Communications and Partnerships Assistant – World Science Festival – New York, NY

Do you follow science and tech news and attend science and arts programs in New York City? This production assistant position offers a unique opportunity to work on high-profile, content rich, innovative, live, and digital science programming at a growing non-profit organization.

WSF LIve are hosted screenings of World Science Festival live-streamed programs. We work with partners around the globe to organize and enhance these screenings with on-site presentations, discussions and related events with local experts.

Position Description:

The Production Assistant will offer administrative and creative support for WSF Live. Working closely with the Partnership team to ensure deadlines are met, the Production Assistant will possess strong communication, organizational and research skills.

Responsibilities include:

Research, identify, call and contact national and international partners for WSF Live

Coordinate marketing and promotional campaigns for WSF Live

Manage WSF Live partner database

Work with web team on managing WSF Live website

Additional research as needed


Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, especially on the phone

Ability to work under deadline pressure

Highly organized and able to handle multiple, time-sensitive tasks

Self-starter able to work independently or as part of a team

Familiarity with standard Microsoft Office products

Researching potential participants

Keeping program materials, schedules, databases and other administrative documentation up to date

Other duties as assigned

Minimum of 2-3 years experience as a Production Assistant or in Event Planning

This is a Fixed Term position. Immediate start.

Please email resume with a cover letter to with “Communications and Partnerships Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.