LiteraryArts RI seeks Co-Director

The co-director will implement their own creative ideas as they manage the operations of non-profit LiteraryArts RI and its main event, the Providence Book Festival ( This position assists in developing the logistics and strategy of the Festival, ensuring the smooth operation of the Book Festival including events programming, author and vendor management, venue rental and set-up, contracts, registration, community outreach, volunteer coordination, marketing, grant making, and fundraising activities. The Co-Director builds and maintains partnerships to foster a Festival environment that creates a unique and welcoming community experience.

The Co-Director manages all aspects of the Book Festival in close partnership with the Executive Director. They oversee the operational success of program events, including managing Festival operations, set-up and break-down, and ensuring customer safety and satisfaction. The Co-Director acts as back-up to the Executive Director in their absence, assuming the responsibility for overall administration, finance and operations of LARI.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, flexible, problem-solver who thrives in a complex creative environment.  Possessing a professional demeanor, he/she will be able to work under tight timelines, be organized and team oriented. The candidate will be committed to the mission of LiteraryArts RI and have a high-level of integrity and ethics.

This position is flexible, 8-10 hours a week, and is a volunteer position with a stipend. For more information, click here.