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Head of Community and Events

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April 26, 2024
May 1, 2024

Apart Research's mission is to ensure that the changes brought about by artificial intelligence happen safely and to the benefit of everyone. We are a remote-first organization that values talent and potential, regardless of background and location. We are building our organization around the conviction that AI safety has to become a global and highly focused effort.

Role Overview

We are seeking an exceptional Head of Community and Events to lead our Apart Sprints and Campus initiatives. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Host impactful hackathons that tackle key pragmatic AI safety and security problems
  • Partner with world-class organizations and individuals to create events that drive innovation and attract top talent
  • Foster a flourishing community of professionals transitioning into AI safety research
  • Innovate and implement technology to enhance network experiences
  • Take ownership of all aspects of our campus, ensuring a supportive and nurturing environment for researchers and practitioners

You are a great fit for this if

  • You possess strong marketing and outreach skills, with the ability to develop and execute targeted campaigns to attract top talent
  • You have proven experience in community building, event planning, and project management in the tech or academic sectors
  • You have an understanding of the motivations in AI safety research and are excited about the latest progress in the field
  • You have excellent communication ability and can build strong relationships with partners, sponsors, and key influencers in the AI/ML community
  • You are data-driven and proficient in using data to inform decision-making and strategy
  • You are highly adaptable, solutions-oriented, and comfortable with taking ownership in a fast-paced environment
  • You have experience working in a remote, digital-first organization and can effectively collaborate with a decentralized team

Valued Extras

  • Quick to dive into new topics with a strong drive to learn
  • Experience with academic ML research and a solid understanding of one of our focus areas: Model evaluation, interpretability, cybersecurity, or multi-agent security
  • AI research engineering experience or experience with specific ML frameworks

If you are passionate about AI safety and possess the skills to build and engage diverse communities, we would love to hear from you. Please get in contact via our application form.

One more thing: If you come from an underrepresented background in AI safety research and have felt like you might not fit in with more traditional organizations, please reach out to us. We're convinced that AI safety has to become a global and highly diversified effort and are building our organization around that conviction.


Why work with us?

If you work with us, you will be able to:

  • Make a significant impact on the field of AI safety by driving innovative research and fostering a global community of researchers
  • Collaborate with amazing AI safety researchers and research organizations across the globe, independent of your location
  • Have a say in shaping the future of Apart Research and our approach to mitigating risks from advanced AI

What is the time commitment?

We are open to a range of options, from part-time to full-time. You will have considerable discretion over when you do your work, but we expect you to adapt to the needs of our global community and research initiatives.

What experience levels are you considering?

We are open to all experience levels, as long as the requirements above are satisfied. However, we expect candidates to have a strong research background and a deep understanding of AI safety. In case of doubt, please apply!

When should I apply?

Please apply as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

What does the process look like?

After initial screening of your application, we will schedule a brief first interview to understand your motivation for the role and your research background. Next, we will ask you to complete a short work test. Finally, we will invite you to a longer interview with several team members to discuss your experience and vision for the role in more detail.

What is the compensation?

We will adapt compensation to your experience level and location. As an early-stage non-profit, we expect the pay to be from $52,000 to $72,800 per year.

What if I have other questions?

Please reach out to hello@apartresearch.com. We are happy to hear from you and discuss any questions you may have about the role or our organization.