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 Coordinator to administer Humanities to Go (HTG), including developing effective working relationships with program hosts and HTG presenters; overseeing bookings; managing application and audition process for new programs; coordinating in-service trainings for presenters; evaluating programs; and reporting.
Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director
Specific Job Duties
- Cultivates, recruits and evaluates presenters
- Manages application/audition process for potential presenters, including a large one-day audition event open to the public
- Oversees creation/updating of HTG catalog
- Orients new presenters
- Organizes periodic in-service training for HTG presenters on topics such as public speaking, leading effective discussions, using technology and visual aids
- Communicates regularly with HTG presenters and host sites
- Evaluates quality of presentations and discussions and applies knowledge to program improvement
- Produces reports for staff and board
- Works as a team with Office Manager, Finance Officer, and Marketing Director to ensure smooth handling of applications, grants to hosts, publicity, and reporting
- Works with Office Manager on forms and troubleshooting issues
- Works with Marketing Director on website updates and program publicity; writes and/or solicits and edits content for NHHC website blog
- Works with Development Director on grant and sponsorship proposals to potential funders
- 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; experience related to pedagogy and public speaking; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently but also as part of a small team of dedicated professionals and with diverse groups and people. Intellectual creativity, analytical ability, and administrative experience essential. Experience in planning and evaluating public programs; knowledge of NH's academic communities; familiarity with museums, historical societies, libraries, and other cultural organizations all plusses. Statewide and evening travel required. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point required.
Competitive salary and benefits. Email cover letter, resume and list of three references by July 24, 2015 to email@example.com. EOE, no phone calls, please.