Help us do it right

Bridge Eight, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit literary organization with a two part mission: to enrich the Jacksonville community with literary arts education, and to be the voice of Jacksonville in the national literary community. We believe that our city will become the New Literary Capital of the South.

Now in our third year, we’re continuing to build a foundation that will make our organization sustainable for years to come. If you’d like to be a part of a small team trying to do big things, we’d love to hear from you.

Below is a list of open positions on our Board of Directors for a year-long term. Organization by-laws can be delivered by request.

Please direct all interest and inquiries about positions to jared@bridgeeight.com

 

Development Director

Bridge Eight has built the beginnings of an organization. We’re now looking for someone who will help us find and take advantage of the opportunities for us to secure our foundation and grow. As development director, you will work alongside our executive director to discover and apply for local and regional grants as well as create initiatives for those who want to support our mission, but have yet been unable.

A background in fundraising and/or grant writing preferred.

 

Finance Director

For Bridge Eight to succeed in the long run, we need to lay a solid foundation of financial accountability and frugality. As finance director, you’ll be responsible for helping Bridge Eight construct the accounting practices and reporting we need to ensure that we’re running by the book. You’ll get into our financial history with our executive director and, along with the development director, help us set the standards for our practices in the future.

A background in accounting preferred.

Community Director

Bridge Eight was founded as part of a community vision to create a literary movement within Jacksonville. Since 2013, this movement has grown. For the past year, we’ve been spending our time with the magazine and readings, but we’re itching to get back to our roots and provide a place for Jacksonville-based writers to once again be challenged and grow in their craft. As community director, you’ll help us re-engage with ourselves as writers and those we know in the community. Through scheduling writing nights and posting online, you’ll be on the ground getting to interact with everyone in our community. Helping us all become better writers and literary citizens.

Teaching/publication experience preferred.