PCF is seeking paid Weekend Event Assistants!

May 24, 2024

If you would like to learn more about the job and apply, please read the job description below!

Who We Are

The Puffin Cultural Forum, a project of The Puffin Foundation Ltd., is a gallery and performance space located at the site of the Foundation’s administrative offices in Teaneck, New Jersey. Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize, in our local community, the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.”

What We Do

We strive to bring thoughtful, diverse, and socially-relevant arts programming to our surrounding communities in the form of art exhibitions, music, dance, theater, author interviews, workshops, film series, lectures, and dialogues. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.

About the Position

Want to help us accomplish our work and increase your experience with nonprofit, fine arts, and event-related work?

Are you people-friendly, organized, and responsible?

The Puffin Cultural Forum is seeking paid assistants for our weekend events. The position is in-person at our Teaneck, NJ gallery space and will require 6-10 hours of work per week, compensated at a rate of $17.50/hour. Events are held Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons; frequency and number of assignments depends on our needs and your availability.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Helping at the front desk with reservation check-ins (including collecting donations)
  • Venue and/or equipment set-up and break-down/cleanup before and after events, including putting out and putting away chairs
  • Monitoring lighting and sound equipment
  • Operating the camera as we record the event
  • Generally assisting staff, performers, and guests as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Assistants must have a passion for and appreciation of the arts and the role they play in promoting social progress, especially in giving voice to individuals and organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
  • Hospitality and ability to positively represent the Puffin Cultural Forum when engaging with the public are required.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively, constructively, and flexibly with others are requisite for this position.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) authorized vaccines.

How to Apply

Please apply by sending a resume to the Forum Director, Andrew Lee, at:

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

The Puffin Foundation is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position. We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibit discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, or any other identities or any other factors which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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