Jobs for Poets: January 17, 2018

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Jan 17 2018
Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.


  • Americans for the Arts in New York City seeks a full-time Operations Associate to perform general administrative work in support of the organization’s human resources, meetings and events, contracting, internship program, and office services functions of Americans for the Arts.
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  • Barnard College in New York City seeks a full-time Lecturer to teach a 3/3 course load in the first-year writing program and work with the director on program development.
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  • Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. in New York City seeks a full-time Assistant Editor to commission new works and editions, develop new series and products, continue the organic growth in established areas of the list, and manage the backlist and series.
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  • Boyds Mill Press in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, seeks a full-time Editor to acquire 12-16 new books per year and assume sole responsibility for all editorial aspects of book development.
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  • The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Vermont seeks a full-time Office Manager to ensure the smooth functioning of BMAC’s administrative office and systems and provide general administrative support to BMAC's other staff.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks an Assistant Director of First-Year Writing to provide vision and operational support for a growing program that is currently undergoing significant curricular and administrative restructuring.
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  • Del Mar College of Corpus Christi, Texas, seeks a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of English to teach five English courses per regular semester, principally in the areas of college-level composition and developmental writing.
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  • Gemini Ink in San Antonio, Texas, seeks a full-time Director of Development to spearhead the organization’s development and fundraising efforts and a Registrar/Operations Manager to be responsible for staffing front office, answering phones, assisting students, managing class queries and registration, managing the organization’s database, keeping special events records, maintaining office supplies, and supporting the executive director and program directors.
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  • Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania seeks a Director of Communications and Content Strategy to help establish the conceptual and strategic direction for content development and lead the content production team in creating, integrating, disseminating, measuring, and repurposing content through all college channels.
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  • Las Positas College in Livermore, California, seeks an Instructor of English as a Second Language to teach beginning- through college-level grammar, reading, and composition.
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  • Mass Humanities in Northampton, Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Communications Specialist to gather and disseminate the message and stories of the organization across platforms that include print and electronic newsletters, social media, email announcements, media releases, masshumanities.org, and others.
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  • Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico, seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to teach creative writing in a way that engages both Navajo culture and tradition and modern literary culture.
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  • New Earth Organization in Culver City, California, seeks a full-time Poetry/Hip-Hop Teaching Artist to teach and mentor at-risk youth and young adults ages 13-25.
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  • New York University Press seeks an Assistant Editor of Arabic Literature to liaise with editor-translators, copy-editors, and others in the editorial process; assist with the review of translations; maintain spreadsheets and production schedules; draft catalog and jacket copy; administer payments for consultants and vendors, and more.
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  • The Ohio State University Press in Columbus seeks a Literary and Cultural Studies Acquisitions Editor to strategically acquire and publish 20-24 books per year in literary and cultural studies, with opportunities for list expansion in keeping with the press’ larger editorial program goals.
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  • Printed Matter Inc. in New York City seeks a Director of Fairs & Editions to manage all aspects of the production of Printed Matter’s NY and LA Art Book Fairs, oversee the organizations participation in domestic and international art fairs, and produce Printed Matter’s fundraising editions.
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  • Scholastic Inc. in New York City seeks a Senior Publicist to implement innovative publicity plans and campaigns for select titles and authors.
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  • Stevenson University in Pikesville, Maryland, seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of English (Writing Coordinator) to teach 15 contact hours per academic year, supervise the English Department’s first-year writing instruction, and oversee the university’s Writing Intensive courses program.
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