Staff Wanted

We are looking for those who has concern in
・the business of hotel or cafe
・the management of art-related activities
・the position of an executive director of NPO
・volunteer work

Pursuing the way of expression and the relationship with society, NPO called Cocoroom has been closely related to the area and continued its artistic activity for more than 10 years here in Nishinari, Osaka. In the spring of 2016 we started "Cocoroom -accommodation, cafe, and the courtyard", and have tried to create opportunities for people such as the locals and the travelers to have a relationship between themselves.

Specifically, we are working on the business of hotel and cafe, practical studies named Kamagasaki Art College, Kamagasaki O! pera, and Art Program for the Elderly as Ties to a Community, going rounds at night, coordinating the street infirmary, and so on.

Meeting people through work and responding to them, we go on with what we can do. Most tasks are not specific and we are always struggling with issues which don’t have any clear solutions. So an active and a broad-minded attitude is required.

When you want to join us, please write an essay to submit about why you want to, how you think we can discuss and understand each other, what you want to tell yourself when you are at a loss about working, what you are interested in, and what you are good at.

Anyway, why don’t you come for tea or stay, and help us something. Please see what it is like to work here.

理事として長年微力ながら関わってきた大阪・釜ヶ崎で活動するNPO法人cocoroomが、現在新規スタッフを募集しています。この4月からゲストハウスの運営にも乗り出し、プロジェクトがより多様に活発になっていくことだと思います。これまでもスタッフは関西に限らず全国各地から募集を受け付けてきました。決して楽ではない、自分自身が広い意味での「芸」で「生きてゆく」、その当事者性を強く実感せざるをえない現場です。誤解を恐れずに言えば「雇用してもらう」や「就職する」と言った心持ちでは正直、持ちきれない現場で、すごく使い古された言葉だけど「自己実現」を通じた「社会実現」みたいな意識を育みながら挑戦する場です。そのことは例えば、いま被災地の現場などに思いを馳せつつも一見「直接的」な行動がとれないにせよ、自分の頭と経験で考えて一歩一歩いまここを真剣に生きて明日を変えてゆくことをどう目の前のタスクと引きつけながら朧げながらも徐々に輪郭を掴み取ってイメージできるか。そういった力を養う連続の日々だと。そして、やがてはこの現場を巣立って各々のフィールドを見極めつつより深く実践してゆくような、そんな人達が育っていけばと、元現場スタッフとして強く感じています。

アサダワタル(元副理事)