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VOLUNTEER POSTING EXAMPLE :: QUEENS COUNCIL ON ARTS
COMPANY: Queens Council on the Arts
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Queens Council on the Arts mission is to foster and develop the arts in Queens
County and to support individual artists and arts organizations in presenting their cultural diversity for the benefit of
Since 1966 QCA’s role as a cultural connector and alliance-builder has grown monumentally in the past two
decades. Our programs and approach to creative place making offer a sought-after model of relevant cultural and
economic development for the national arts and culture field. QCA has won significant awards including: Arts and
Business Council Encore Award with the Queens Courier (2008), the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture (2006),
and the Governor’s Award for the Arts (1999). QCA’s The International Express: A Guide to Ethnic Communities
Along the #7 Train won a National Millennium Heritage Trail designation (2000) and a Municipal Arts Society
Certificate of Merit (2005).
We happen to have a great team that is passionate about making it possible for artist to make life more beautiful for
all of us. We erupt into frequent and spontaneous discussions about all things that are important to artists. On a side
note, we also know the best places to eat in Queens!
INDUSTRY: Nonprofit Organization Management, Arts & Crafts
JOB TITLE: Volunteer Brand Strategist
JOB FUNCTION: Marketing
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
JOB DESCRIPTION: Queens Council on the Arts is looking for help crafting their brand messaging!
Our signature function is to give out grants to local artists working many disciplines such as dance, music, film, visual
arts to enhance the lives of people in diverse communities. Queens reigns as the most diverse county in the entire
galaxy and we think we are fabulous because our work transforms lives. Emerging artists become validated and
confident as creative citizens through our grants, guidance and uncompromising commitment to their success as
We are looking for a branding ninja professional who can help us create an unmistakably distinctive identity and a
clear and streamlined message of QCA, as well as a distinctive story behind our brand that can be utilized by QCA
staff and board.
We are asking for brand messaging now because QCA is a 40 year-old arts service organization that has suffered
from an identity crisis. Now that we are moving into our own accessible space in Astoria (Queens), we believe this is
a great opportunity to establish a strong presence and brand. This space was created to reflect the needs and desires
voiced by the diverse artists communities of Queens and there is no other space in Queens similarly dedicated to
serve emerging artists. Within our new space we will have the capacity to hold art classes for students, panel
meetings for funding opportunities, networking events and artists driven gatherings, skill sharing opportunities and
sharing of works in progress. We need to increase our street presence, elevate awareness in the artist community,
excite new donors and partners in order to become the go-to site for artists to come together as a vibrant community. The brand identity developed in this project will lay the foundation for a subsequent Catchafire professional to
help us devise our marketing strategy and an annual marketing plan to get the word out about this exciting initiative.
“LinkedIn for Good Volunteering”
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
• Background in brand management, marketing, advertising, or public relations
• Experience leading a branding exercise and creating brand messaging
HOW CANDIDATES APPLY: Select “collect applications on LinkedIn” or link to your organization’s application
COUNTRY: United States
POSTAL CODE: [Organization’s Zip code]
Queens Council on the Arts is a Catchafire partner organization. This project and listing was identified and developed with
the guidance of a Catchafire Account Manager. Catchafire takes the hassle out of recruiting and managing a great
volunteer. We set you up for success by helping you select the right project to fit your needs, write a compelling posting,
facilitate the application and interview process, and mediate any issues that may arise throughout the project.