Application deadline: Immediate & until filled.
Position: Coordinate global efforts to translate the Beautiful Trouble activist toolkit into multiple languages across several formats.
Location: virtual; you may work from anywhere.
Hours and pay: Part-time; 3-5 hours per week at USD$30/hr.
Are you passionate about creative activism and the theory and practice of hands-on social change? Are you a skilled translator and project manager with a keen eye for detail, an ability to synthesize complex ideas in accessible language, and a passion for making brilliant ideas more accessible? Do your political networks include community activists at the forefront of radical social movement struggles for a better world? This is an opportunity to work with a global network of changemakers to make a (beautiful!) difference.
Beautiful Trouble is looking to expand our small but mighty collective by hiring someone to coordinate translations. You will work with a growing network of translators to translate and disseminate content from Beautiful Trouble’s award-winning creative activism toolbox across many languages, and several formats (book, card-deck, online knowledge-base). The successful candidate will have:
fluent written and verbal English;
fluency in multiple other languages;
experience managing translation teams;
experience in any kind of professional translation work;
a background in arts and/or activism;
a keen interest in publishing accessible, engaging, and actionable content for diverse, global users;
strong ties to progressive social movements;
a familiarity with creative activism toolkits like Beautiful Trouble, the Global Change Lab, Actipedia, CANVAS, or others;
a firm grasp of the history, thought, and practices informing radical politics and creative activism across diverse contexts;
comfort and ability to assist with project fundraising;
comfort in working remotely as part of a diverse, internationally-distributed team;
excellent time-management, collaboration, and communication skills;
tact, grace, and a wicked sense of humour (required!).
This is a part-time, contract position, averaging between 3 and 5 hours per week, at US$30/hour.
Please email a resume and cover letter to phil [AT] beautifultrouble [DOT] org. Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
Beautiful Trouble is committed to practicing anti-oppression and collective liberation in all aspects of our work. We value a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our team, and strongly encourage applicants who identify as persons of color, women, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.
Learn more about Beautiful Trouble.
Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution (O/R Books, 2011) and its companion book, Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South (O/R Books, 2017) have been collectively compiled by over 170 grassroots activists from across 5 continents, and are now available in 10+ languages. The books feature notable movement strategists including Arundhati Roy, George Monbiot, Vijay Prashad, and Mark and Paul Engler. The books have inspired several other compilations, including a Study Guide updated in 2021, 2020’s New Pan-Afrikanism Edition and 2021’s Myanmar Coup Response Edition.
Translations: 10+ languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Thai, Turkish; with Burmese, Vietnamese, Bangla, and more on the way...)