The Singularity Institute is hiring virtual assistants (work from home, from anywhere)

The Singularity Institute is hiring 1-3 virtual assistants. (That is, personal assistants that work from home, anywhere with internet access.)

 

Benefits:

  • Work directly with some of the central figures of Less Wrong, especially Luke(prog) and Anna Salamon.
  • Work from home most of the time.
  • Trial period of part-time work at $13/hr; if all goes well then get hired as a contractor for full-time work or more (if you're available) at $15/hr.

Qualifications:

  • Capable of self-management and figuring things out. An example instruction is "Find me three ghost writers who have previously published best-selling science books and figure out how much they cost." We don't have time to figure out how one goes about doing that, so we need our virtual assistants to be able to do research (by internet and phone) to figure out how to do that.
  • Be generally on-board with with rationality and existential risk mitigation. (This makes communication and goal coordination easier.)
  • Be clear and professional in emails and (much less often) on the phone.

 

How to apply:

Send an email to jobs@intelligence.org with the subject line "Virtual Assistant Position." Attach your résumé if you have one, or at least describe why you think you'd be good at this job. Also list other skills and experience you have, even if you're not sure they'd be relevant.

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Find me three ghost writers who have previously published best-selling science books and figure out how much they cost.

Do you want applicants to actually do this as a test? Do you actually want the ghost writers?
Unfortunately, my schedule won't let me apply. But the first one seems like a good way to screen applicants, and I have some contacts that may allow me to find you those ghost writers, if it is actually important.

No need to do this test; my current non-virtual assistant has already partly completed the project.

Somewhat new to Less Wrong (arrived at Common Sense Atheism two years after it's inception) but wondering if there is still a need for a dedicated virtual assistant interested in all of the above?

Possibly. Please contact malo@intelligence.org.