The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Dallas-based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. We enrich the lives of citizens by bringing design thinking to areas of our city where resources are most scarce. To do so, the bcWORKSHOP recognizes that it must first understand the social, economic, and environmental issues facing a community before beginning work.
The bcWORKSHOP’s current programs serve households and neighborhoods, with projects located primarily Dallas and Brownsville, Texas. With the addition of VISTA volunteers as listed below, we will target communities in the Brownsville area.
Position Title: bcFELLOW [VISTA member] Community Designer / Landscape Architect
Number available: 3
Location: Dallas, TX
Duration: July 2013-July 2014
Purpose:bcFELLOWS work to develop new and progress established efforts through bcWORKSHOP’s three areas of focus: planning, making, and informing. Individuals interested in public design with a strong sense of personal motivation and interest in the exploration and shaping of the city should apply. Landscape architects are encouraged to apply.
bcFELLOW’s are part of a highly collaborative team environment where teamwork is the most important quality followed by creative ability. Applicants should communicate why they are interested in applying their discipline to improving the livability and viability of communities with specific declaration towards one of the following urban development issue areas: density, connectivity, public space, or equity.
A strong preference is given to those with design training and/or experience; however all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Spanish speaking preferable but not required. Work should be eligible for credit towards the NCAARB Intern Development Program.
Funding for this position has been made possible by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. If selected, applicant will enroll in AmeriCorps VISTA program for one year, full time. Each VISTA will report to the bcWORKSHOP directors and work with other bcWORKSHOP staff on a regular basis. Please visit http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp for more information.
Please email interest letter, resume, and work samples (4mb maximum file size) to Trena Lechleitner (no phone calls please) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference 2013/2014 bcFELLOW in the subject line of your email.