SEEKING APPLICANTS: Revolutionary Love Project

SEEKING APPLICANTS: Revolutionary Love Project

In response to the alarming escalation of hate in American life and politics, Valarie Kaur is developing a new project on the theme of “revolutionary love.” The project aims to turn bystanders into agents of change this election year and beyond. Currently in production at Seva Productions: a film, book, tour, and app.

We are seeking Fellows at Seva Productions — talented and passionate team members who will work remotely on these projects on a part-time basis. Fellowships are currently unpaid but ideal for professionals, graduate students and exceptional undergraduates seeking to deepen their engagement with social justice. The following positions are available:

  • Film and Video Editor
  • Writer
  • Researcher
  • Digital Campaigner
  • Web & Graphic Designer
  • Administrative Coordinator

Applications due Friday, July 29, 2016.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016. 

We are also seeking Ambassadors — volunteers of all ages who are inspired to donate some of their time to support and promote projects in development. They will be part of a larger nationwide community of ambassadors for the upcoming Together Tour, where they will receive training, exposure, and access to tools and resources. No formal application required. Send an email with your name, phone number, city, and reason for interest: EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com.

Fellowship details and application instructions below. Questions? Email EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com.


FILM AND VIDEO EDITOR

Film and video editor to assist in the making and release of independent documentary film projects and media curation.

The editor will work part-time with Valarie Kaur, award-winning documentary filmmaker, lawyer, and founder of Groundswell Movement. The editor can be located anywhere with a preference for Los Angeles; most work will be conducted remotely. The position is ideal for a talented graduate student or professional seeking to work at the intersection of film and social change. The editor will gain experience working with a skilled team of filmmakers and advocates. For examples of types of projects, see http://valariekaur.com/film. Details on specific projects will be provided at the interview stage.

Duties Include:

  • Story development
  • Archival research
  • Film and video logging and editing
  • Online curation of video and film content

Requirements:

  • Film editing and archival research experience
  • Excellent writing, research, and editing skills
  • Collaborative spirit to work with a remote team of lawyers and advocates
  • Flexibility to devote 10-15 hours/week according to team needs
  • Self-driven and entrepreneurial with a passion for storytelling and sense of humor
  • Responsiveness over email and phone
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues
  • Familiarity with the Sikh community, media engagement, and/or interfaith movements a plus

Technical skills:

  • Non-linear video editing skills required.
  • Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer preferred.
  • Ability to set up and maintain Youtube channels and other online video platforms.
  • Ability to navigate online image, video and audio databases (Getty Images, Shutterstock, etc.).
  • Ideal candidate would have access to a preferred (Premiere, Avid) non-linear editing system.

This unpaid position offers a Fellowship position at Seva Productions. The position begins immediately and is initially for one year. Applicants should send (1) a statement of interest (not more than 500 words), (2) a short bio, (3) resume, (4) links to two previous works, and (5) three references to EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

WRITER

Writer to assist in research and editing for a book project as well as shorter pieces on social justice causes, such as hate crimes, religious pluralism, gun violence, media justice, and Sikh and Muslim American issues.

The fellow will work part-time with Valarie Kaur. The fellow must be an outstanding writer. The position is ideal for a talented undergraduate or graduate student or professional seeking experience at the intersection of faith, media, and social change. The fellow can be located anywhere with a slight preference for Los Angeles; most work will be conducted remotely. Details on current specific projects will be provided at the interview stage.

Duties include:

  • Research and editing for a book project
  • Research, editing, and original writing on social justice issues
  • Grant writing

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Strong ability to write both narrative and analysis
  • Collaborative spirit to work with a remote team of advocates
  • Flexibility to devote 10-15 hours/week according to team needs and fellow’s schedule, including rapid-response requests
  • Responsiveness over email and phone
  • Familiarity with interfaith movements and/or the Sikh community a plus
  • Background in religion, journalism, peace studies, civil rights welcome

This unpaid position offers a Fellowship position at Seva Productions. The position begins immediately and is initially for one year. Applicants should send (1) a statement of interest (not more than 500 words), (2) a short bio, (3) resume, (4) links to two previous works, and (5) three references to EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

RESEARCHER

Researcher to perform in-depth research for a book and film project.

The fellow will work part-time with Valarie Kaur. The position is ideal for a professional, graduate student, or exceptional undergraduate seeking to work with a dynamic team of lawyers and advocates at the intersection of law, media, and social change. The fellow can be located anywhere with a slight preference for Los Angeles; most work will be conducted remotely. Details on current specific projects will be provided at the interview stage.

