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Programs Associate

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The Africa Center
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New York, NY
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Published 23 days ago

About The Africa Center

The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora and the role of people of African descent in the world by providing a gateway for engagement with

contemporary Africa. Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business, and policy related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration and engagement with

individuals and institutions who share the Center’s values, The Africa Center inspires

enthusiasm, and advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on

our collective and shared futures. This mission is guided by a leadership team that includes

Board Co-Chairs Chelsea Clinton and Jendayi Frazer, Board President Halima Aliko Dangote, and CEO Uzodinma Iweala.

Since launching its public programming in January 2019, The Africa Center has attracted and

engaged thousands of visitors in 6 exhibitions and over 200 programs that have included

performances, installations, talks, readings, book signings, and film screenings.

To learn more please visit www.theafricacenter.org and engage with our social media

@theafricacenter on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


I. Position Overview: The Africa Center seeks a Programs Associate to provide administrative

support to the Programs team and ensure the Center’s programs are planned and executed

efficiently. The Programs team is responsible for developing and executing the vision of the

Center’s programming and exhibitions. The team is also responsible for overseeing the Center’s PR and Communications efforts. The Africa Center’s programs are often in partnership with artists, film makers, entrepreneurs, organizations and institutions across Africa and its Diaspora.

The Programs Associate will report to the Programs Manager and the Associate Curator and

work in collaboration with other TAC staff and consultants.

II. Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Support the team with planning the production and logistics of programs, exhibitions and

events.

2. Coordinate and conduct set-up and break down of physical programs.

3. Support programs team with administrative tasks e.g. drafting consent forms and

agreements, processing payments for Program related expenses, reconciling credit card

expenses and ordering program related items.

4. Track program attendance and data collection. Work with Programs Manager to share the

data with TAC staff.

5. Keep Programs calendar up-to-date.

6. Monitor Programs email account.

7. Support Programs Manager in leading the marketing and communication of TAC’s

programs including developing invitations, managing ticketing and guest lists, as well as

supporting program related social media, etc.

8. Create program pages on our website through Wordpress as well as make any other

necessary website updates and troubleshooting.

8. Coordinate and archive the documentation of programs i.e. photo/video including

reviewing and managing editing process.

9. Work closely with the Center’s Digital Media Consultant on the ideation, planning and

execution of The Africa Center’s monthly editorial/social media calendar that fully integrates

the Center’s programs, exhibitions, events, brand strategy and values across all social media

channels.

10. Support the team with communications, scheduling, and documentation in relation to

programs-related advisory groups, seminars, consultations and overall convening of The

Africa Center’s community.

11. Support the team with the relaunch and update of the Center’s volunteer program.

III. Qualifications:

1. 2-3 years of administrative experience. Bachelor’s degree is a plus.

2. Experience working or demonstrated interest on issues related to The Africa Center’s

mission, on the Africancontinent and/or within the African diaspora preferred.

3. Social media experience preferred.

IV. Key Skills and Capabilities:

1. Knowledge, passion and demonstrated commitment to The Africa Center’s

mission

2. Excellent written and oral communication skills

3. Collaborative and a team player

4. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

5. Time management, prioritizing and the ability to handle a complex, varied workload

6. Familiarity and ability to work with softwares and platforms such as Mailchimp,

AddEvent, Sprout Social, Slack, Wordpress, Eventbrite.

V. Professional Commitment:

The Africa Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and

applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,

disability or genetics.

The Africa Center requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have

received the COVID-19 vaccine. Any individuals subject to this requirement may submit for

consideration a request to be exempted from the requirement (based on a valid religious or

medical reason).

VI. Salary and benefits

$45,000-$50,000

The Africa Center offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, vacation

and paid time off, and other benefits.

VII. How to Apply:

E-mail your application to programs@theafricacenter.org with the subject line: “Programs

Associate”. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Incomplete applications

will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an

interview will be contacted. Please consider your application received unless it is bounced

back.

About The Africa Center

The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora and the role of people of African descent in the world by providing a gateway for engagement with

contemporary Africa. Serving as…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 6, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 22, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
Salary
USD $45,000 - USD $50,000
/ year

Benefits

The Africa Center offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, vacation

and paid time off, and other benefits.

The Africa Center offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, vacation

and paid time off, and other benefits.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

E-mail your application to programs@theafricacenter.org with the subject line: “Programs

Associate”. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Incomplete applications

will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an

interview will be contacted. Please consider your application received unless it is bounced

back.

E-mail your application to programs@theafricacenter.org with the subject line: “Programs

Associate”. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Incomplete…

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