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Bartenders/Baristas

Part Time, Hourly (based on experience) plus Tips

The Center for Fiction is looking to hire a dynamic group of service people to bartend/act as baristas in the café and bar in The Center for Fiction, as well as Pub Date, the bar now open to the public on the terrace. Across the street from BAM, the cafe features a curated selection of baked goods made in Brooklyn, as well as a small selection of seasonal craft cocktails, artisanal beer and cider, as well as natural wine. This is a fun work environment and our main requirements include an interest in cocktails, service, food as well as literature, and a willingness to develop and learn new skills. Having a food handler’s license coveted. Make drinks and friends, all the while surrounded by books.

Job Requirements:

  • Bartending Experience
  • Customer service is fun
  • A desire to learn and grow with the project
  • Interest in craft and product knowledge
  • Must have one or ten favorite books

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Kristin Henley (kristin@centerforfiction.org).


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 melanie@centerforfiction.org.