Are you passionate about making change in the AAPI community?
Are you someone who lives for the magic of 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, then we encourage you to apply for our Amplifier Program!
Slant'd Amplifiers are dynamic AAPIs who are committed to hosting community gatherings on behalf of Slant’d. This is a unique opportunity to connect with and give back to your local community, make new friends, and develop badass leadership skills.
As a volunteer-based organization, we need folks who can have fun and get shit done!
Each city will have at least three (3) Amplifiers and be supported by our Director of Community. Although each city will be responsible for hosting its own events, events are open to everyone, regardless of location.
As a city, you will be expected to:
All Amplifiers will be onboarded in mid-December and early January for the upcoming year.
We ask for a minimum of one (1) calendar year (January-December). 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 a minimum of 3 Amplifiers (max. 4). Together, you'll concept, promote, and produce gatherings for your city and be supported by our Director of Community (part of the Slant’d Core Team).
We have the following positions open for each city
In addition to your local team, you'll 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 (when the pandemic is over)!
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, an accupressure class, 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 in June!
Gatherings will remain virtual (via Zoom) for Q1-Q3 2021 and we will address Q4 depending on the current state of the pandemic and public health guidelines.
Although each city will be responsible for hosting its own events, everyone is welcomed, regardless of location.
This experience will be what you make of it. Each city is expected to host 2 gatherings and the launch party (that’s 3 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. There will also be opportunities to work on special gatherings if you have the bandwidth and interest.
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.
Nope! The Director of Community will provide an annual budget that each city can pull from to compensate our creative collaborators. All proceeds raised will go back to Slant'd to pay for future programming and initiatives.
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 invited to a Slant'd Slack group to connect with the Core Team and will also have a dedicated Amplifiers channel. 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're 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 2021. We’d love to expand beyond those in the future, 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 bringing people together 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-min. video of you sharing an idea for a (virtual) 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!
2021 Amplifier applications are due by December 4, 2020 with the following next steps: