JOB: Researcher – Momenta Workshops

Join the Momenta Workshops team in 2019!

You //

Momenta is seeking a Researcher for our Workshops Team.

Are you good at talking with people, following instructions, and meeting deadlines? Are you both a self-starter and a team player? Do you enjoy the puzzle of logistics and event planning? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, Momenta needs you on our workshops coordination team.

You do not need to be a photographer or media professional to apply for this contractor position. Ideal candidates have a background in logistics or  planning. Likewise, those with a PR, marketing, event planning, education, or travel background are also encouraged to apply. Understanding of visual communications is a plus but not required.

We are seeking a Researcher for the following duties:

  • Coordinate with Momenta staff on foreign and domestic workshop logistics
  • Assist in research and reporting for hotels, transportation, flights, etc. for workshops
  • Research and coordinate with nonprofit organizations before, during, and after workshops
  • Research and coordinate with students before, during, and after workshops
  • Assist in creating and updating workshop support materials as needed
  • Send in weekly Friday reports on progress and self-manage tasks in Basecamp
  • Participate in scheduled telephone meetings with supervisor or team  every other week at minimum

Candidate qualifications include:

  • Speak and write English fluently (other language skills are a plus)
  • Strict adherence to deadlines
  • Impeccable spelling and grammar
  • Must be comfortable and capable of face-to-face or telephone conversations to a successful result
  • Experience in sales, research, logistics, event planning, or public relations considered a plus
  • Ability to use or adapt quickly to learn Excel, Photoshop/InDesign, Typeform, and Basecamp
Us //

Momenta’s training division offers 1-day, 5-day, and 2-week documentary, photography, and multimedia workshops around the world. Our lineup includes the popular Project Series: Photographing Nonprofits held in collaboration with Leica Camera. By teaching storytellers to expand their technical and business skills, Momenta explores how photographers can use the camera to be a force of change.

At Momenta, we want to offer everyone a supportive environment that rewards a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence. We believe in ethic employment practices and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or unprofessional behavior towards or from our contractors. We provide opportunities for growth and promotion, providing deadlines and performance goals are met consistently and accurately. To learn more about our work, see our current trips, and read client testimonials, please visit momentaworkshops.com.

Specifics //

Please read the qualifications for this position carefully. The successful applicant will have to get up to speed quickly and, therefore, we will only consider those who meet the criteria listed. This is a research position only and can be done from your home office in most cases. This is not a teaching or content creation position. This job does not include travel at this time but could in the future. The majority of activities are research, reporting, coordination of logistics, and email/telephone correspondence.

This is an independent contractor position with a starting rate of $15/hour with periodic hourly wage increases after a probationary period and performance goals are met consistently. The weekly time commitment will vary depending on the number of workshops happening. For example, most nonprofit and logistical coordination takes of 25-50 hours a month. Compensation can be applied towards the tuition for one of our workshops or as school credit, if preferred. The contract length is budgeted through the end of 2019, with the option to extend if the candidate is successful and meets performance goals.

You may conduct your research from any location as long as you have access to a computer with reliable high-speed internet connection, a Skype account, and a working telephone or mobile. You may work from any location/time zone but may be asked to attend meetings during different US time zones, depending on workshop locations.

Professionalism and adherence to deadlines are paramount for this job. Errors, spelling mistakes, or missed deadlines are grounds for immediate termination.

Candidates must be able to work in the United States legally, be over 18 years old, and meet other criteria for employment as mandated by state and federal guidelines for contract employees including proof of professional liability insurance.

Apply //

Please email a LinkedIn profile or resume + one current reference with telephone contact information + a cover letter telling us about yourself. Feel free to be creative, show your personal side, and tell us about your skills and your career goals.

Applications should be addressed to Jamie Rose, COO of Momenta Group, and sent to jamie@momentaworkshops.com. The subject should read: Application: Research Assistant – Your Name.

Deadline for applications is: open until filled.

Interviews may be conducted via telephone or video conference. Applicants who are not selected will receive an email.

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