Jobs and Internships

Finance Manager


The Center for Fiction is a literary non-profit organization now based in Manhattan and moving to its new building in the Brooklyn Cultural District in Fall 2018. The Center is seeking a Finance Manager to help ensure and promote the organization's continued fiscal health and efficient functioning. This position is part-time, four days per week. Possibility of advancement to full-time Director of Finance and Operations in Fall 2018.


Key Responsibilities:

  • • Oversee bookkeeping and process daily transactions as needed 
  • • Oversee monthly external bookkeeper responsible for reconciliations and other support as needed
  • • Act as regular point of contact for financial accounts including banking, credit card, and investment accounts
  • • Oversee and manage payroll and employee benefits
  • • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures, including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable and related collections efforts, and corporate credit card management
  • • Management and maintenance of accounting software (QuickBooks)
  • • Develop, maintain and prepare timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial statements, reports and projections as needed by staff and board
  • • Liaise with Board Treasurer and Finance Committee and provide information and logistical support as needed
  • • Coordinate and help oversee the annual financial audit process
  • • Oversee creation and submission of required government financial filings (i.e. 990, 5500)
  • • Collaborate with Development Department for unearned income
  • • Work closely with Executive Director, Board, and Director of Development to create department and organizational budgets and financial projections



  • • Bachelor’s Degree
  • • 4+ years nonprofit financial management experience
  • • Strong knowledge of and facility with QuickBooks
  • • Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables and management of complex financial models
  • • Financial analysis, process organization, project management, and problem solving 
  • • Strong oral communication, technical writing, and general interpersonal skills
  • • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work cost‐effectively and efficiently



  • • Advanced degree or certification in accounting, nonprofit management or related field
  • • Ability to develop advanced and appropriate financial visualizations to support reporting
  • • Love of reading and interest in contemporary fiction



Please send resumé, including salary range, to The Center for Fiction is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 





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.


The Center for Fiction is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.




Library Intern


The Center for Fiction is looking for 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: 


Finance Manager


Events Production Internships


Library Intern