Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Hello, Dear Reader!

I'm writing to let you know about my search for work. If, after taking a look at my Four Basic Criteria for a New Job, you have an idea of someone you would like to introduce me to, feel free to call or email me with your brainstorm. I value your creative ideas!

Eleanor's Four Basic Criteria for a New Job

1. Can be part- or full-time

2. Involves lending my skills to a TEAM of people who work together directly (face-to-face) with other people

3. The work has an element of physicality or a hands-on element (moderate physical labor is fine, as is an outdoor setting)

4. Process-oriented (e.g. is not intensely deadline-driven)

BONUS: I am helping/teaching small groups of people

BONUS: I get to be around the arts (esp. theatre/dance), books, nature, or teens/pre-teens

PS: Doesn’t have to be a fancy title or position, just something satisfying.

Samples of Work Projects

* Co-Produce The Brooklyn Blogfest, an annual gathering for 300 bloggers, artists, local community activists & politicians who write, speak, organize, and make art about their neighborhoods and the world beyond

* Organize The Brooklyn Blogade, a monthly gathering of Brooklyn Bloggers who care deeply about their neighborhoods and about creating good environments for people to work, play, and live in

* Launch ongoing support groups for women artists and entrepreneurs who want to stay on the edge of personal and professional growth.

* Coach individual artists and entrepreneurs to grow their communities of clients and collaborators through both in-person and web-based relationship-building

* Interview entrepreneurs and artists for my blog and newsletter, Creative Times

* Organize first Take Our Daughters to Work Day for a middle school in Washington Heights, and work with 7th grade girls to create book & organizer’s manual about the day

* Coach parents to connect to their children through open-ended play (also called “play listening” or “special time”)

How to Contact Me

Thanks so much for your support! Please feel free to call or email with questions or ideas.

Eleanor Traubman

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