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JLF Colorado Executive Director: Job Description

About JLF Colorado

The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is a FREE international literature festival dedicated to diversity, equity, great writing and imagination, and disseminating knowledge from diverse perspectives. Originating in India in 2007, within 5 years JLF exploded into the largest literature festival in the world. Since that time, JLF has inspired over 200 literary festivals across the globe in places such as Lahore, Dhaka, Kenya, South Africa, Israel, Moscow, Cairo and many more locations where the free exchange of thoughts and information is not a given or taken for granted.

We were very fortunate to bring the Jaipur Literature Festival to Boulder, CO in 2015, as the first branch of JLF outside of Jaipur, India! In September of 2022 we presented our 8th festival; 2020 and 2021 were virtual of course. JLF Colorado continues to give visibility to marginalized writers and cultures, offers one of the most diverse cultural events in Boulder, and remains free, providing access for all. JLF Colorado works very closely with Teamwork Arts, the Indian producers and founders of JLF who are based in Delhi, India. The Boulder Public Library and City of Boulder have been sponsors of JLF Colorado from the beginning and donate space and staffing free of charge as well as financial support. We are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Boulder Arts Commission, Colorado Creative Industries, and SCFD among other sponsors and patrons.

Executive Director, JLF Colorado

  • Work type: Part Time
  • Location: Front Range Metro Area - work from home
  • Average Hours Per Week: 5 – 15 – varies throughout the year
  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit

Position Summary

As the Executive Director of the Boulder chapter of the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival, you will be responsible for the providing strategic expertise and direction in the planning and execution of the annual JLF Colorado festival. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Networking
  • Fundraising Activities
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Donor Management
  • Managing Volunteers
  • Organizing Catering
  • Budget management
  • Community Outreach
  • Programming year-round free outreach workshops
  • Managing Registration Site
  • Venue Manager Coordination
  • Work closely with Publicist
  • A/V Coordination
  • Coordinating with Literary Board, Producers, and Advisory Board
  • Programming Assistance

This is a part-time position for a self-starter with experience in the non-profit sector and in managing events. You will be working closely with the producers of the Jaipur Literature Festival and will need to be able to work across time zones occasionally. You will keep detailed records of your activities and contacts and ensure timely implementation of logistics including oversight of scheduling, programming, fundraising (apart from grant writing), catering, design, vendor relationships, contract negotiation, staff recruitment/training, invitee lists, and administration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of related experience.
  • Proven ability to manage all elements of complex, large-scale events or productions.
  • Demonstrated project management skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary.
  • Must possess ability to manage multiple tasks in a high stress environment and work independently on a flexible schedule, including, nights/weekends.
  • A love of literature, multiculturalism, diversity, sharing knowledge

This is an opportunity to work on a part of “the greatest literary show on earth” and will give you an opportunity to interact with some of the most brilliant writers of our time.


In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, compensation is displayed: Compensation: $19-$24 hourly, based on experience

JLF Colorado is an equal opportunity employer, equal access institution, and affirmative action employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. JLF Colorado makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. JLF Colorado prohibits, and is committed to providing an environment that is free from, discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, age, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws, in its employment, programs, services, and activities. This policy applies to all programs, services, and activities within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.00 - $24.00 per hour

Last Date of Application: 30th November


  • Flexible schedule


  • Self-determined schedule

Work Location: Remote office, reside Front Range Metro Area

Please submit letter of interest and resume to Jessie Friedman: