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
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.
promotion of programs via print, digital, website, and social media
develop marketing and messaging strategy for programs
in the planning and implementation of on-site and hybrid programs, including
registration, event setup/cleanup, and media/AV support
with logistics and planning for special events
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:
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
with social media in a business setting
interpersonal skills with a positive attitude
be comfortable working with the public
be a self-starter, goal driven and able to follow through
communications skills: written, in social media, and verbal
with MS Office (Word, Excel, OneDrive, PowerPoint) and Zoom set-up
experience a “plus”
be able to work independently as well as collaboratively
to maintain a high level of accuracy in all work
individual able to manage both short-term and long-term projects
in history/English/humanities desirable
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.