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Job: Writer/Research, Open Studio: The Arts Online

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Victoria Bernal (victoriab)
Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:48:48 -0500

Apologies for cross postings.

The Benton Foundation (based in Washington, DC) is seeking a
Writer/Researcher for Open Studio: The Arts Online, a million-dollar funding
initiative with the National Endowment for the Arts to get more arts and
culture online. We hope to fill this position as soon as funding becomes
available, which could be as early as the beginning of April.

The following is a job description. We are seeking to hire someone to work
here in our DC office as soon as possible. Please feel free to share the
enclosed information. If you know of someone in particular who may be
interested please encourage them to contact us.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and feel free to email Anne Green
at annieg, if you have any additional questions about the project
or the position. Please type Open Studio Search in subject line. Thank you.


The Benton Foundation seeks an individual with strong organizational and
communication skills for a position for Open Studio: The Arts
Online<>, a million dollar joint effort between Benton and
the National Endowment for the Arts, that serves as a laboratory for the
exploration of the tools and techniques aimed at arts and cultural
organizations as they prepare for the networked environment of the next
century. Position is located in Washington, DC.


Researching general trends in arts and technology and public access to
Researching and compiling methods used to build organizational capacity
through technology and online publishing
Compiling research results for online and print publication
Compiling training materials developed by Open Studio participants for
online and print publication.
Assisting Project Manager in development activities of the Project by
compiling information and writing final reports to foundations.
Assisting Project Manager in communication to National Advisory Board by
coordinating mailings, and electronic or person-to-person meetings

Education, Skills, and Qualifications

Strong writing, verbal communication and presentation skills. One to three
years of professional experience researching and writing in the arts and/or
training in technology. Knowledge of arts issues and new technologies such
as the World Wide Web are required, as well as familiarity with World Wide
Web site development. Ability to work effectively and efficiently under
pressure, but be comfortable with creating one's own working routine.
Ability to work well with a wide variety of groups and individuals.


We offer a competitive, negotiated salary, commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits, including full health and dental insurance, four weeks
vacation a year, 403(b) plan, and opportunities for professional development.

Send or fax resume, cover letter, and salary requirements as soon as
possible to Open Studio Search, Benton Foundation, 1634 Eye Street NW, 11th
Floor, Washington DC 20006. Fax: 202-638-5771. Email: annieg; put
Open Studio Search in subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Benton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.