Welcome to the inaugural Coffee + Creatives Job Listings! We are pleased to be partnering with Pyragraph to bring you the latest in gigs, jobs, and funding for creatives around the world.
Coffee + Creatives is a meetup group based in Downtown Albuquerque, with chapters coming soon to the San Francisco Bay Area and Medellín, Colombia. We believe in the value of sharing information, experiences and resources to develop a creative career. Our members learn from each other about balancing those side hustles, finding markets and audiences, managing money, and the range of challenges that musicians, journalists, artists, designers, and other creatives face.
Jobs and funding opportunities included in our listings tend to be flexible and/or remote, though we will include some from our home state of New Mexico.
With that in mind, let’s get to it.
Technical Design Intern — Wikimedia Foundation (remote or San Francisco)
Wikimedia is looking for a 40hrs/week design intern from February 1 to March 31, 2018. Will work with Learning and Evaluation teams, and supporting the development of the Wikimedia Resource Center. Must be a current student or a recent graduate pursuing a degree in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline, or have equivalent experience.
Video Game Artist — WRKSHP (remote or San Francisco)
San Francisco-based company looking for a game artist with strong design, drawing and painting skills. Should be well-versed in Photoshop and Illustrator, have 5 years of game dev experience, and a passion for games, music, culture and fashion. Will work on concepts and production assets, including creating characters, environments and UI items, collaborate with design, animation teams etc, manage contractors, and communicate with game design, developers, and QA to ensure high quality work.
Visual/UI Designer — Monetate
Platform design for a growing startup, working with UI, UX, and product teams. Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of related UI design experience, be skilled at vector-based drawing (e.g. Sketch and Illustrator), strong design fundamentals incl. layout, rhythm, pattern, color, typography, experience designing and maintaining a UI kit, experience designing for dynamic data (design must accommodate, adapt, or fail gracefully), experience designing for user interaction (application state, user flow, animation, and basic understanding of the medium and constraints of the browser, HTML, and CSS (no coding required).
Digital Marketing Manager — Japanese Bilingual — Noom (remote or Los Angeles)
Digital marketing for a rapidly growing mobile health coaching startup, focused on user acquisition for growing Japanese market, incl. researching Japanese-specific consumer habits, developing hypotheses, implementing and iterating upon campaigns and experiments to gain users and define market opportunities. Ideal candidate has native-level fluency (both written and spoken language) in Japanese, experience creating direct response copy, web page copy, and marketing or growth marketing in the Japanese market and/or U.S. Strong awareness of Japanese culture and consumer behavior, especially within the context of online shopping and virtual services, along with experience in full-funnel A/B testing and optimization, including ads, landing pages, user onboarding flow and email remarketing is preferred.
Product Marketing Director — ForgeRock (remote)
Corporate marketing for identity and access management tech company, leading a team that delivers whitepapers, product and sales collateral, web copy, product launch plans, event materials, content for demand generation, and evangelism at industry trade event. Ideal candidate has 10-15 years experience working closely with product management and sales, and is an excellent relationship builder and keen observer of technology trends.
Marketing Manager — Anthem Health (remote)
Build, design, and implement market-specific product-marketing plans, lead development of marketing collateral, coordiante with public relations, serve as single point of contact on marketing issues and resolution, provide leadership and direction to marketing support and creative staff. Requires BA/BS degree, 5 years of marketing experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background, managed care experience preferred.
Multiple jobs: Sound/Video Production, Writing, Marketing, Design — Meow Wolf (Santa Fe)
If you’re looking for a full-time role in a creative company and willing/able to work in Santa Fe, the team at Meow Wolf (fantastical, immersive installation art company) continues to grow. Check out their jobs page for dozens of roles currently open.
Content Creation Manager — Central New Mexico Community College (Albuquerque)
Full-time role for someone with experience in journalism, preferably print or online journalism, and working knowledge of media relations. Experience with website content management and working knowledge of social media. Evidence of strong writing skills that are adaptable to a variety of forums, such as news stories, press releases, social media, copywriting, mass emails, website. Photography/video skills a plus. Steadfast attention to detail for high-quality editing. $48K/year salary, open until filled.
Creative Funding / Opportunities (sorted by deadline, then ongoing)
National Creative Placemaking Fund — Artplace America
Applications open in December with deadline of late January, and grant amounts are decided on a case-by-case basis, but generally range from $50K – $500K
Example of NM project that received funding last year: www.artplaceamerica.org/funded-projects/mesa-project
Tribeca Film Institute & ESPN
A $15-20K program is being launched for short documentaries about sports-driven topics, individuals, and communities. Focus is filmmakers who represent a diversity of stories, perspectives, and backgrounds that are historically underrepresented on both sides of the camera.
Up to three projects will be selected to receive the grant, in addition to year-round mentorship from both TFI and high-level industry professionals. Grantees will have several opportunities to screen their work throughout the year, including at a workshop hosted during next year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Deadline: Jan. 28, 2018.
