Vacancy: Community Manager, Pawa254
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PAWA254, is Kenya’s unique art and cultural collaborative hub and a community of creatives driven
by the firm belief that art is a powerful tool for social change. Our community supports a wide range
of creative industries including photography, graffiti, spoken word, creative writing, writivism,
innovative journalism, dance, digital art. We embrace collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurial
spirit and social change in Kenya and beyond.
We’ve grown rapidly since opening our doors in 2011 and have cut a niche in the sector as a bold
‘ARTIVISM’ organization that creatively integrates art and activism to promote active civic
participation and enhancement of youth economic development opportunities.
What we are up to:
Establishing an innovative, dynamic and supportive community of peers, with great initiatives that
are creative and impactful while supporting members to connect and learn from each other all the
while celebrating their creative genius for social good.
We are looking for a resilient and awesome go-getter to join our dynamic team and work with us to
create and maintain an exceptional experience for our community and guests. Community Manager is a managerial position at PAWA254 with a responsibility to execute PAWA’s strategy and promote positive PAWAful experiences by…
Making sure that both members and prospective members have consistently excellent
experiences at PAWA.
Fostering a strong sense of connectedness and belonging within our community
Ensuring members and visitors are introduced and connected to a range of opportunities
upon their membership at the hub.
Creating and implementing programs and activities that catalyze the growth of the
Events Organization & Coordination
Work with the PAWA team to organize events to attract new members and help members
learn, grow and connect with each other.
Organize and promote PAWAful events to increase member’s engagement such as
community lunches, supper and speaker’s series .
Liaise with space booking clients to ensure that the space is set up and ready to go for their
Space Maintenance and Infrastructural Support
Oversee the community space and work with team members to ensure
that infrastructure (Wi-Fi, printer, phone lines, projectors, etc.) is well serviced and
troubleshoot when needed
Coordinate with team members to ensure that supplies in the community space are
Partnerships, Collaborations and Fundraising.
Work with PAWA’s management team to initiate how PAWA’s partners and collaborators can
plug into our programs and projects.
Nurture relationships outside of the PAWA community that would be beneficial to our
creative community. This could include similar hubs across the world, investors,
governments and social innovators, amongst others
Communications & Outreach
Working closely with the Communications team to promote our members’ activities, events
and relevant & inspiring content through our social media platforms and publications.
Represent PAWA254 at various functions that align with our mission and values.
Conduct research on global and local trends in the creative world and ensure that the
PAWA254 community is kept abreast
- Participate in special projects related to PAWA management, operations and governance.
- The ideal candidate will be someone who:
- Is an arts enthusiast who has a clear appreciation and understanding of the role of the arts in social change.
- Has proven experience in organizing events, building communities and supporting and/or
- managing operations.
- Has strong networks within the diverse creative community and is positive, supportive and
- genuinely passionate about creative community-building and innovation.
- Posses great interpersonal skills and exceptional customer service ethics.
- A natural organizer, with ability to liaise seamlessly, facilitate and follow through on assignments.
- Is comfortable and effective at working autonomously, and with a team.
- Has proven experience and passion in social media and ICT.
- s willing to take on a challenge or jump-in to help out in various departments whenever needed.
- Is very organized, process-oriented and open-minded.
- Is a creative problem solver and has a genuine curiosity.
In Summary: You are an art’ enthusiast excited about mingling with artists and supporting
them professionally and socially. You have an enduring entrepreneurial spirit, are ambitious
and creative, and are excited about the idea of building something meaningful. You are self-
motivated and don’t need others to hold you accountable. You have a knack for juggling
competing priorities and require minimal oversight to see a project through to the end.
Opportunity to work in a unique, inspiring and dynamic collaborative environment with a
driven, entrepreneurial, and multicultural team.
Hold a central position in a fast-paced organization with the opportunity to influence change
in programming and strategy.
• A competitive salary based on your skill set and professional experience.
Work type: 5days/week, fixed 1-year contract of employment with possibility of renewal thereafter.
To apply for the role, please submit: a resume/CV (max 3 pages) outlining your relevant skills and
experiences and a cover letter explaining why this role excites you, why you are the best candidate
and when you’re able to start.
All documents and links must be sentt email@example.com by 5PM Thursday 3rd March 2016.