Help Wanted: two new positions

We are ramping up for our fist live event in over a year. Ignite Seattle #42 will take place at Town Hall on Thursday, Feburary 17, 2022.

At Ignite Seattle, our city’s largest open platform for citizen storytelling, it’s just a small team of volunteer organizers that make our sold-out shows happen.  And we’re looking to grow that team. 

If you’re not familiar with what our events are like, this short video explains it well.

1. Role: Event Marketing Lead 

This may be the most fun marketing job in the universe. You get to plan, design and execute on engaging with our active community of fans and supporters. Tell our story on our blog, social media and partner channels. Come up with and deliver on creative and fun ideas to raise interest and attention. Primary  goals include recruiting talk submissions, raising brand awareness and ensuring high attendance (safely) at our signature events. You need to be a self-starter who enjoys freedom, bias towards action and enjoys independence and a lot of creative control.  You’ll collaborate with our friendly leadership team, but one of our principles is if you’re doing the work, you have wide discresion on how it gets done. 

2. Role: You tell us!  

Our small team is always in need of more good, reliable people. You could be a programmer, a project manager, a writer, a videographer – whatever skill you have we can probably find a way to use it.  Your commitment can be small (help move things on the day of the event) or larger (contribute a few hours each of the 6 weeks before our big events). 

Rewards:  You’ll be part of a fun, smart and loyal team of volunteer organizers, well connected in the Seattle tech and arts community. You will meet many interesting and amazing people, work with a great team, and share in thrills at each live event. You’ll get to use skills you already have to do good in the arts community in Seattle. Ignite Seattle will likely be one of the most rewarding things you contribute to regularly.

How we work: We are mostly virtual (Slack), with monthly in-person meetings (when safe), and more as needed or when we get closer to the next event. We are all volunteers and happily wear many hats. 

How To Apply: 

  1. Give us a brief rundown on your past experience (link to resume or LinkedIn is fine)
  2. Tell us what you love about Ignite Seattle, and/or why you want to join the team?
  3. Email the above to pr@scottberkun.com

Author: Scott Berkun

Author and Speaker, known for fine books including The Myths of Innovation, Making things Happen, Confessions of a Public Speaker and The Dance of The Possible. Speaker coach and MC for Ignite Seattle.

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