You could be the Walker's new "Internet Cat Video Festival Coordinator"
|10,000 people crammed into the Walker's backyard for the first #catvidfest.|
The Walker Art Center is hiring an "Internet Cat Video Festival Coordinator," or in other words, the internet's collective dream job.
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"We've been fielding requests to tour the Cat Vid Fest, and this position is providing administrative support for that," explains Rachel Joyce, assistant director of public relations at the Walker.
Yes, that's right: The Walker's Internet Cat Video Film Festival is growing.
|Animal Planet video still|
|Signs that the fest has made it: When it hit the State Fair last year, it got its own butter sculpture.|
And now you could be a part of it. The Walker position is part-time and temporary (it goes until August 30), but the museum is offering $16 an hour. Responsibilities include:
As for qualifications, the Walker's calling for a candidate with experience programming live events, knowledge of Google Docs and social media, and a driver's license.
- Search for and identify content.
- Provide general support for the festival curator.
- Support the Cat Video Festival Curator in securing clearance and rights for usage from clip creators.
- Attend all Cat Video Festival related Walker meetings.
- Research and secure event amenities such as Port-a-Potties, bike racks, and tents.
Not listed among the criteria is an obsessive love of cat videos. When we asked Joyce whether it's required, she replied, "It kind of makes life more enjoyable in general, don't you think?"
For non-applicants, another PSA: Year three of cat vids will take over the Walker's Open Field on Thursday, August 14. Start working on your whiskers.