Eyebeam, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, enacts its mission of centering artists in the design of our shared future. Operating at the interaction of art, technology, and the public good, the organization provides generous support to artists and amplifies cutting-edge ideas and inventions with the public through exhibitions, talks, and shared learning. The organization’s core programs include its flagship Fellowships and Residencies, providing artists with time and support to create, grow, and distribute their work; Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, which supports artist-journalist teams producing revelatory work for major media outlets; and the Digital Day Camp, an artist-led, multi-week youth technology program serving over 20 public high school students each summer.
Eyebeam is looking for a Full-time Storyteller Fellow (SF), who will be responsible for clearly and creatively connecting the work of Eyebeam with its community and new audiences, through exceptionally strong writing skills. This role crafts communications to tell the Eyebeam story for all digital channels and websites. Additionally, the role is accountable for innovative communications that reflect the organization's history, present, and future. This is a stand-alone digital creation and execution position.
The SF will work closely with a 3-person Communications team including the Executive Director and the Strategic Comms. Advisor in crafting the most relevant and accessible communications around Eyebeam events, artists, alumni, and programs. Lastly, but equally importantly, the person in this role will be fully accountable for the operationalization, administration, and ongoing engagement of communications through all digital channels.
The SF position is a full-time role, with full benefits including paid time off. This role is mostly remote with intermittent onsite requirements – typically once every two weeks. Eyebeam is located at 185 Wythe Avenue, Office F1, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
The complete job description is below, which includes key duties and responsibilities. While experience with those is preferred, candidates may also simply demonstrate their ability to grow into them.
Reporting to: Executive Director (ED)
- The Storytelling Fellow is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director and works as part of a 3-person team, inclusive of the Executive Director and the Strategic Comms. Advisor.
- Assist in the ongoing creation of a new, fresh narrative for an evolving organization that authentically and meaningfully links Eyebeam's past, present, and future.
- Develop an adventurous, values-driven voice for eyebeam.org and @eyebeamnyc that is in conversation with radical art practice and emergent technologies.
- Manage Eyebeam’s social media channels, schedule content across all platforms, and monitor and respond to comments aligned with Eyebeam’s values.
- Conceive and execute visually striking multimedia, multiplatform posts, series, and artist commissions on eyebeam.org and @eyebeamnyc.
- Build meaningful storytelling through a collection of alumni and community direct outreach.
- Manage, maintain and oversee artists' collaboration on a predetermined timeline for open. eyebeam – an interactive content platform for communication through artistic storytelling
- Design and execute targeted e-mail blasts for news releases, media alerts, and other communications to the news media.
- Insightfully interpret data analytics and digital trends to help guide strategy.
- Catalog, document, update databases, and index file information as necessary.
- Extraordinary writing skills.
- Demonstrated capacity in organizational narrativization.
- Ability to utilize communication as a strategic lever for the Organization’s messaging, internally and externally, aligning with our mission, in consultation with the 3-person Comms. Team (described above).
- Ability to craft multiple story options into compelling pitches for review.
- Attention to detail, strategic thinking, and understanding of what makes a good Eyebeam story are critical for success.
- Bring to life, strategic initiatives, and organizational priorities through the voice of our artists in a way that comes across as relatable and inspiring.
- Leverage emergent technologies in creative storytelling.
The Storyteller Fellowship is a full-time position that pays $60,000 annually for a 2-year duration. The SF will be paid for holidays and other paid time off according to Eyebeam's policy and practice. Additionally, there will be opportunities for professional development. This is a hybrid role, which over time, may require work in the office once per month, and as needed for group collaboration.
Full-Time Salary Exempt
Benefits Eligibility (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid Time Off
Technology’s effect on our future is always changing and difficult to understand. Through exploratory process and emotionally compelling output, Eyebeam believes that artists can help us visualize and realize a more equitable future. Eyebeam provides both space and support for a community of diverse, justice-driven artists. Our annual residency program, highly engaged alumni community, advanced tools and resources, and shows and events help our artists bring their work to life and out into the world. Eyebeam enables people to think creatively and critically about technology’s effect on society, with the mission of revealing new paths toward a more just future for all.
Commitment to Diversity:
Eyebeam aims to create a hub for conversation and practice-sharing that is aware and responsive to systemic inequities and invests in the meaningful inclusion of historically marginalized groups and voices. Eyebeam is committed to and values diversity in its organization and programming diversity as defined by gender, race, ethnicity, disability-status, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status. With a history rooted in innovation and collaboration, Eyebeam’s programs are grounded in artist community dialogue. Eyebeam supports meaningful access to technology for everyone
We will accept and review applications until Wednesday, June 1st, 6:00 PM EDT. Only complete applications submitted via Submittable will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.