Jobs for Poets: November 8, 2017

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Nov 08 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.


  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City seeks a full-time, three-month Communications Temp to provide a wide range of administrative, organizational, and research support for the communications department.
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  • The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts in Maryland seeks a full-time Grant Writer to be responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to maintain and increase charitable contributions from foundations, city and government agencies, and corporations.
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  • Bowling Green State University in Ohio seeks a Distinguished Visiting Writer to teach one workshop in the BFA program and one workshop in the MFA program, give a public reading and lecture, and advise theses in spring 2019.
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  • The Center for Arts Education in New York City seeks a part-time Programs Associate to coordinate and administer school-based programs.
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  • Duke University Press in Durham, North Carolina, seeks an Editorial Associate to be responsible for many essential tasks in the acquisitions process, including direct involvement in reviewing and contracting for manuscripts and preparing manuscripts for production.
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  • Georgetown University Press in Washington, D.C., seeks a Digital Publishing and Rights Manager to oversee all operational, strategic, and financial aspects of its digital publishing and rights department.
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  • Haymarket Books in Chicago seeks a full-time Manuscript Editor to be responsible for copyediting submitted manuscripts, editing select titles, proofreading book materials, reviewing and evaluating freelance copy editors and proofreaders, coordinating with authors and editors, working with editors and marketing staff, preparing manuscripts for layout, and more.
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  • The Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon, seeks a full-time Executive Director to serve as steward of the organization’s mission and focus on development-driven expansion into their new facility and into new and dynamic programming with a goal of fostering and securing outreach opportunities and improving membership experiences.
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  • The Modern Language Association in New York City seeks a full-time Copyeditor to copyedit manuscripts on-screen for the association’s periodical publications, with primary responsibility for the association’s flagship journal, PMLA.
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  • Northwood University's undergraduate program in Midland, Michigan, seeks an Assistant Professor of English.
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  • Pioneer Works in Brooklyn seeks a full-time Visitor Services Manager to develop, manage, and implement front of house services for Pioneer Works in collaboration with the general manager and under the supervision of the director of public engagement.
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  • Riverhead Books in New York City seeks two Publicity Assistants to execute general administrative duties, organize author tours, coordinate travel, and pitch to media outlets.
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  • San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, seeks a Professor of English.
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  • The Texas Review Press at Sam Houston State University seeks a full-time Managing Editor to oversee and evaluate the day-to-day operations of the press.
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  • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in Missouri seeks a full-time Executive Director to be responsible for planning and executing Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ current slate of programs and events while simultaneously developing viable strategies to create new programming that will excite and engage the greater St. Louis community.
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  • The Shed, a new multi-arts space in New York City’s Hudson Yards, seeks an Editorial Director and Content Strategist to create and manage The Shed’s digital and print platforms, and a Director of Communications to define and differentiate The Shed within the cultural sector, build institutional awareness, develop audiences, and foster a broad appreciation of its programs and mission.
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  • St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach core literature, composition, and upper-division and master’s-level courses in American literature, including realism, naturalism, and the twentieth century.
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  • The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach 12 credit hours per semester, including undergraduate and graduate courses in early modern British literature and first-year English composition courses.
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  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa seeks a Postdoctoral Instructor in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, or Linguistics to teach a 4-4 load beginning in fall 2018.
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  • The William James Association Prison Arts Project seeks a Creative Writing/Poetry Teacher for Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California.
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  • WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn seeks a full-time Children’s Manager to oversee all inventory, programming, and event tasks related to kids in both the Brooklyn and Jersey City stores and manage kids’ staff in each.
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