As part of my personal day-to-day as a NEAR Foundation MarCom team member, I have been assisting @yadira and @rosanna1 on the Events team with Guilds and creative community involvement in the upcoming NEAR | CON event.
It became apparent to me very quickly that someone ‘on the ground’ in the Lisbon area - familiar with the NEAR creative community and with exhibition logistics experience - would be needed to assist with the curation and execution of the various creative activations. Someone altogether more than a standard exhibition curator, as NEAR | CON will be unfolding on physical and virtual planes.
Here’s how the role for the Creative Activations Lead has been established:
Tasks and responsibilities:
Liaise with creative partners to envision and execute the NEAR creative activations at NEAR | CON (Oct. 26 & 27 with set-up and take-down time):
- NFT Gallery
- VR Exhibition
- Happy Hour musical entertainment / live musical commitment
- Still photography & videography, workshop room animation
- MetaVerse engagement (i.e. virtual after parties);
Liaise with and source information from the creative partners to the NEAR | CON Production Agency so all logistical and technical requirements for the physical creative activations are accounted for;
Potential assistance with set-up and take-down of the creative activations;
Attend daily to weekly syncs with Rebecca, meetings with partners & Production agency as required, attendance at daily NEAR | CON internal syncs, and other NEAR | CON related meetings as relevant;
Post-NEAR | CON reporting which would include sourcing testimonials from creative partners and the amalgamation of metrics such as # of transactions related to NEAR | CON on their NFT marketplace, most active NFT store, etc. from these partners and from the internal NEAR Core team.
- Duration of the position would be from September 1 until November 30 (tentative end date) to accomplish all wrap-up and reporting
- Deadline for the full draft of the blue-print for all creative activations is September 16
- From there, we will kick off into detailing logistics until launch of NEAR | CON on Oct. 25 (Day 0 - for registration, etc.)
- Take-down and wrap-up to begin on Oct. 28
There was only one super-star who could fill this role and that is @tabear - co-founder of the muti DAO, current muti DAO council representative on the Lisboa City Node DAO, former community manager at Arroz Estudios (Arroz Criativo Guild), and creative project manager extraordinaire.
Please post with regular updates as to your progress and so as to form the basis of your monthly payout requests from the communitysquad.sputnikdao.near. Depending on the number of hours dedicated each week within a month, the hourly rate will be between EUR 20-30/hour. Considering the tight turnaround at the beginning of the position for the September 16 deadline, more than the standard 8 hours/day may be required and so a higher rate within this range will be given to compensate for dedicated over-time.
Thank you, Tabea, for agreeing to work through all this with me and to lead how the Lisbon and global NEAR creative community will be featured and celebrated at the first ever NEAR | CON!