Ends on October 15, 2016

Kundiman is in search of a Manager who is self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to work collaboratively, as well as independently. This is a consultant position with no employment-related benefits. 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.

Through Submittable, please 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 CV and three references with your application.

Requirements:

Programming

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement tri-state Kundiman readings, workshops, and Kavad projects.

  • Correspond with co-sponsors and event collaborators.

Communications

  • Devise and implement publicity strategy for Kundiman activities in earned press outlets (such as TimeOut, Village Voice) Publicity list can be found here

  • Create monthly e-blasts.

Operations

  • Oversee intern work

  • Code income and expenses by programs.

  • Track donations made for specific uses.

  • Produce thank you letters to donors through our donation system, Kindful.

  • Meet with funders, as needed with Executive Director. This includes directors of foundations as well as major donors.

  • Put items into storage and mail items, as needed.

  • Manage honoraria and grant payments


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 manage multiple projects

  • Exceptional writing ability, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Must live within commuting distance of metropolitan New York

  • Commitment to the arts and/or Asian American community.


Consultant-based. Pay: $28,800/year


Ends on October 15, 2016

Kundiman is seeking a Communications Intern. This is a great opportunity to gain high-level hands-on experience with one of the nation’s preeminent arts service organizations.

Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter detailing your interest in Kundiman, why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to the culture of Kundiman.  Please also include a CV and two references with your application.

Commitment: 12 - 15 hours per week

Duration: October 2015 - May 2016 with option for renewal

Deadline to Apply: October 15, 2016

Stipend: $1,000


Communications Intern (must be based in NYC)

Our communications intern helps to develop and execute Kundiman’s publicity and marketing plan with Kundiman staff.

Duties include:

  • Draft copy for e-blasts, website and promotional materials

  • Help devise and implement Kundiman’s publicity plan across traditional and social media

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

  • Disseminate news and cultivate community with Kundiman fellows and supporters

  • Attend NYC programs and help create a digital archive of program multimedia
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

Ends on October 15, 2016

Kundiman is seeking a Programming Intern. This is a great opportunity to gain high-level hands-on experience with one of the nation’s preeminent arts service organizations.

Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter detailing your interest in Kundiman, why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to the culture of Kundiman.  Please also include a CV and two references with your application.

Commitment: 12 - 15 hours per week

Duration: October 2015 - May 2016 with option for renewal

Deadline to Apply: October 15, 2016

Stipend: $1,000

Programming Intern (must be based in NYC)

Our programming intern works with Kundiman staff to help design, execute and document local and national programs.

Duties include:

  • Assist with promotion and execution of national programs.

  • Liaise with staff and regional chairs to create streamlined programming plan.

  • Work with staff to grow Kundiman’s audience on a national level.

  • Serve as a passionate advocate for Kundiman programs at public events and in correspondence

  • Archive Kundiman event documentation both in NYC and Regional locations in shared Media folder.

  • Brainstorm program ideas that contribute to Kundiman’s national stature.

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, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers

Ends on October 15, 2016

Kundiman is seeking a Development Internship. This is a great opportunity to gain direct, hands-on experience with an Asian American literary community and to work closely with writers.

Through Submittable, please send us a cover letter detailing your interest in Kundiman, why you think this position is right for you, and what you hope to add to the culture of Kundiman.  Please also include a CV and two references with your application.

Commitment: 12 - 15 hours per week

Duration: October 2015 - May 2016 with option for renewal

Deadline to Apply: October 15, 2016

Stipend: $1,000

Development Intern (must be based in NYC)

Connecting Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman initiatives.

Duties include:

  • Assist 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

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, meet deadlines, and focus on detail

  • Desire to work within a community of writers and arts workers