WiCo Accelerator Assistant


(41.958355,-87.744125)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4245 N Knox AveChicago, IL 60641

About

Women In Comedy is here to empower, connect, and advocate for women and girls seeking paid careers in comedy.


In 2017 we are proud to say that with 100% volunteer efforts, generous donations, no operating budget and a lot of passion - we've already been able to launch 4 Women In Comedy chapter cities in NY, LA, Chicago, and DC (and growing). We've successfully implemented dozens of free events to bring hundreds of women together in safe spaces on a shoestring budget, and the work we've been doing to empower, connect, and advocate for women and girls in comedy has been featured in The Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, NY Magazine, The Samantha Bee Show, The Chicago Tribune, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, and more. We even had Maria Bamford donate time as a surprise guest to perform at one of our most recent events in Los Angeles! We are grateful for the momentum, support, and future of what we are building, and we are excited to continue growing this organization while we empower, connect, and advocate for women and girls who want paid careers in comedy.

Now we need your help to make our next project successful. We are launching our inaugural WiCo accelerator program in partnership with 2112 and Satira.

2112 is Chicago’s first business incubator focused on the development of entrepreneurs in music, film/video and creative industry-focused technologies. Satira is an online comedy coaching platform that provides tailored feedback from comedy pros in the art, science, and business of comedy. ​

THE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

The WiCo accelerator is a 6 month program providing access to education and community. WiCo will propel you to finally produce that script you've been sitting on. Whether it's been a lack of resources or feeling overwhelmed at getting started - we are here to accelerate your process.The goal of this program is to empower and support funny women to produce their comedic short/pilot script. We select 12 talented women to accelerate their comedic short or comedy pilot script into a produced short film. The graduation of the cohort culminates in a film screening with invited audience and curated industry professionals.


THE ASSISTANT POSITION

This role will play a major part in the development of the program. This volunteer role is flexible and will give you the opportunity to flex your muscles in community building, outreach, resourcefulness, organization, and collaboration.

Candidate qualities:

Outgoing
Personable
Positive
Great at networking
Solid Work Ethic
Independent
Self Motivated


The assistant to the program is comfortable with:

1. Making phone calls, in person visits, and emails to sponsors/donors to be involved with the program
2. Managing and creating spreadsheets and documents in Google Drive
3. Taking direction from the Executive Director for needed items
4. Aiding with administrative tasks associated with the program


The Assistant is available for:

5-10 hours of volunteer work per week on a regular, consistent schedule (we will work around your schedule)

If you're passionate about gender parity, love to laugh, and want to help us empower the next generation of Tina Feys and Leslie Joneses - we want you! Email info@womenincomedy.org.

Skills

  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Retail / Sales
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

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