Singapore Unbound Fellowship

 

Singapore Unbound Fellowship (deadline June 24, 2016)

WHO WE ARE

SINGAPORE UNBOUND is an exciting new non-profit dedicated to free and open cultural exchange between Singapore and the USA. We organize literary events (Singapore Literature Festival in NYC and the Second Saturdays Reading Series), publish works of high merit (Singapore Poetry and Bench Press), and collaborate with writers, artists, and cultural organizations in New York City to build people-to-people understanding. We aim to be independent, innovative, and inspiring.

SINGAPORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN NYC (SLF NYC) is a biennial literary festival that brings together Singaporean and American authors and audiences for conversations about literature and society. Started in 2014, the 2nd Festival will be held this year from September 28 – 30. For more details on this year’s exciting programming, please visit our website.

SECOND SATURDAYS READING SERIES is a monthly literary salon held in various private homes around New York City, and open to all. We have featured Vijay Seshadri, Monique Truong, James Hannaham, Jason Koo, Patricia Park, Naomi Jackson, Martha Cooley, and Amanda Lee Koe, among others. Upcoming features include Chinelo Okparanta, Claudia Serea, and Naomi Novik. Like us on Facebook.

 

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

SINGAPORE UNBOUND invites applications for a year-long fellowship (from July 2016 to June 2017), renewable for a second year, subject to performance evaluation. The fellowship provides a stipend of $1500 a year. The fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to be involved with a pioneering arts non-profit and to gain invaluable hands-on experience in event organizing, community outreach, arts marketing, and public relations. Applicants must be able to commit at least 20 hours a week and provide on-site support for the festival (September 28 – 30, 2016) and the reading series (every Second Saturday of the month, except July and August). This fellowship is open to all students based in New York City. Students must be pursuing a degree or be a recent graduate. The deadline for applications is 06/24/2016.

 

Responsibilities include:

1. Events Organizing

-Organize the Second Saturdays Reading Series by liaising with authors, hosts, guests, and booksellers, and providing on-site support

-Provide on-site support during the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC (September 28 – 30, 2016)

2. Community Outreach, Arts Marketing, and Public Relations

-Manage social media platforms in order to inform and engage with audiences: Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube

-Support the implementation of communication initiatives and community outreach

-Support growth through building relationships with followers, partners, and media

-Create and manage a weekly schedule of targeted social media posts

 

You are right for this position if:

-You have a keen appreciation for literature and theater

-You regularly attend author readings and other literary events

-You thrive on community engagement

-You are passionate about social media and have a flair for creating content

-You have experience in managing and growing multiple social media platforms

-You are proficient in Photoshop or other design software

-You are flexible and adaptable; you are willing to work during the weekends as needed

-You are self-motivated and self-directed

-You feel comfortable asking questions when you need guidance or direction

-You are an effective communicator

-You wouldn’t dream of missing a deadline

 

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please be prepared to discuss the following:
-The SLF NYC mission and brand
-The SLF NYC 2016 festival authors
-The SLF NYC social media accounts

Please send the following in one PDF file to Jee Leong Koh at jeeleong.koh@gmail.com:
-Cover letter
-CV
-Referee’s contact
-Your website url, if available
-Your social media accounts
-Three (3) posts from your most recent arts-related social media activities

 

About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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