I am the Community Curator at CoWork Jax in Jacksonville, FL... I have
pasted the initial job description for the position below.
I'd like to point out that while "What you'll be doing" (tasks) takes up
most of the description below, the key paragraph is "What we're looking
for". I've been lucky to work with a team that understood the importance of
the Community Curator position and has allowed it to evolve as our
community (internal and external), and my aspirations for it, has grown.
Hope this helps. Looking forward to hearing more about your impending
CoWork Jax means a lot more than just a place to get work done. It’s a
place brimming with innovation and creation, a place where like-minded
people come to work, to collaborate, to grow their businesses. Jacksonville
is full of the creative, the inspired – a whole generation ready for change
and transformation. We simply created a place for the community to come
together and we are looking for the right person to help us make it the
best coworking community around.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone who’s smart, responsible and well-connected to
the local community to help manage the CoWork Jax | Downtown coworking
space. The ideal candidate will be passionate about entrepreneurship, enjoy
meeting and networking with freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups and small
businesses. He or she should understand the concept and value of coworking.
The Community Curator will act as the right-hand person to the Founder/CEO,
helping create a culture focused on supporting members and helping grow
their businesses. Additionally, this role will handle day-to-day operations
of the space, field requests from vendors and partners, create events and
programs for members, and help lead our intern program. This is a very
entrepreneurial position with potential to grow into a greater role as
CoWork Jax grows. The right candidate will be involved in many aspects of
the company and join CoWork Jax as a key member of the team.
What you’ll be doing
Community Connector & Member Liaison
Support and facilitate the development and implementation of plans to
support and grow the CoWork Jax community at large.
As the Community Curator, you will help members of the CoWork Jax community
make connections they need to help grow their business.
Respond to inquiries from new and current members via phone, email, fax,
courier pigeon, and all that social media stuff.
Be a great communicator and wonderful people person - online, in person and
everything in between.
Have a positive, entrepreneurial attitude. We’re going to have fun here and
hope you do too.
Marketing Related Items
Assist in the development and management of marketing related items for
CoWork Jax, including but not limited to: social media, events,
press-related items, guerrilla marketing promotions and blog writing.
In collaboration with the Founder, develop and implement “member features”
as part of the CoWork Jax marketing efforts.
Think of and implement new ways to promote CoWork Jax as the best coworking
space - and have fun while doing it. :)
Operations and Organizational Items
Open the CoWork Jax | Downtown space each morning & prepare it for members
Administer our budget, work with the Founder to provide monthly reporting
Assist in organization and planning of events
Manage procurement of all office supplies; negotiate with vendors and
manage vendor relationships.
Identify and implement new ways for CoWork Jax to become more efficient.
What we think we need
This role will be a very critical piece of our small, but fast-growing,
team. We think it’s important to have at least the following skills:
Good communicator: written, in person, on the phone, and via web
Experience with professional & trade organizations such as AIGA, JAMA, AAF,
NFPRSA, IIDAFLA, SMPS, AIA, FICPA, etc. - wheew, that’s a lot of acronyms.
Good general business knowledge and practical understanding of marketing,
management and finance/accounting.
Practical knowledge of Google Apps, Microsoft Office or other such business
Punctual, professional, fast-learning, and entrepreneurial; self-starter
that works well in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
What we offer
We’re a growing startup, but we’ve got some great things and we hope that
you’ll help us figure out even more:
Salary with bonus
Healthcare Plan (which you may even help us pick out)
An absolutely great place to work
If you’re ready to rock, email your resume and cover letter, shoot a video,
design a billboard, take a picture, or whatever you’d like to do to impress
us and send it to j...@coworkjax.com. We’ll get back to you to talk about
what the next steps will be.