Civic Engagement Specialist Job Opening

Location: Malden, MA

Company Overview: Urban Media Arts (UMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization in Malden, MA. Our mission is to connect community, promote civic engagement, and nurture arts and culture through media resources, training, and events. UMA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the community we serve.

Job Overview: The Civic Engagement Specialist will develop, produce, and coordinate programming for UMA’s Government Access Channel. This part-time role requires day and evening work at the UMA facility, Malden City Hall, and various city locations.

Pay Range and Benefits:

  • Hourly Rate: $18 – $22 (depending on experience)
  • Up to 25 hours weekly
  • Vacation and sick time benefits after 90 days

Responsibilities:

  • Produce and edit content involving government officials and agencies
  • Coordinate live TV coverage of City Council and School Committee meetings
  • Cover city events and press conferences
  • Maintain communications with government offices
  • Train and supervise volunteers and staff
  • Maintain and program UMA Government Channels
  • Coordinate election programming and candidate forums
  • Perform general staff and facility duties

Qualifications:

  • Relevant education and experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop relationships with government officials
  • Technical expertise with production equipment preferred
  • Basic computer skills
  • Physical ability to lift and operate equipment

Working Environment:

  • Studio and field work, including outdoors and in various weather conditions
  • Flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

Diversity and Inclusion: UMA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Application Instructions: Submit your resume and cover letter to hr@umaverse.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Join UMA to enhance civic engagement and community connection through media and the arts!

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