Career Opportunities

Asia Society Career Opportunity

LOCATION: Mumbai     

POSITION: Programme Assistant, Business and Policy

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 education.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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 and policy.
  • 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: asiasocietyindiacentre@asiasociety.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.

Asia Society is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Internship Opportunity

LOCATION: Mumbai

POSITION: Programme Development Intern: Business & Policy

DESCRIPTION: The Programme Development Intern will assist the Asia Society India Centre Programming team in researching current local and global trends to develop relevant content, topics and speakers for events in Mumbai and across India. Additionally, the Programme Intern will assist in all aspects of event execution including marketing communications, social media, and logistics. The Programme Development Intern will gain a working knowledge of Indian business, policy, art and culture across a variety of perspectives. The Intern will have the opportunity to interact with local and global leaders who span the academic, business, and artistic world. The Intern will learn the process of programme development, from the early stages of creative idea generation, to identifying key players and target audience, to organizing and hosting a meaningful event. The Intern will be a critical member of a dynamic, multicultural team, and have a voice in shaping the Asia Society India Centre.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The responsibilities of the Programme Development Intern will include but are not limited to:
  • Assisting in developing and curating timely and relevant programmes that are strategically aligned with Asia Society’s broader institutional goals
  • Identifying potential speakers and thought leaders from the Asia-Pacific region
  • Managing logistical arrangements on-site at programmes, developing budget iterations and archiving past programmes
  • Assisting in communicating and networking with institutions, professionals and interfacing with prospective partners
  • Maintaining Asia Society’s web presence, including institutional calendar, social media (Facebook & Twitter), pre and post event summaries and video highlights
  • Assisting in identifying funding opportunities and drafting series proposals

REQUIREMENTS:
The applicant must possess:

  • Bachelor's degree with a social science background, preferably economics, policy or political science
  • The ability to work independently, while concurrently functioning as a member of the 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
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Comfort working in a multi-cultural, fast paced environment.

HOW TO APPLY:
For positions in Mumbai, please email:

  • A cover letter, indicating your interest and qualifications for the position
  • A resume, and 
  • A writing sample (3-5 pp. max)

to: rshah@asiasociety.org

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls, please.

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

Asia Society is an equal-opportunity employer.