Jan 27

Job: Program Associate at the Asian Cultural Council (NYC)

The Asian Cultural Council is looking for a Program Associate to start immediately.  The foundation was established thirty years ago to promote cultural exchange between the United States and Asian countries through individual artistic grants and local programs.  Fluency in an Asian language and a graduate degree are preferred, but not required.  Compensation is $35,000-$40,000 per year plus full benefits including medical, dental, vision and transit. A 401K plan will begin after six months of employment.


• Manages online application process, sending out applications, processing completed applications, (letters of references, grant notification letters, etc.)
• Supports Program Officers in New York on all aspects of day-to-day program activities
• Arranges individual overall program plans that will enable grantees to meet their goals and develop in their careers, including arranging meetings, residencies, and travel etc.
• Creates and manages grantee budgets and tracks overall program budget
• Works closely with Manager of Grantee Programs to handle grantee logistical plans, including apartment set up, local travel, setting up of bank accounts, visas etc.
• Works with program staff to evaluate applications, meet applicants, correspond with references, make funding recommendations and write grant notification letters
• Writes reports recommending candidates for fellowships for review by ACC Board of Trustees
• Maintains grantee entries in the ACC database; assists in generating declination and postponement letters, lists, reports, etc.
• Regularly attends performances/exhibitions

• At least three years of arts administration, programming, and/or related experience
• Professional experience working with artists from Asia, travel and/or work in Asia
• Excellent writing/verbal communication skills, computer skills (both PC and Mac platforms)
• Familiarity with data base systems (Filemaker Pro, GIFTS, etc.)
• Work experience in cultural exchange and non-profit organizations a plus
• Spoken fluency and written proficiency in an Asian language a plus
• Graduate degree preferred

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to opportunitiesataccandtmu@accny.org. We will contact applicants whom we wish to interview. Please no phone calls.

This job listing comes from idealist.org, a website for non-profit, educational and other community-related employment information.

Posted by Machiko Yasuda, a senior at UCLA and Friend of JET.

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