Jobs and Internships

Library Assistant


Part-time, 20 hours per week.


The Library Assistant helps with daily running of the Center for Fiction’s 85,000 volume library and bookstore. Duties include opening /closing the library; collection maintenance; assisting patrons and customers with reference requests and circulation; shelving; and cataloging. The Library Assistant also works with other Center staff as needed on events and special projects. In the absence of the Head Librarian, the Library Assistant will supervise library interns and oversee the daily work of the library. Customer-service interactions are a crucial part of the job. Previous library or publishing experience preferred. Ideal for a library-school student or aspiring librarian.


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jon Michaud at



Events Production Internships


We are now accepting applocations for Fall 2017 Events Production Internships!


We are looking for interns interested in gaining experience in event production to work specifically at our popular and celebrated program of literary events.


A background or interest in event planning, and/or theater production would be helpful, as well as knowledge of A/V, although not required.


The internship is split into two: (1) programming and (2) production. These two elements run concurrently.


You will learn the processes that go into researching and planning a program of events, marketing and publicity methods, as well as how to set up, run, and break down events.


This internship is a great way to gain experience in event production, and connect to an amazing line-up of authors, editors, and publishers. Interns will be joining a passionate team of individuals with a wealth of wisdom and knowledge about working in the literary arts.


This is a nonpaying position, but qualifies for college credit, and interns have free access to:

- Our extensive members-only fiction library,

- Study space,

- Use of our members-only Writers Studio, and

- 10% off in our bookstore.


Essential Job Functions:

  • - Research and planning,
  • - publicity and marketing,
  • - execution of regular author, music, and other events;
  • - book sales,
  • - assisting with special events (First Novel Fete, Annual Benefit)
  • - assisting events producer.


Please note:  there is some heavy lifting involved.


This internship runs from late September through early December. The days of the internship are flexible in accordance with our event calendar, but on event days the hours run from approx 5PM til approx 9PM.


Schedule: PT, afternoon and evening, 5-10 hours per week.


Qualifications: Interest in books and/or event production; professional communication and interpersonal skills; strong social media skills a plus!


Please send a cover letter and resume to Rosie Clarke. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please put “internship” in the subject line of the e-mail.



Library Intern


The Center for Fiction is looking for summer interns (beginning mid-May), or fall interns (beginning September). This is an unpaid position but can be taken for school credit.

Interns will help maintain the Center's 85,000-volume library and independent bookstore, gain experience in original and copy cataloging of materials, circulation, weeding, readers advisory, and work with our nineteenth-century collection. Interns will also help with our roster of readings and events. This internship requires a minimum commitment of two five-hour shifts per week. All interns will receive a free year’s membership to the Center for Fiction (a value of $120), which includes borrowing privileges and discounts on classes and book purchases. Applicant must be matriculating students enrolled at a degree-granting institution.

Interested candidates should email the head librarian Jon Michaud at with a copy of their resume and cover letter. Please put “internship” in the subject line of the e-mail.



Available Positions: 


Library Assistant


Events Production Internships


Library Intern