Media + Emerging Technology Lab

Location Media + Emerging Technology Lab
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Application Deadline June 18, 2021
Fellowship Duration Six-month fellowship beginning August 1, 2021
Time 20-25 hours/week

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The Media + Emerging Technology Lab (METL) at UNC School of the Arts seeks a Creative Catalyst Fellow in Community Engagement to develop an electronic communications and social media program as well as spearhead community events for the Lab during a six-month period from July 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021 (with an additional six months possible, pending funding).

The Community Engagement Associate (CEA) will get to know the operations and programs of METL to assess, create and execute a communications plan to promote the work of the Lab and facilitate relationships between the Lab and local and national communities.

In addition, the CEA will develop and manage METL events, including occasional tours of the Lab by local partners, the campus-wide presentation of the final project created by the 2021 METL Residency, and pre-planning for the 2022 Future of Reality Summit. To broaden METL’s local and national relationships, and working with the Lab’s director and staff, the Community Engagement Associate will research and recommend a list of potential contacts and partners.


Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:

  • Liaise and engage with internal and external partners on communications, marketing, and help build awareness for METL
  • Create and manage METL’s ongoing communications plan
    Identify opportunities for and help execute community outreach initiatives
  • Create content via videotaping & photographing METL’s activities
  • Record & interview participants in the METL Immersive Storytelling Residency
  • Create social media campaigns on behalf of METL
  • Develop a METL newsletter with highlights about the immersive industry for a targeted audience
  • Enhance METL’s website content
  • Spearhead data management of METL’s email listserv
  • Plan and execute METL community events

Requirements & Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Digital Communications, including MailChimp  
  • Video Production
  • Social Media expertise in Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Event Management
  • Data Management

How can we help you to further your goals through the Creative Catalyst Fellowship at METL?

About METL

The Media + Emerging Technology Lab was launched in 2017 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) by the School of Filmmaking, the #10 ranked film school in the country. One of the few technology labs in the country to be part of a nationally-ranked arts conservatory, METL is poised to train, engage and serve as a resource for the next generation of creative innovators - and to lead innovation across all industries including medicine, business, education, arts and culture, and gaming entertainment.

About Creative Catalyst Fellowships

Creative Catalyst Fellowships, in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts, are highly competitive, paid fellowships that advance artist leadership through skill-building, mentoring, and community of practice; strengthen creative community networks to better address regional gaps; foster systemic approaches to increase access, inclusion and equity; and embrace participation and exchange across the creative sector. Creative Catalyst Fellows will also gain access to educational and community-building opportunities.