URGENT: Built Works Volunteer for charitable organisation providing educational + professional development opportunities in design

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14. November 2017
Tags: Greek Islands: Lesvos | construction | admin / coordination | short-term | long-term | ongoing

About ODD:
The Office of Displaced Designers (ODD) is an independent, charitable creative organization that provides educational and professional development opportunities in design. Bringing together refugees and locals in our central office space in Mytilene on Lesvos (Greece) we support multi-disciplinary projects related to and/ or impacting: the built environment, protection issues or cultural understanding.

Our workshops, classes, and events are free to attend and open to anyone (aged 15+) with a background in design or an interest in learning new design-related skills.

Most of those we work with are challenged by uncertain futures. Our project-based programming is designed to tackle this issue by focusing on the creation of portfolio material that can be accessed freely online. We also support CV development and promote international networking.

The opportunity:
We are looking for a skilled built works volunteer to join our team and support a variety of projects. This is a varied role involving fabrication, light construction, and the facilitation of workshops.

You will be part of a small international team with backgrounds in architecture + design, design education, and research. The minimum commitment is one month with an average of 35 hours per week.

About You:

  • Completed 2 years university-level coursework OR have equivalent work experience
  • You must have experience in fabrication and construction including:
    • preparing and reading technical drawings
    • site work (including leveling, drainage, landscaping)
    • Concrete casting and form preparation
    • Light wood construction
    • Knowledge of  safe operation, storage, and repair of fabrication/ construction tools, materials, and equipment
  • Previous experience communicating your skills and guiding others through the fabrication/ construction process.
  • You must be a confident English speaker
  • You will need to have an empathetic outlook and you must be reliable

Persons already residing on Lesvos are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Fill out the form linked here. Once submitted, a member of the ODD team will be in touch with you.


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