Asia House



As Asia House grows and changes to meet the shifting needs of our members, we occasionally look for qualified, highly motivated individuals who share our vision of a strong, dynamic relationship between the people of the UK and Asia.

We are currently recruiting for:

Literature Festival Manager, Asia House

Asia House is seeking a talented and creative individual to curate, manage and execute our Literature Festival events, which form a key part of the Arts and Learning programme.  The primary task of the Manager will be driving the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, the signature programme on the Asia House calendar.

Held in May each year with other pre festival events and educational outreach to schools and libraries spread over the summer, the prestigious Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival showcases the best in Asian Literature.  Following the new partnership with the Bagri Foundation, we are looking to expand and further develop the educational and learning streams of the programme.

The Literature Festival Manager must have experience in the publishing industry and a wide range of contacts among authors, publishers and agents.  A breadth of depth of knowledge of literature, particularly Asian literature, is also important.  A network of contacts in education and learning would be an advantage.  Exceptional organisational skills and good written and verbal communication skills are also necessary.

Planning and implementing the Literature Festival is the No 1 objective of this role.  This includes attracting guest authors and speakers, managing events and developing themes for related educational activities.

The Literature Festival Manager will report to the Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House and will be part of the Arts and Learning team.

This is a permanent, full-time role based at Asia House in London.

For details of how to apply and the full job description please click on the download button beneath.

Closing date: 2 May, 2014

If you didn’t find the position you were looking for, but believe you have the skills and experience, please get in touch with us by contacting

We are always keen to hear from people who are passionate about Asia and connecting cultures.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers for Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2014: ‘Changing Asian Values’

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in set up and on site logistics of the Festival events.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading international organisation and meet world-renowned authors and journalists talking about their latest literary works and sharing their views on the developments of changing values in Asia as a result of accelerated economic growth and globalisation in the Region. As a volunteer, you will gain invaluable skills and experience in events and logistics management, while contributing to making this well established Festival a continuing success.

This year’s eighth annual Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival is the only Festival in the UK dedicated to celebrating the writing about Asia and Asians, all the way from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific.  It features some of the most exciting writers in the genre at talks, discussions, family workshops and cookery events. This year the Festival will be running from 6-21 May at Asia House, in Marylebone, central London.

For details of how to apply and the full description of the volunteer position please click on the download button beneath.

Closing date: 28 April, 2014


If  the above opportunity does not interest you but you would like to add valuable skills to your CV and are interested in volunteering in other roles at Asia House, then please get in touch via It would be helpful if you state whether Business and Policy, Arts and Learning or Communications/Web editorial interests you.


Asia House Literature Festival Manager Job Description
Asia House Literature Festival Volunteer Description