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Become Part of the Mother Tongue Team!

December 19, 2016


Are you the woman we are looking for?!
Mother Tongue is an incredible resource in our community. We have been helping women shine brighter and more courageously for 4 years now and it's been an incredible journey and a LOT of work.
Fleassy Malay has been the Manager of MT for four years with incredible support for periods of time from other co-managers, but she has carried a huge portion of this incredible event on her own. There have even been times when she considered discontinuing the event all-together due to feeling like she no longer wanted to carry it alone.

However, we have put SO much love into this event and your response to this has always been "NO!! Mother Tongue must LIVE!" so in order for MT to be sustainable and to be able to expand in the way we vision her to (and we have BIG visions) we need a dedicated team. People who are PASSIONATE about the rise of Women's Voices. People who LOVE Spoken Word and the community which forms around it, and people who are full of skills, dedication and heart. 

I am going to be honest, even the "paid" positions aren't currently well paid positions, this really is a project for people who believe in Mother Tongue and what she creates. 

 

This team is not just a group of women who want to get involved in something fun for a bit, this group of women who will be taking these roles are PASSIONATE, POWERFUL, VULNERABLE and HONEST. If you get accepted for one of these positions you are part of the heart, blood and life of this event. You are CORE team. 
 


Positions Available:
 

1 - Assistant Manager Goddess - 

Roles: help source performers and help with admin. Help run the event, possible hosting. Co-develop and manifest the bigger structure of Mother Tongue and it's visions for expansion. 

Paid (Percentage of monthly door takings of event, with potential for more payments it grants are awarded) - 6 hours per month (second Friday of the month, evening) at event plus 5 hours (minimum) a month of visioning and action/management alongside Fleassy. Minimum - 9 Months commitment.

You Are: A Woman with passion, dedication, and vision who has the skills to not only come up with ideas but bring them into manifest either yourself or through dedication. You have previous experience of event management and/or large project visioning and action. You have been to multiple Mother Tongue events and walked away filled with inspiration and a knowing that this work changes lives for the better.

 

2 - Social Media Mama - 

Roles: Keep the Facebook page active and engaging. Boost engagement (doubled at least). Daily/every other day post or share on the MT page (these can be pre-scheduled). Possible space for Instagram to be set up if keen and dedicated.

Volunteer - free entry to MT and perks/discounts on fleassy's courses ( potential payment in future dependant on grant applications). - 3 months commitment minimum with potential for longer term.

You are: A Woman with a love of Social Media and the spreading of inspiration. You are savy with content engagement and facebook in general and understand the power of a successful social media presence on a project. You are creative, resourceful and keen to commit. You have been to Mother Tongue and seen her effect on the people in the room and have felt a knowing that if more people could access this, the world would be a better place.

 

3 - PR and Marketing Mama - 

Roles: Promotion and Marketing action and strategies. Making sure events are promoted and getting Mother Tongue out into the public eye. (This includes a very exciting public art project which is already under go) 

Volunteer - with hopeful and potential for pay in the future dependant on grants. Free entry to MT and perks/discounts for Fleassy's courses. 

You are: A Woman with a love of Media and Marketing and the spreading of inspiration. You are savy with media releases and getting media engaement in general and understand the power of a creative marketing stratgy. You are creative, resourceful and keen to commit. You have been to Mother Tongue and seen her effect on the people in the room and have felt a knowing that if more people could access this, the world would be a better place.

 

4 - Grant writing Goddess

Roles: Get us grant money! Mother Tongue really really wants to pay our team, they put SO much love into this event and in order for MT to be able to expand in the way we vision her to (and we have BIG visions) we need to get some grants in to make this a more sustainable vision. You would both source and apply for multiple grants for MT.

Volunteer - with hopeful and potential for pay in the future dependant on grants. Free entry to MT and perks/discounts for Fleassy's courses.   

You are:   A Woman with a passion for what we do and a belief that women deserve to be paid well. You are familiar with the grant writing process in general and have successfully recieved grants personally or for organisations in the past. You are driven, intelligent and keen to commit. You have been to Mother Tongue and seen the powerful effect it has and are passionate about it becoming a healthy and financially sustainable system. 

Please note, MT is an inclusive event so if you have resistance to working with or supporting the rise of marginalised women, GLBTQ Women, Women of colour, or any other woman please do not apply for these positions. 

This application is open to Women only. (To know if you "qualify" please view our diversity policy)
TO APPLY: 

Please send a cover letter and resume/description of relevant experience coupled with the answers to the following questions to mothertonguelove@gmail.com
1 - name: 
2 - email:
3 - Phone number:
4 - What role are you applying for?:
5 - Why are you perfect for this role?
6 - Why is this role perfect for you?
7 - Can you commit to the roles/minimum time?:
8 - What do you feel about what Mother Tongue does?:


Position application closes mid January.

We (aka...I...aka Fleassy) look forward to hearing from you!!  



 

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