CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Venture Café Foundation is a growing, non-profit startup. See the opportunities to join our team below.

Looking to volunteer? Learn more about our Volunteer Program here and apply to become a volunteer.

Manager, Volunteer Programs (Volunteer Role)

Are you looking to reconnect and get hands-on experience with entrepreneurs and innovators in the Greater Boston area?

Venture Café Kendall is a non-profit startup founded as a social experiment to connect likeminded entrepreneurs. We have grown into a global network of sites designed to forge relationships within innovation communities. Venture Café Kendall is now an essential stop for entrepreneurs and innovators who have open access to office hours, conference-style workshops, startup demos, information tables and a variety of networking opportunities weekly.

With our growth, we have a need to expand our volunteer program and we are looking for experienced, innovation enthusiasts like you to help shape this new phase of our evolution. As an experienced volunteer, you will help create and operate programming that helps entrepreneurs build and grow their ventures. 

Under this expanded program, you have an opportunity to be involved at the event level, on a project basis or take on a consistent role with Venture Café Foundation. Some of the areas where you could broaden your skills or practice your management skills include: volunteer management, media, photography, event planning, design, web development, marketing, and more. 

We have an immediate need for Manager of Volunteer Programs. If you are interested in this role, please indicate that in the ‘Comments’ section in the application form.

The benefits of our program include becoming a member of our close-knit Venture Café Foundation family, connecting with a wide range of professionals in the Boston Innovation ecosystem, building new skills, and enjoying exclusive access and events reserved for our volunteers.

 If you are prepared to learn, share, work hard and connect, apply to become a volunteer by submitting the Experienced Volunteer Application Form here.  

 

 

Venture Café Kendall is part of a family innovation sites operated by Venture Café Foundation which includes District Hall, Roxbury Innovation Center and StartHub.org. Venture Café Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit whose goals is to enhance and accelerate innovation in the Greater Boston region.

Events Programming Intern

Venture Café Kendall is seeking an intern to assist with the coordination of over 200 sessions, as well as other event production and logistics. This team member will be responsible for weekly projects, including helping with event signage, speaker information, data entry, event logistics and administrative tasks related to event management. This position will gain a wide spectrum of experience in the production of Venture Café events.

As a Venture Café intern, you will learn:

  • Communication skills necessary to manage event participants
  • Content planning and onsite logistics of events
  • Critical thinking skills and problem solving
  • Exceptional organizational skills

Candidates should:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Have an interest in event planning and management
  • Be highly organized
  • Have excellent leadership qualities
  • Be able to work within diverse team
  • Possess exceptional customer service skills
  • Demonstrate good communication skills (email, phone and conversation)
  • Show a strong attention to detail
  • Have time-management skills
  • Be comfortable working in and with large groups of people
  • Have knowledge of Mac computers and Google Apps

Availability

A time commitment of 10-15 hours a week with availability during our weekly events held on Thursdays from 2-8PM.

Application instructions

Submit resume and cover letter to intern@vencaf.org

Digital Marketing Intern

Venture Café Kendall is seeking an intern to assist with digital marketing, data collection/analysis, marketing automation, and PR. In this role, the candidate will participate in brainstorming marketing tactics, writing and scheduling social posts, marketing distribution and campaign analytics.  The role will also involve data entry and administrative tasks related to marketing. This position will gain a wide spectrum of experience in the marketing of Venture Café programs.

Responsibilities for this position include

  • Assist with collecting and organizing marketing data
  • Maintain email marketing analytics and record weekly data
  • Assist with a broad array of social media marketing tactics
  • Assist with survey research, creation and delivery
  • Assist with the execution of public relations tactics

Required Skills

  • Enrollment in a degree program, preferable Marketing
  • Strong communicator
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel abilities
  • Ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Fast, efficient, and accurate data entry skills
  • Well-organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Critical thinking

Additional Skills

  • Google Analytics Experience
  • Database Experience
  • HTML/CSS
  • WordPress web design
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop

Availability

A time commitment of 10-20 hours a week.

Application instructions

Submit resume and cover letter to intern@vencaf.org