jon (quamono) wrote in culturalanthro,

New positions open at the Beehive Collective!


In anticipation of our most exciting and busy year to date, featuring the
launch of two new graphics campaigns, our swarm of eleven is in need of
five more workers. We are currently seeking a few passionate and
committed organizers, educators, and artists to join us full-time in
Maine, at satellite Hive locations, and on the road, beginning as soon as

Please pass this note on to others who might be interested!


- Archivist/Documentarian (Mountaintop Removal Mining campaign)
- Graphics Campaign Coordinator (Mesoamerica Resiste)
- Education Coordinator (Mountaintop Removal Mining campaign)
- Illustration Collaborator (pen & ink, Mountaintop Removal Mining campaign)
- Distribution, Networking & “Pollination” Coordinator (core Hive

Detailed descriptions at


In exchange for their efforts and commitment, all Bees, both full and part
time, are provided with (exceptionally amazing) food and housing for the
time they are involved, in Maine or on the road. Indeed, this does not
cover other expenses that you may have such as healthcare or debt, but we
will support you in coming up with a work plan that can address your
specific needs. Bees committed beyond six months are eligible to receive
Americorps benefits such as school debt deferment, an education stipend
and health care. Thus far, we've found this approach to be the best way
for us to honor the work of each of us equally, while avoiding dependency
on unstable foundation funding.

**********ABOUT THE BEEHIVE**********

We are an all volunteer, non profit art-activist collective, dedicated to
making anti-copyright images for use as educational tools. Our mission is
to "cross-pollinate the grassroots." We value collaborative work,
creative problem solving, and dismantling colonial mentality. As the bee
metaphor dictates, we are endlessly busy in the effort to illuminate the
connections between single issues and the "big picture." Our organism
requires long hours, patience and a solid sense of humor, but is
consistently surprising, rewarding and personally transformative.

**********CURRENT CAMPAIGNS**********

*****MESOAMERICA RESISTE: Now four years in the making and extensively
researched throughout the region, this project is focused on giving voice
to the many grassroots and community-based alternatives to the Plan Puebla
Panama (PPP). The PPP is a massive trade corridor and industrial
development plan that would span southern Mexico, Central America, and
Colombia. Unprecedented in scale and sold by its designers as a regional
integration plan, the PPP is actually an acceleration of five hundred
years of colonialism and genocide founded on racism, military occupation,
short-term consumerism, and foreign control of land and resources.

Depicted by the Beehive as an elaborate pen and ink drawing, with over 450
distinct species of plant and animals, Mesoamerica Resiste is in the
homestretch of completion. In many ways, when this illustration hatches,
our work will have just begun. To release this graphic into the world and
ensure that it returns to the region to serve as a participatory tool for
resistance movements, we are seeking a CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR. This person
would join our team as soon as possible, for part-time for training in
Toronto (or possibly Philadelphia), full-time work through the summer in
Maine, and touring in the Fall.

*****MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING (MTR): With support from the Provisions
Library for Art & Social Change, and collaboration from the grassroots
groups Rising Tide and Mountain Justice Summer, the Hive has
enthusiastically agreed to pursue a campaign illuminating the most extreme
form of surface mining for coal. With this new campaign we hope to further
develop our image-based storytelling methods to cross domestic
geographical, class, and literacy barriers. We intend to produce a
learning tool that artfully captures the human and ecological scale of
shortsighted resource extraction, while participating in the rich
storytelling tradition of Appalachia. This project has an very tight
deadline, with the illustration component going to print in August.

For the MTR campaign we are seeking multiple roles: an EDUCATION
These three folks would join us on the road this Spring, at our Hive in
Maine in the Summer, and possibly tour with the finished graphics campaign
in the Fall. We intend for this project to be the first of many graphics
campaigns focused on Climate Change issues.

**********HOW TO APPLY**********

More information about each of these roles is currently on the front page
of our website. We'll be filling these positions by early March, so it's
best to get in touch immediately if you're interested. Write or email us
a letter of introduction using our “20 Questions” as a guide. Call us at
(207) 669-4117 and we’ll mail you a hard copy, or check out

the beehive design collective
3 elm st | machias maine | 04654
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