Monthly Archives: May 2010




The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international non-profit organization for cultural relations and education opportunities. We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. With offices in the US in Washington, New York and Los Angeles, the British Council USA builds global partnerships with US-based institutions to develop and deliver collaborative work around the world. Within the US, we also develop initiatives that give a voice to the next generation of leaders on both sides of the Atlantic, encouraging them to work together to explore solutions to current and future global issues. Through transatlantic artistic partnerships, we introduce Americans to high-quality, groundbreaking creative work from the UK. We facilitate and encourage educational collaboration and exchanges between the US and the four nations of the United Kingdom. Our programs addressing climate change support a network of young leaders who are committed to tackling climate change globally and in their own communities.


The British Council is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce.



A non negotiable salary of $37,740 is offered along with a generous benefits package.


Interested applicants should send by mail a cover letter and resume to:


FAO: Executive Assistant Post

The British Council

3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington DC 20008


The closing date for applications is Monday 7 June.  Interviews will be held in late June and a start date of early July is envisaged.



We are currently seeking applications for an Executive Assistant to the Director of the British Council based in our Washington DC Office.  This post is designed to be a developmental post and is offered for one year and will be of particular interest to someone interested in a future career in international relations or public diplomacy.


The ideal candidate will have:


A degree in a relevant subject – e.g. International Relations or Arts 

The confidence and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a broad variety of contacts, colleagues and stakeholders.


A genuine interest in the work of the British Council and a belief in the power of cultural relations to build international trust and engagement


Strong inter-personal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and an eye for detail.


A willingness to lend a hand as and where needed and an ability to meet deadlines.

A team player who is also able to work independently.

Duties of the post include:


ü       Managing the director’s calendar and travel; coordinating with senior internal and external contacts to arrange meetings and other events; providing general administrative support, and, in the absence of the director, receiving and screening communications and using independent judgement to determine those that require immediate attention.


ü       Assisting the director with the preparation of presentation materials and background documents.


ü       Providing support to the Finance Manager on the SAP financial management system.









ü       Supporting the project work the office is involved in as and when required. This includes Education and Arts projects, our Climate Champions initiative and our transatlantic programmes for young leaders.


ü       Responding to incoming public inquiries; conducting research and liaising with relevant staff and external organizations to ensure information is up-to-date and accurate.


WorldStrides is looking for a Graphic Designer – Charlottesville, Virginia

WorldStrides is looking for a Graphic Designer to help produce
collateral (electronic and print) that effectively facilitates sales
promotional efforts, positions each product/service in its relative
market, appropriately services the customers, and ultimately increases

To create illustrations and layout for use in
brochures, direct mail packages, space advertising, package inserts or
other promotional and collateral materials. Aid in the development of
web pages for the company web sites while considering constraints of an
internet/intranet environment.


I.         General Management:

the design, layout and update of marketing support materials (electronic
and print).
Demonstrate high level of creativity and respect for
Maintain company’s brand image.
Assist Art Director
setting up goals.
Maintain understanding of all markets, products
and services offered by the company.
Work collaboratively with
Creative Managers.
Maintain working knowledge of and properly
archive pictures in the picture gallery .
Maintain proficiency level
of programming languages for web development.
Maintain proficiency
level for the use of graphic software.

II.       Marketing
Printed Collateral:
·        Follow scheduling
established for the graphic group.
·        Create a strong balance
between quality, cost, service and added-value.
·        Work closely
with members of the graphic group in order to timely and efficiently
generate printed collateral.
·        Keep graphic files current and
available at all times.
·        Set-up files properly for quick and
easy delivery to printers.
·        Remain attentive to details at
the proofing stages.
·        Maintain superior skill levels in the
field of graphic design.

·        Assist with the
creation, formulation and implementation of web driven marketing
·        Develop, design and plan for web pages.
·        Programming
front end and back end functionality, integration of data and content,
and maintaining server side technologies.
·        Follow scheduling
established of web site projects.
·        Assist in the development
of the web site strategy.
·        Assist in the upkeep and
development of the websites.
·        Abide by industry standards for
maximum efficiency.
·        Work with and assist Art Director in
implementation of new technology.

III.         Team
·        Participate in the development of the annual marketing
budget, goals, strategies and objectives.
·        Participate and
be on time for all marketing meetings.
·        Participate in the
review of drafts to meet and exceed our goal to appear as the premier
destination provider for student travel.
·        Generate
post-production reports.
·        Assist with special team and
corporate projects outside of normal duties when needed.


1.      Assist Art Director in all
assignments, as requested, making sure that the Graphic Group has the
proper resources and support.
2.      Serve on committees as
3.      Additional responsibilities may be assigned.

