The Bostonian Society

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109
www.bostonhistory.org
administration@bostonhistory.org

Date Posted:
March 08, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Seasonal

Museum Project Management Assistant

Description:
        A great opportunity for a creative problem-solver with an interest in museums and excellent administrative skills. Our staff need additional support to help plan exciting new initiatives for this year and next. This position is exposed to a range of museum programming and planning projects, making it an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and experience.
       Six month temporary position, with a possibility of extension. Full time position, adjustable to 4 days a week if desired. Reports to the Bostonian Society’s Chief Innovation Officer and also provides support for the Director of Education and Exhibits. 
Position Responsibilities
  • Provide project management support for key initiatives in our Innovation and Education & Exhibits departments.
  • Manage timelines for programs under development; track deadlines and progress; facilitate communication between staff and project partners; ensure timely delivery of assigned work products in order to keep the program planning on track and on time.
  • Provide general assistance to the department heads: quick research, email correspondence, managing information.
  • Schedule meetings with both internal staff and external stakeholders such as board members and community partners.
  • Other administrative and research tasks as needed.
Qualifications:

  • 2 to 3 years of work experience. Ideally one year or more of museum-specific experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, office management, and/or event planning experience.
  • Ability to organize complex information for a range of audience needs.
  • Collaborative working style and solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills – written, in person and via telephone.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Any donor database experience is a plus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment The work of this position takes place at a historic site. Staff offices are located on the third floor of a historic building that is not handicap accessible. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 30 pounds.
How To Apply:
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to HR@bostonhistory.orgFor more information about the Bostonian Society visit www.bostonhistory.org
Apply by:
April 01, 2019
Salary:
$20 an hour
About this Organization:
The Bostonian Society brings people together to explain the vital debates about self-government that were sparked at Boston’s Old State House during the Revolutionary Era, and that still animate our civic life today. We sustain and share the Old State House and our collections to inspire generations to come. Through our interpretive programming – exhibits, tours, theatrical performances, visual art installations, and facilitated conversations – we seek to inspire all people to wrestle with the question of how to draw the circle of “We” in “We the People”.