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Community Moderator

Rolling Deadline  |  Part-Time Job  |  Telecommute

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Interested in kids, creativity, and online communities? We’re seeking community moderators to work with the Scratch Team. Moderators will support creative activities and positive interactions on Scratch — a free online community where young people program and share interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch has grown to more than 20 million registered members (ages 8 and up), creating and sharing thousands of projects each day. Moderators will gain valuable experience working online with youth in a creative, interest driven setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate actively in the Scratch online community as a mentor and resource for youth
  • Help moderate projects, studios, and comments on the website
  • Support youth volunteer programs in the online community
  • Promote the values and core ideas of the Scratch project (such as remixing, creative collaboration, and constructive feedback)

Qualifications:

  • Active participation in online communities, forums, or other webbased media
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Good at considering issues from multiple perspectives
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in visual arts, programming, or teaching
  • Not required, but would be cool: Ability to speak another language

This position is part-time (10-12 hours per week) under contract. All candidates must be at least 18 years old and have authorization to work in the United States.

(MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA or Remote)

Send a copy of your resume, links to one or more of your online presences, and cover letter to jobs+moderator@scratch.mit.edu.

Really want the gig? Create an awesome Scratch project to introduce yourself, share it on the Scratch website, and send us a link.

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