Opportunities

About
The Center welcomes the energy and expertise of people who wish to enrich the library of vital literary works, nurture and promote the work of translators, build audiences for literature in translation, and honor the incredible linguistic and cultural diversity of our schools and our world.

EMPLOYMENT

Business Manager

JOB SUMMARY

The Center for the Art of Translation is seeking a Business Manager to oversee our operations and lead Two Lines Press’s direct fulfillment efforts. The ideal candidate will be excited by this opportunityto work with an ambitious and cohesive staff to streamline operations and build the reputation of a daring small press.

The Business Manager, a newly created position at the Center, is a creative 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. A successful applicant will be a highly organized individual who enjoys developing and implementing intuitive processes, and who is attentive to the needs of customers, colleagues, and outside collaborators. Although literary expertise and foreign language proficiency are not requisite skills nor duties of this position, a strong interest in literature in translation and/or a second language would be beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate with administrative or customer service experience to contribute to a driven organization with a gregarious staff. Enthusiasm for books is essential, as is enthusiasm for a well-tended spreadsheet.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and implement Center-wide systems that serve and enhance the Center for the Art of Translation’s operations
    • Determine staff needs and manage vendor services (building services, web support, online subscriptions, copying services, USPS mailings, digital recycling, etc.)
    • Manage financial transactions, contracts, and files; liaise with the Center’s financial advisor; coordinate royalty payments
    • Oversee Two Lines Press’s inventory and direct fulfillment efforts; develop strategies for streamlining and modernizing the subscription process
    • Contribute to special projects that cultivate the literary translation community

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 3-5 years administrative, financial, sales, and/or customer service 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 Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, WooCommerce, etc.
    • Commitment to and passion for the Center’s mission

SALARY & BENEFITS

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, a flexible spending account, and a retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to [email protected] with “Business Manager Candidate” in the subject line.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Center for the Art of Translation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, age, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE ART OF TRANSLATION

The Center for the Art of Translation champions literary translation. We are dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation. Our publications, events, and educational programming enrich the library of vital literary works, nurture and promote the work of translators, build audiences for literature in translation, and honor the incredible linguistic and cultural diversity of our schools and our world.

 

INTERNSHIPS

The Center offers a range of internship opportunities for students of all ages at any stage of their academic careers. Former interns have contributed to Two Lines Press publications, organized Two Voices events, developed curriculum materials for Poetry Inside Out, and refined Center-wide processes and procedures. Undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in writing, publishing, world literature, translation, education, literacy, foreign languages, and/or nonprofit management are encouraged to apply. To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to [email protected].

 

PARTNERSHIPS

If you would like to collaborate with the Center, we encourage you to submit a letter of interest to [email protected].

 

VOLUNTEER

If you would like to volunteer at the Center, please submit a letter of interest to [email protected].