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Volunteer Opportunity at O:JA&L

Wanted: Contributing Editor for Theater Arts

OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L), recently lost a valued team member. As a result, O:JA&L must now actively recruit a skilled and diplomatic (and politically neutral) volunteer to serve as Contributing or as Associate Editor (DOQ) for Theater Arts. 

The qualified candidate would have a degree, training, or commensurate experience in a field directly associated with the theater arts or the film industry (including theater arts education) and have a verifiable IMDb profile. The ideal candidate will be a retired or semi-retired theater arts professional and will have substantial verifiable performance credits or producer’s or director’s credits or credits as a writer for screen and/or stage. 

The qualified candidate would be able to:

  • contribute an average of up to three (3) hours per week of documented volunteer service
  • assist with development of submission guidelines for screen plays of several types, staged productions and closet dramas, stage/set design, and related theater-specific specialties, including performance arts
  • develop and issue calls for submissions in all theater arts categories, including video and audio submissions of performance arts
  • receive and accept or decline submissions in all theater arts categories and including video and audio submissions
  • identify industry awards/honors and nominate appropriate O:JA&L contributors for same

In addition to the core tasks listed above, the ideal candidate would be able to:

  • contribute an average of more than three (3) hours of documented volunteer service per week
  • contribute a minimum of three 300- to 1000-word original essays or articles per year on topics of interest to the theater arts community
  • assist with fundraising for O:JA&L theater arts awards, online publishing and/or print projects

This is a volunteer position.


Respond with questions or with letter of interest and CV to ojal.associate.editor@gmail.com


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