Careers

Passionate about cultural exchange and the arts? Join ACC's dynamic team! Current opportunities for internships or full-time positions at our offices around the world are listed below. 

Open Positions

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) advances international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States to create a more harmonious and peaceful world. This mission is accomplished through fellowships, grants, and other programs that support individual artists, scholars, arts professionals, and cultural institutions. Established by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in 1963 as the Asian Cultural Program of the JDR 3rd Fund to support cultural exchange in Asia and the US through grants to individuals and organizations working in the visual and performing arts, ACC incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 1980. Based in New York City, ACC established offices as well as partner foundations in Tokyo (1983), Hong Kong (1986), Taipei (1995), and Manila (2000). To date, ACC has supported nearly 6,000 exchanges across 26 countries and regions, and 16 artistic disciplines. ACC convenes arts leaders, fostering dialogue around the importance of cultural exchange in developing understanding and respect across international and cultural borders. Fellowships to individuals include not only grant funds to cover the costs of international travel and research activities, but also substantial program support in the form of professional guidance, introductions to artists and other cultural leaders, and extensive logistical assistance. In addition, ACC supports cultural institutions to further its programs of bringing diverse voices to the cultural landscape.

Expectations of all roles at ACC:

Commitment to ACC’s Mission and Vision. Commitment to the ACC’s short- and long-term goals; demonstrate understanding of and dedication to ACC’s mission of fostering international dialogue through cultural exchange; be mindful that program goals should drive work priorities and plans; value the work of ACC grantees and be a resource for grantees and alumni in Asia and the U.S

Prudent Use of Resources and Accountability. Be mindful of resource limitations and manage resources to effectively carry out ACC’s mission in a fiscally responsible manner, while striving to maximize the funds available for charitable activity; recognize the importance of development activities to the organization’s long-term sustainability and contribute to a culture of fundraising across all departments.

Teamwork and Professionalism. Appreciate the value of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all work relationships; be willing to help as well as learn from co-workers in the U.S. and Asia, regardless of job title or seniority; work collaboratively with colleagues toward shared goals and objectives; be willing to perform tasks outside of one’s job description; embrace a positive and collaborative spirit that motivates and inspires others to work for the good of the organization. Embrace and foster continued sharing of information among colleagues.

Adaptability. Seek out opportunities to improve the quality and impact of ACC’s work; remain open to new ideas and ways of working and innovations in the field; support diverse ways of thinking or doing and suggest new approaches in accordance with a dynamic organization that is faithful to its mission; be open to change and new ideas for improving outcomes.

Headquartered in New York City, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is a leading nonprofit organization working in cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S. to advance international dialogue, mutual understanding, and respect. Individual fellowships and organizational grants are awarded to support research, study, and creative work by leaders practicing 16 disciplines in the arts and humanities in the U.S. and 25 countries in Asia. ACC staff in New York City work closely with four regional offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, and Manila.
 
Internship Overview
 ACC offers paid semester and year-long internships to undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. Given the small size of ACC’s staff, interns engage in meaningful projects that provide in-depth exposure to an international nonprofit arts organization. ACC interns work closely with their supervisor to set and track their professional development goals across the duration of their time at ACC. ACC interns have opportunities to learn from peers and colleagues across the organization in regular intern gatherings, share-outs from different departments, cross-departmental and all-staff meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Grantee Engagement
    • Assist the Program Officer in communicating with grantees 
    • Assist the Program Officer in coordinating monthly grantee visits to cultural institutions  
    • Design monthly event newsletter. Research events in the city catered to the grantees’ research interests. 
    • Create meeting minutes of grantee meetings
  • Data Management
    • Input ACC grantee data in the system to ensure data accuracy 
    • Support the Grant Administrator in entering grant data 
    • Maintain partnerships database
  • Special projects  
    • Prepare program-related documents and presentation
    • Research POC-led community organizations’ programs and needs in order to identify the partnership.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • Prior work experience required (including previous internships) 
  • Excellent organizational skills to ensure the accuracy of data entry 
  • Experience in coordinating events and managing projects 
  • Experience with managing data 
  • Strong writing, editing, or design skills are preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suit is preferred
  • A candidate who is comfortable with learning new technology and working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities will be a good fit. 
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in another language a plus but not required

ACC staff are currently working a hybrid schedule: three days in the office (1 Rockefeller Plaza) and three days at home. This intern may be requested to work from the office if their scheduled working days coincide with days their direct manager is in the office. The internship will begin by January 2023 and last through June 2023, with the potential for renewal. Interns are paid $17.50 per hour, with expectations to work no more than 15 hours per week between the hours of 8am – 6pm, Eastern Time. A laptop will be provided for use during the internship period.
 
ACC is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a cover letter describing your specific interests and qualifications for the internship as well as a copy of your resume with “PROGRAMS INTERN” in the subject line to opportunities@accny.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 11, 2022. Only applicants with legal authorization to work in the United States will be considered. For more information on ACC, visit www.asianculturalcouncil.org.

Headquartered in New York City, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is a leading nonprofit organization working in cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S. to advance international dialogue, mutual understanding, and respect. Individual fellowships and organizational grants are awarded to support research, study, and creative work by leaders practicing 16 disciplines in the arts and humanities in the U.S. and 25 countries in Asia. ACC staff in New York City work closely with four regional offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, and Manila.

Internship Overview

ACC offers paid semester and year-long internships to undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. Given the small size of ACC’s staff, interns engage in meaningful projects that provide in-depth exposure to an international nonprofit arts organization. ACC interns work closely with their supervisor to set and track their professional development goals across the duration of their time at ACC. ACC interns have opportunities to learn from peers and colleagues across the organization in regular intern gatherings, share-outs from different departments, cross-departmental and all-staff meetings.

ACC currently seeks an intern to engage in research, organization, and implementation of marketing and communications strategies through projects with social media, website development, and alumni network-building for ACC’s several evolving audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Research trends, industry-related strategies, and potential partnerships with respect to ACC’s overarching goals for marketing to wider audiences
  • Assist in developing and executing tactics to thoughtfully engage ACC’s alumni network
  • Collect and analyze public-facing data related to alumni and organizational partners to discover trends and propose potential collaborative projects
  • Help coordinate content and postings for ACC’s social accounts to translate narratives across various platforms, and interact with followers in a professional, friendly manner when needed
  • Assist in writing copy for creative content such as email marketing campaigns, flyers, etc.
  • Assist in streamlining, organizing, and archiving media for marketing purposes (photos, videos, testimonials, etc.)
  • Provide support for events, including creating invitations, guest list management, and catering, as needed

Requirements:

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal/written) and attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor, ability to work with a team, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Creative and proactive, with an eye for design
  • Alignment with ACC’s mission, and an excitement to analyze interdisciplinary market trends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 365 (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Canva, Hootsuite, and Constant Contact a plus, though not required)
  • Experience managing social media platforms a plus
  • Photography and videography skills a plus, though not required
  • Fluent in English

ACC staff are currently working a hybrid schedule: three days in the office (1 Rockefeller Plaza) and two days at home. The intern will work a hybrid schedule and may be requested to be in-office on specific days. The internship will begin in January 2023 and last through June 2023. Interns are paid $17.50 per hour, with expectations to work no more than 15 hours per week between the hours of 8am – 6pm. A laptop will be provided for use during the internship period.

ACC is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a cover letter describing your specific interests and qualifications for the internship as well as a copy of your resume with “MAR/COMMS INTERN” in the subject line to opportunities@accny.org by December 23rd, 2022. Only applicants with legal authorization to work in the United States will be considered. For more information on ACC, visit www.asianculturalcouncil.org.