Careers & Opportunities

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective gathers youth ages 16-24 years old to talk about current issues and turn that into art aimed at creating social change. The Artists Collective’s current focus is bullying, bias, and gun violence. Story Stitchers promote peace and understanding through a unique brand of urban storytelling, art, and hip-hop.

Story Stitchers work on the root causes of youth gun violence including the trauma of poverty and the lack of adult guidance and mentorship by providing ongoing vocational training, safe spaces to gather, relevant cultural experiences, meaningful methods of self-expression, and character education through weekly meetings, in-school assembly programs, community building, and performances.

The work of the Collective is authentic and powerful. It documents black history through written word and art including poetry, photography and video recordings while training the next generation to become active, engaged citizens. Programs become a force multiplier, rippling into families, schools and neighborhoods and offering solutions to pervasive urban problems.

Job Posting

Perception Isn’t Always Reality

Temporary Part-Time Position:

Project Coordinator

Summary:

Perception Isn’t Always Reality will engage Black teen and young adult artists to reevaluate messages they may have received about COVID and vaccinations and to evaluate the sources of the information. Through their own brand of urban storytelling that involves collaborative work in hip hop music and krump dance, videography, photography, and podcasting, the artists will produce a challenging body of work for the public to experience on urban canvases such as the sides of city buses and on the airwaves.

The Project Coordinator will be a temporary part-time employee and staff member hired to coordinate details of scheduling, reservations, facilitation details, and budgets. The coordinator will monitor project activities to assure completion and support evaluation process. Duties include working with artists, including teen and young adult artists, to plan schedule, and coordinate details of the artistic production.

Covid Policies: Inside all Story Stitchers facilities: Show your photo ID with date of birth and vaccination card or a negative test within 72 hours. Wear masks at all times.

Pay: $20/hour for 250 hours over the project period.

Work Schedule: An average of 8 hours per week.

Start Date: December, 2021. End Date: August 7, 2022.

To Apply: Send a resume, and a list of three professional references to Susan Colangelo at susanc@storystitchers.org. Saint Louis Story Stitchers participates in E-Verify.

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Four Contracted Positions – Lead Youth Artists 

Perception Isn’t Always Reality

Four Youth Artists, ages 18-24, will be selected from the Story Stitchers Youth programs. Artists will work closely with Branden Lewis, the Youth Program Coordinator and all levels of staff and consultants to complete the project. These Artists will bring their street knowledge and a range of creative talents to the project’s mission.

This project involves photography, video and audio recordings, and a large marketing campaign in which artists voices and/or images will be pushed out across St. Louis. This is not a behind-the-scenes role. Artists in this role will need to be comfortable with being out front. 

Qualifications:

Past or present experience in Stitchers Youth Council.

Selections made based on 1) levels of interest in the project; 2) histories of successful project completion with Story Stitchers; 3) availability throughout the duration of the project, 4) creative/technical skills, and 5) clean social media platform with no guns, drugs, gangs, hate or discriminatory language.

Four Youth Artists will be contracted Work For Hire for $300 per month.

Project Period: 8 months, December 1, 2021- July 31, 2022.

Vaccination is not required for this project but Covid policies, including showing a vaccination card or a negative test within 72 hours and masks are required for indoor spaces.

To Apply: Reach out to Branden Lewis, Youth Program Coordinator at Branden@storystitchers.org or 314-788-1188

 

Five Contracted Positions: Youth Artists

Perception Isn’t Always Reality

Five Youth Artists, ages 16-24, will be selected from the Story Stitchers Youth programs. Artists will work on an as-needed basis to complete the project. These Artists will bring their street knowledge and a range of creative talents to the project’s mission.

This project involves photography, video and audio recordings, and a large marketing campaign in which artists voices and/or images will be pushed out across St. Louis. This is not a behind-the-scenes role. Artists in this role will need to be comfortable with being out front. 

Qualifications:

Past or present experience in Stitchers Youth Council.

Selections made based on 1) levels of interest in the project; 2) histories of successful project completion with Story Stitchers; 3) availability throughout the duration of the project, 4) creative/technical skills, and 5) clean social media platform with no guns, drugs, gangs, hate or discriminatory language.

Five Artists will be contracted on an as-needed basis for $300. 

Specific dates will be determined based on skills and need.

Project Period: 7 months, January 1, 2021- July 31, 2022.

Vaccination is not required for this project but Covid policies, including showing a vaccination card or a negative test within 72 hours and masks are required for indoor spaces.

To Apply: Reach out to Branden Lewis, Youth Program Coordinator at Branden@storystitchers.org or 314-788-1188

Contracted Work: Artists 

Story Stitchers will contract with skilled videographers, urban dancers, musicians, spoken work, and rap artists on at least three projects in 2022. 

Selections made based on 1) levels of interest in the project; 2) histories of successful project completion; 3) availability 4) creative/technical skills, and 5) clean social media platform with no guns, drugs, gangs, hate or discriminatory language.

Work for Hire contracts are provided. Fees vary.

Artists must have reliable transportation and be able to communicate and respond in a timely way via email. Projects must be completed professionally and on time. Videographers and photographers must have own equipment.

Vaccination is not required for this project but Covid policies, including showing a vaccination card or a negative test within 72 hours and masks are required for indoor spaces.

To Apply: Reach out to Susan Colangelo, Executive Director at susanc@storystitchers.org

 

Contracted Work: In-Schools

Audio/Video Tech or DJ (1)

Urban Dancers (2)

Pick the City UP

Story Stitchers seeks an audio/video technician and urban dancers to work with a team of performers inside spaces where Covid 19 vaccination is required such as local high schools. Run a simple portable PA for short sets. Possible DJ work for larger programs.

Must have reliable transportation and be able to communicate and respond in a timely way via email. Work must be completed professionally and on time. Tardiness will be considered end of opportunity.

Work Schedule:

One Wednesday evening rehearsal in December required.

Mostly weekdays during school hours. Schedule is pending. 

$100 per gig.

Requirements: Must be 18 years old or older. Must have a high school diploma or GED. 

Selections made based on 1) histories of successful project completion; 2) availability 3) creative/technical skills, and 4) clean social media platform with no guns, drugs, gangs, hate or discriminatory language.

Story Stitchers shirts, hoodies required and provided.

Covid vaccination is required for this project

To Apply: Reach out to Susan Colangelo, Executive Director at susanc@storystitchers.org

 

 

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Saint Louis Story Stitchers does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or national guard status, or any other factor prohibited by law in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and/or activities.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is committed to ADA compliance. The Collective welcomes people with disabilities and subscribes to the goal of providing access to programs, services and facilities. The Collective’s goal is to integrate this philosophy into all activities: policies, guidelines, plans, budgets, funding proposals, meetings and outreach.

 

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