Ends on September 5, 2017
Kundiman is seeking a Programs intern. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and the literary arts by organizing readings, workshops, and public events that develop Asian American literary culture. The Programs intern must be based in NYC and will report to the Managing Director.

We’re looking for candidates with:
  • An interest in Asian diasporic writers and literature
  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
Duties include:
  • Assisting with promotion and execution of national programs
  • Liaising with staff and regional chairs to develop programming
  • Attending Kundiman programs and public events, and assist with logistics and social media
  • Documenting, recording, and archiving media and data related to public programs
  • Brainstorming and researching program ideas
  • Other tasks reasonably requested by Kundiman
Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter telling us why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to and learn from the Kundiman community. Please also include a resume and two references with your application.

• Commitment: 12 – 15 hours per week 
• Duration: September – December 2017
• Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2017
• Stipend: $500
Ends on September 5, 2017
Kundiman is seeking a Communications intern. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and the literary arts. The Communications intern builds Kundiman's presence through e-blasts, social media, marketing, and publicity, and reports to the Executive Director.

We’re looking for candidates with:
  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers
  • An interest in Asian diasporic writers and literature

  • Strong verbal and copyediting skills

  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

Duties include:

  • Drafting copy for e-blasts, website, and promotional materials
  • Helping to devise and implement Kundiman’s publicity plan across traditional and social media
  • Drafting copy for readings, events, or official announcement for Kundiman, as needed.
  • Disseminating news and cultivate community with Kundiman fellows and supporters
  • Attending NYC programs and help create a digital archive of program multimedia
Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter telling us why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to and learn from the Kundiman community. Please also include a resume and two references with your application.
Commitment: 12 – 15 hours per week 
Duration: September – December 2017
Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2017
Stipend: $500
Ends on September 5, 2017

Kundiman is seeking a Development Intern. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an organization that supports writing communities and the literary arts. The Development intern connects Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters, which is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman initiatives. Candidates must be based in the New York area and will report to the Development Manager.

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • Strong social awareness and networking skills
  • Interest in sleuthing 
Duties include:

  • Assisting with preparation of grant proposals and artistic samples
  • Researching grants and identifying foundations and donors that match our mission
  • Helping to lead fundraising efforts and grant writing
  • Maintaining a calendar of grant deadlines
  • Researching trends in Kundiman donorship and updating donor database
  • Helping to organize donor events, including annual Benefit 

Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter telling us why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to and learn from the Kundiman community. Please also include a resume and two references with your application.

• Commitment: 12 – 15 hours per week 
• Duration: September – December 2017
• Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2017
• Stipend: $500

Kundiman is in search of a Programs & Communications Associate or Manager who is self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to work collaboratively, as well as independently. This position reports to the Kundiman Executive Director. 

Kundiman is an organization that is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature. Kundiman offers a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape. Kundiman sees literature not only as vehicle for cultural expression but also as an instrument for political dialogue and self-empowerment.

Send us a cover letter detailing your interest in Kundiman, your prior experience with literary nonprofits and/or managerial roles, why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to the culture of Kundiman. Please also include a resume and three references with your application.

Requirements

Programming

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement Kundiman readings, workshops, Poetry Prize, Retreat, and Kavad projects.

    • Correspond with co-sponsors and event collaborators.

    • Archive all Kundiman event documentation both in NYC and Regional locations.

    • Photograph every event; count attendance and circulate email signups.

    • Schedule honoraria for writers.

    • Schedule travel and accommodations for writers, as needed.

    • Write grant reports, as needed.

  • Apply for Poets & Writers grant funding, and draft program-specific language for other grants.

  • Assist with tabling and organizing readings at annual conferences and festivals, including AWP, AAAS, and Brooklyn Book Festival.

  • Facilitate special fellowships and opportunities for Kundiman fellows (VSC, Palm Beach Poetry, etc.)

  • Work with interns to plan and coordinate events.


Communications

  • Devise and implement publicity strategy for Kundiman activities in earned press outlets (such as TimeOut, Village Voice).

  • Write press releases.

  • Create and schedule weekly or bi-weekly e-blasts.

  • Manage Kundiman’s Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.

  • Update the Kundiman website (Events, Kudos, Publications, Announcements, etc).

  • Draft copy for readings, events, or official announcement for Kundiman, as needed.

  • Let fellows know about opportunities on Openspace, the Kundiman Fellows email group.


Operations

  • Attend and assist at donor events, as needed.

  • Check mailbox.

  • Deposit checks into bank account.

  • Put items into storage and or ship them, as needed.

  • Attend quarterly Board Meetings and take notes.

Skills Required

  • At least two years of experience in arts programming and communications. Nonprofit experience a plus.

  • Highly organized with attention to detail, and the ability to be a self-starter and to manage multiple projects.

  • Exceptional writing ability, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Must live within commuting distance of metropolitan New York.

  • Commitment to the arts and Asian American community.

This is a part-time consultant position with partial health benefits. Pay and title commensurate with experience.

Commitment: 30 hours/week

Deadline to Apply: August 27, 2017