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Job Opportunities at Centro

Centro full time position

Research Associate post doc

The Research Associate post doc (one year) will conduct academic research in connection with CUNY programs, may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

Research Assistant

The Research Assistant may assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation. Performs direct research tasks under supervision. May assist in preparing reports of research findings

Digital Project Coordinator

Contribute to the coordination, development and implementation of Centro digital projects.
Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management, and preservation of
digital collections according to national standards.

Publications Aide

Library and Archives Assistant

Operations Unit Aide

Part time positions

Assistant Art Program Curator

Art Program Assistant Digital Curator

Oral History Researchers

Junior Computer and Network Technician

Outreach and Partnerships Assistant (Part-time)


Community Called to Aid
Poet and Barrio Chronicler Tato Laviera

Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera’s works have reached out to the hearts and souls of the Puerto Rican community and nourished us for decades. Now this poet, novelist and cultural icon needs us to reach out to him.

Tato Laviera has been in intensive care for two and a half months and his health is deteriorating rapidly. Doctors have not been able to identify his illness and he needs financial support. His family is reaching out to literary and cultural groups, friends, colleagues and Laviera fans for help with donations.

Three years ago, Laviera became homeless after undergoing brain surgery. At that time, community members helped him secure the living conditions necessary for him to continue to work. Since then, he has kept busy until his more recent illness, producing  the play The King of Cans, a musical that takes place in New York City and tells the story of homeless can collectors who strive to rebuild their lives while dealing with day-to-day survival on the streets. He also completed a draft of the novel, El Barrio.

The writer, poet, essayist, playwright, who was born Jesus Abraham Laviera in Puerto Rico and has lived has lived in New York City since 1960, committed himself to the social and cultural development of Puerto Ricans in New York. He has taught creative writing at universities. His poetry and plays are linguistic and artistic celebrations of Puerto Rican culture, African Caribbean traditions, and life in the city.  Laviera writes in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and  has been dubbed as a “chronicler of life in El Barrio.”

If you can help with a contribution of any amount to this literary legend who has done so much for us, please send a check to Tato’s account made out to his formal name:
 Jesús A. Laviera
Account: 00400396530531
(Routing: 226072511)

And send it to:
North East Community Bank
1751 Second Ave.
New York, NY  10128

Or to his residence:
Tato Laviera
2253 Third Ave. #1102
New York, NY  10035