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Program Officer
Posted November 14, 2014

The NH Humanities Council (NHHC) offers a statewide speakers bureau that engages thousands of NH residents in learning, reflection and lively conversation. Called Humanities to Go, this award-winning program is now the NHHC's largest initiative, annually reaching more than 19,000 residents with more than 450 programs in more than 170 different communities, in partnership with more than 300 local organizations. Presenters offer illustrated talks, living history presentations, and animated discussions on subjects ranging from Native American history to an introduction to Islam, and from comics in world history to personal privacy in cyberspace.

The NHHC seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Program Officer to administer Humanities to Go (HTG), including tracking bookings; developing effective working relationships with program hosts and HTG presenters; overseeing application and audition process for new programs; program evaluation; and reporting.

Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director

Specific Job Duties

  • Cultivates and recruits presenters
  • Manages application/audition process for potential presenters
  • Oversees creation/updating of HTG catalog
  • Orients new presenters
  • Conducts periodic in-service training for HTG presenters
  • Communicates regularly with HTG presenters and host sites
  • Cultivates new host sites
  • Evaluates program quality and applies knowledge to program improvement
  • Produces reports for staff and board
  • Works as a team with Office Manager, Fiscal Officer, and Marketing Director to ensure smooth handling of applications, grants, publicity, and reporting
  • Works with Office Manager on forms and troubleshooting issues
  • Works with Marketing Director on website updates and program publicity
  • Manages HTG resources within budget
  • Assists at major NHHC events
  • Attends Board Meetings and Program Committee meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Advanced degree in a humanities field preferred, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in planning and evaluating public programs, ability to work with diverse people and groups, knowledge of NH's academic community, ability to work independently but also as part of a small team of dedicated professionals. Familiarity with museums, historical societies, libraries, other NH cultural organizations a plus. Intellectual creativity, analytical ability, and administrative experience all essential. Statewide and evening travel required. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point required.

Competitive salary and benefits. Resume, cover letter and list of three references by December 5, 2014 to EOE, no phone calls, please.