Welcome to DIY Lowell!

Temporary, Part-Time Summer Positions Open: Do-it-Yourself Lowell Street Team Member

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Update: Applications accepted until Friday, April 8.

Lowell is a big place, and we need help reaching out to Lowell’s diverse community to get people’s ideas and get them involved in the project. We know there are great ideas in every part of the city, we want to get as many folks involved as possible, and we want to get people from dierent neighborhoods and backgrounds working together. As a Street Team member, you will work as a team, learning and creating dierent marketing methods to reach out to the community and ask them to participate.

Responsibilities

Job is 6 hours a week from April 11 to July 1. Certain evenings and weekends are a must.

  • Team Orientation and Meetings: Attend a short orientation and bi-weekly meetings to discuss outreach strategies and tasks
  • Community Tabling: As a team, manage a DIY Lowell table at community events, speaking to strangers with condence, providing information about DIY Lowell, listening to their ideas and questions, and encouraging them to participate in DIY Lowell
  • Small Group Engagement: Reach out to and speak to groups such as neighborhood groups, community organizations, and churches
  • Social Media: Maintain DIY Lowell’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, sharing submitted ideas, photos, and project examples from Lowell and other towns
  • Other Outreach: Work as a team to manage additional marketing as assigned, including yering, taking pictures, contacting media, and other creative strategies
  • Logistic Support: Provide logistical support for summit event, including help with planning and setup

Qualifications

  • Ability to condently interact with a wide variety of people in Lowell across a spectrum of backgrounds and ages—those with bilingual abilities are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Comfort with public speaking to both small groups and one-on-one
  • Knowledge and skill using a variety of social media outlets
  • Availability and willingness to travel to events in Lowell on evenings and weekends
  • Enthusiasm and interest in DIY Lowell’s goals
  • Responsibility, self-motivation, and organization
  • Willingness to encourage your personal network to participate in DIY Lowell a plus (this could include your family, neighborhood, school friends, or colleagues)

Benefits

  • $13/hour stipend
  • Excellent resume builder for community engagement, marketing, and event planning
  • Work collaboratively in a fun environment with another Street Team member, DIY Lowell founders, and others
  • Good opportunity to network within the Lowell community and meet people from many organizations and professional groups

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@diylowell.org. Deadline: April 8, 2016, 5:00 pm.

DIY Lowell Night

Inviting you to DIY Lowell Night, a pizza party at UnChARTed Gallery to thank DIY Lowell’s volunteers and donors. Learn about DIY Lowell’s community projects! Hear the unveiling of DIY Lowell’s 2016 plans! Pizza, presentations, and music will be included.

Free for DIY Lowell volunteers. $5 donation at the door for everyone else. Sign up for the Facebook event here!

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Bike Racks in Lowell: Contest with Up to $2,500 Award

Lowell bike rack bike iconThe Artistic Bike Racks group wants to spread the word about two ways you can help them add two new bike racks to downtown Lowell!

Firstly, they have a fundraiser page at https://www.gofundme.com/lowellbikeracks. In addition to the grants they are pursuing, they want to get donations from as many folks as possible to show that Lowellians are committed to improving bike infrastructure, so even small donations are appreciated.

Secondly, they’re accepting design proposals for the two racks until January 6. Two winners will be chosen to receive up to a $2,500 award to design and build the racks, which will be installed near Mogan Cultural Center and Mill No. 5! More information is at http://www.diylowell.org/bike-rack-call-for-artists/

Mogan Cultural Center in Lowell, Massachusetts

Mogan Cultural Center, potential site for bicycle rack

They’re looking for iconic bicycle racks that fit within downtown’s historical context to raise the profile of bicycling, letting those who bike know they’re welcome to visit the shopping opportunities downtown offers. In true DIY Lowell spirit, these bike racks are a test that may lead to even more in the future! Please consider helping them and spreading the word to artists, designers, or potential donors you may know.