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Employment 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.


Programing and Events Coordinator

The Programs Department plans, coordinates and implements the public programs presented by the ASF at Scandinavia House, including exhibitions, films, concerts, lectures, symposia, as well as children’s programs and special events.  The Scandinavia House Manager plans and implements the use of the venues at Scandinavia House by outside organizations.

The Programing and Events Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with both he programming department and the Scandinavia House Manager by providing support for activities taking place in Scandinavia House, including but not limited to screenings, concerts, lectures, symposia and panel discussions. With regard to working with outside organizations, the Coordinator would be onsite during the any events including meetings, concerts, screenings and receptions and will act as laison with the client to address any questions or concerns. Handle general administrative duties, help with coordinating program and event logistics, serving as liaison with program and event participants, and provide technical/audio visual support setup.

Responsibilities (Programming Department)
Concerts and Musical Programming
Accept tickets upon entry
Assist with rehearsal preparation
Produce program notes

Lectures, Symposia, and Panel Discussions
Technical setup
Liase with speakers/participants

Film Programs
Accept tickets upon entry
Facilitate with online ticketing system
Produce program notes

Responsibilities (Rentals)
Set up, oversee and supervise on site use of equipment and furniture
Monitor the needs and conduct of groups using Scandinavia House
Provide support to clients, including assisting with set up of ASF equipment and coordinating with outside vendors (lighting, audiovisual, etc. catering)

Qualities Needed
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
General understanding of standard audio/visual equipment
Knowledge of the Nordic Countries and a Nordic language a plus


Membership Coordinator

The American-Scandinavian Foundation seeks a Membership Coordinator to oversee all aspects of the membership program, including member relations and outreach, planning renewals and new memberships, preparing mailings, membership promotion and development, and assisting in developing content and editing the quarterly newsletter. The Membership Coordinator also works with the Director of Development in maximizing charitable giving from the membership, and carrying out special events for donors, trustees, and members.

Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of Salesforce NPSP for data management, skills with Microsoft Office applications, and one to three years’ membership or related experience.

Strong written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, the ability to work cooperatively and creatively with members and staff, and the ability to coordinate and attend periodic member events are also required. Knowledge of Scandinavia preferred, BA required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Good benefit plan.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume as a single PDF file to: hr@amscan.org and put ASF Membership Coordinator in the subject line.


Visitor Services Assistant

American-Scandinavian Foundation is looking for someone to assist in all facets of Visitor Services at Scandinavia House. Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is home to The American-Scandinavian Foundation, a public-supported American nonprofit organization. A wide range of programs is offered, including exhibitions, film series, concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, language courses, and activities for kids.

This position is part-time, two to three days a week and/or on an as-needed basis.


Responsibilities include: greeting visitors and providing information about events, programs and exhibitions; keeping accurate counts of visitors to Scandinavia House, and maintaining a daily log of all activities; box office responsibility for sales of tickets to events, programs, and membership using the ticketing software Elevent; keeping reception area organized and tidy.

Individual will also assist Building Manager when needed with programs and events held at Scandinavia House.  Knowledge of and interest in Nordic culture a plus; communication and computer skills a must.