Jobs for Poets: May 17, 2017

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May 17 2017
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.


  • 826 National in San Francisco seeks a Digital Manager to be responsible for guiding curriculum development to produce high-quality, innovative content for educators through the organization's new 826 Digital platform, which is in development and publicly launching in fall 2017.
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  • Amazon Publishing in New York City seeks a Senior Editor to be responsible for discovering and acquiring high-quality and high-impact editorial content, managing author relationships, and collaborating with the marketing, publicity, production, and author relations teams to deliver quality books and world-class author experiences.
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  • The American Booksellers Association in White Plains, New York, seeks a full-time Writer/Researcher to work to create relevant business-related and association news stories, content for bookseller education, and other resources to help member bookstores operate more successfully and profitably.
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  • The American Booksellers Assocation seeks an Account Manager to be the primary contact person for bookstores and booksellers from across the country and work with staff members in the Membership and Marketing Department to ensure members' enagagement and satisfaction with ABA benefits and resources.
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  • ArtsBoston, a leading force behind Greater Boston's arts and cultural sector, seeks a full-time Director of Marketing & Communications to be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic marketing and communications plan and leading all marketing, sales, and public relations functions of ArtsBoston.
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  • Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia seeks a full-time Director of Programs to be responsible for establishing content and administration of all artistic, educational, and organizational programs; hiring and supervising program staff, consultants, and volunteers; and identifying resources and partners.
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  • Bookburgh Books in New York seeks full-time and part-time Booksellers to maintain direct customer contact in store, with an emphasis on customer service.
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  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music seeks a Director of Patron Programs to supervise a staff of one and be responsible for all aspects of operations and strategy related to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Patrons.
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  • BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, seeks a part-time Development Assistant to support all aspects of BRIC's fundraising and development department, with a particular focus on government affairs, contract management, Raiser's Edge data entry, and preparation for external meetings and events.
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  • BRIC seeks a full-time Development Manager to be responsible for many aspects of its institutional and individual donor strategies, including BRIC-wide foundation and select other institutional fundraising, BRIC House  and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival membership programs, supporting their sustainability campaign, and participating in planning and execution of special events.
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  • Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania seeks a full-time, tenure-track English Instructor to teach introductory and advanced courses in any of the following: Developmental English, Preparatory English, College Writing, Research Writing, and English/Literature-related courses.
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  • Cayuga Community College in Fulton, New York, seeks a temporary, one-year Instructor of English to teach first-year writing and developmental English during the 2017-2018 academic year.
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  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater seeks a full-time Digital Marketing Manager to be responsible for creating and managing company-wide strategy for emails, website content updates, and analytics and serving as the primary liaison with their external website vendor.
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  • Christie's in New York City seeks a full-time Associate Specialist-Books & Manuscripts to be responsible for business getting, appraisal work, and managing special projects as assigned.
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  • Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Texas, seeks a full-time English Professor to conduct and supervise student mastery of the course content within English.
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  • DC Scores, a nonprofit that combines poetry/spoken word, soccer, and service-learning through free afterschool programs and summer camps in Washington, D.C., seeks a full-time Program Data Coordinator to be responsible for program monitoring and evaluation, grant compliance, and coach support.
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  • DC Scores seeks a full-time Director of Programs to be responsible for site management, curricular oversight, coach support, and the annual two-night Poetry Slam! event.
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  • Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Poetry) to teach introductory courses in reading and writing poetry, one first-year seminar, one upper-division workshop in creating/writing poetry, and lower-division courses in the literature of race and ethnicity.
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  • Fort Hays State University in Kansas seeks a full-time International Instructor of English to take on a 4/4 teaching load per semester of English Composition 101 and/or 102 at Sias International University in Henan Province, China, or Shenyang Normal University in Liaoning Province, China.
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  • Free Arts NYC, an organization that provides underserved children with a combination of educational arts and mentoring programs, seeks a full-time Director of Development and Communications to help drive the growth of existing initiatives and also be responsible for developing and implementing new, revenue-generating business lines that expand Free Arts' reach and impact.
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  • Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks a one-year, full-time Visiting Lecturer of First-Year Writing and English, with a particular focus on helping new students bridge to college-level critical reading and writing expectations.
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  • The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in New York seeks a full-time Program Associate/Administrative Assistant to provide operational and administrative support to the executive director on a daily basis and serve as the contact person for all general inquiry and production about programs and services that JCAL provides.
