American Antiquarian Society

185 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609

Date Posted:
October 14, 2021

Central Massachusetts



Programs & Communications Assistant (Part-Time)


The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is a national research library of American history and culture through 1900 which has been sharing America’s and Americans’ stories for more than two hundred years.

Reporting to the Interim VP for Programs, the Programs & Communications Assistant will provide marketing and administrative support for public and academic programs that serve its constituents, including members, fellows, researchers, and the general public.


· Facilitate promotion of programs via print, digital, website, and social media

· Help develop marketing and messaging strategy for programs

· Assist in the planning and implementation of on-site and hybrid programs, including registration, event setup/cleanup, and media/AV support

· Assist with logistics and planning for special events

· Other essential functions as needed

Hours: 17.5 hours per week (50% FTE). Flexible hours. Some pre-scheduled weekend and evening hours are required and will be determined by the needs of the organization. Some remote work is possible.

Other: Position is funded as a part-time position through 8/31/2022. There is a possibility for extension or increase in hours after that date.

Salary & Benefits:

$20/hr for approx. 15-20 hours per week.

AAS provides 2 weeks vacation for part-time staff in their first year; as well as 13 paid holidays, your birthday off and a paid full-office closure for approx. one week in December.

More on AAS:

Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, children's literature, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS was presented with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


· Experience with program planning and implementation

· Experience with social media in a business setting

· Exceptional interpersonal skills with a positive attitude

· Must be comfortable working with the public

· Must be a self-starter, goal driven and able to follow through

· Excellent communications skills: written, in social media, and verbal

· Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, OneDrive, PowerPoint) and Zoom set-up

· WordPress experience a “plus”

· Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively

· Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in all work

· Organized individual able to manage both short-term and long-term projects

· Non-profit experience preferred

· Interest in history/English/humanities desirable

How To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter through our online platform at:

For questions on this position, please contact Please do not submit applications to this address.

Apply by:
November 05, 2021
$18,000 - $20,000
About this Organization:
A national research library of early American history and culture, specializing in collections of material printed prior to 1877. AAS offers wide range of innovative programs and services to diverse audience including scholars, teachers, post secondary students, genealogists, and the general public.