Positions and Internships

 

Studio-X: Project Manager/ Research Lead 

Responsibilities

The CLUSTER Project Manager / Research Lead (PM/RL) will oversee the research and mapping activities for the CLUSTER project in Amman, reporting to CLUSTER co-Directors, in coordination with Studio-X Amman Director. The CLUSTER PM/RL will also oversee financial, logistical, and outreach aspects of the CLUSTER project in Amman, and will be in charge of the implementation of CLUSTER mapping and workshop activities, reporting to CLUSTER’s Co-Directors and CLUSTER Research Lead, complying with Columbia University and Columbia Global Centers financial reporting requirements, under the supervision of Studio-X Director. The CLUSTER PM/RL will also oversee the Program and Media Coordinator’s CLUSTER-related work, as well as oversee the CLUSTER Research Team.

Qualifications for applicants

  • A Masters degree or equivalent in urban studies, architecture, or related fields or at least 3 years of experience in directing research and curating programs in urban studies or related fields
  • Knowledge of Amman’s urban history and current or foreseen developments
  • Fluent in Arabic and English

If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV & portfolio to:

studioxamman@columbia.edu and to info@clustercairo.org

with “CLUSTER Project Manager / Research Lead” in the subject line.

 

Application deadline is on Friday, March 24th 2017.
  

 

Studio-X: Program and Media Coordinator

Responsibilities

The Program and Media Coordinator (P&MC) will work closely with Studio-X Amman’s team on the coordination and implementation of lectures, conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and other Studio-X Amman programs. The Program and Media Coordinator will also dedicate time to the CLUSTER project, and will be in charge of maintaining and managing the online contents of CLUSTER’s work in Amman.

The P&MC will also be in charge of organizing and maintaining Studio-X Amman’s online presence and archives, as well as support Studio-X Amman’s administrative and financial reporting to Columbia Global Centers and Columbia University GSAPP. The P&MC reports to Studio-X Amman Director and CLUSTER Project Manager / Research Lead, in coordination with CLUSTER co-Directors. 

For both Studio-X Amman projects, and for CLUSTER’s projects in Amman, the P&MC will arrange for and archive all audio-visual documentation of events and workshops.

Qualifications for applicants

  • A Bachelors degree or equivalent in urban studies, architecture, design, photography, or related fields
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, CAD or other drawing software
  • Skilled in photography, film, video editing, and graphic design
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Fluent in Arabic and English.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV & portfolio to:

studioxamman@columbia.edu and to info@clustercairo.org

with “Program and Media Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

Application deadline is on Friday, March 24th 2017.

 

 

Internship Program

Volunteers and interns will have the opportunity to work on the Center’s research programs and participate in local and international conferences organized by the Center. Participants will gain work experience and a global perspective that will provide a competitive edge in achieving their career goals.

 

Responsibilities

Specific duties for the interns and volunteers are as follows:

  • Provide help with English document (including research reports, conference summaries, and other Center publications, etc.) drafting and proof-reading
  • Participate in conference and event planning and organizing
  • Assist Center staff with any other tasks related to managing and running research programs or activities
  • Assist in office management

Qualifications for applicants

  • Preferably fluent in both Arabic and English with writing skills in both languages
  • Excellent translation skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Good team player
  • B.S./B.A. degree or above preferred

Required application materials

  • CV
  • English writing sample
  • The name of the person and his/her affiliation who referred you to the Center
  • Work availability

To apply for an internship/volunteer opportunity with the Center, applicants should send the above documents in an email titled "Name-Position-Major" to sm4040@columbia.edu

After reviewing applications, we will arrange interviews with competitive candidates.