Want to be part of a creative, motivated group of people and play an active role in shaping Berlin’s dynamic international literary scene? SAND is searching for two new Event Coordinators for our collaborative events team, to oversee events from concept to implementation – namely our twice-annual launch party plus other varied and fun events throughout the year, both online and in-person (when possible).
We’re looking for people who have their finger on the pulse of the indie literature and art scenes in Berlin and beyond, and an interest in cultivating community on- and offline through engaging events. For this role, you should be exceptionally organised, committed, reliable, and preferably have a flexible schedule. Our events team oversees ongoing SAND events and is constantly on the lookout for new event opportunities both on- and offline. Over the years, past events have included virtual webinars, parties, readings, competitions, discussions, immersive theatre, and other interdisciplinary collaborations. There is a lot of room for creative freedom. The weekly time commitment is approximately 4 hours depending on your workflow.
You should have most of the following:
-Fluent English (non-native speakers welcome) and conversational German
-Some familiarity with event supplies and logistics
-Ability to create fun, engaging events on a small budget
-An appreciation for literature and art
-Enthusiasm and inspiration about new event ideas and collaborations
-A basic knowledge of Berlin venues, events, and its cultural scene
-A basic knowledge of social media (particularly YouTube) and virtual event tech
-Based in Berlin (or within easy reach of Berlin)
**If you are excited about this position but are not sure if you have all of the necessary qualifications or experience, please apply anyway!**
Tasks will include:
-Organising two issue launch events and other smaller events each year together with your Event --Coordinator partner and the rest of the SAND team
-Coordinating and curating event themes and content
-Working alongside our Communications team on event promotion
-For in-person events: Booking event spaces and performing artists, being the onsite point of contact for all organisational aspects of each event.
-For virtual events: Planning and running basic tech for live-streaming
-Developing and monitoring event budgets
-Fundraising through events to help us print SAND and pay our contributors
-The opportunity to partake in all SAND editorial meetings and provide input on the content of the coming issue
-Attending monthly team meetings at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of the month
Currently, the full SAND team works on a volunteer basis, though we are pursuing further funding options to enable us to pay ourselves an honorary fee. When we are able to pay ourselves, as we have during a previous grant, we split our funds equally between all team members.
We’re a friendly, supportive team of 12 with a range of backgrounds and day jobs, and we welcome applications from all ages and identities. We work flexibly and try our best to accommodate team members’ individual needs and situations. We meet monthly as a full group (currently via Zoom, usually in-person) and have a non-hierarchical team structure.
To apply, please send an email with the subject line: Event Coordinator and your CV and cover letter as attachments in PDF format to Ruby, our Managing Editor, via email@example.com
by 15 August 2021.