The Revenge of Cool Jobs!

So this happened, and this is happening, and there are a lot of things to be angry about. Being angry can take up a lot of your time (and I should know as I am a champion angry person) that would perhaps be more productively spent looking for employment that will help hoist you from the very bottom of the 99% to somewhere in the middle of the bottom of the 99%.

Of course, depending on how strong your Marxist or anarchist leanings are, there is always a chance that your time is best spent doing whatever you can to dismantle the capitalist system. However, in the interest of our previously stated goal of keeping you in Swiss Cake Rolls and a working internet connection, I recommend budgeting out a specific time every day in which you can close all your news tabs – close Tumblr, Twitter, even Persephone (I know! Blasphemy!) (! ~ed.) – and muster all your positive energy to use for job hunting.

Looking at the state of the world, available job prospects, and your finances, as a whole, are all good things to do, but they are things that will most likely drag you down when you’re sitting at your computer typing a letter asserting that yes, you are exceptionally well-suited to work as the administrative assistant at a lumber wholesaler! No, listen, your background in technical theater and art history education are totally relevant here! Not that, uh, I’m speaking from personal experience or anything.

Give yourself a break from the world and license to be self-centered. You are the best! You are smart and hard-working and have a great sense of humor! You are going to beat the system! Give yourself an hour to channel these thoughts and churn out some cover letters before you go back to burning that shit down.

Here are some cool jobs for you, you totally awesome applicant, you!

Program Associate

The Program Associate provides communication support for NCIV’s website, social media, and other communications. Responsibilities include assisting with conference preparation for the NCIV National Meeting in addition to providing support for other training programs, publications and technology as needed. The Program Associate reports to the Vice President and President and collaborates with various staff members on special projects to serve and promote NCIV’s nationwide network of citizen diplomats.

Legal Specialist

EIP will consider attorneys with two to three years of combined experience in litigation, environmental advocacy, specialized education, or equivalent experience. Candidates must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills and must be a member of a State Bar. D.C. Bar membership, or eligibility for waiver, is preferable. The ideal candidate should have previous experience with developing or litigating cases and/or commenting on and challenging environmental permits and rules. Additional experience in policy analysis, media outreach, and coalition building will also be considered.

Patient Educator

Patient Educator to act as the lead using Nursing knowledge and background to educate patients about the specifics of breast health; educate patient on Breast Self Exam and provide emotional and practical support, counseling and education to patients with abnormal mammogram  result.

Special Events and Communications Associate

JPDS-NC seeks a full-time Special Events and Communications Associate to support the work of the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Associate will be responsible for working with volunteers in coordinating and ensuring the success of our school gala, community-wide lecture, speaker series, grandparents’ day, and other school events. The Associate will also be responsible for our social media outreach through Facebook, Twitter, school website, Constant Contact and weekly school newsletter.

Creative Coordinator

Pari seeks to hire a Creative Coordinator who desires to put his/her artistic skills to use advocating for the most marginalized. The Coordinator will play an active role in the strategy, design and delivery of Pari’s creative services.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Literature

The Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Literature, beginning in January 2012 or in September 2012. The successful candidate will hold, or be on track to receive, a PhD in English literature or comparative literature prior to her/his appointment. Specialties may include (but are not limited to) postcolonial literature, Anglophone literature, or Asian Literature (South, Southeast, or East Asian).

Legal Assistant

The GLBT Domestic Violence Attorney Program seeks a self-motivated individual to provide general assistance to the program attorney, including filing and records maintenance, client contact, legal and non-legal research, document preparation, the maintenance of databases for client referrals and grant reporting.


Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Libya Researcher with the Middle East & North Africa Division.

Museum Housekeeping Supervisor

The Housekeeping Supervisor is responsible for the daily housekeeping and cleaning of the Museum and supervises and directs the other members of the Museum’s housekeeping team. He/she is responsible for the proper and efficient cleaning of all public areas in the museum and all office spaces, meeting spaces and break rooms, ensuring the highest level of cleanliness.

Volunteer Coordinator

Planned Parenthood is currently recruiting for a full-time volunteer coordinator.

Emergency Relief Manager

To ensure that IFAW’s strategic plan for Emergency Relief ““ disaster response is implemented efficiently and effectively through both on-the-ground leadership at disaster responses and management of ongoing emergency relief projects. Managing ER Disaster response, but also may oversee or participate in responses or projects from any area of the program, and in any geographical location, as part of the Emergency Relief Team.

