Massachusetts Historical Society

1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Date Posted:
July 06, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Public Programs Coordinator

The Massachusetts Historical Society is seeking an ambitious Public Programs Coordinator to help build one of the leading program departments in New England. The successful candidate will help plan programs, series and special events in a nationally recognized department within the oldest historical society in America.
Full time. 35 hours per week. 

The responsibilities would include:

· Works to research, develop, and implement a robust yearly calendar of over 60 public programs

· Acts as primary producer for online programs

· Helps to identify, develop and maintain relationships with external partners, cultural organizations, and community groups

· Manages program registration in constituent database

· Identifies opportunities for increased engagement through social media, networking, and online platforms

· Coordinates full range of logistical support for the department through management of all event registration, book shipments and sales, internal budget tracking, income reporting, etc.


The position requires evening work, knowledge of social media, donor databases, strong communication skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people. The ideal candidate will have an interest in American history, an MA in American History or related field or a graduate certificate in museum studies or equivalent. The position is available immediately.

How To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to: Gavin Kleespies, Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Community Partnerships (

The Massachusetts Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Candidates of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a work place free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

Apply by:
July 24, 2021
$45,000 - $50,000
About this Organization:
The Massachusetts Historical Society is an independent research library that collects, preserves, makes accessible, and communicates manuscripts and other materials in order to promote the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation - a mission it has pursued since 1791.