Trying to find a job in Lancaster PA... from a distance.
August 2, 2016 10:07 AM   Subscribe

I'm moving to Lancaster, PA this fall. I have a strong interest in design, science, and the arts. And I need a job.

Does anyone here know the city? I'd love to hear about smallish organizations/companies that don't necessarily have a big online presence. I've been working on tapping my alumni networks, but it's a small enough city that the numbers aren't really there.

My background is in science (a PhD) and the arts (I'm effectively the second-in-command at an ambitious new arts program). I have collaboration, communication, problem-solving, development, and technical expertise, and I'm open-minded about the specifics of a job — non-profits, design firms, or start-ups all interest me at this point.

I'll be visiting Lancaster again next week. Any tips on how to go about pounding the pavement would be greatly appreciated!
posted by alycoop to Work & Money (4 answers total)
Lancaster Science Factory maybe? An old friend of mine works there.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 10:20 AM on August 2, 2016

Do you or your contacts know anyone at Franklin & Marshall College?
posted by lukemeister at 10:25 AM on August 2, 2016

Caveat: I grew up in Lancaster, but haven't lived there in a decade, so I don't know who's hiring or what the current labor market is like.

I don't know what kind of science your PhD is in, but Lancaster Labs prides itself on being a good place to work.

I might also check out The Trust Performing Arts Venue; they may be a decent place to start networking for arts-related jobs even if they aren't hiring. (My memory of Lancaster is that it doesn't have a huge, booming arts scene, but it has hopefully improved since I left.)

There's also RockLititz, a huge rehearsal space for bands and musicians like Katy Perry and Elton John. If you're interested in sound production at all, there's a lot of companies around doing that kind of work.
posted by emilyanemone at 10:53 AM on August 2, 2016

Have you seen this listing of Lancaster's arts and culture venues?
posted by MonkeyToes at 1:57 PM on August 2, 2016

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