Standard Department Member Responsibilities:

1.      Facilitate
and/or perform training of staff members as requested.
2.      Maintain
accurate and up-to-date documentation.
3.      Foster communication
within the department, with other departments and with management.
4.      Maintain
knowledge of company policies and procedures so as to serve as an
effective staff member.
5.      Support company policies and
management decisions with a sense of urgency and professionalism.
6.      Seek
out and participate in internal and external programs that facilitate
personal and professional growth.
7.      Identify and discuss
personal and professional growth goals with the Art Director.
8.      Write
and deliver self-performance appraisal to the Art Director on an annual


Four year degree required,
preferably in the field of communications, computerized graphic arts,
marketing, or internet technology. Strong experience in print and
electronic media development. Proficiency with computer graphics
software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc) in a PC
environment.  Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work in a
fast paced office environment. Some travel required.

verbal and written communication skills; ability to visually proof
documents and input data into a computer. Some light lifting required.

apply click on the link below:

Ben Franklin is hiring!!!

Ben Franklin Crafts is now acceptng applications for a Custom Frame Shop
.  Previous framing experience required.  Art background
preferred.  The successful applicant will assist customers in designing,
choosing mats, fillets, glass and custom frames.  Must be able to
supervise fellow employees and be a team player.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames is now hiring creative individuals for
custom framing and design – Framing Sales Associates. Full time and part time available.Prior
experience preferred.   Art background is helpful, good math skills
necessary.   Apply at any Richmond area Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames
or by email.  Join our creative team today!
apply, send your resume to the following email address:

VCU Alumni seeking intern – $7.25 / hour

ColonialWebb is looking for an intern to support their Marketing
Specialist with creating a website for their Green Energy division from
concept to launch.

The successful intern will be either a Junior, Senior, or is a maximum
of two years out of college.

Interested  - apply through RamsRecruiting

can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Make sure that
your resume has been approved before you apply for this position. You can do so
by contacting your Career Consultant:

have a RamsRecruiting account? 

is easy to get one! Stop by the Career Center in the University Student Commons (across from the Chick-Fil-A) and
request an account or email us at

Senior Communication Associate; Capital One – Richmond, Virginia

•Design and develop training and skills assessment
CBT modules, online help, One Place team web site, maintain online
•Partner with team trainers to appropriately prioritize
efforts and effectively create online materials to complement curriculum
and learning agendas
•Support training materials using COF styles,
standards, and development tools including Captivate , Articulate, Flash
and Lectora
•Technical Writing, Teaching/Training, performance
measuring, multimedia curriculum and course development
•Ensure that
all information is consistent, easy to understand, and well organized
and edit own work and work of others to improve quality, readability,
consistency, and effectiveness of documentation
•Enthusiasm and
innovation to motivate others
•Commitment to be part of the team,
and to support others in making the wider team a success.

•1 year of experience with Website design
•4 year
college degree

Preferred Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree
year of experience with Learning Management Systems
Design experience
•Knowledge of adult learning theory and the ADDIE
model of design (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and
•Knowledge of Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model (and
experience implementing Levels 1 to 3)
•Knowledge of SCORM
(Sharable Content Object Reference Model); know how SCORM works between
the course and the LMS – Learning Management System
•Excellent time
management skills
•5 Years experience in Written and verbal
communication to a variety of audiences; confident meeting facilitator
oriented and organized
•Lean or Six Sigma certification
negotiation and interpersonal skills

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please visit the
“Careers” section at and enter Requisition ID

Now Accepting Applications for The American Craft Council Show 2011 Season!

Deadline to Apply: July 25, 2010
Express your individuality at American Craft Council Shows – now accepting applications for the 2011 season. It’s an opportunity to exhibit and sell your handmade work across the country to thousands of craft buyers, collectors and enthusiasts. Gain national exposure, enhance your online presence and join a community of makers who have been juried into these prestigious events! With attendance and sales continuing to rise, NOW’s the time to apply!
WHO Should Apply: If you produce original and handmade work in basketry, ceramics, clothing & accessories, decorative fiber, furniture & lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone or wood. 
2011 Show Schedule
Baltimore wholesale: February 22-23
Baltimore retail: February 24-27
Atlanta retail: March 11-13 (Preview Party March 10)
St. Paul retail: April 15-17
San Francisco retail: August 12-14
Deadline to apply: July 25, 2010
Late deadline to apply: August 1, 2010 ($100 late fee will apply for any applications received between July 25 and August 1) 
All applications will be reviewed under a rigorous jury process; results will be announced in September. Apply on-line at
A complete prospectus is available at And the Council staff is available to help with your application. Email, or call us at 800.836.3470 x276.