Part Time

Program Assistant (Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships and Delve Readers Seminars) at Literary Arts

Fields: humanities, liberal arts, education, arts,

Location: Portland, Oregon

About the Organization: Literary Arts began in 1984 with a small lecture series designed to bring leading authors and cultural thinkers to Portland. Within four years, demand for tickets moved Portland Arts & Lectures to the 2,700–seat concert hall at which it currently resides. Now a Portland tradition, the series brings the brightest minds of our day to present original talks about literature, art, history and contemporary culture before one of the largest lecture audiences in the country.

The Oregon Book Awards honor the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Oregon Literary Fellowships provide financial support to Oregon’s emerging and established writers and publishers. Locally, the program includes free literary events at our downtown center and tuition-based writing classes. Delve Readers Seminars engage readers in exploring challenging books in lively discussion-based seminars led by an experienced scholar.

About the Position: Literary Arts seeks a program assistant with excellent attention to detail, some office experience, and a passion for literature to assist in program administration for Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships and Delve Readers Seminars. The Program Assistant supports the Director of Programs for Writers in the administration of the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program, which includes @LiteraryArts events (free literary events at our downtown center). The Program Assistant also provides administrative support to Delve Readers Seminars. This position reports to the Director of Programs for Writers. This is a part-time position, 20 hours a week, including some evenings. There is some flexibility with scheduling, but the ideal candidate will be able to work in the office at least 3 days a week.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Commitment to literature and its place in our community.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking experience is a plus.
  • Event production and curatorial experience a plus.
  • Impeccable attention to detail; Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Fluency with Mac and Microsoft business applications, FileMaker Pro, and Adobe Suite.

Estimated Salary: $15/hour, part-time up to 20 hours per week, non-exempt

Deadline: September 28, 2018

Apply Here:
Literary Arts

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