Posted September 29, 2017

Seeking Project Assistant for An Immigrant Alphabet – a public art and civic engagement project

The Project Assistant supports the Project Manager in carrying out all aspects of the project related to the installation at Municipal Services Building and Thomas Paine Plaza. All tasks will work toward the general project goals to: 1) Strengthen public engagement with the art installation “An Immigrant Alphabet,” and 2) Collect data and responses for use in measuring and evaluating stages of the project.

Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned as needed)

  • Survey the public as they stop to observe the exhibit
  • Set-up/breakdown daily activities at Thomas Paine Plaza
  • Provide support on site or off-site at related events
  • Gather data on events, demographics, passersby and participants
  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on public participation
  • Manage volunteers
  • Identify and follow through with community outreach opportunities such as fairs, festivals, local markets and organizations 


  • At least 2 + years of college studies
  • At least one year of related experience, such as working in the arts and public engagement
  • Knowledge of data collection principles and evaluation techniques


  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with strangers in a public setting to gather data
  • Excellent organizational skills, record-keeping skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task
  • Friendly, pro-active can-do attitude
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the project
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet usage

Time Commitment
Monday – Friday with some late afternoons and Saturdays (events require various time commitment which will be outlined at the beginning of each month)

This position, for 20 to 25 hours per week, is open immediately, reporting to the Project Manager while working collaboratively with Al-Bustan staff and managing some volunteers. To apply, please send cover letter, resume with 3 references to diana-at-albustanseeds.org



Al-Bustan is seeking additional members to join our Board of Directors. Please see Board Announcement and contact us if interested.

Throughout the year we invite artists with a particular interest and experience in Arab arts and culture to contact us. We also invite students or individuals interested in a work-study position, volunteer internship during the school year or as a camp counselor during the summer to contact us.


Al-Bustan is an equal opportunity employer.