Web Graphic Designer

Designs, develops, enhances and maintains Cultural Vistas’ website content graphics, and printed marketing materials. Contributes to the organization and work in accordance with the mission, goals, values and strategic direction of Cultural Vistas.

Development Associate

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate supports all operations of the Development Department with an emphasis on database management and gift processing. The successful candidate will have superior interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, and will share a commitment to TCG’s mission to strengthen, nurture and promote the not-for-profit professional American theatre.

Director of Literacy Instruction

The Director of Literacy Instruction provides leadership and management to the global Literacy Instruction team, which provides guidance, direction and technical assistance to Room to Read’s Country Offices as the organization evolves its current programming to include literacy instruction and reading skills enrichment. This person is responsible for working with Room to Read staff as well as local and external consultants on developing and implementing literacy instruction programs that are in line with Room to Read’s evolving effort to support the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills for children in primary school.

Science Editorial Fellow

During a two-year postodoctoral appointment, the Science Editorial Fellow will lead the complete editorial process for teaching and learning modules of the Network of Conservation Educators & Practitioners (NCEP) program, manage the publication of the Lessons in Conservation (LinC) journal, as well as contribute to general CBC and AMNH research and educational products.

Cooking Matters Coordinator

The Cooking Matters Coordinator is responsible for all areas of program management for the Cooking Matters program, including coordinating classes, managing program volunteers, and collaborating with community partners.

Teaching Artists

ARTportunity Knocks, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) youth arts organization, whose mission is to empower youth through positive arts self-expression, education and service. We provide a safe-haven for students to retreat to after-school. We provide a nurturing artistic environment that fosters learning and creativity during the school year and summer months.

Language Services Program Manager

The position will report to the Director of Operations and is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day activities of the Language Services Program, including daily operations, recruitment, training, and monitoring. This position also works closely with the Office Manager. This program provides professional interpretation and translation in over 60 languages in the medical, educational, social, and legal fields. We strive to not only bridge languages, but also cultures, in order to facilitate easy, accurate communication. In reaching this goal, program staff are engaged in the recruitment, training, monitoring, and developing of current and new interpreters.

Forensic Interviewer

Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center seeks a Forensic Interviewer to conduct specialized recorded interviews of children alleged to be victims of sexual abuse, child maltreatment, or witnesses to violent crimes.

Artistic Consultant

Dallas’ premiere Ballet Folklorico organization, the Anita N Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Inc., is seeking an Artistic Consultant. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. This position will be responsible for artistic aspects of the organization’s productions, including main stage productions and outreach performances.

Community Outreach Coordinator

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. We have experienced significant growth in recent years and are seeking a bright, ambitious and team-oriented individual to fill the entry-level role of Community Outreach Coordinator.

Museum Educator

Kidspace Children’s Museum seeks dynamic individuals with strong presentation skills, a commitment to informal education and experience leading experiential-learning programs for families and school/community groups. Reporting to the Senior Museum Lead, the Educator is responsible for leading a variety of programs in the areas of environmental and physical science, health & fitness, literacy, cultural education and the arts.

Membership Assistant

The Foundation is accepting applications for the full-time position of Membership Assistant to assist with the day-to-day activities of the Frank Lloyd Wright Association Membership program at Taliesin West in Scottsdale.

Artistic Services Coordinator

The Artist Services Coordinator implements pre-engagement arrangements for artist travel, housing and hospitality, as well as meeting artists upon arrival and coordinating their activities leading to the performance.


We are seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to run the school and after-school programs of CommunityGrows. As a garden educator you would be responsible for planning and teaching three classes per day, both in the garden, in the classroom, and in the kitchen for cooking classes.

Sustainable Development Fellowships

The Earth Institute seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral candidates or recent (within the last five years) Ph.D., M.D., and J.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the beginning of the fellowship.

Associate Email Marketing Producer

The Digital Media department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking an experienced Associate Email Marketing Producer to work with marketing, fundraising, and database teams to set up and deploy email campaigns.

Art Director

Teach For America seeks an interactive art director to play a critical role in creating and maintaining a consistent visual style that best represents our brand in all forms of digital marketing, including (but not limited to) our website, email, and online advertising. The interactive art director will report to the creative director, and will work closely with members of the Marketing department’s digital, insights, and account teams to understand our internal clients’ goals and design creative to meet these goals.

Need a job? Have a job that needs a doer? Email me at!

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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