Jan 29

Job: Assistant to the Associate Director – Asian Cultural Council (NY)

A new job listing from Miho Walsh, former JET Liason at the Japanese Consulate in NY, former Director of the Donald Keene Center at Columbia and now the Associate Director at the Asian Cultural Council in New York.

She is looking for an Assistant to the Associate Director/Coordinator of Special Programs.  All inquiries can be sent to her at: mwalsh /atto/ accny /dotto/ org.

Read on for more info.

Established in 1980, the Asian Cultural Council is a foundation supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and Asia, and between the countries of Asia.  Headquartered in New York City, the ACC maintains offices in Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo.  Its geographic purview includes an extensive area of Asia, ranging from Afghanistan to Japan.  Grants are made in the fields of archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theatre, and video.

Fellowships to individuals constitute the central feature of the ACC’s grant program, with an emphasis on awards to artists, scholars and specialists for research, study and creative work. Grants are also made to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange.

The Administrative Assistant and Coordinator of Special Programs is supervised by the Council’s Associate Director and assists senior program officers and managerial staff.  As a full-time employee of the Council, he/she is entitled to comprehensive employment benefits.  Among his/her responsibilities are administrative tasks, assisting with data-base input and management, event coordination, research, and development. He/she will also be involved in fundraising activities, proposal writing, special events and projects, website updates, grant processing systems.

BA required. A strong interest in Asian arts and culture is necessary for the job.  Individuals who have previous work at a not-for-profit or grant-making organization is preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a must.  Familiarity with Filemaker Pro, Access, GIFTS, and/or other database systems is a plus.

For further information about the ACC, please see: www.asianculturalcouncil.org.

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