We’re looking for talented people to join Team Book.

Current openings:

Programs Coordinator

The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, is seeking a part-time Programs Coordinator. This is a grant-funded position, focused on the new Science + Literature program, which is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and aims to highlight diverse books that deepen readers’ understanding of science and technology. The position also includes additional program support as needed.

Science + Literature is housed under the Public Programs umbrella, NBF Presents, which in tandem with the National Book Foundation’s Education & Access initiatives, reach readers everywhere through a robust slate of local and national programs, cultivating meaningful discourse through literature for audiences of all ages.

This is a grant-funded, temporary position based in New York, August 2022 – April 2023, with the possibility of extension through April 2024. The Programs Coordinator will report to the Director of Programs. This position is based in New York, though may begin remotely as needed.


  • Support programmatic timelines and calendars, ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • Support logistics and outreach for large-scale events, initiatives, and campaigns, including conducting relevant research, maintaining event details, and spearheading audience development.
  • Assist in updating and editing programmatic and marketing materials, including itineraries, one-sheets, press releases, and web.
  • Track program activities in collaboration with ongoing organization development, fundraising, and reporting efforts and goals.
  • Organize and track supplies and materials, including book orders, program invoices/accounting, catering orders, etc.
  • Additional administrative responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a strong background in arts and cultural and/or nonprofit program administration, with outstanding organizational skills, high attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently within a tight implementation timeline. Applicants should have demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. A contagious love for reading is a must. The Programs Coordinator will work 25 hours per week; schedule will be adjusted as needed to account for program activities taking place outside of regular office hours. Evening and weekend work is occasionally required.

Compensation: This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week. The Programs Coordinator will be paid $25 per hour, including paid holidays/office closures.

To apply for the position: send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line Programs Coordinator. Please indicate any scheduling constraints in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please.

The National Book Foundation is committed to inclusivity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, parental status, military service, or disability.


The National Book Foundation offers internships for current undergraduate or graduate students who want to work with an established and active literary nonprofit. For more information about our internship program, see our Education & Access programs page.