Job Description: Poetry Program Assistant

Posted March 8, 2023 – open until filled

Day Eight is an arts producer and publisher dedicated to the healing of the world through the arts. Our programs include an arts magazine, poetry events, exhibitions, performances, education programming, book publishing, and an arts journalism program. Diversity is part of our DNA, vision, and values, and our staff bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to our shared work. We publish the literary magazine Bourgeon, and 4-6 poetry books per year, and host multiple poetry reading series each year.

Position Outline:

The Poetry Program Assistant supports Day Eight’s literary magazine, book development and marketing, and multiple poetry events series.

Duties and Responsibilities:

            40%     Marketing of books and poetry events

            30%     Administration of book production and poetry events

            20%     Creation and management of event pages through WordPress, Facebook,

                        Eventbrite, and Zoom

            10%     Event staff, including select events in person, hosting zoom events, and poetry

                        committee meetings

Key Qualifications:

Experience with marketing in the arts

Experience with graphics creation and web technology

Experience with online and in person event support

The incumbent will work by remote but is expected to be a D.C. resident

The incumbent will work a flexible set schedule during regular business hours

Who You Are:

You have a passion for the literary community, including poetry

You are well-organized with excellent people skills

You are flexible and able to work under pressure, including at events and under deadlines

You are a clear communicator in writing and over the phone


None; this is a part-time, 20 hour a week position

Pay rate:

Based on experience, $23-27/hr.

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Robert <at> Cover letters are asked to be 150 to 400 words in length. Applications submitted without a clear and brief cover letter will not be considered.

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