Part-Time Connecticut-area Communications Coordinator for Thought Fox Writers Den, a writing center and writing-related artisan retail space located online and in-person at Stonington’s historic Velvet Mill. Work is 50% in person and 50% remote and pays $15 an hour for approximately 10 hours a week, plus competitive writing-related benefits. Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.)
Thought Fox Writers Den
The Velvet Mill, Studio #16, 22 Bayview Road, Stonington, CT
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative and logistical support to Thought Fox Writers Den and occasionally to director Lara Ehrlich. This role is crucial in helping the director efficiently manage the day-to-day tasks of running Thought Fox; the coordinator should be highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication skills.
50% in-person work at the Thought Fox Writers Den at the Velvet Mill in Stonington, CT & 50% virtual
Manage the schedule, including appointments, meetings, and deadlines. Handle email correspondence, responding to inquiries and flagging important messages. Distribute collateral. Input data into spreadsheets or databases and maintain records.
Establish and maintain various project management platforms, including Airtable, Trello, Slack, and QuickBooks. Participate in specific projects, such as class planning, marketing initiatives, and tabling at events. Hosting occasional drop-in writing events and open-mics.
Conduct research on various topics as directed, including background information for writing projects, guests for panel discussions, press lists, potential donors, etc. Compile research findings into organized reports or documents.
Add events to the website and keep information up to date.
Post daily on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and engage with followers. Help create and schedule content.
Bachelor’s degree in English, Literature, Communications, Marketing, or a related field–or currently studying these areas in college.
- MUST be able to work on site at the Den at least 50% of the time
- Proven experience in administrative roles or as a personal assistant.
- Strong writing and proofreading skills.
- Proficiency in Google Workspace, WordPress, Canva or InDesign (or other design programs),
- Familiarity with social media platforms and online marketing.
- Excellent organizational and time management abilities.
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
- A passion for writing and a genuine interest in the work.
Thought Fox is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability status in our employment practices. We use inclusive language and encourage all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of background or personal characteristics. We believe in the value of a diverse workforce and actively seek candidates from various backgrounds and experiences.
Thought Fox champions creative work; it is through creativity that we express our unique perspectives, emotions, and ideas, adding richness and depth to the human experience. Creativity sparks innovation, fosters understanding, and ignites change. We believe that creative work deserves not only our admiration but also our unwavering support and encouragement.
Thought Fox is currently in the start-up phase (it’s just me, Lara Ehrlich, the founder and director!), but we’re growing and we’re looking for people to help us expand–and to grow with us. Although this position starts off modest–at about 10 hours a week at $15/hour, a salary comparable to other positions at small indie businesses–we hope the benefits of working at Thought Fox will help balance the scales. And, we hope this position can expand into an eventual full-time role.
- A key to the Den so you can use the space any time*
- Free manuscript critiques and consulting with Lara*
- Free admittance to all Thought Fox classes, excluding occasional workshops hosted with partners.
- 20% discount at the Thought Fox store
- Have a perk in mind? Ask!
* Details to be worked out together