Aroha Philanthropies launched “Seeding Artful Aging,” a new initiative and national grant opportunity, in Spring 2016.

As a subset of the broader field of creative aging, artful aging programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging. Successful artful aging programs are led by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.

The initiative is designed to support the development and expansion of successful artful aging programs, document their effectiveness and share that information broadly.

Through this initiative, Aroha aims to:

  • Demonstrate the power and impact of artful aging programs to a broad national audience.
  • Encourage arts and cultural organizations to develop participatory arts education programs for older adults.
  • Encourage organizations that serve older adults to develop arts education programming.
  • Disseminate program implementation models.

Fifteen nonprofit organizations were selected to participate in this demonstration project through a two-part application process. These organizations represent a broad array of communities to demonstrate the impact of the programs in a wide variety of situations. Selection of organizations balanced urban/rural communities, small/large organizations, culturally specific communities and geographic locations across the United States.

Grant awards range from $15,000 to $50,000 for programming to begin on or after January 1st, 2017 and be completed by November 30th, 2017. Grants may be renewed for a second year, dependent on first year program evaluation outcomes. Potential total grants to each organization thus may range from $30,000 to $100,000 over the period of the initiative. Each award must not exceed 20% of the organization’s total expense budget.

Organizations selected to participate will receive an array of additional benefits and services. For details, see the Initiative Components page.


Acquisitions/Commissioning Editor (ELT Publishing) – 11282


RedNova Learning is a new publishing enterprise related to the world-renowned Macmillan Education Group, and is based in Miami, FL. We develop and publish English Language Teaching (ELT) materials for all age ranges, preschool to young adult. Our products encompass a range of print and pioneering digital formats.

RedNova Learning Inc., part of Macmillan Education, continues to grow. We are looking for a motivated Commissioning Editor to join our English Language Teaching (ELT) team based in Palmetto Bay, near Miami, FL, working on titles for K-12 markets where English is taught as a foreign language.

You will commission and develop ELT materials (print and digital) as required in the publishing program. This involves identifying, commissioning, and briefing appropriate authors and editors for the American English K-12 markets, mainly in Latin America and East Asia. You will work closely with a wide range of team colleagues including editorial and production staff working on print and digital components as well as sales and marketing staff to ensure that titles meet market requirements and are delivered on time and to budget.

Experience, skills, and qualifications:

* EFL teaching experience at K-12 level, ideally in Latin America or East Asia, and a recognized TEFL qualification
* Strong editorial project leadership and content development experience in ELT publishing
* Excellent command of the English language
* An ability to work to tight deadlines
* A positive attitude and commitment to the aims of the company
* A knowledge of and an interest in Latin American or East Asian culture and education

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Life and AD&D
– 401(k)
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Transit Accounts
– Salary is Open
– Full Time

Visit our website at

RedNova Learning is part of Springer Nature. Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

Book Designer- Timber House Press

Job Title: Book Designer
Job Number: 16642
Department: Art Department
Supervisor: Creative Director
FSLA Status: Exempt
Job Class: Full-time position
Work Hours: 8:30–5 Monday–Friday
Location: Portland, Oregon


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design, lay out, and produce book interiors, including: design and market research; book design, type specifications, and layout; page revisions and text corrections; and preparing books for delivery to the printer.
• Research, design, and produce book covers and jackets.
• Prepare and present your own work at critiques and design meetings.
• Productively encourage, receive, and synthesize criticism of your work, and the work of your team, from a variety of stakeholders, both locally and from our parent companies in New York and Massachusetts.
• Manage freelance designers for cover design, interior design, layout and production.
• Build and maintain a pool of freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers.
• Manage art and illustration programs, including budgets, illustration development, and commissioning and managing freelance illustrators.
• Research art, typography, illustrators, photographers, and designers.
• Collaborate with editors, designers, marketing and production staff throughout the book development and creation process.
• Other tasks as required.

Education/Skill Requirements:
• At least 3 years of professional experience in book design and production, including the ability to prepare electronic files for press
• Demonstrated skills and experience in the design, structuring, layout, and production of professionally printed, bound, and manufactured books.
• Proven skills in Adobe Creative Suite applications—expert level in InDesign and Acrobat, high proficiency in Illustrator, and a working understanding of Photoshop and Bridge. Fluency in MS Excel and Word also preferred.
• Extensive experience working with typography and typesetting in a publishing environment.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Our books are written, read, and depended upon by experts in their fields. As such, our work requires an unfailing dedication to accuracy and procedure—and all of the checklists, style guides, and quality assurance checks that such rigor demands.
• An interest in plants, gardening, and/or natural sciences is recommended, but not required.

Physical Demands:
• Must have close visual acuity
• Cannot be color blind
• Must be able to stand, bend, lift, and stoop
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to sit or stand in one location for extended periods of time

Timber Press is a publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Grow with us!

The Timber Press art department builds beautiful, essential books for gardeners, landscape professionals, scientists, foragers, hikers, and plant lovers. We invite the reader to explore the natural world, whether in the garden, in the wild, or in the pages of a well-designed book.

About The Company:
We are seeking a curious, hard-working, and thoughtful book designer to join our art department. The ideal candidate will be a courteous collaborator who is also able to work independently, set goals, and meet deadlines; self-motivated and reliable, yet able to ask for help when needed; calm and productive under pressure; and able to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines and priorities.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, your annual salary requirements, and work samples to

Work samples may be submitted as a PDF of less than 10 MB, or as a link to an online portfolio.

We cannot personally respond to each inquiry. However, you will receive an auto-generated email reply to let you know that your application has been received.

Applications will be accepted until the close of business on 14 November, 2016.

Please, no phone calls.

Publicist/Senior Publicist Skyhorse Publishing

Publicist/Senior Publicist
Skyhorse Publishing (New York, NY 10018)  |  Posted: Oct. 28


As a Publicist/Senior Publicist, the candidate will be responsible for conducting book and author publicity tasks on assigned titles at a high level of expertise, assisting in instructing and mentoring junior staff, and offering media advice to editors.

Responsibilities include:
• Formulate and execute publicity for higher-profile books
• Formulate and implement digital publicity strategy
• Create polished press releases, e-blasts, reports, and other materials
• Craft and pitch appropriate media
• Liaison with authors, agents, vendors, key media independently
• Attend author and industry events
• Establish network of professional book media contacts
• Target media opportunities to drive greater sales
• Help mentor Associate and Assistant Publicists
• Share accomplishments and goals with Director of Publicity, Staff, and company’s distributor as necessary

Job Requirements:
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in book publicity
• Previous work at a significant book publishing company, preferably working on high-profile book campaigns
• BA in Communications or related field
• Media contacts built from prior experience
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Self-motivated, deadline-driven, and well organized
• Positive attitude/team player
• Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
• Passion for books and book publishing
• Immediate availability preferred

To apply, please email with resume, cover letter, position applying for, and salary requirements. Applications missing salary requirements will not be considered.

Contact: Dean Notte

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
P: (212) 643-6816
F: (212) 643-6819