Handy Dandy Cool Jobs!

Halloween always reminds me of dressing up for When You Grow Up Day in elementary school. I dressed up as a ballerina, not so much because I wanted to be one but because I had a twirly skirt I wanted to wear. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you have a definite plan that you dressed to match, or did you take a look at your accumulated costume box of education and experience and pick something that fit? They say that hardly anyone has a job that utilizes their college education these days, but looking even farther back than that, how well does your current or current desired career match what you wanted when you were a kid?

Today’s jobs:


The Abstractor is responsible for writing abstracts and assigning appropriate Library of Congress and Thesaurus headings.

Creative Copywriter

Samson Technologies is looking for a dynamic, full-time Creative Copywriter to use their ideas and words to help take never-before-seen products from the conceptual level to store shelves. In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Marketing Department, the Creative Copywriter will author text for a variety of cutting-edge musical products.

Catalogue Raisonné Intern

The Noguchi Museum is seeking a qualified student to assist the Managing Editor of the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, a project to authoritatively document Isamu Noguchi’s complete body of work, including detailed histories of each work, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography.


Responsible for coordinating and executing the taping of programs to air on the C-SPAN platforms. Effectively performs field production operations including camera, audio and lighting following C-SPAN’s production standards and researches and identifies programs for coverage.

Social Media Coordinator

The Social Media Coordinator actively participates in and administers a wide variety of social media activities to maintain and build the Museum’s social media presence. This position works with the Communications, Web, Education, Membership and other internal teams to create and carry messages that promote news about the Museum’s collection, special exhibitions, events, and public programs.

Freelance Fashion Copywriter

Lilly Pulitzer is looking for a copywriter who loves playing with words, wit and fashion. You’ll be writing chic, whimsical, witty and happy headlines and copy for the company website This includes landing pages, email blasts and product descriptions. The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years of experience writing copy for the web and have experience in fashion.

Assistant Librarian

Is responsible for maintaining intellectual access through electronic records to materials in the Printed Book and Periodical Collection via the integrated library system. In collaboration with the supervisor, the Assistant Librarian is responsible for the planning and supervision of all technical services operations for the Printed Book and Periodical Collection, original cataloging for Printed Book and Periodical Collection materials, and digital projects in the Printed Book and Periodical Collection. As a team player in the library department she/he will assist in staffing the reference desk and perform other duties and special projects as needed.

Assistant Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles

The assistant curator position’s primary responsibilities include original scientific research on the biology of amphibians and reptiles with an emphasis in systematics and evolutionary biology or conservation biology. The assistant curator will be responsible for leadership in the care, maintenance and improvement of the museum’s collection of amphibians and reptiles. Participation in the museum’s educational programs, exhibitions, and other efforts of public engagement is expected and required.

Night Cops Reporter

The successful candidate must know the basics of digital journalism and have the ability to write accurate, compelling stories on deadline. He or she will thrive on reporting on the cops beat and breaking news, and on other days, take pride in identifying nighttime features. The night cops reporter must possess the analytical skills to grasp the big picture and identify patterns, and the writing skills to take those ideas and drive them to the front page. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and a good driving record is required.

Communication Specialist

Develop and produce internal and external communication materials to promote Planned   Parenthood Gulf Coast brand and all services provided by and policy positions of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc, Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, Inc. and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Family Literacy Specialist and Parent Advocate

Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is seeking a full time Family Literacy Program Specialist for its Youth Services department. The Family Literacy Program Specialist will be responsible for the coordination of all of the following: implementing family literacy services at various sites, creating curriculum, scheduling classes, hiring qualified Parent Coordinators who will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of all programs under the scope of services.

Grant Writer

The KCCoC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2005 by the Korean American community in the greater Chicago area. It has raised over funds from private individuals, local businesses, other nonprofit organizations, and government entities to purchase a campus-style facility in Wheeling, Illinois. The Korean Cultural Center has a museum, an art gallery, a library, an assembly hall, a community center, a multi-purpose room, and many classrooms.

Media Arts and Program Associate

Under general supervision from the Program Manager, World Savvy seeks a full-time Program Associate to support the Media & Arts Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Media & Arts Program(MAP) is an innovative art and media education program for middle and high school teachers and their students. The MAP illuminates the connections between the local and global community and helps youth learn to use art and media as tools for self-expression, dialogue, and community engagement. World Savvy helps educators to integrate global education and arts & media into instruction for engaging, relevant curriculum that connects core subjects to contemporary local and global issues.

Environment Science Educator

Earth Action Inc. (formerly “e” inc.) is seeking science educators interested in working in urban settings within Metro Boston.

Eco Hotel Manager

The Colombian NGO ProAves and its tourism subsiduary EcoTurs Colombia runs a recently renovated historic 14-room eco-hotel in the village of Minca, on the slope of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The hotel is just 35 minutes from Caribbean beach resorts and lies within the coffee belt, on route to the famous El Dorado bird reserve. We are seeking a person or ideally a couple that can live at the hotel (in a private on-site house provided) and manage tourists.

Community Services Coordinator

Support the day-to-day needs of agencies and program sites; provide ongoing operational support and technical assistance to members; manage the agency side of program operation and food distribution/mobile services; collaborate with internal departments to coordinate services and resolve issues; provide logistical support for events and training; provides support to the internal grants process.

New Media Associate Producer

MyDiscovery is currently seeking a motivated team member to support the development and operation of app based products for broad distribution. Duties include aggregating the best of DCI content (including photos, articles, graphics) and the internet into comprehensive, topic driven, bundles. Additional duties include digital image and multimedia editing, entering content, and database management. You will also provide technical and administrative support to new media development projects and provide general office support.

Communications Director

We’re looking for someone who’s got great judgment, who’s quick on their feet and ready to seize the opportunities that the news cycle provides, who can imagine and execute creative, bold strategies to get our message out, and who’s excited about the promise of online democracy and the mission of giving MoveOn’s 5 million members a voice.

Night Talk Show Host

WBAL Radio Baltimore is seeking an energetic, creative, and dedicated 9PM-12Midnight talk show host.

Media Production Coordinator

The Digital Media department seeks a Media Production Coordinator to oversee the development, presentation and implementation of public-facing digital technologies and educational multimedia to support the Museums collection, exhibitions and related activities. Projects may include media-rich digital resources, interactive installations, video and audio tours. This is a full-time, permanent position, reporting to the Sr. Media Producer. The Media Production Coordinator will work closely with production teams, prioritizing and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven creative environment.

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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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