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  • Lincoln Center in New York City seeks a full-time Program Associate to provide project management support for the Lincoln Center Education program, support teaching artists' work at program sites, assist in research data collection, and support the daily operations of Lincoln Center Education programs.
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  • Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, seeks a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of English to take on a 4-4 teaching load, including Introduction to Professional Writing; Writing for College; Grammar, Style, & Editing; Writing as a Discipline; and other introductory and upper-level writing workshops beginning in August 2017.
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  • Misericordia University in Pennsylvania seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of English to teach twelve credits per semester in writing and literature survey courses and, as needed, upper-level courses for the English major.
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  • Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina, seeks a full-time English Faculty Member to be responsible primarily for teaching college transfer English courses and perhaps developmental English and reading courses as needed.
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  • Monroe Community College in New York seeks a full-time, tenure-track Developmental Reading and Writing Faculty Member to be responsible for preparing and teaching courses in the ESOL/Transitional Studies Department.
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  • The Ohio State University at Newark in Ohio seeks two full-time Lecturers in English to teach first-year writing courses beginning in the autumn semester.
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  • Ploughshares in Boston seeks a Business and Circulation Manager to be responsible for business reporting and the day-to-day bookkeeping of the journal, fundraising, and sales.
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  • Princeton University Press in New Jersey seeks a full-time Publicist to develop publicity campaigns for thirty-five to forty trade and scholarly nonfiction titles annually.
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  • The Quarto Group in Minneapolis seeks a full-time Editorial Assistant to assist their editorial group in the preparation and production of print and electronic book materials.
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  • Riverside City College in California seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to be responsible for lecture and laboratory instruction to a diverse student population in all levels of English, from basic skills and developmental writing to research and critical analysis, as well literature and creative writing.
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  • Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, seeks a full-time Lecturerer of Writing Arts to teach four courses per semester in both the fall and the spring, primarily in the first-year writing program, with the possibility of teaching in the major as department needs dictate.
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  • San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, seeks a Professor of English to evaluate student work, provide access to students through posted conference hours and electronic communications, develop and use a syllabus and course information materials for each course, and actively participate in college meetings and activities.
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  • Simon & Schuster in New York City seeks a full-time Publicist to plan and execute publicity campaigns for an array of titles, including distinguished works of narrative nonfiction and memoir, commercial and literary fiction, and works in the lifestyle and wellness arena.
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  • SPACE Gallery, a nonprofit, multidisciplinary gallery and performance space in Portland, Maine, seeks an Executive Director to build upon the organization's strengths and lead the board and staff to advance its mission, vision, and strategic priorities.
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  • Spellbound Children's Bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, seeks a part-time Marketing and Sales Associate to regularly update the website; keep fresh content on social media accounts; compile information for event calendar listings each month; create, produce, and distrbute flyers; create email newsletters and maintain the customer email list; perform point-of-sale transactions; handle basic merchandising and inventory, and more.
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  • Stratford University in Alexandria, Virginia, seeks a full-time English Instructor to participate in the development, evaluation, and revision of the curriculum in collaboration with the program director; develop, update, and maintain syllabi; assist in the selection of course materials; conduct on-going assesment of student progress; and advise and assist students.
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  • Symphony Space, a multidisciplinary performing arts center in New York City, seeks a full-time Producer of Literary Programs to work with the director of literary programs in all aspects of the literary programs of Symphony Space.
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  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks a full-time Assistant Professor of English-Creative Writing/Poetry to teach graduate workshops and forms classes in the university's MFA program, as well as courses in a new and growing undergraduate creative writing minor.
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  • The University of Massachusetts Press in Amherst seeks a full-time Production Editor to oversee their copyediting process and serve as the Press's liaison to freelance copyeditors and authors.
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  • Writing Adventures, a creative writing program in Las Vegas for students, seeks part-time Creative Writing Teachers to instruct various activities, including creative writing curriculum, and occasionally supplemental art and drama curriculum; encourage and monitor the progress of individual students; observe, instruct, and guide students; manage student behavior in the classroom; and obsere and evaluate the students' performance and development.
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  • Writing in the Schools in Houston, Texas, seeks a full-time Development Director to expand on a successful fundraising model while maintaining their existing donor programs and fund development relationships.
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