Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM)

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Youth Engagement & Employment
Posted Date
6/27/2022 1:20:00 PM
Post End Date
7/10/2022 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time


**This postion will be: Hybrid: In-Person and Remote


MONUM is seeking 3 Youth Civic Design Fellows to join our diverse team this summer. We are looking for individuals who are not afraid to think beyond what seems possible and want to look at city challenges at a systems level and a human scale. We’ll look to you to guide our work with your perspective and creativity. You must have a passion for cities and working with people.
MONUM's work is about building trust, fostering collaboration, investing in relationships, culture change, and injecting a touch of delightfulness into government. Our Youth Civic Design fellowship is meant to provide young people with an immersive and project-based exploration of design in government. It is also an opportunity for our team to learn from and lean on your expertise to ground and guide discrete projects.

We want team members who are comfortable self-starting their work, while also contributing to a highly collaborative office. The Youth Civic Design Fellows should possess, or be open to developing, the confidence and judgement to seek support when needed and be able to work independently.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Working closely with our Director of Civic Design and broader MONUM team you will focus on moving forward 1-2 projects focused on research, design, storytelling and/or prototyping. Your work will potentially include but not be limited to:


Attending meetings with city departments and team
Designing prototypes and conducting/analyzing necessary research
Testing out project prototypes and serving as a collaborator on a select number of projects
Documenting and sharing your work (create blog posts etc.)
Other duties as determined or specifically requested by the Civic Design Fellow who leads the cohort of youth fellows, as well as the Director of Civic Design

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

  • Must have an interest in areas such as design, public space, public policy, storytelling, social justice, design research, urban planning, or community engagement

  • Strong relationship builder and highly collaborative

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational and problem solving skills and presentation skills.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  • Access to a computer/laptop and wifi/internet connection is needed


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