Program Coordinator

Quixote’s Cove

Quixote’s Cove (QC) and its not-for-profit sister concern, Satori Center for the Arts, supports the creation of art and literature. We mentor, publish, and promote writers, artists, translators, and editors through QC and run arts, education, and social justice programs through Satori.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 1+ Years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Oct 24, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a creative, travel-loving (post-pandemic), open minded, and dedicated individual who can help us plan, organize, and execute our programs with various communities we visit and work with. The ideal candidate is someone interested in pursuing a career in Nepal’s creative industries, is interested in curating immersive learning experiences, can connect ideas and translate them into actions, and has an abiding love for storytelling in and across all forms.

Currently, Quixote’s Cove and Satori Center for the Arts are home to the U. S. Embassy’s Book Bus, the publishing imprint Safu, the literary magazine La.Lit, and the spoken word group Word Warriors. We run programs and projects at the intersection of the arts, literature, and education. The program coordinator will be responsible for implementing our programs and projects in collaboration with various communities, and will be a part of their conceptualization, design, and curation. The coordinator is expected to build strong relations with and within communities that we partner and collaborate with.

We are looking for someone who is a kind, motivated and creative individual, loves to read, can work independently within a team, is conscious of their emotions and the effects of their actions, loves the joys and challenges of traveling and working across Nepal, and values lifelong learning.

This is a full time position with a minimum two years commitment requirement. It is primarily Kathmandu based, but you will eventually get to travel (post-pandemic) around Nepal. We offer a salary based on skills and experience and are open to negotiation.

Women and gender non-conforming people from marginalized communities and those who are fluent in a language of Nepal other than Nepali are strongly encouraged to apply. However, a strong command of English is necessary as most correspondences and planning will be in English via online tools and platforms. Our work is rooted in creating safe spaces that are inclusive to different genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and abilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement our programs
  • Write down detailed program plans, prepare program budgets, communicate roles and responsibilities efficiently with team members and program partners, and execute the program plan within the designated time frame
  • Prepare reports on programs you supervise, conduct evaluations and reflection sessions and modify and strengthen the programs based on this
  • Track expenses, inventory, and supplies for the programs you supervise, ensure programs are implemented within the approved budgetary limits
  • Assist in the development and execution of social media plans and campaigns for our programs. Engage our online communities to increase our program outreach
  • Assist in brainstorming new ideas and support the planning and designing of new programs
  • Assist in the development of workshops and arts based educational curriculum for our programs
  • Consistently produce high-quality written and visual content for our programs
  • Represent our organization and programs with dignity and through clear communications

Required Qualification & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least two years work experience
  • Is committed to working with and building relations with the different people, organizations, and communities we work with
  • Experience in account keeping and logistics
  • Fluency in communicating (reading, writing, and speaking) in English and Nepali, a command of any of the other languages spoken in Nepal is a significant plus
  • Comfortable using Google suite, MS office, and digital work platforms
  • Ability to imagine and implement programs with dedication and attention to detail
  • Ability to produce/work as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use both data and rationale to inform decisions and communicate this with team members
  • Willingness to commit to a minimum of two years with our organization

How to Apply

Application deadline: November 10, 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for online interviews between November 14 and 20, 2021.

The selected candidate is expected to join on November 21, 2021.

Feel free to write to us at if you have any questions.