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Programme Assistant

Location: Mumbai
Position: Programme Assistant

Purpose: The Programme Assistant assists the Programming team with the programmatic, content, and administrative aspects of developing the Centers’ initiatives across business, policy, social issues, and arts and culture.


The responsibilities of the Programme Assistant will include but are not limited to:

• Assisting in developing and curating timely and relevant programming areas that are strategically aligned with Asia Society’s broader institutional goals
• Identifying a relevant and timely list of potential speakers and thought leaders from the Asian region
• Assisting in communicating and networking with institutions, professionals and interfacing with prospective partners
• Maintaining Asia Society’s web presence, including institutional calendar, and post-event descriptions
• Assisting with logistics, including liaising with headquarters in New York to maintain the website and video archive
• Assisting in the Centre’s public relations and communications work
• Assisting in indentifying funding opportunities and drafting series proposals


The applicant must possess:

• A bachelor’s degree in economics, business, international affairs, political science, Asian studies, or a related field
• Minimum two years professional work experience preferably in programme development and/or administration or in the field of business, policy, or arts and culture
• Strong oral and written communications skills in English; the ability to work independently and take initiative, but also function as a member of a programme team
• Detail-oriented administrative capabilities; the ability to undertake diverse tasks and work on multiple projects concurrently
• A demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of current political, economic, and cultural policies and developments in the countries of the Asian region
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Be open minded and comfortable working in a multi-cultural, fast paced environment.

How to apply:

For positions in Mumbai, please email your cover letter and resume indicating position to: [email protected]asociety.org. Indicate job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email bounces back. No phone calls, please.

Thank you for your interest in the position and Asia Society.

The Asia Society is an equal-opportunity employer.