Jan 11, 2010

Yiddishkayt is Hiring


Programming/Communications Position

(Creative configurations are possible, from full-time to part-time,
from programming to communications)

Yiddishkayt strives to ensure the survival of the endangered thousand-
year legacy of Yiddish language, history and culture. Through a
variety of programs, from cultural events, education projects,
innovative communications and a fellowship for young adults,
Yiddishkayt (meaning all things Yiddish) seeks to connect generations
old and young with their priceless heritage. In 2010, Yiddishkayt
celebrates its fifteenth year of building a Yiddish-conscious
community in Los Angeles.

Yiddishkayt, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Yiddish culture and
language, seeks a creative, efficient, and energetic Programming/
Communications staff member (or alternative configuration) to join a
small and passionate team. The successful candidate will maintain our
nationally recognized reputation and help shape the future of a dynamic
˜and growing˜organization. Future programming will support our
mission to promote Yiddish as a profound pathway to Jewish identity.
Within the next one to two years, the Programming/Communications
Position will focus on producing cultural events, expanding the
Yiddishkayt Fellowship to reach new groups, preparing walking tours of
historic Jewish Los Angeles, communicating with members and helping to
construct a new presence on the internet.

The full roster of responsibilities of the position may vary depending
on skills and experience. We are looking for an individual who can
fulfill most or all of the following responsibilities.

Research, conceive and maintain a calendar of new and existing
cultural events targeting a variety of audiences.
Work with staff and volunteers to produce small and large events.
Promote our mission through strategic partnerships and collaborations.
Recruit fellows and facilitate the written curriculum for the
Yiddishkayt Folks-Grupe (Fellowship) in Yiddish culture for young
adults and expand the program to reach other demographics.
Compile existing research and work with existing partners to help
launch regular walking tours of a historic Jewish neighborhood.

Publicize ongoing programs and one-time events in print and online.
Publish monthly email newsletter, along with periodic event alerts.
Maintain our website with up to date information and creatively
maintain a web presence through content on YouTube, Flickr, Facebook
and Twitter.
Help write and distribute press releases for events and ongoing
Create flyers and graphics for use in print and on the web.
Work with the Development Director to write and design development
materials, such as information packets, brochures, fundraising letters
and emails.

Yiddishkayt seeks a candidate with a strong representation of most, or
all, of the following qualifications.

Core Qualifications
Bachelor‚s Degree, preferably in a related field
Minimum of two to three years of relevant work experience.
Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.
Experience in conceiving, planning and producing events.
Ability to focus on multiple projects simultaneously.
Creativity in approaching potential challenges.
Basic internet proficiency required, knowledge of HTML, CSS, is a plus.
Experience with Constant Contact, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and
Twitter encouraged.
Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
applications, especially Word, and Excel. Experience in an Apple
environment, with iLife and iWork is helpful and knowledge of
Filemaker is a plus.
Familiarity with non-profit organizations and/or the Los Angeles
Jewish community is preferred but not required.
Knowledge of Yiddish language, culture and/or history is encouraged.
Interest or passion in Yiddish is essential.

Additional Qualifications
Experience in facilitating group learning programs.
Graphic design skills and/or experience.
Experience working with digital photos and video. Knowledge of
programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive,
Dreamweaver, or Final Cut a plus.

Salary + Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience
Medical benefits for full-time employees
Generous vacation benefits
Join a vibrant arts and culture community

How to Apply
Please send us your resume, three references, a brief writing sample,
and a cover letter by email to info@yiddishkayt.org (PDFs are
preferred). Position opens mid-January to early February,
applications accepted until position is filled. If you are interested
in a part-time configuration of the position (i.e., principally
programming or principally communications) please specify so in your
cover letter.

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