Human Ventures is seeking an up and coming Sales and Marketing Officer for the lowercase initiative, a social enterprise by and for young people.
This position would suit those with experience or a recent graduate with the drive to succeed. Those under the age of 26, and interested in Community, Arts and Culture are encouraged to apply.
A bit about the role of Sales and Marketing Officer – lowercase
Reporting directly to the lowercase Coordinator and Human Ventures Creative Director, the SMO will play an integral role in the development of this initiative. The SMO is responsible for generating sales and marketing the initiative to a diverse array of clients. They will identify and engage new clients across the corporate, government and community sectors, and re-engage current and past clients. Working in collaboration with the lowercase Coordinator; Creative Director; and the General Manager, the SMO will develop and implement the Sales and Marketing Strategy.
Working with the lowercase Coordinator; Creative Director; and the General Manager, the Sales and Marketing Officer will also establish, nurture and grow external and internal relationships and communications with clients.
Ultimately, the success of the role will be measured by the profitability and sustainability of the lowercase initiative. As this is a new position, the SMO will have the opportunity to make the role their own and flourish within the organisation.
Applications close Wednesday 22nd December 2010.
Sales & Marketing Officer – Application Kit [PDF 176kb]
The album features the ‘deadly’ beats and lyrics of 260 young artists from Logan, Hope Vale, Cherbourg and Woorabinda. It has been inspired by stories from elders, and involves the creative input of more than 20 artsworkers and many workshops, dances, disco’s and time with young people.
In celebration of the release of this long awaited compilation CD, the young people of Cherbourg, Hope Vale and Woorabinda have loaded tracks and pix onto myspace and triple j unearthed.
Please show your support by clicking on the links below and voting for them to become triple j’s next deadly unearthed artist.
Cherbourg Crew: www.triplejunearthed.com/CBGStylinUpCrew
Hope Vale Crew: www.triplejunearthed.com/stylinuphopevalecrew
Woorabinda Crew: www.triplejunearthed.com/StylinUPWoorabinda
To lear more about the Stylin UP Regional program, click here.
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Since 1995, Human Ventures (formerly SpeakOut) has been busy.
Most importantly we’ve been busy working with amazing people, businesses and organisations to bring positive change.
A forum that will bring a number of Federal Candidates together with passionate young people, hopes to breathe life into what has been described by some commentators as an ‘uninspiring Federal Election Campaign’.
The forum Arts Election 2010 will put candidates including The Greens’ Larissa Waters under the spotlight to answer tough questions from 100 young Australians about their respective Arts and Cultural policies.
Left Right Queensland State Director Devett O’Brien says that Brisbane is developing a reputation as a city of innovation in the arts.
“Young Queenslanders want to see more of that in the Federal Government’s policy for the whole country.
This is as an important issue for young people and I suspect it will be front of mind when they vote on August 21st”.
The arts are a means of expression, celebration, dialogue, commentary and social change, and this forum will seek to provide true debate and real passion.
“The knowledge and passion of young people is something that a lot of politicians seem intimidated by. We don’t seek to intimidate, but we’d appreciate some authentic and challenging conversation.”
Details of the event
Location: Bleeding Heart Gallery, School of Arts Building, 166 Ann Street Brisbane.
Date and time: commences 7pm, Thursday 19th August.
Media contact: Melinda Halloran | 0421 874 446 | email@example.com
The Creative Pathways team are back in the Central West in September with brand new creative workshops, including computer games development, digital DJ, film making, illustration, music production and graphic design.
The team will be collaborating with Blackall State School to present the second annual Arts Appreciation Evening.
“Contributing to local events is really important to us,” said Creative Pathways Coordinator, Brooke Newall. “It is a way of connecting our program to the wider community and to demonstrate to young people the value of partnerships.”
The whole community is invited to the Blackall State School Arts Appreciation Evening that will happen at the Blackall Cultural Centre on Thurs 9 Sep, 6pm. The event will include an art gallery, music and theatre performances, a film display and more. All work created by Blackall State High students, Creative Pathways participants and the wider community.
“This event will not only be about celebrating the work on display,” suggests Brooke, “but about encouraging more young people to explore the arts and creative industries.”
On Monday 6 September, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, young people in Blackall can come to the Memorial Hall to get involved in workshops in computer games development, digital DJ, film making, illustration, music production and graphic design. The workshops then continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.
In Blackall, young people can also participate in graphic design workshops from Friday 10 until Sunday 12 September. Through the employment of a local designer and client liaison the Design Hub endeavours to deliver professional design services for clients in Central West Queensland. The Design Hub initiative is currently being developed by Creative Pathways, in collaboration with Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and CICADAS.
The Creative Pathways team then makes their way to Longreach where young people can similarly participate in computer games development, digital DJ, film making, illustration, music production and graphic design on Friday 10 September at Longreach State High School and on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September at the Longreach Youth Club from 11am until 4pm.
In addition to workshops, Creative Pathways will continue with the Young Entrepreneurs Program, supporting young people’s ideas for enterprise projects.
“We’re really keen to continue working with young people who have a vision for some form of community project, event or even a micro-business,” outlines Brooke. “Even if you don’t have your own concept, you can still participate and learn great skills to develop and launch a business idea.”
Young Entrepreneurs is about helping young people to better understand and develop skills in enterprise by focusing on social enterprise opportunities that can provide some benefit to the Central West.
Creative Pathways creative workshops, enterprise program and showcase series is currently supported by: The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Blackall State School, Longreach State High School, Regional Arts Fund, CICADAS and Human Ventures.
For more information about Creative Pathways or the Young Entrepreneurs Program, contact Human Ventures on 07 3229 8055, email firstname.lastname@example.org, check out our website at or become a fan of ‘Creative Pathways’ on Facebook.
Human Ventures (Human) is a leading creative and social enterprise. We develop community programs and provide creative services to help grow innovative and sustainable businesses and communities. Human Ventures acknowledges the assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Stylin’ UP Regional features in Issue 09 (Autumn 2010) of Namalata Thusi. The publication is produced by the Department of Communities and highlight key issues and best practice work in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The publication has a state-wide readership.
The transcript of the article follows.
The Creative Pathways team are heading back to the Central West for more creative arts workshops, including graphic design, drama, film & multimedia, zine-making and stencilling.
The team will also be holding community events, in both Blackall and Longreach, to share stories about this year’s Shockwave and to talk about next year’s festival.
Under a clear Central West Queensland sky, Shockwave 2010 began with a busy program of workshops and activities. Circus-themed, the colourful event promoted young people’s interaction with creative arts as a means of self-expression and collaboration.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from across regional Queensland will converge on Brisbane in May to perform on the main stage at the 10th annual Stylin’ UP Festival.
Queensland Rail (QR) has launched a new safety initiative, aimed at preventing illegal track crossings.
The campaign was developed and designed by Human Ventures who employed a team of young people as peer consultants on the project.
Young people have been identified as the group most at risk of crossing railway tracks at dangerous locations, and consequently the most at risk of injury or death.
The campaign also features Jonathon Beninca who, on 16th January 1999, arrived at a train station thinking services had ceased for the night so he jumped down on the tracks to take a shortcut.