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Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center, seeks a part-time Public Classes Program Coordinator to support our literary programming. Gemini Ink provides creative writing workshops led by published writers at our offices and online via Zoom and the Wetink platform. We also host free public readings by nationally and internationally recognized authors, open-mic nights, and a Mentorship Program.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Public Classes Program Coordinator should have a Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited university, in addition to 1-3 years experience in event and programming management, preferably in the arts or literary arts. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with deadlines, and collaboratively.

The position is for 20 hours per week and is a salaried part-time position.

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Strong project management skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent editing and proofing skills
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Communications, or a related field required
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred
  • 1-3 years experience in Event/Project Management, ideally in the arts
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Proficient in Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite or Mac Systems, Excel & Windows.
  • Able to work weekends & evenings, as needed
  • Problem-solving skills and adaptability
  • Prioritizes and meets deadlines
  • Understands local, regional, and national literary trends
  • Eager to learn and work with a dedicated team
  • Knowledge of nonprofit best practices preferred

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinating the logistics of in-person and online writing workshops as well as program-related events
  • Liaising with community partners; venues; donors; and local, regional, and national writers; participating in active public relations & networking for our Public Programs
  • Confident as a public speaker—able to introduce authors and represent Gemini Ink at public literary events.
  • Contract management & budget management and tracking
  • Compiling, editing and proofing event organizational print material
  • Collecting and consolidating workshop and event data
  • Facilitating certain Gemini Ink events, such as the Big Texas Read, open houses, author talks, and public readings, etc. when needed
  • Marketing—able to assist at spreading the word about our workshops and events and building class enrollments; at home with social media; comfortable with meeting budget goals.
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Assisting with organization-wide events such as Inkstravaganza, Autograph, etc.
  • Collaborating with Gemini Ink staff to ensure organizational and program alignment
  • Overseeing and managing volunteers and interns as needed to meet workshop/program objectives.

COMPENSATION: $18,000 with room to grow.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit as one PDF: a one-page letter summarizing why you are interested in and best suited for this position, a current resume/CV, and two professional references via Submittable by Monday, October 25, 2021, 11:59pm CST, to be considered.

Gemini Ink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Partner Classes Teaching Artist

Opportunity for Professional Writers
If you have experience teaching creative writing and want to help bring creative writing, reading, storytelling, and thinking to diverse communities as a teaching artist for our Partner Classes, we want to meet you. Bilingualism is a plus. Email your resume or CV and three pages of writing samples to fbrown@geminiink.org.

Internships

Join our Creative Team

We’re currently accepting internship applications for Project & Event Coordination and Marketing for Spring 2022. The deadline to apply is Dec 1, 2021. Our internships offer rewarding opportunities for growing your skills, networking, as well as participating in free creative writing classes. Gemini Ink interns support, implement and promote the organization’s writing programs, class sessions, special events, and outreach projects throughout the San Antonio community. All internships have set schedules and require regular attendance.

To apply for an internship: please complete the Intern Application and submit it with a cover letter, resume, and 3-page writing sample to the program of your choice. All internships offer a flexible schedule of 10-15 hours per week. Internships are unpaid.

Current Opportunities

Volunteer

Build your network and strengthen your skills by volunteering at San Antonio’s literary arts center. Gemini Ink offers volunteer positions on an ongoing basis. We regularly need help with our Autograph SeriesInkstravaganza, and Writers Conference programming.

For inquiries, contact Josh Cantú, Registrar & Administrative Assistant, at joshua@geminiink.org