What's a documentarian?.... well, we're not sure but we think it's going to
be really really fun. See the description below for what we mean - if you
or someone you know are interested, please contact gaus...@a2geeks.org and
emilypuckettrodg...@gmail.com with your resume and the reason why you're a
*Documentarian position descriptionCalling all storytellers, communications
nerds, and those who are inspired by the dynamic digital world.
Do you like to dig into technology, media and communications strategies to
share your stories, experiences, education or skills?
A2Geeks <http://a2geeks.org/display/geek/Home> is an Ann Arbor based
community of people who are passionate about fostering an open,
participatory, creative culture and we need your help telling Geek stories
and sharing Geek accomplishments. We collaborate across a variety of
organizations and events like Maker Works <http://maker-works.com/>, All
Hands Active <http://www.allhandsactive.com/>, Ann Arbor Mini Maker
Ignite <http://www.igniteannarbor.com/>, an others to support and grow this
We’re looking for a passionate, curious, and creative person with the right
intersection of social media savvy, storytelling skills, and communications
know-how to take the lead in developing flexible and forward-thinking
methods and spaces to share our Geek community’s experience with the world.
A2Geeks is founded on the principles of collaboration and openness. We
believe that by individually sharing our experiences, skills, perspectives,
labor and tools, we can collectively make our world a better place. We need
someone who is passionate about this open source perspective and has the
skills to effectively take our real-world experiences and communicate them
to the world via digital media and spaces.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to determine a flexible,
forward-thinking approach to developing, gathering and disseminating
information and resources related to the A2Geeks community. You’ll need to
be able to understand our community, the language we speak and the ways we
connect. You’ll be in charge of figuring out how to translate this into
information, documents, and resources that not only effectively showcase
what we do and the impact we make on our community, but can be used and
adapted by other maker and Geek communities to build similar networks of
creativity and sharing. You’ll also need to be a self-motivated starter who
can move forward with ideas, concepts and experiments independently.
A Day in the Life:
Spends 10 hours per week developing strategies (storage, organization,
approach) for sharing the A2Geeks story to 1) illustrate impact; 2)
effectively share the experience of learning/making; 3) developing
resources that serve as a replicable model for other maker spaces/Geek
- Attend many of the events, workshops, and activities A2Geeks is
involved in, who is handy with a digital camera.
- Collaborate with makers to help them effectively document and share
their process of creating successful products or experiments.
- Experiments with platforms and techniques for sharing content and
connecting to communities, using Initiatr <http://www.initiatr.com/> as
a repository for documentation.
- Works closely with the A2Geeks board to align activities and
- Effectively uses open source tools and resources, including Creative
Start: Oct 1, 2012 (ie ASAP!)
Duration: 4 months minimum with a possibility of extending, depending on
need and capacity.
Pay: $600 for 4 months
Technology: The documentarian must have access to a computer with internet
connection and a digital camera, though some tools may be provided for
specific activities or needs.
Supervision: The documentarian will partner with a member of the A2Geeks
board, who can provide additional assistance with project work based on
Location: Remote and flexible. Space and resources are available at Maker
Works, 3765 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Access to independent
transportation is desired but not necessary. *