The Monument Quilt (led by Force: Upsetting Rape Culture) is seeking a Studio Manager
Background: The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Survivors are stitching stories together to create and demand public space to heal. We are building a new culture where survivors are publicly supported rather than publicly shamed. The project will culminate with a one-mile display of the quilt on the National Mall in 2016, along with a digital archive and resource map of the myriad of organizations across the country who are participating.
Individuals and communities participate in the project by hosting workshops and making their own quilt squares. The Monument Quilt headquarters is located at 1400 Greenmount Ave.
- Open and close the studio on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4p-8p and Saturdays, 1p-5p.
- Maintain daily operations of the Monument Quilt studio, including cleaning, organizing, and ordering supplies
- Welcome walk-in visitors to the Monument Quilt HQ
- Recruit volunteers for weekly work sessions
- Manage and schedule existing volunteers
- Train and manage tasks for all volunteers during weekly work sessions
- Catalogue Monument Quilt submissions using online database
- Sew and back MQ submissions into 8’x8’ blocks
An ideal candidate must:
- Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of The Monument Quilt and Force: Upsetting Rape Culture
- Be communicative, friendly and able to create an inviting, comfortable atmosphere in the studio.
- Be skilled and experienced in motivating and retaining volunteers.
- Be skilled and experienced in volunteer management.
- Be very comfortable talking openly about supporting survivors of sexual assault and creating a culture of support.
- Have confidence in delegating tasks and managing people
- Have extensive sewing experience, along with the ability to troubleshoot and teach basic sewing.
- Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
- Possess solid oral and written communication skills
- Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, especially use of email and spreadsheets. Other programs e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat are mandatory; knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop a plus.
- Be able to juggle multiple tasks
- **Candidates with the ability to do light repairs on sewing machines is a plus
Time commitment: 8-13 hours per week, October 15, 2014-July 1, 2015 (holiday break Dec 15-Jan 5)
To apply: E‐mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to upsettingrapeculture AT gmail DOT com with subject line of “Application for Studio Mana