Late Night Library

Volunteer with Late Night Library

We’re currently seeking volunteers to join our staff in Portland, Oregon. Openings: Assistant Program Coordinator (Late Night Debut), Development Coordinator, and Program Assistant (General, All Programs).

Please read the write-ups below and contact the appropriate staff member with all requested materials. Applicants are invited to apply for more than one volunteer position.

1. Assistant Program Coordinator, Late Night Debut

Description: Assist the Program Coordinator with all aspects of the scheduling, communications, and recording for Late Night Debut, a 3-act podcast dedicated to debut books. Research books to be featured on the program, research local authors to serve as Act 2 co-hosts, communicate with publicists and authors to request review copies and publicity materials and schedule conversations, attend recordings at our studio in SW Portland, maintain spreadsheets and post photos and bios in a timely manner, create web posts for LND episodes and promote episodes via social media. If interested, there may also be an opportunity for the Assistant Program Coordinator to occasionally host LND episodes and/or conduct Act 3 interviews with debut authors.

Expectations/Skills

  • Strong interest in promoting book culture
  • Strong Internet research skills
  • Clear, timely and professional communication with authors and publicists
  • Clear and frequent communication with Program Coordinator
  • Ability to create and use planning and tracking tools in Google Docs
  • Strong ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
  • Professional demeanor when meeting with authors and representing LNL

Nice to have

  • Availability to attend at least one studio recording per month
  • Experience using blogging and social media tools
  • Knowledge of authors living in Portland and NY and channels for discovering debut authors

This is a volunteer position with no compensation at this time. You will, however, gain incredible research, communication and coordination skills, and get to meet and work with interesting authors and others in the Portland literary community. You will play an important role in shaping the content on Late Night Debut. And you will get to work with a fun, creative group of people who are passionate about literature and book culture.

Contact: email Amber Keller, Program Coordinator, at Amber@LateNightLibrary.org with a letter of interest and resume.

2. Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator is a part-time, volunteer position. It’s designed to develop and build relationships with organizations and individuals interested in providing financial and in-kind support to Late Night Library. The Development Coordinator carries out details of fundraising efforts and other promotional efforts with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Donor Relations

  1. Acknowledge financial donations within 48 hours of receipt.
  2. Maintain accurate database/mailing list of supporters.
  3. Maintain and develop meaningful relationships with existing donors.
  4. Develop strategies for recruiting and cultivating new donors.
  5. Promote levels of support for potential LNL sponsors and other fundraising efforts.

Annual Fundraising Campaign and Events

  1. Carry out fundraising planning for All Fines Forgiven, a book-themed variety show. Communicate effectively with current event sponsors and attract new sponsors to the show.
  2. Carry out fundraising planning & promotion for Late Night Library’s 2015 Willamette Week Give!Guide campaign.

 Expectations/Skills

  • Strong interest in helping Late Night Library fulfill its nonprofit mission
  • Excellent organization and research skills
  • Strong ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
  • Clear, timely, and professional communication.
  • Five-hour commitment per week for a minimum period of four months (following a 4-week trial period).

This is a volunteer position with no compensation at this time. You will, however, gain meaningful experience with a nonprofit arts organization, and get to meet and work with authors and book industry professionals. You will also play a vital role in shaping the future of Late Night Library’s nonprofit programs, and you will work with a creative and determined group of people who are utterly passionate about literature and book culture.

Contact: email Paul Martone, Executive Director, at Paul@LateNightLibrary.org with a letter of interest and resume.

3. Program Assistant – General, All Programs

Position Description

Work directly with Late Night Library’s Executive Director to organize literary programming and communicate with authors, publicists, publishers, and other book industry and nonprofit professionals.

Expectations/Skills

  • Strong interest in helping Late Night Library fulfill its nonprofit mission
  • Excellent organization and research skills
  • Strong ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision
  • Clear, timely, and professional
  • Five-hour commitment per week for a minimum period of four months (following a 4-week trial period).

Nice to have

  • Experience with planning and tracking tools in Google Docs
  • Experience with blogging, social media tools, and email marketing

This is a volunteer position with no compensation at this time. You will, however, gain meaningful experience with a nonprofit arts organization, and get to meet and work with authors and book industry professionals. You will also play a vital role in shaping the future of Late Night Library’s nonprofit programs, and you will work with a creative and determined group of people who are utterly passionate about literature and book culture.

Contact: email Paul Martone, Executive Director, at Paul@LateNightLibrary.org with a letter of interest and resume.

Posted on: August 11, 2015 · Homepage, Uncategorized ·

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