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PURPOSE Productions supports artists and organizers in the manifestation of PURPOSE-full work that seeks to unify and develop our world community.

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What does it mean to craft a PURPOSE-full hiring process?

Today is the last day to apply to join the PURPOSE team…well, it was supposed to be. But over the past few weeks, I done heard through the grapevine that folk ain’t quite clear about what we’re doing, who we’re looking for, how we work and and and… While I thought stating “We value transparency and welcome any questions that may arise from our work or this process” would be enough to bring those questions straight to me, life ain’t always that simple. And since we’re doin thangs in our purpose-full, liberated, revolutionary way – well, let’s just say our way might seem a bit foreign.

This revolutionary entrepreneurial practice that centers humanity over productivity is my contribution to the legacy of liberation that grounds me.

 

First and foremost, everything we do begins with a question of purpose. Not the simple, transactional kind where more work equals more people; but the deep, reflective kind that asks: how do we build a powerful team that works collectively and creatively while feeling empowered to self-determine? (There go those Kwanzaa principles again.)

In this hiring experience folks will name themselves, shine to their fullest, and build skills that will support them well beyond the work they might do for us. This revolutionary entrepreneurial practice that centers humanity over productivity is my contribution to the legacy of liberation that grounds me.

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Join Our Team!

PURPOSE Productions is seeking radical and brilliant beings to join our team as PURPOSE-full Workers & Organizers.

After fours of watching dreams grow into this living, breathing institution that supports individuals and organizations in a variety of ways, we’re excited open our doors to new team members this summer and embark on a collective training experience that will increase capacity and give our founder some real space to breathe.

We’re looking for dreamers, creators, marketers, web designers, lovers, do-ers, social media magic makers, baby whisperers and ANYONE who values organizing through the arts. Learn more about who we’re looking for HERE.

Our team is built on autonomy and trust. Currently, staff meetings are once a month (in person or virtual) and team members are otherwise allowed to work on their own schedules. We do not count hours and we think micromanaging is just plain stupid. Our success is defined by the goals of our sojourners (read: clients) and fulfillment of each project’s purpose. Our work is collaborative, creative, cultural, and spiritual and we would be honored to share it with someone(s) who understands all of this. Applicants don’t necessarily have to be based in NY (we love a good Google hangout); we’re just looking for committed, independent community members who are interested in supporting artists and organizers in a wide variety of ways.

Check out the full call for applicants HERE. And learn more about the process HERE.
Interested folks can apply at bit.ly/PURPOSE-team-app no later than June 29, 2016.*
*deadline extended

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PURPOSE and Strategy is for Errrrrrrybody

Recently, I was in a meeting with an organization that considers itself small. We were discussing online marketing and I shared my philosophy that every decision should be rooted in organizational goals and strategy – whether you’re talking about social media ad purchases or institutional hiring plans. Their response: “That’s nice. But we’re not a large institution. What can a small organization like us do?”

PAUSE.

Now PURPOSE Productions works with a range of folks, from individual artists and organizers to growing arts organizations. So this institution’s definition of small is already pretty different than mine, especially since I’ve watched one leader, a few friends, and a budget of their collective pockets build life-changing experiences. In any case, this organization defined itself as “small.” But all PURPOSE-full work starts with mission-based goal setting and then we develop strategy that supports those goals. And here’s the kicker…

You don’t have to be a large institution to think purpose-fully and strategically.

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