SFFILM Biannual Grant Program
SFFILM(Bay Area-based nonprofit) is partnering with the Westridge Foundation for a new biannual grant program and other resources for narrative filmmakers based across the U.S. Four to five grants of $20-$25K will be given each spring and fall, and applications are now open for the first cycle, which runs through February, 2018.
XL Catlin Art Prize
The XL Catlin Art Prize is now accepting submissions. Art undergrad and grad students are welcome to submit 2-dimensional figurative paintings, drawings, and original prints. First prize: $10,000. Deadline: February 15, 2018.
Funding: LACMA Art + Technology Lab
Los Angeles County Museum of Art call for artists, up to $50K over a 1-year period for projects that engage emerging technology, also includes in-kind assistance from advisors at Hyundai, Accenture, SpaceX, Google, and independent artists and academics. Recent projects involved machine learning, satellite technology, neuroscience, and terrestrial laser scanning.
While there is a preference for projects that explore emerging technology, prior technological experience or knowledge is not required. Artists who have not used advanced technology in their work are encouraged to consider how technology applications might build upon and expand the trajectory of their work.
Online application deadline: 11:59pm PT on February 21, 2018.
Let’s Make a Western $5K local filmmaking grant — NM Film Foundation (New Mexico)
New $5K annual grant called “Let’s Make a Western” which will go to a New Mexico Filmmaker towards the cost of making a western film. Film must be completed by October 1, 2018 and be at least 5 minutes long. Filmmakers must supply a one-page resume, a brief description of the film, a 4- to 5-page treatment or description of the story, and if any of the lead actor/crew members are known, their names and skill.
Film should revolve around true New Mexico history, primarily set in the time period 1850-1920 and have horses. The NMFF can help connect the grant winner with appropriate background actors, ranches, western sets, period clothes, horses, firearms, wagons, etc. as needed. Applications open January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018, winner announced March 31, 2018.
NM True Scholars — NM True / 505 Southwestern (New Mexico)
New program w/$5K scholarship from NM True for students with a connection/commitment to agriculture or the food industry, must be able to provide current federal student financial aid application. Deadline: March 18.
S3 Fellowship Award – Artist Supply Source
$1K fellowship for art and design students. Open to any student in U.S. or Canada, requires short application + essay on “Most Significant Art or Craft Project.” Deadline: April 1, 2018.
Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship — Creative Commons, Mozilla, the Wikimedia Foundation
1-year fellowship w/$50K stipend + health insurance, child care alottments, travel expenses, for projects by individuals and small teams that increase free public access to human knowledge, art or culture, all code/content/material required to be released as free, creative commons/open-source. Applications open Feb. 18.
Funding/Partnerships: MacArthur Foundation Journalism & Media
For those of you in film/journalism/professional non-fiction content there are several orgs mentioned here that received $5.7 million from MacArthur. It might be worth looking into respective programs/grants.
Crowdfunding match grants — nextPix
Grants of up to $5K for crowdfunded films that have a humanitarian message + are the first or second feature film of the director. Application is simple, just sending basic info + link to crowdfunding page.
Film Development Grants — Catapult Film Fund
$5-20K grants for documentary films
JustFilm Grants — Ford Foundation
Letters of inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Next Step Fund — Firelight Media
Up to $25K for production or post-production.
Outreach/audience engagement grants — Fledgling Fund
Grants from $10-25K specifically for outreach and audience engagement planning for social impact and social issues films (no production or post-production costs covered).
Documentary Film Fund — American Documentary Film Festival
Up to $50K + screening at April 2018 festival avail for new works as well as works in progress.
Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
Via Harvard University, $65 one-year long fellowship, this is for journalists with 5-plus years of experience (there is also a 12-week visiting fellowship w/no experience requirement that also includes publishers, programmers, designers, $1,600/week), applicants propose a topic focus e.g. digital news consumption, technology changes, etc. Deadline: Jan. 2018 (or Dec. 2017 for international applicants).
Provides funding for working musicians experiencing illness, disability, or age-related problems (no deadline).
PBR Music Foundation
Created last year, provides a simple application process for bands to ask for money for one-time expenses e.g. lost equipment, teaching music to kids w/o access, etc.
Emergency grant fund for artists — Gottlieb Foundation
Must have worked for at least 10 years in a discipline, no deadline, there is also a regular grant program with applications open yearly from Sept-Dec.
Grants for Women
A directory of public / private sources of funding, including descriptions of what foundations are looking for, etc.
Offers 100+ calls for all artists, ordered by deadline.
Cultural Reproducers has resources for, and dozens of stories of, creatives who are working while raising children.
Moore Women Artists
Offers links to resources for women visual artists.
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
Offers more than two dozen current opportunities for women in theater and film/video, updated monthly.