Are you passionate about making change in the AAPI community?
Are you someone who can’t get enough of in-person gatherings?
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves to help us build the future of Asian America?
If you answered HELL YES to any of the above questions, then you just might be a great fit for our Amplifier Program!
Slant'd Amplifiers are amazing AAPIs who are committed to curating and hosting meaningful community gatherings on behalf of Slant’d. This is a unique opportunity to grow and give back to your local community, make new friends, and develop badass leadership skills.
As a predominantly volunteer-based organization, we need folks who can get shit done and have fun while doing it!
Each city will have at least three (3) Amplifiers and be supported by our Director of Community. Together, you will be expected to:
All Amplifiers will be onboarded in mid-December for the upcoming year.
We ask for a minimum of one (1) calendar year (January-December 2020). In December, we’ll do a holistic review of your experience. Depending on the outcome of that review and your interest, you’ll have the option to continue being an Amplifier for the next year!
Each city will have 3 Amplifiers (Lead, Talent, and Partnerships). You’ll work together to concept and produce gatherings for your city and be supported by our Director of Community (part of the Slant’d Core Team).
In addition to your local Amplifiers, you will also be plugged into a national community of Amplifiers whom you can brainstorm with, exchange tips/tricks with, or just hang out with whenever you’re visiting one of the 4 cities!
That’s up to you! Amplifiers get complete creative ownership over our gatherings. We’re looking to YOU, the local expert, to dream up meaningful ways to satisfy your city’s cravings for community—whether that’s a musubi-making party, an astrology workshop, a story slam, a happy hour, or a variety show… the sky’s the limit. The only mandatory gathering is our annual magazine launch party, which will take place every October to celebrate our latest issue. You also get to plan the Slant'd birthday party for the entire squad!
This experience will be what you make of it. Each city is expected to host a minimum of 1 gathering per quarter (that’s 4 gatherings total per year), so it’s up to you to decide how much time it will take to pull that off for your team of Amplifiers.
Yes—but in hugs, swag, friendship, and gratitude! We’re looking for folks who are motivated by passion and a genuine desire to uplift the AAPI community. If you’re in this for the money, then this may not be a good fit for you.
No. The Director of Community will provide a budget for the year. Each city will be responsible for securing its own sponsors & partners, with all proceeds raised going back into future gatherings for that city and the Slant'd organization.
Each city will receive a large batch of files (e.g., brand assets, templates, sample marketing materials, volunteer guides) and an online handbook to help get things off the ground. All Amplifiers will be connected via a dedicated Slack channel, where you can also chat with the Slant’d Core Team. Our Director of Community will be a go-to resource throughout the year.
We have an exit process, but we ask that you give us a 4 month notice. If you have someone in mind to take your place, you can nominate them (your endorsement allows them to go through an expedited application process). Otherwise, we’ll open up applications to the community.
We are looking to bring on a diverse group of AAPI-identifying Amplifiers—across gender, race, ethnicity, perspectives, and skill sets—who are passionate about uplifting the AAPI community and have experience with event planning.
These are our focus areas for 2020. We’d love to expand beyond those in 2021, so if your community wants and needs Slant’d, email us and we’ll add it to the list!
Everyone is creative in their own way. We encourage anyone with a passion for hosting in-person gatherings to apply.
It’s 2 parts: 1) a written portion that asks about your interest in Slant’d and relevant experience; and 2) a short 5 minute video of you sharing an idea for a Slant’d gathering.
Thoughtfulness, passion, creativity, enthusiasm, curiosity, co-creative spirit, an independent but collaborative work ethic, and a get-shit-done attitude.
We believe that a video is the easiest (and most fun) way to get a quick snapshot of your personality & creativity. Don’t take yourself (or the video) too seriously. Have fun with it!