Jobs for Poets: May 23, 2018

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May 23 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. If you’re an employer and want to submit a job for consideration in Jobs for Poets, email [email protected].


  • Abrams Books in New York City is seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support for the editorial director and the Abrams Image team. 
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  • Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Professor of English, with primary teaching duties in first-year writing and the possibility of additional courses in literature, creative writing, and/or gender and women’s studies for January 2019.
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  • Cambridge University Press in New York City is seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to join its journals editorial team. This position works closely with an editorial team in maintaining the journal web pages, providing administrative support, and executing reports to external publishing partners.
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  • Catapult in New York City is seeking a full-time Managing Editor to work on the online magazine and help manage the day-to-day operational flow for the web editorial team.
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  • The Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, California, is seeking a full-time Program and Grants Manager to work with program and development teams to meet programmatic and fundraising goals.
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  • The Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time Executive Director to advance the museum’s vision and mission and to spearhead its operational and financial development.
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  • The Foundation for the Contemporary Arts in New York City is seeking a full-time Associate Director to oversee all external communications and direct its development efforts with individuals, foundations, and governmental agencies. This position reports to the executive director and oversees FCA’s main responsibilities in encouraging and promoting contemporary visual and performance arts.
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  • Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, is seeking a full-time Associate Course Director in English Composition to introduce students to the writing process—including, but not limited to, selecting and refining topics, identifying audiences, grammatical conventions, and rhetorical cohesion. The position also might require teaching both on-campus and online.
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  • Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, is seeking a full-time Public and Youth Programs Coordinator to support the associate curator of public and youth programs and to organize promoting learning and creativity through the gallery’s mission of serving as a cultural resource for K–12 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences.
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  • Jack Jones Literary Arts in Los Angeles and New York City seeks a Senior Publicist to create and implement publicity efforts spanning the entire campaign process for fiction, YA, nonfiction, and poetry titles.
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  • Northlight Theatre in Skokie, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Education & Community Engagement Manager to provide administrative support to the director and department, including managing its education programs, teaching artists, and youth council.
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  • Purdue University Press in West Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking a new full-time Director to lead the press and execute the press’s editorial vision. Moreover, this position will work with the staff, faculty, and the university library to oversee its Scholarly Publishing Services, which curates and circulates scholarly content within the university.
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  • Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, is seeking a full-time Professor of Writing and a full-time Professor of English to teach classroom-based and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, while encouraging diversity, creativity, and critical thinking.
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  • Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time Instructor of English for a four-class workload in first-year writing and reading.
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  • Streetside Stories in San Francisco, California, is seeking a part-time Teaching Artist to lead one to four workshops a semester in the after-school, in school, and public housing sites in the San Francisco Bay Area on cultivating writing voices, illustrating, and sharing stories from personal experiences.
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  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville is seeking a full-time Lecturer in Composition for a two-year appointment in undergraduate teaching in line with current scholarship in the field.
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  • The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking part-time Lecturers to teach reading and composition courses, lower- and upper-division courses, and/or sections of lower- and upper-division courses for the Department of English in the College of Letters & Science.
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  • University of California–Los Angeles’ Center for the Art of Performance is seeking a full-time Director of Development (DOD) to be responsible all activity related to its fundraising, special events, and donor/volunteer programs. The DOD will also aide in fostering the Center’s internationally renowned reputation of serving as a leading presenter of contemporary performing arts, in addition to emerging genres.
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  • University of Washington Press in Seattle, Washington, is seeking a full-time Assistant Editor to provide administrative and editorial support for the acquisitions department. The position includes evaluating book manuscripts, research, permissions, and other responsibilities associated with the editor in chief.
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  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, is seeking a full-time Communications Assistant to support YBCA's communications and content strategy in alignment with YBCA's overarching marketing strategy to increase awareness of YBCA, a full-time Manager of Audience Services & Volunteers to work with the management team in ensuring premium front-of-house services for all YBCA venues, events, and activities; and a temporary, full-time Performing Arts Programs Coordinator to be responsible for the implementation of performing arts community rental events under the direction of the associate director of performing arts.
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