Boston: Boston Tree Party/Hybrid Vigor Projects seeks six-week Fellow

1 Mar

6-Week Paid Development Fellowship with the Boston Tree Party/Hybrid Vigor Projects

Hybrid Vigor Projects is a new, emerging Boston based social venture.  We design, develop, and produce socially engaged participatory public projects in service of positive social change. We create dynamic and innovative experiences, events, organizations, networks, publications, and more. We use tools, strategies, ideas, and frameworks from a wide range of disciplines, including conceptual and relational art, urban planning, social business, communitydevelopment, experiential pedagogy, and design. The Boston Tree Party is our first project.

The Boston Tree Party is a collaborative campaign to plant 100 pairs of heirloom apple trees in publicly used spaces across Greater Boston.  The tree plantings will take place in partnership with a diverse range of institutions, organizations, businesses, and communities.

As an urban agriculture project, the campaign will create vital gathering places, build community connections, and improve community health.  As a conceptual art project, the Boston Tree Party engages with metaphor and symbolism, and playfully reimagines patriotic and political language, imagery, and forms of association.

We are looking for a fun, smart, well-organized, and self-motivated individual to help us grow the Boston Tree Party revolution.  We promise that you’ll have lots of opportunities to learn and grow, meet amazing people, and contribute in meaningful and substantive ways.  We will work with you to create a position that aligns with your strengths and supports your goals and interests.

Role and Responsibilities:

— Research potential institutional funders and corporate donors.

— Collate and synthesize research in a thoughtful and well-organized manner.

Help build and maintain a robust donor database.

Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.

Skills and Expertise

Strong research skills.

— Organized and detail-oriented.

— Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

— Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

— Comfortable with MS Excel.


— Knowledge of philanthropic sector and corporate social responsibility a plus.


— Grant writing experience a plus.

Dates: Now–mid April (with the possibility of an extension).
Small stipend available.
Hours/Location: 15 hours per week.  Most of the work can be done from home.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Lisa Gross
Founder and Director
Boston Tree Party/Hybrid Vigor Projects

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