Deadline to apply: March 21
Who I am:
My name is Brian Rohr and I am a professional performing storyteller whose mission is: “Sharing the Ancient Art of Storytelling as a way to Educate, Entertain and Offer Healing to Individuals, Communities and the Living World.”
I have toured as a featured teller for local, regional and national audiences, taught and performed at major conferences, festivals, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries. The list includes: the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah in Redlands, CA; Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle; Illinois State University; Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State; Keynote Speaker in Austin, TX; Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL and more.
I was recently named by JT News as a “10 Under 40” recipient for 2013 – honored as one of ten notable Jewish people in Washington State under 40 years old who are doing important and inspirational works within the community, specifically honored as a storyteller.
I focus on the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairy tales – from many different cultures, knowing that these old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings, helping to make sense and meaning of the living world we are a part of.
Who you are:
A motivated and organized individual (and Portland resident) with a passion for supporting artists! You have a good balance of the right and left brain, meaning a strong dose of creativity and organizational understanding. Having a beat on the growing popularity of performative storytelling is a plus, though not necessary – an openness to learning about storytelling is necessary. You have strong social media and computer skills. You have experience actively supporting small and medium sized events, know how to promote an event and understand the nuances of getting things done. Your writing is fluent and professional. You have had much experience dealing with working artists.
About the Job:
This is an assistant position and I will be looking for someone who can wear many hats with the goal of helping me continue my success in my vocation. Some things you might help with are: research, making connections, securing gigs, organizing tours, writing press releases, help with events, basic office and organizational work, etc.
This is part-time and will start as a short term 50-70hr contract with pay between $14-20/hr based on experience. If things work out we can look into a more long-term contract. I am looking for the $20/hr candidate meaning you will have lots of experience and know how to jump right in with only a little orientation, though I am willing to train the right person with less experience. I have been doing this by myself for a number of years and know how it works. I am looking for help to take it to the next level!
Are you the right person?
Send your cover letter, resume and references by March 21 to:
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Storyteller Looking For An Assistant – [Your Name]
Extra point to those who answer the following questions:
– What are highly effective ways of promoting a storytelling event in Portland on a limited advertising budget?
– How would you go about connecting with a University for a storytelling performance?