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ANIMAL RESCUE KONNECTION INC

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FRANK
Hard to place, but easy to love

Hello!

Would you like to share your design skills for homeless dogs? Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK) is a nonprofit networking dog rescue. We're looking for a creative, reliable, experienced person to create short videos, approx 1 min. Your work will be included in promotional materials for helping dogs get adopted in the MA and NH.

Before continuing please note! This is an opportunity for a person who is seriously looking for a volunteer opportunity, who is already trained/educated/graduated from a program in this field; and who can commit for preferably a year. Sorry but this is not a position for high school students, college students needing short-term service hours, novices, or those needing practice.

On to the good stuff! People love dog videos and they seem to improve a dog's adoption chances. ARK specializes in hard-to-place dogs such as marginalized breeds, large dogs, older or sickly dogs, those with behavior issues, long-term shelter dogs, and urgent placements. www.animalrescuekonnection.org

You will work with two volunteers. The Operations Manager will provide all that you need - the dog's still photos (jpg, png), raw video footage (MP4, .MOV...), and basic bio information to create the videos. You will add subtitles and freeware music. Your creativity is the limit however you can use templates, too! You will also be asked to extract bits of information about the dogs personality and requirements for subtitles. The second volunteer is the YouTube manager - you will send completed videos to this person for uploading.

Videos will vary from 30 sec to 2 min depending, but around 1 min on average. Some of the still pics may need cropping/enhancing and some of the raw footage will need editing. Some are not high quality FYI!

Your videos will be seen on our social sites - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, and YouTube. In addition the YouTube link will be on dog adoption sites like Petfinder and Rescue Me. At times, they will be shared with other rescue/shelter organizations as well. They are very popular!

You will need a computer with video editing / video production software / animation software (Such as Filmora, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premier Pro, free editing software, free sound libraries), email, internet access, knowledge of google docs, and lots of creativity!

Love of dogs is a huge plus!!! We have a fabulous team of volunteers who really care about the dogs we help. This is a flexible position, but a quick turnover is appreciated, usually within 3-4 days after request, and this time includes a round of reviews and fixes if needed. Two videos per month. Some weeks you will not have any work but we ask that you check email daily. Often, the dogs we help are time sensitive.

THANK YOU so much for reading all of this, but we want you to know exactly what this creative role entails! PLEASE check out the following to see if you would be a fit to the ARK team. If you'd like to volunteer, just send two short examples of your work and a little info about yourself and your experience to dianeswift.ark@gmail.com

1. To learn about ARK: www.animalrescuekonnection.org

2. For video examples: youtube.com/c/AnimalRescueKonnection

Thank you!

Hard to place, easy to love.
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About ANIMAL RESCUE KONNECTION INC

Location:

9 SKIPPER WAY, GLOUCESTER, MA 01930, US

Mission Statement

Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK) bridges the gap between dogs in need and the organizations that can help them find new homes. We specialize in matching breeds that are hard to place due to discrimination and labeling with progressive shelters and rescues willing to take on the challenge of taking in these 'at risk’ dogs and giving them what they need to succeed. We are not a shelter. Rather, we are a networking organization enabling us to save more dogs’ lives by collaborating with existing rescues and shelters. We focus on at risk dogs that are behaving poorly in the shelter or holding facility and/or do not do well on their behavioral evaluation due to stress. Since our founding in May 2012, we have helped save more than 400 at risk dogs in need of transfer, by finding them a shelter or rescue and giving them a second chance at the life they deserve.

Description

A small organization that achieves a lot because of the commitment, dedication, business, and common sense of a handful of volunteers.

Too many dogs were being euthanized under the guise of labels like 'unadoptable’ and 'not place-able’ without evaluating the dog as an individual, looking at the dog’s stresses, looking at the physical environment or enlisting a training regimen. We decided to do something about it.

We focus on helping dogs that are displaying behavior symptoms during their confinement. Why? Because, in our experience, these dogs manifest entirely differently in new environments, after they can de-stress from the trauma of being misplaced or with proven training regimens.

These dogs can be saved if only other shelters and rescues knew about them. Leveraging our vast connections in the rescue community, we fill a huge void collaborating between progressive shelters and rescues and dogs whose time up or were not doing well in their current environment.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Online Flash/Video Production
  • Animation Software
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Google Apps

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 20
  • Approx 8 hours per month (or the time it takes to create two videos)
  • Check email daily for requests to create a video as some dogs are time sensitive.

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