purpl is an incubator for people to build lives they are passionate about.
purpl is an operation of the Saul N. Silbert Charitable Trust , a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization incorporated in 1994
The Saul Silbert Charitable Trust was founded by Saul Silbert in 1994, from his personal estate. Saul Silbert was a self-made man whose family came to the United States with little. He built his estate through hard work for the IRS, a tax preparer, and shrewd, self-managed investor. A lover of the arts who studied theater, piano, and drawing through his last days, Saul believed strongly in the value of education and self-reliance.
Opportunities at Purpl
Purpl is Hiring!
Seeking a bright, energetic, articulate, self-motivated team player able to keep an eye for detail while maintaining a view of the big picture. Should be a creative thinker and problem solver who can both take direction and work independently. An ideal candidate would be entrepreneurial and engaged, flexible and willing tolearn, thoughtful and competent with a customer-service mentality and the ability to enthusiastically and authentically stand behind Purpl’s mission and seek out and perform all tasks related to the overall success of the organization.
Required skill sets/competencies/attitudes:
Strong and versatile writing ability
Eye for design and presentation
Networking and relationship-building
Ability to manage a diverse set of tasks and projects
Experience with social media marketing and promotion
Hospitality, party planning, and event management
Facility with computer systems, including online drives, routers, printer set-up
High level of attention and awareness for maintaining our organizational standards of presentation
Competency with the Adobe suite of products
Willingness to happily and voluntarily perform a wide range of tasks, from the intellectual (writing marketing copy, researching grants) to the physical (setting up chairs, shoveling snow), to the social (facilitating meetings, bartending) as demanded by the situation
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to!)
Receiving and engaging guests, customers, collaborators, members
Writing press releases, marketing copy, newsletters, outreach letters and more
Building and maintaining our online presence through social media, online calendar listings, outreach, etc.
Serving as a representative of The Purple Crayon in the community and at events, as well as on a day to day basis with those who interact with the space
Giving tours for potential members, space rentals, or other interested parties
Editing/producing flyers, brochures, and other print materials
Intake, quoting, and ongoing support for private party rentals
Set-up, management, and breakdown of live events
Workspace management, including scheduling, tech support, supply management, etc.
Research for grant opportunities, partnerships, program models and other topics as necessary
Website updates and maintenance
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Computer and tech savvy
Motivated problem solving skills
Willingness to participate in a variety of tasks
Passion and excitement for the work at hand
Proven experience in a workplace environment (long-term internships are acceptable)
Ability to work evenings and weekends several times a month, depending on the event schedule