the Mexic-Arte Museum and its collections, programs, activities, exhibitions, and facilities to local, national, and international media (print, electronic, and broadcast), and to oversee all aspects of media relations, marketing, and advertising for the purpose of Museum positioning, branding visibility, and audience and visitor growth in support of the Museum’s mission and goals. The Manager is also responsible to build ongoing public interest and support for the Museum’s programming; to maximize revenues through paid admissions, ticket sales, media sponsorships, and other sources; and to sustain and expand the Museum’s various audiences.

Assistant Manager

Boomerangs is a local family of non-profit thrift stores owned and operated by The AIDS Action Committee. We are donation based and re-sell furniture, clothing, house wares, jewelry and books. We are currently seeking an Assistant Manager to join our team.

Admissions Assistant

The World Class Museum of Science and Industry is seeking individuals who can utilize excellent customer service skills and interact with guests onsite or over the telephone to sell Museum admissions, exhibits and memberships; engage guests in a positive, fun, inclusive and educational capacity.

Stewardship Technician

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is a nonprofit organization, which works cooperatively with cities, property owners and environmental groups, locating funds for purchasing land, providing tax benefits for land donation, restoring habitat, and promoting the conservation of natural open space. The Stewardship Technician is primarily responsible for implementation of restoration projects on 15 preserve properties on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Animal Helper

The position will entail taking care of animals in our busy clinic. Feeding, bathroom breaks, and keeping their cages and areas spotless. Some of the animals need medications to be administered. There is an opportunity to learn some vet skills to the right applicant.

Animal Adoption Advisor

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society, PAWS, currently has a part time opening for an Animal Adoption Advisor.

Childcare Director

Our nonprofit childcare organization is seeking a new Childcare Director to build systems, processes and program content consistent with a Montessori-inspired curriculum for children age 6 weeks to 5 years. The Childcare Director will both lead and support the teaching staff in creating a warm, loving, enriching, healthy and attachment-promoting environment for each child in our care. Collaboration is critical; the Childcare Director must enjoy teamwork and building strong partnerships with the parents, children, staff and community.

Research Assistant

Harder+Company seeks a Research Assistant in its San Francisco office to provide support on a diverse array of team-based research projects. The Research Assistant will be responsible for literature reviews; planning and assisting with focus groups; conducting interviews; entering, coding, and analyzing data; administering surveys; and assisting with the preparation and editing of reports.

Today in SEEMS LEGIT, this job seems legit, but also seems like the beginning of a horror movie.

The Facilities Assistant is responsible for helping to maintain and improving the facilities at Jawbone Flats. This is a full time, seasonal (November 13th-April 1st) position based in Jawbone Flats, a historic mining town in the Oregon Cascades. The Facilities Assistant must be able to live this entire period at Jawbone Flats, potentially being snowed in without vehicular access for a period of 4 months. The Facilities Assistant promotes the mission of the organization through their work.

I’m shivering just thinking about it. But if you are made of sterner stuff than I, go for it!

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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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