Career and Volunteer Opportunities

UMA has a variety of opportunities available: salary positions, contract positions, paid/unpaid internships, volunteer positions.  Internships are typically for those looking to build skills and experience for career or further hands-on education. Volunteer positions are for those with extra time and interest in helping out. For general questions about the UMA Internship program, email masio@umaverse.org.

Executive Director

Urban Media Arts (“UMA”), formerly known as MATV –Malden Access Television, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. Ron Cox, who has served UMA/MATV as its Executive Director since 2006, is retiring next year.

Established in 1988, UMA is responsible for the management and operation of the Public, Education and Government (PEG) Access channels for the City of Malden. UMA has received dozens of national awards for its programming and services. The organization offers TV/video production resources, media education workshops, citizen journalism, podcasting, multimedia storytelling, a physical and virtual art gallery, a community reading program, and networking opportunities, both online and in-person. UMA completed a rebranding process in 2021, moving from a traditional PEG access facility to an urban media arts operation.

UMA’s mission is to connect community, promote civic engagement, and nurture arts and culture by offering media resources, training, creative opportunities, events, and networking.

The anticipated employment starting date for this position is in April, 2022.

The annual salary range is $80,000 – $95,000, commensurate with experience, within the framework of UMA’s annual operating budget. A benefits package is included, and relocation assistance is available.

The full job description and application instructions can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the above “Download/Print” button.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00pm Eastern time on December 13, 2021. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Randy VanDalsen (randy@thebuskegroup.com). The Buske Group has been contracted by UMA to assist in the Executive Director search.

Web Content Creator

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER

Position Summary

Urban Media Arts (UMA) is seeking an experienced podcast editor to join a podcasting team to work on a grant-funded podcast series called Culture Matters in Malden, produced by Urban Media Arts (UMA) focused on conversations with Malden-connected individuals or groups discussing culture and arts related topics. This editor will work closely with a team of producers/hosts to help with post production editing and script creation and some pre-production research. This part-time temporary contractual position or paid internship would end February 2022 but could possibly be renewed based upon funding.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Create 20 new pages according to specification with appropriate copy and images in a clear and aesthetically pleasing way that also conforms with brand identity.
  • Create preliminary sketch of pages for review
  • Create multiple web pages upon specification
  • Layout copy with images
  • Modify menu

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience creating pages on WordPress, using Elementor
  • Excellent written skills
  • Sense of layout design for web pages

Technical Skills

  • Experience working with WordPress platform 
  • Experience using Elementor 
  • Buddy boss theme experience is a plus

Time commitment and pay:

  • This is a project-oriented volunteer position and will end when the pages are completed. Possibility for further work is feasible. 

Location:

  • Virtual or in-person

Application instructions:

  • Send email with application letter and resume to ose@umaverse.org by September 7, 2021

Podcast Editor

PAID INTERNSHIP OR CONTRACT

Position Summary

Urban Media Arts (UMA) is seeking an experienced podcast editor to join a podcasting team to work on a grant-funded podcast series called Culture Matters in Malden, produced by Urban Media Arts (UMA) focused on conversations with Malden-connected individuals or groups discussing culture and arts related topics. This editor will work closely with a team of producers/hosts to help with post production editing and script creation and some pre-production research. This part-time temporary contractual position or paid internship would end February 2022 but could possibly be renewed based upon funding.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Edit each podcast and advise on sound and editing improvements
  • Editorial suggestions welcome but not required for this role
  • Transcribe conversation for each podcast, using tools and editing text as needed
  • Listen to and provide notes on audio drafts of episodes
  • Fact-checking and sourcing for each episode

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience editing podcasts or podcast-like radio
  • Interest in Culture, arts
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff, interns and the Culture Matters in Malden team
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Organized about time use

Technical Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of audio editing software (we use Audition but others are fine).
  • Familiar with podcast hosting platforms

Time commitment and pay:

  • Duration of contract September 2021 – February 22, 2022.
  • Hours per week (approx) – 5-10 per week
  • Pay – commensurate with experience – up to $150 per completed podcast episode

Location:

  • Virtual or in-person

Application instructions:

  • Send email with application letter and resume to ose@umaverse.org

Instructional and Education Video Creators

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER 

Position Summary

Urban Media Arts (UMA) seeks one or more interns/volunteers to create a number of educational videos and tutorials that UMA will use as resources and education tools for its members. These videos will be short (5 minutes or less) and will offer background and historical information through narrative shots as well as “how to” tutorials (using the Podcast Suite for example) that can incorporate some animation.

Application instructions:

  • If seeking formal internship, go to Internship Page and complete form.
  • For more information and to express interest, email cover letter and resume to ose@umaverse.org

Want to Intern at UMA and learn while contributing?