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Assistant Booking Agent

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Community Literature Initiative

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The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is seeking an Assistant Booking Agent to be a part of the Talent Booking team. In this role, you will be responsible for scouting, establishing contact, and maintaining relationships with local artists, poets, authors, and other professionals. From there, you will schedule and coordinate with the professionals to be guest lecturers and guest speakers at our CLI programs and courses.

You will, in partnership with the Booking Manager, play a key role in deciding and shaping the unique and engaging experiences of our CLI program attendees and students.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Research and contact institutions, organizations, and individuals to perform guest lectures and workshops for the Publishing Class program and World Stage Press
  • Organize and create performance contracts and itineraries for guest lectures
  • Identify potential gigs and event venues to establish professional relationships with in the Los Angeles area
  • Update and manage the events calendar with upcoming literary events, guest lecturers, and performances
  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone and email
  • Assist with ad hoc booking and talent coordination projects

Preferred qualifications
The ideal candidate possesses the following:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, G Suite, Asana, and ability to learn additional software programs
  • Highly organized, customer-oriented, and strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills and command over verbal and written skills
  • Interest in any of the following: poetry, creative writing, nonprofit, talent management

Working conditions
Currently virtual. Time commitment: approximately 8-10 hours/week, morning hours

Direct reports
AKoldPiece OfWork, Booking Agent Manager

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About Community Literature Initiative

Location:

2702 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047, US

Mission Statement

The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization focused on teaching writers in the city how to create poetry and fiction of a publishable quality. The CLI course is a 10-month (September to June) training program to refine works-in-progress into finalized manuscripts ready for publication. At the conclusion of the 10-month program, all participants are guaranteed a first-book publishing contract with one of our partnering Los Angeles Small Presses. At the conclusion of our program, all students emerge knowledgeable published authors! We only accept fourteen poetry students and seven fiction students per year, so apply now! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local highschools.

Description

The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization focused on teaching writers in the city how to create poetry and fiction of a publishable quality. The CLI course is a 10-month (September to June) training program to refine works-in-progress into finalized manuscripts ready for publication. At the conclusion of the 10-month program, all participants are guaranteed a first-book publishing contract with one of our partnering Los Angeles Small Presses. At the conclusion of our program, all students emerge knowledgeable published authors! We only accept fourteen poetry students and seven fiction students per year, so apply now! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local highschools.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Curating
  • Recruiting
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment: approximately 8-10 hours/week, morning hours

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