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.

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, and write “Assistant to the President” in the subject line. 

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.

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

Staff Accountant

The American-Scandinavian Foundation/Scandinavia House seeks a Staff Accountant to work closely with the Controller and assist in all general areas of accounting including but not limited to A/P, A/R, and financial reporting. The Staff Accountant will also provide support to the Controller during year end audit.

Qualifications: B.A. in Accounting or related field of study, 1-2 years’ experience in general areas, preferable with a non-profit organization. Strong communications skills and attention to detail a must.  Strong Excel knowledge important; knowledge of Blackbaud and/or Fund E-Z  financial software a plus.

Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to and put Accountant 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 or fax to 212.686.2115. Phone contact: Laura 212.847.9726.

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