Help Wanted: Community Manager

ABOUT LOCUS

Locus Workspace (http://locusws.com) is a coworking space: a shared office, meeting, and event space for freelancers, remote workers, and other location-independent professionals who would rather work alongside others than alone. Locus is an exciting example of the future of work: a part of the sharing economy and a social enterprise that "flattens the world" by providing freelancers, digital nomads, and other independent workers from around the world support that has traditionally been limited to employees in well-run organizations. Locus members work for themselves and where they want (in this case, in the center of beautiful Prague) without having to do it all on their own. Along with providing an inspiring and collaborative work environment, Locus organizes or hosts a number of events from board game nights, to Mastermind Groups, to weekly lunches and coffee breaks, to group pomodoro work sessions, to workshops, to hosting large groups of digital nomads. Locus is unique in both its international focus (the language of the space is English and members come from more than 20 countries) and in its function as a Prague landing zone, allowing people new to the city to get started working productively and enjoyably immediately, whether they are relocating to Prague permanently or just stopping through on a longer journey around the globe.


ABOUT THE JOB

The primary role of the community manager is to help create a welcoming, collaborative, and successful work environment for Locus’s members and potential members. In that respect, this job is about customer service and community building above all else. You will be in charge of making connections between members and potential members, hosting and promoting events, and building resources that promote a sense of social connection and work effectiveness. You will be working directly with the business founder/owner and may also also help envision and implement overall development of the business. 


Along with these major tasks, you may be involved in social media marketing, keeping the Facebook pages and Twitter accounts active, updating the website, and writing newsletters. You will also be involved in some of the more mundane and less rewarding aspects of managing the work space: ordering supplies as needed, making coffee, sweeping up a broken dish, receiving payments and checking up on members if their payments are past due, managing interns, and sometimes managing conflicts between members. In other words, you will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of a successful coworking space.


YOU SHOULD BE...

  • Someone who would want a membership at Locus even if you weren’t applying for the job,

  • Passionate about the idea of being a community manager, conscious of the challenges of location-independent work, and excited about the possibilities of the sharing economy and Locus Workspace to provide solutions to those challenges,

  • Friendly, kind, supportive, funny. You should be great with people and love connecting them together.

  • Self-confident, socially intelligent, well organized and reliable, self-motivated and able to work independently, with a problem-solving and learning orientation (these aren’t lightly used words; if they don’t describe you, you will not be the right fit for this job),

  • Comfortable writing for business communication,

  • Aesthetic/design-minded, both in terms of the interior design of the space and with respect to graphic design for flyers, the newsletter, or the website,

  • Computer ready: You must have your own laptop, be comfortable with social media, have experience using Microsoft Word & Excel along with the Google equivalents, and have a readiness to learn how to use new software,

  • Conversational in both English and Czech and close to native level in one of the two languages.


IN RETURN, YOU GET...

  • Flexible working conditions:

    • No experience as a community manager is necessary,

    • It’s possible to work half-time (20 hours a week) instead of full-time,

    • The job is open to non-Czechs who speak at native level, as long as you also speak conversational Czech.

    • As such, the job might be ideal for advanced students, for recent university graduates, for non-Czechs looking for meaningful work in Prague, for mothers & fathers re-entering the job market after maternal/paternal leave, or for a mid-career professional change to a job that has personal meaning.

  • Full-time membership in the coworking space.

  • The potential to earn shares in the business for the right candidate.

  • Engagement in a community of interesting people from around the world involved in various kinds of work who you may learn from, work with, and contribute to.

  • Involvement in an exciting sharing-economy and social business,

  • The opportunity to develop and learn along with the young business itself,

  • Experience in social media, event management, community building and community management,interior design toward optimizing work productivity and work culture, entrepreneurship, marketing, and almost any other aspect of helping to run a successful small business.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your CV and a cover letter (in PDF, MS Word, or Google Docs formats) to info@locusworkspace.com. If you do not hear back from us within 7 days, please do not hesitate to follow up with another email or a phone call.