Administrator & Two Voices Events Coordinator

The Center for the Art of Translation is seeking an Administrator & Two Voices Events Coordinator, a single position with two key areas of focus. As Administrator, she or he is tasked with working across divisions and programs (Two Lines Press, Two Voices, and Poetry Inside Out) to organize and streamline the Center’s operations. As Two Voices Events Coordinator, she or he proactively collaborates with Center staff, visiting artists, outside organizations, vendors, and volunteers to present between 15-18 outstanding literary events each year, a commitment of approximately one or two evenings per month.

The Administrator & Two Voices Events Coordinator is expected to develop a command of Center-wide processes and policies—administrative, financial, technological, legal, etc.—and to serve as an attentive liaison to the Center’s Board of Directors, organizational partners, funders, donors, and other stakeholders. She or he is a problem-solver and keen listener who understands that effective and efficient systems inflected by a generosity of spirit make it possible to showcase the best work.

Successful applicants will be highly organized individuals who enjoy developing and implementing intuitive processes, and who are responsive to the needs of colleagues and collaborators. Although literary expertise and translating are not requisite skills nor duties of this position, a strong interest in or familiarity with literature in translation and/or a second language would be beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate with a few years of experience to contribute to an ambitious organization with a gregarious staff. Enthusiasm for books is essential, as is enthusiasm for a well-tended spreadsheet.

* 2-5 years administrative, customer service, and/or event coordination experience
* Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
* Strong organizational sense with a sharp eye for detail
* Ability to prioritize and follow up on activities in a fast paced environment in a timely manner
* Gift for problem solving and for identifying opportunities to streamline processes
* Energetic, collaborative, adaptable, willing to learn
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, FileMaker, payroll software, etc.
* Commitment to and passion for the Center’s mission

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Center offers a robust benefits package that includes: generous vacation, flexible work schedules, the option of joining a health care plan or earning a health care stipend, flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan..

The Center for the Art of Translation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to strengthening our organization through diversity in every sense and strongly encourage candidates of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to apply.

Please email resume and cover letter addressed to:
Michael Holtmann, Executive Director
Center for the Art of Translation
582 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104