The Center for Fiction

Events Director

The Center for Fiction, the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to celebrating the art of fiction, is conducting a nation-wide search for an Events Director.

The Events Director will:

Create and execute dynamic literary events both on- and off-site throughout the year that feature and celebrate fiction, including events and series across multiple genres and various disciplines (television, visual art, dance, the sciences, politics and social change, etc.). This will include working in close partnership with the Executive Director to create a high-visibility inaugural year of programming at our new Brooklyn location.

Foster partnerships with other organizations as appropriate in NYC and nationwide.

Work closely with the Director of PR/Marketing to raise visibility for events, including developing copy and thinking creatively about listings, ad design and placement, etc.

Work closely with the Education Director to develop and produce children’s events, workshops, and special programming.

Act as the primary event liaison to artists and writers, beginning with preliminary contact and including LOA process, travel arrangements, preparation of materials, and event production, in essence making sure that each detail of every event is carefully laid out from inception through follow-up, coordinating with other staff as appropriate.  

Be present for and personally oversee all aspects of events with special consideration given to future uses of recorded material for podcasts, videos, and archival purposes, while working with a team of event interns and other necessary part-time production staff to ensure the smooth execution of events.

Work closely with the bookstore manager and café vendor for sale of books and refreshments at events.

Act as the primary liaison for space rentals.

The Events Director must have:

A wide knowledge of classic and contemporary fiction in the US and internationally. 

A strong track record of creative event production in the arts.

Knowledge of A/V equipment and the technical aspects of event production and the ability to work closely with tech staff.

The ability to thrive in a busy environment that requires pitching in on projects as workflow requires.

Excellent writing skills, creativity, and vision. 

Public speaking skills.

The ability to work as member of a team within an organization dedicated to serving readers and writers through multiple programs and initiatives.


This is a full time position in New York City in the borough of Brooklyn that requires weekend and evening hours. The starting salary for the position is $80,000 and includes a full benefit package.

The Center for Fiction is an equal opportunities employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To apply please email our Executive Director, Noreen Tomassi, at by June 15th and include a cover letter and resume.

Contact Information

Kristin Henley, Managing Director
80 5th Avenue
Suite 1201
New York
Contact Phone: 
(212) 755-6710