Apprenticeships at Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking to fill two part-time paid apprenticeships to begin March 2019. Working closely with the UDP Collective, apprentices will undertake important and varied work while learning how a small press operates from every angle and helping to shepherd UDP titles through the editorial, production, and publicity process.

Apprentices play an essential role in running a small press on the day-to-day: from packaging and mailing books, preparing promotional materials, and website maintenance, to executing publicity initiatives and providing production assistance. However, apprentices’ tasks are not limited to in-house administration: they also contribute essential design and editorial work for a range of projects, and work with a high degree of creative and professional flexibility on self-guided projects. Ideal candidates will be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and able to self-direct in accordance with time sensitive schedules.

Apprentices must be communicative and open to constructive feedback, passionate about the arts and poetry in particular, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while juggling diverse responsibilities. We especially welcome applications from people of color, with disabilities, and of the LGBTQ community.

Apprentices commit to two days per week in the UDP studio, as well as assisting at occasional events, book fairs, and our open-house volunteer days. Apprenticeships are for 15 hours per week at $15/hour.

The yearlong term begins in March 2019. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Lawson at by
February 11, 2019. Please indicate that you are applying for the March 2019 Apprenticeship in the subject line.

Internship at the Poetry Society of America

The Poetry Society of America, the nation’s oldest poetry nonprofit, seeks a highly motivated intern for the 2012-2013 academic year. The PSA internship program provides hands-on experience in the managing, development, and programming extensions of this art-nonprofit, and is an excellent opportunity for a professional and creative individual who wants to develop a career in the cultural nonprofit sector.  As the office is small, interns will have the chance to work with all areas of our organization, and thus are expected to express the motivation and readiness to transition from task to task.

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • A strong command of the English language
  • Proven excellence in proofreading and copyediting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Pleasant demeanor that translates well to phone and office manner
  • Skills with time efficiency and management
  • Comfort with a PC and Microsoft-based operating system
  • Ability to work in both a collaborative and self-managed environment
  • A solid literary background, an enthusiasm for poetry, and basic office experience

This position comes with a $750 stipend (split over two semesters). Interns will be asked to give a 10-16 hour per-week commitment October through May. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Brett Fletcher Lauer, the Managing Director, at The PSA will take applications through October 15th.

Brett Fletcher Lauer
Poetry Society of America
Managing Director
15 Gramercy Park
New York, New York 10003
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