Welcome to DIY Lowell!

DIY Lowell Program Director & Street Job Opportunities

DIY Lowell has a few exciting job opportunities!

DIY Lowell is proud to announce we’re taking the next step into a new phase of our grassroots organization, and we’re looking for someone special to take that step with us! We’re seeking a Program Director, a 20 hour/week position ideal for anyone wishing to become immersed in the City of Lowell’s thriving arts and multicultural community. We need someone ready to work with diverse folks, including young people (ages 12-21).  We encourage people interested in community development, nonprofit administration, and/or all-ages civic engagement education to apply.

The DIY Lowell Program Director will assume leadership of DIY Lowell as its first paid staff member and will focus on program facilitation, fundraising, outreach, and strategic planning.

Please click here for the full job description and information on how to apply. Application period closes on May 15, 2019.

DIY Lowell Street Team

DIY Lowell is also looking for a few great folks for its Street Team. This is a 6 hour/week, $13 hour temporary/seasonal position from May 20 until July 28. As a Street Team member, you will work as a team. You will learn and create different marketing methods to ask the community to participate.

It’s a perfect position for a summer job for a high school junior or senior or older young adult who wants to get out in the community, develop marketing and community development skills, and grow a network. Bilingual candidates and candidates especially skilled in social media platforms are especially encouraged to apply.

Please click here for the full job description and information on how to apply. This application also closes on May 15.

To ask about either of these job opportunities, please email info@diylowell.org

Special thanks to…

Lowell Cultural Council for supporting this program in part by a grant. Lowell Cultural Council is a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Greater Lowell Community Foundation, providing a generous grant for our new Young Ideas Project, that will engage young people in planning a special project or event they vote on.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, DIY Lowell 2019 Star Sponsor

Waste Management and the City of Lowell Solid Waste and Recycling Office, DIY Lowell Recycling/Composting Partner

Chill Night is Just the Beginning!

Three weeks ago, we had the most amazing night that it’s taken us this long to recover! The 2019 Community Chill Night was a blast. We had over 80 people taste eleven chilis, learn about eight amazing community groups and individuals, participate in “Building Lowell” collaborative art, and finish the evening with ice cream and the Squires of Soul. Thank you so much to everyone who made this event possible, including chili cooks, volunteers, sponsors, and participants! Check out our photos here.

 

Chili Winners

Chili winners UTEC, Photo by Britt Boughner

Chili winners UTEC, Photo by Britt Boughner

We know you want to know who won if you haven’t heard already!

But every chili received plaudits, including the runners up…

…and last, but not least, Britt Boughner’s Christian Hill Chili Pods took home the amateur chili award Congratulations to all!

Photo by Jack Mitchell
Photo by Jack Mitchell

Community Awards

RISE Coalition receives their award, photo by Britt Boughner

RISE Coalition receives their award, photo by Britt Boughner

If you missed it, RISE Coalition was selected to receive the 2019 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION AWARD for Welcoming Week Lowell! Among many events, including an outdoor film screening, the Welcoming Week planning committee and Enterprise Bank collaborated with youth engaged in organizations around the City to create panels of art to be displayed outside of the Merrimack St. Enterprise branch.

Artist Mary Hart won the 2019 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD for her dedication to DIY Lowell projects such as Downtown Winter Decoration and Midsummer Dream 2 Magical Festival. Mary embodies the DIY spirit even when not working on specific DIY events or projects – as she regularly and creatively promotes art and artists in the Lowell Area.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Community Chill Night, Photo by Britt Boughner

Community Chill Night, Photo by Britt Boughner

Star Sponsor Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
Super Sponsor Enterprise Bank

VIP Sponsors

  • D’Youville Health and Wellness Center
  • Felicia Sullivan
  • Gallagher & Cavanaugh
  • Greater Lowell Community Foundation
  • Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
  • Lowell Plan

Thanks also to…

Lowell Cultural Council for supporting this program in part by a grant. Lowell Cultural Counil is a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Greater Lowell Community Foundation, providing a generous grant for our new Young Ideas Project, that will engage young people in planning a special project or event they vote on.

Upcoming DIY Lowell Events

Keep track of events for all groups here! Groups can always use assistance getting their projects off the ground. Contact info@diylowell.org if you want to help out a group!