Hiring a Jewish Communal Outreach Director and Seeking Interns for 5th Anniversary Celebration of Trembling on the Road
I am seeking a Jewish Communal Outreach Director and Interns for our 5th Anniversary Celebration of Trembling on the Road. The film, Trembling Before G-d, addresses sexuality, faith and religious fundamentalism through the stories of Hasidic and Orthodox gays and lesbians. Trembling has touched and transformed lives across the globe. An estimated 8 million people have seen the film. Trembling on the Road is a 40-minute featurette - a dramatic document of dialogues, protests, reactions, screenings, and events from this worldwide tour. It includes poignant, funny, interesting, and angry reactions and reflections on Trembling and updates on all the character’s lives. It is featured on the Trembling Before G-d DVD. Many people who saw the film in theatrical release, in festivals and on TV have never seen it. For some, Trembling Before G-d was “dare to despair” - Trembling on the Road is uplifting and hopeful.
During the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year - September 12th) and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement - September 21st), we launch this international campaign to organize 250 house, workplace and house of worship parties of Trembling on the Road around the world.
The Ten Days is an amazing ritual time to reflect on our year: where we have come from, where we are and where we wish to go.
The 5th Anniversary Celebration of Trembling on the Road celebrates the power to make change and asks:
Where would you like to make a change in your life?
In your family? In your community? In the world?
This is especially true this year where Trembling helped catalyze the Conservative Movement to address the questions of homosexuality and for the first time ever, Conservative seminaries will openly ordain gay and lesbian rabbis. We ask: are we still Trembling?
We have over 1000 pages of emails people have sent us sharing how Trembling impacted their lives, their friends, families, religious leaders, schools, communities etc.- we will upload stories and invite you and others to do the same.
We hope to record this critical history of transformation.
The DVD will be available for sale directly from our website and we will have discussion guides for download.
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The Team will work closely with director/producer Sandi DuBowski to develop and implement online PR, advocacy, and sales strategies.
o Develop and implement online PR and content strategy for Trembling On the Road Campaign to amplify our reach online and to grow our e-subscriber list
o Coordinate and e-produce house parties around the world.
o Research and implement web-based PR and marketing activities including blogs, tagging, social networking, viral marketing, search engine marketing, text messaging and other forms of electronic communications.
O Developing partnerships with synagogues, Jewish schools, and international, national, and local Jewish organizations.
o Monitoring blogs and Web sites (Jewish, GLBT, film, faith, human rights/social change etc.) to identify opportunities for Trembling campaign.
o Develop new Web and organizational partnerships to publicize Trembling campaign - link exchanges with other sites, mailing lists, website discussion areas, online newsletters, web press, etc.
The ideal candidate will have:
o Enthusiasm and passion for Trembling Before G-d, the issues at its core, and spreading the message around the world.
o Interest in Jewish community, online engagement, public interest advocacy or campaigns, film.
o Some experience working with Jewish communities.
o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), web publishing tools, as well as Internet research skills
o Ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadlines
o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with staff, media and external partners
START DATE: June
TYPE OF POSITION: Four-month full-time position
LOCATION: ideally NYC but not necessarily
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Please send a resume, a cover letter about why you would like to work on this project, and contact info for three references to email@example.com
This is also posted on www.tremblingbeforeg-d.com/newjob.html