The Center for the Art of Translation offers job opportunities as necessary, as well as ongoing volunteer and internship positions to candidates interested in gaining marketable experience at a nonprofit arts organization. Volunteers/interns support our TWO LINES, Poetry Inside Out, and Lit&Lunch programs.
All volunteer positions are unpaid; however, volunteers and interns receive credit in our publications, participate in cultural events, and work with professionals in the fields of literary arts administration, education, publishing, research, and marketing. Course credit can be arranged for university and college students.
Interested candidates should be available to volunteer eight to twelve hours per week for a minimum of three months.
To apply for an internship or volunteer position, please review the job descriptions below and email a resume and cover letter to admin AT catranslation.org, and be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.
Are you a passionate believer in international literature and arts education? If you have experience in marketing, event planning, or fundraising, and would like to help the Center's efforts to reach more people and attract sponsors and donors to support our mission, we need you! We are building a committee to coordinate fundraising efforts, including planning for a November 2011 benefit event. If you are interested in joining the committee, can attend 2-3 planning meetings and participate in email discussions, please contact Erin Branagan, Communications & Development Director, at ebranagan AT catranslation.org.
Poetry Inside Out is an in-school imaginative writing program dedicated to literary translation, bringing the life-changing power of great literature to 3rd through 12th grade students. A standard PIO residency consists of sixteen lessons, meeting from one to three days each week. During these lessons, students translate a variety of great poets and go on to compose their own poetry based on their deep immersion in the model poems.
The Classroom Teaching Assistant will work closely with PIO instructors and will have the opportunity to gain experience in:
The Classroom Teaching Assistant should have experience working with children and an interest in teaching, writing, and literature. Second language fluency, especially Spanish and Chinese, is a plus. Mac proficiency preferred, and InDesign and FileMaker Pro experience is helpful.
Time commitment: Residencies take place during the school year (October-May). Hours and days to be negotiated and in-school assignments to be arranged based on need and availability.
*All teaching assistant offers are contingent on results of a school-mandated background check and TB test.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter to admin AT catranslation.org, placing "Classroom Teaching Assistant" in the subject line of your email.
In addition to the Two Lines publications series, the Center also sponsors the monthly Lit &Lunch bilingual reading series and coordinates marketing and promotional efforts to increase awareness and audiences for its three programs. Under the supervision of the Marketing Coordinator, the Marketing Assistant will have the opportunity to gain experience with the Center's marketing efforts to support expansion of our publishing, educational, and public events programs. The Marketing Assistant will be involved with:
The Marketing Assistant will support marketing efforts through maintaining the Center's database of local cultural partners, media and PR contacts, academic library staff, bookstores, publishers, and authors. The volunteer will also assist with occasional proofing of publicity materials and distribution of flyers and publicity materials to promote our events, as well as support at events, and will be involved in the upload of materials and monitoring and developing the Center's social media accounts.
Candidates must have superior verbal and written communication skills and be prepared to represent the Center in person, over the phone, and online. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary, and experience with InDesign and HTML is a plus. Attention to detail, enthusiasm, and an interest in world literature are required.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter to admin AT catranslation.org, placing "Marketing Assistant" in the subject line of your email.
The Center for the Art of Translation has been publishing its annual anthology of world literature for seventeen years, and it has recently expanded its publishing program to include the World Library Series, a series of anthologies centering on specific regions or languages, and a biennial anthology of the best student poetry and translations from the CenterÕs Poetry Inside Out educational program.
The Publications Assistant can expect to obtain hands-on experience in a small non-profit publishing environment. Under the supervision of the Managing Editor, he or she will have the opportunity to gain experience in:Publications Assistant
Additionally, the Publications Assistant supports the publications through maintaining the submissions database, liaising with the marketing department, researching and corresponding with publishers and translators, updating and maintaining files, researching interesting new translation projects, and writing and editing copy.
The Publications Assistant must have superior writing and verbal skills and be able to represent the Center in person, on the phone, and in written communications. Microsoft Office and Filemaker Pro experience is necessary, and experience with editing or design software, and web editing experience, is a plus. Enthusiasm, attention to detail, inquisitiveness, and versatility are required.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter to admin AT catranslation.org, placing ÒPublications AssistantÓ in the subject line of your email.
The Research Assistant will work closely with the PIO Program Director to design and conduct assessment and research of the PIO residency and professional development programs. This is an ideal position for aspiring teachers or academic researchers. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to gain experience in:
The Research Assistant will also support evaluation through maintaining database records of survey results and writing literature reviews. The Research Assistant should have previous research experience, an understanding of different research methodologies, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will be organized, and Microsoft Office and FileMaker Plus experience is desired.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter to admin AT catranslation.org, placing ÒResearch AssistantÓ in the subject line of your email.