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Project Manager
China Institute
New York, New York
Date Posted
China Institute, a New York-based innovative educational non-profit organization established to advance understanding of China in the US, seeks a dynamic and experienced Project Manager. China Institute is embarking on a new multi-year program to develop a wide range of inter-disciplinary multi-media, educational materials and programs based on the exquisitely illustrated children’s book series: We All Live in the Forbidden City.

The Project Manager will research and develop a business plan for the translation, publication, and dissemination of the book series to American audiences. The Project Manager will serve as China Institute’s liaison with project partners including: publishing companies, translators, television networks, schools, and museums.

Responsibilities include:
• Outreach to US children’s publishing companies as prospective partners;
• Evaluate the possibility of self-publishing the book series;
• Identify qualified candidates to translate We All Live in the Forbidden City into English for young readers;
• Determine the best method for exposing the greatest number of American children, families, and educators to the translated book series;
• Develop and refine the project timeline and key phases;
• Coordinate with existing programs at China Institute including education, exhibitions, and publications;
• Identify adjunct staff and appropriate infrastructure needed to realize all project components (publication, education, exhibition); and
• Determined overall project budget range;
• Evaluate the suitability of the We All Live in the Forbidden City exhibition for an American audience;
• Outreach to museums as potential hosts of a companion exhibition;
• Outreach to television networks as potential broadcasters of an animated TV series based on the translated We All Live in the Forbidden City.

Qualifications include:
• Expertise in the American publishing industry;
• Excellent writing and project management and budget skills;
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to adhere to deadlines;
• Ability to take initiative and work independently;
• Ability and willingness to travel to China;
• Experience, creativity, and enthusiasm to research and design a unique educational project;
• Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese is highly desirable;
• Experience in curriculum design and/or teacher professional development is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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