Many of you who follow my blog know that last year I helped coordinate the Interfictions auction for the IAF. We got some amazing jewelry artists to create pieces based on the stories in Interfictions then auctioned them off to raise money for the second volume. Interfictions 2 will be out this fall (November or thereabouts) and to celebrate we’re having another auction!
This is all many months away, but we’re going to start soliciting artists right now and getting the ball rolling. I will have more information about that next week. For right now, I have a different solicitation. We need folks to help us make this auction happen. The more help we have the less everyone involved has to do. I know there are many talented and generous people amongst my friends and acquaintances, so I’m putting the word out to you. Here are the positions we need to fill:
Project Manager — Like the title says. Someone to coordinate efforts, keep people on task, set goals, and be an organizational goddess (or god). This person can work from anywhere as long as you have reliable Internet access.
Assistant to the PM — We’d like this person to be in NYC; support the PM, help facilitate communications, and act as primary artist liaison.
Web Assistant / Marketing — I’m going to need a person to help me with the web stuff, including getting the auction and individual pieces linked around, updating our Twitter and Facebook, maybe even doing a little work in WordPress. This person can work from anywhere.
Photographer / Image Editor — Needs to be based in NYC. Someone who is already set up to take pictures of products/jewelry (like having a lightbox or similar) and who also knows how to fiddle with images in photoshop to color correct and prettify.
Mailing Coordinator — Needs to be in NYC. Someone who is willing to receive all of the art and update the master list, get the art to the photographer and get it back again, then ship it out to auction winners.
Also, if you are an artist who participated in the last auction, we’d like your help in the choosing artists phase (which will mostly involve emailing people).
All of this is on a volunteer basis and hopefully will not take up more then a few hours of your time each week. If you’re interested in taking on any of these roles, please contact me here and let me know.