Community Engagement Manager

Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab

Poetic Justice is an artist-led and social-justice-focused group at MIT Media Lab. We research intersectional issues such as racial and environmental justice and develop large-scale participatory public artworks in collaboration with communities and institutions. Our works range from sound and video to installation and can be experienced over the phone, online, in galleries and on the streets. Our current projects include a series of ongoing sound and video portraits featuring crowdsourced phone and webcam recordings and internet archives which are remixed into evolving poetic collages. We’re currently looking for 3 community engagement managers for 3 oral history-related projects. Please find job descriptions below:

A Counting:

Freedom Radio:

Black Forest:

  • Develop relationships and partnerships

  • Research and develop long-term outreach strategies and plans

  • Research various advocacy and affinity groups based on campaign goals

  • Contact various groups and individuals and track leads

  • Develop targeted campaigns and measure their success

  • Analyze metrics and present data

  • Manage and work closely with Community Coordinators in multiple cities

  • Manage content which includes listening to recordings, reviewing transcriptions, and contacting participants as needed

  • Develop guidelines for communication with a focus on inclusivity and equity

  • Other tasks as needed



5+ experience in community organizing or campaigning; comparable work experience will be considered

  • Knowledge of social justice issues

  • Previous success building campaigns, fundraising, or other large-scale public outreach

  • Experience with lead generation and tracking

  • Knowledge of Salesforce and/or comparable software

  • Strong communication and management skills

How to Apply

To apply, please email a short cover letter and resume to:, with the job title in the subject line by November 24.

Posted on November 16