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Want to get more involved with Center for Book Arts? From time to time we have job openings which we will post here.

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Audience at 2018 Workspace AIR Studio Talk (2019)

Founded in 1974, Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of the book as an art object. CBA is the leading organization for the Book Arts in the U.S., presenting exhibitions, classes, and public programs on the subject while supporting artists through residencies, publishing, and collecting. Center for Book Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people from all backgrounds and experience levels.

Work experience in an arts nonprofit and an interest in the art of the book are all encouraged but not required. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Due to the number of submissions only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

No phone calls please. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter and resume via email attachment to: jobs@centerforbookarts.org with “Grant Writer” in the subject line. Due to the number of submissions only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Development Manager

Permanent Part-Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reports to: Executive Director

Center for Book Arts seeks a Development Manager to join a team of 3 full-time and 5 part-time employees. The Development Manager is responsible for writing, submitting, and reporting on all grants for the organization. This position reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Program Staff to ensure grants accurately reflect and serve the programs of the organization. We are currently working remotely 4/5 days, but have a plan to return to in-person work by the end of the year as health and safety limitations allow.

Responsibilities include:

Grant Proposal and Report Writing:

  • Draft and/or review grant proposals and reports, tailoring each to fit specific focus areas and interests of foundation or government funders;
  • Gather, edit, and create content and collateral that supplement proposal narratives, focusing on CBA’s program impact; and
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with staff CBA in order to ensure an ongoing and thorough understanding of CBA’s program, goals, and strategic direction.

Prospect Research:

  • Assist in maintaining a prospect research system leading to the identification and evaluation of new institutional funders; and
  • Create prospect research briefings for the Director of Foundation Relations and CDO.

Project Management:

  • Submit all foundation and government proposals and reports through online portals;
  • Ensure that submitted materials and other correspondence are filed and documented in various electronic systems;
  • Update DonorPerfect and other systems to accurately reflect planned milestones, accomplished tasks, and awards received;


The ideal candidate is self motivated, efficient, and has excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. The ability to perform written tasks quickly with accuracy is preferred. 

  • 3-5 years of grant writing and reporting experience;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Experience with program and budget development and monitoring;
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff to obtain content, information and resources for grant proposals
  • Understands the NY State and City government funding processes
  • Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines and juggle many priorities;
  • Highly organized and detail oriented;* Able to work both independently and collaboratively as needed;
  • Self-motivated, team player with strong project management, critical thinking and time management skills.
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