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There are so many ways to get involved at WonderRoot! You could become a member, volunteer, or teach a class, just to name a few.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at WonderRoot!  There are lots of different ways to volunteer with us.

Want to be a Weekly Volunteer? Weekly Volunteers help staff the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. Weekly Volunteers work a 3-hour shift each week and make a six month commitment to volunteering on a weekly basis at WonderRoot. This is a great way to volunteer if you are interested in really immersing yourself in the WonderRoot community. If you are interested in becoming a  One time Volunteer or a Weekly Volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form.

Have some spare time? We always need help cleaning and maintaining the Arts Center. It’s light work and it’s essential for our operations. Drop by the Community Arts Center any time we’re open(hours listed at bottom of page) to lend a hand pushing a broom, building some shelves, organizing our library – there are hundreds of ways to help.

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Want to apply for our Internship Program? WonderRoot interns participate in a colloquium with Atlanta arts and non-profit professionals, help with the day-to-day functioning of the community arts center and managing programs. All WonderRoot interns will gain experience with facilities and volunteer management, arts administration, and events. A commitment of 15-20 hours a week on-site at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center on Memorial Dr. and off-site at various venues is expected.

WonderRoot is currently seeking general interns as well as a Marketing Intern and a Development Intern.

Marketing Intern
Our marketing intern will work closely with our Marketing Director concerning WonderRoot's design, branding, and outreach strategies. This intern will gain direct experience in non-profit social media marketing and large-scale campaigns.

Development Intern
Our development intern will work closely with our Development Director concerning WonderRoot's fundraising efforts, relationships with partners and supporters, special events, and grant opportunities. This intern will gain direct experience in non-profit growth and development.

Internships are available year-round, as there are no set seasons/terms. If interested, email your cover letter and resume to Programs Manager Amanda Mills: amanda@wonderroot.org

WonderRoot is currently hiring Community Project Manager to work in our Creative Placemaking Department.

Applications

Interested, qualified candidates should make application in the form of electronic submission of cover letter and resumé/CV to info@wonderroot.org with Community Project Manager in the subject line.

Position Summary

WonderRoot is currently hiring for a full-time position of Community Project Manager to help propel our mission by supporting creative placemaking initiatives. WonderRoot is seeking a highly motivated and innovative team member who is looking to grow alongside the organization during an exciting and critical state of its development. The successful candidate will be comfortable working both independently and with a team of staff, volunteers, community stakeholders, and various arts and non-arts partner organizations to effectively advance WonderRoot’s mission and vision. The position requires initiative, innovation, flexibility, and outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

The Community Project Manager will work closely with the Director of Creative Placemaking to strengthen and implement WonderRoot’s strategic community building and organizing practices to enact collaboration among neighborhood stakeholders such as: residents, property and business owners, governmental employees, elected officials, church leaders, service providers, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, schools, civic associations, and neighborhood planning units. This individual will be responsible for ethically recruiting, nurturing, motivating, and mobilizing relationships on behalf of WonderRoot’s creative placemaking activities. This person will also manage the logistical components for executing community-based public art installations, from permitting to on-site supervision.

Responsibilities

Public Outreach

  • Identify, initiate, and deepen relationships with various community leaders and stakeholders through the Atlanta region;
  • Organize and attend community meetings on behalf of WR to glean community feedback, provide information, and advocate for participation;
  • Present public art projects before Neighborhood Associations and NPUs;
  • Facilitate visioning, design-thinking, and arts-based workshops;
  • Build knowledge of appropriate community services and resources to make appropriate referrals for residents;
  • Conceptualize and implement innovative strategies to maximize diverse stakeholder engagement;
  • Serve as public liaison for WR public initiatives, project partners, and artists;
  • Build and/or support the capacity for internal grassroots leadership in communities; and
  • Apply a framework for disrupting structural bias and inequities in community development within the field of arts and culture.

Project Management

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the successful execution of public art projects;
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
  • Maintain financial reports for projects;
  • Establish and maintain a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
  • Ensure that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality; and

 

Administrative

  • Contribute to maintenance of WR’s calendar of events, organizational databases, and all records and reports for WR, community stakeholders, and funders;
  • Create mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of engagement initiatives;
  • Compile collected information and meeting agenda notes for Director of Creative Placemaking to regularly present to WR’s Executive Director and senior staff; and
  • Maintain transparent communication among WR staff, community partners, contracted artists, volunteers, and project partners.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience and success working in grassroots partnership with residents and community organizations;
  • Values and fosters open communication; uses and understands the importance of active listening skills and is an effective public speaker, articulately conveying complex topics
  • Familiarity with the neighborhoods within Atlanta perimeter;
  • Ability to mediate stressful environments and conversations with ease;
  • Team player with ability to gain trust and confidence with colleagues and constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Strong ability to identify new opportunities, while effectively utilizing existing resources;
  • Strong interest in intersection of arts and social change; and

 

Compensation/Salary: $35,000- $39,000 Benefits: Health stipend.

Deadline: July 1st 2017 @ 11:59pm

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted with top candidates. Please do not call for inquiries. Notice will be sent when the position is filled.

Employment: WonderRoot is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.