The American-Scandinavian Foundation

Job Opportunities

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is seeking applicants for the following open positions. Please note that for all positions you must be eligible to work in the United States.



Administrator

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is seeking applicants for an ADMINISTRATOR position. The Administrator is a key member of the Senior Management team for an international educational/cultural nonprofit organization, based in New York City, with an annual operating budget of $4.5 million.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participation in the planning and implementation of a wide variety of public programs and special projects
  • Participation in selected fund-raising projects
  • Personnel oversight, counselling, and development of HR policies
  • Oversight of implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy, including public relations, website, and publications
  • Periodically serving as public representative of the organization
  • Serving as liaison to and general support for the Board of Trustees

Candidates should have a minimum of seven year’s management experience, preferably in a nonprofit, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. BA required, graduate degree preferred. Knowledge of Nordic/Scandinavian culture and history desirable.

To apply, please send cover letter with c.v. and salary history to hr@amscan.org with "Administrator" in the subject line.



Assistant to the President

The American-Scandinavian Foundation seeks an Administrative Assistant with excellent communication skills to provide support for the President and Executive Vice President on administrative and Board of Trustee matters and on fundraising efforts, and to assist with cultural programs and special events. Strong communications skills and attention to detail a must. Previous experience with a cultural institution, knowledge of Scandinavia and/or a Scandinavian language, and strong computer skills important. Familiarity with Raisers Edge and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Please email cover letter including salary history, plus resume attached (pdf. preferred), to hr@amscan.org, and write “Assistant to the President” in the subject line.



Administrative Assistant for Training & Internship Program

The American-Scandinavian Foundation seeks an administrative assistant for its Internships & Training Program.   Responsibilities include reviewing intern applications and assignments, assisting interns and trainees during their stay in the U.S., preparing instructional materials, culture guides and report forms, managing monthly cultural events for program participants, overseeing administrative fees, maintaining the database, working with various universities in Scandinavia and various U.S. businesses and U.S. government offices.  Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, solid database experience, sound judgment, ability to handle responsibility; ability to compose correspondence clearly, organize systematically, reassign priorities as necessary and work under pressure.  Knowledge of Scandinavia and /or a Scandinavian language a plus.

To apply, please email resume with cover letter and salary history to training@amscan.org and write "Internship Assistant" in the subject line.



Part-time Visitor Services Assistant
The American-Scandinavian Foundation seeks a part-time Visitors Services Assistant to welcome visitors to Scandinavia House, provide information about events, programs and exhibitions; keep accurate counts of visitors to Scandinavia House, and maintain a daily log of all activities. The individual will be responsible for sales of tickets to events and programs, and maintaining reservations lists, and may also assist with programs and events held at Scandinavia House.

Minimum 15-20 hours a week until early evening and including Saturdays. Knowledge of and interest in Nordic culture a plus; communication and computer skills a must. Position is available only on an as-needed basis.

To apply, please email resume with cover letter to HR@amscan.org and put Visitor Services in the subject line.



Scandinavia House Events Assistant
The American-Scandinavian Foundation seeks a part-time Events Assistant to provide support for events held at Scandinavia House by external institutions.  Responsibilities include meeting with clients to discuss logistics, setting up and breaking down furniture and audio visual equipment, and being on site during events to help with concerns and needs of the clients; ideal job for student in the hospitality field or a recent graduate with a degree in that field. 20-25 hours a week depending on the schedule of events, which may include weekends and evenings.   Prior experience in event rentals or catering, and knowledge of A/V equipment, is preferred but not required.

To apply, please email resume with cover letter to HR@amscan.org and put EVENTS ASSISTANT in the subject line.



Part-time Temporary Positions at The Shop @ Scandinavia House

Part-time sales positions in a museum-style shop. Sales/retail experience, art/design knowledge, and fluency in a Scandinavian/Nordic language preferred. Flexible hours.

Also, Receiving/Stock positions. Computer knowledge a must, attention to detail required. Retail experience a plus.

If you are interested in and qualified, please email cover letter and resume to winterhalter@amscan.org or fax to 212.686.2115. Phone contact: Laura 212.847.9726.

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