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Administrative Assistant

We’re seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to support the Managing Director and the Executive Director. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated, well-organized individual with good verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must be able to manage multiple tasks, anticipate the needs of a busy staff, and work proactively to resolve a variety of issues. This is a good opportunity to launch a career in the nonprofit sector. A BA degree and strong knowledge of contemporary fiction is required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: working closely with the executive team to advance The Center’s mission, implementing the day-to-day administrative functions of a fast-paced office, overseeing space rentals, working with outside vendors and service providers related to the upkeep of the building, overseeing the work of office interns, ordering supplies, scheduling meetings, managing the organization’s overall calendar and internal communications.

This is a full time position in New York City in the borough of Brooklyn that includes a full benefit package. The Center for Fiction is an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To apply please email our Executive Director, Noreen Tomassi, at jobs@centerforfiction.org and include a cover letter and resume. Please include the job title in the subject line


Events Photography Internship

We’re known for our special literary events, including our innovative panels, performances, lectures, and conversations, and we need interns to help them run smoothly. We are seeking people who are passionate about the literary world and who want to participate as a team to ensure the programs here are of the highest possible quality for all involved. Shifts are mostly evenings, from 6:30pm until 8:30 pm, with occasional openings for daytime KidsRead events.

Duties include:

  • taking photographs of guests, panelists, performers, etc, before, during and after events.
  • selecting your best photos and uploading them onto our server
  • completing a portfolio of your work

You will be paid $15 an hour during your event shift.

Benefits include:

  • Free Center for Fiction Membership (complete with all membership perks and discounts)
  • Use of a professional camera
  • The opportunity to photograph high-profile names
  • Real-world experience in the field of events production
  • An opportunity to listen to, meet and interact with great writers, editors, performers, artists, and other professionals

To apply, please send an email with a brief introduction and your availability to jobs@centerforfiction.org


Call for Volunteers: Events Team

We’re known for our special literary events, including our innovative panels, performances, lectures, and conversations, and we need volunteers to help them run smoothly. We are seeking people who are passionate about the literary world and who want to participate as a team to ensure the programs here are of the highest possible quality for all involved. Shifts are mostly evenings, from 5 until 9 pm, with occasional openings for daytime KidsRead events.

Duties include:

  • Setting up and breaking down events
  • Greeting and ushering guests in a courteous manner
  • Helping our producer with audio/visual production
  • Hosting authors and guests in signing lines after the event

This is a non-paying position, but, depending on the number of shifts signed up for and interest, the benefits could include:

  • Free Center for Fiction Membership (complete with all membership perks and discounts)
  • Training on a professional camera
  • Training on live audio and video production
  • Real-world experience in the field of technical production
  • An opportunity to listen to, meet and interact with great writers, editors, performers, artists, and other professionals

To volunteer, please send a brief note about yourself and your availability to justin@centerforfiction.org.