About the Position
Portal Curators are the glue that hold our global network together. They staff each Portal, engage local communities, program special events, and occasionally provide language interpretation too.
The Portal Curator is the public face of our community. We are looking for a curator to work at our Portal location in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
Operate the Portal, including opening and closing the Portal, mastering technology and troubleshooting, ushering individuals into and out of the Portal every 20 or 30-minutes, talking to passersby, and explaining the Portals initiative
Program Dialogues & Events, including coordinating and scheduling special events, artist collaborations, classroom visits, and performances, and overseeing backend scheduling software
Outreach in the Community, including emailing and calling local organizations, liaising with press organizations, coordinating videographers and social media elements, and occasionally shooting iPhone video
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds
Attention to detail, particularly around scheduling and logistics
Responsible, results-oriented, and self-motivated
Flexible schedule since we work across various time zones: sometimes the Portal will be open very early in the day or late in the evening
Comfort with computers, VOIP systems, and social media appreciated
Location: Stamford, CT, USA.
We bring together people separated by distance and difference to talk, dance, play and collaborate via Portals: immersive audio-visual environments in public spaces such as schools, parks, tech hubs, refugee camps and universities. At a time when people are retreating further into their own bubbles and tribalism is on the rise, we break down silos to create meaningful human connections between people and communities who would not otherwise have the chance to meet.
We operate more than 40 Portals in 20 countries around the world, each staffed by a real human being – a curator who facilitates dialogue and connects their community to the world. We give people everywhere a chance to tell their own story, to explore the diversity of human experience, and to connect with people unlike themselves as if they were in the same room.