Duties include:

  • Research data, articles, archival video, and other background information
  • Research topics may include: racial justice, election politics, civil rights law, hate crimes, Muslim and Sikhs in America, early immigration to the U.S., Millennials, women and girls, multifaith advocacy, love as an organizing principle in social movements

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Collaborative spirit to work with a remote team of practicing lawyers and advocates
  • Flexibility to devote 10-15 hours/week according to team needs and fellow’s schedule, including rapid-response requests
  • Responsiveness over email and phone
  • Familiarity with Internet freedom, media engagement, and/or interfaith movements a plus
  • Background in civil rights movements and faith traditions preferred

This unpaid position offers a Fellowship position with Seva Productions. The position begins immediately and is initially for one year. Applicants should send (1) a statement of interest (not more than 500 words), (2) a short bio, (3) resume, (4) links to two previous works, and (5) three references to EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER

Digital campaigner to conceive and implement social action campaigns on interfaith engagement.

The fellow will work part-time with Valarie Kaur. The position is ideal for a professional, graduate student, or exceptional undergraduate seeking to work with a dynamic team of advocates at the intersection of law, media, and social change. The fellow can be located anywhere with a slight preference for Los Angeles; most work will be conducted remotely. Details on current specific projects will be provided at the interview stage.

Duties include:

  • Develop and implement social action campaigns centered on online organizing
  • Engaging social media

Requirements:

  • Track record in leading online social action campaigns
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Collaborative spirit to work with a remote team of practicing lawyers and advocates
  • Flexibility to devote 10-15 hours/week according to team needs and fellow’s schedule, including rapid-response requests
  • Responsiveness over email and phone
  • Familiarity with interfaith movements a plus
  • Background in civil rights movements and faith traditions preferred

This unpaid position offers a Fellowship position with Seva Productions. The position begins immediately and is initially for one year. Applicants should send (1) a statement of interest (not more than 500 words), (2) a short bio, (3) resume, (4) links to two previous works, and (5) three references to EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Web and graphic designer to develop sites by planning and executing design; maintaining and upgrading service.

The fellow will work part-time with Valarie Kaur. The position is ideal for a professional, graduate student, or exceptional undergraduate seeking to work with a dynamic team of advocates. The fellow can be located anywhere with a slight preference for Los Angeles; most work will be conducted remotely. Details on current specific projects will be provided at the interview stage.

Duties include:

  • Create the layout, font color, font type, logos, pictures and other visual and verbal aspects of websites in development
  • Plan site design by clarifying goals; designing functionality.
  • Develop site navigation by categorizing content; funneling traffic through content.
  • Develop site content and graphics; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc.
  • Prepare site by installing and configuring server software; installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools; ensuring cross-platform compatibility; establishing links.
  • Establish locatability by registering with search engines.
  • Upgrade site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology; maintaining links.
  • Protect site by designing and installing security precautions.
  • Maintain site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.
  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

Requirements:

  • Web Graphic Design
  • Web Programming Skills
  • Multimedia Content Development
  • Understanding Browser Capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborative spirit to work with a remote team of lawyers and advocates
  • Flexibility to devote 10-15 hours/week according to team needs and fellow’s schedule, including rapid-response requests
  • Responsiveness over email and phone
  • Familiarity with app design a plus

This unpaid position offers a Fellowship position with Seva Productions. The position begins immediately and is initially for one year. Applicants should send (1) a statement of interest (not more than 500 words), (2) a short bio, (3) resume, (4) links to two previous works, and (5) three references to EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Administrative coordinator to assist Valarie Kaur to manage the team, coordinate the project, represent her on email and phone, and provide other vital logistical support.

The administrative coordinator will work closely with Valarie Kaur to manage the project. The coordinator will have an opportunity to contribute to high-level engagement on faith and public life. The position is ideal for a talented undergraduate, graduate student, young professional seeking experience at the intersection of faith, media, and social change. The coordinator must be an outstanding writer and communicator. The coordinator can be located anywhere; most work will be conducted remotely. Details on current specific projects will be provided at the interview stage.

Duties include:

  • Administrative Support: Provide essential logistical support to manage multiple projects, such as coordinating team meetings and updating the website. Serve as a sounding board.
  • Communications Support: Respond to inquiries for Valarie Kaur via email (speaking invitations, interview requests, research questions, requests to screen films, etc). Represent Valarie Kaur on email and at events when she cannot attend.
  • Research Support: Provide last-minute research support on an as-needed basis on issues including hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration, prison reform, women’s leadership.

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Collaborative spirit to work with a remote team
  • Flexibility to devote 5-15 hours/week according to needs and schedule, including rapid-response requests
  • Responsiveness over email and phone
  • Background in civil rights movements and faith traditions preferred
  • Ease with computers; experience with or willingness to learn basic WordPress coding is required

This unpaid position offers a Fellowship position with Seva Productions. The position begins immediately and is initially for one year. Applicants should send (1) a statement of interest (not more than 500 words), (2) a short bio, (3) resume, (4) links to two previous works, and (5) three references to EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

For any questions, please email Emily Baxter at EmilyBaxtervk@gmail.com.