Connecting People and Ideas

At CT Humanities we promote civic engagement and fund programs and projects that connect people to the history, literature and culture of Connecticut.

Being in a state rich in culture, arts, and expanding communities, we often find ourselves in need of individuals who care as much about our programs as we do. If you are interested in joining our team, look below for current opportunities.

CT Humanities is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.

This position is now closed.

CT Digital Heritage Program Coordinator 

CT Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), CT Digital Heritage Program Coordinator.   

CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, operates the CT Center for the Book, and provides support to Connecticut’s cultural organizations through grantmaking and capacity building. With $30.7M of funding from the state in the current biennium, CTH has expanded its grantmaking, partnerships, and statewide public humanities projects.      

Description: Reporting to the Manager of Partnerships and Projects, the Digital Heritage Coordinator will collaborate with stakeholders around Connecticut to develop a program that fosters a community of practice around cultural heritage collections, with a focus on digital collections. The incumbent will engage with people and organizations around the state to convene and maintain working groups, develop training programs/workshops, and create a network of knowledge around the many aspects of digital collections to support CTH’s Statewide Digital Initiative. 

Current projects include developing an asset map of digital collection systems, resources, and projects around the state; convening working groups and committees for the Statewide Digital Initiative; developing workflows to ensure preservation of output of CTH funded projects. 

Our mission: “CT Humanities champions the enduring value of public humanities in our lives and civil society, and through grant funding and capacity building strives to ensure the public humanities will continue to inspire storytelling, lifelong learning, informed public dialogue, and civic engagement in ways that strengthen communities and enhance quality of life for all Connecticut’s residents.”    

CTH values and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) in our workplace, on our board, with our partners, and through our funding. People from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Salary: $55,000-60,000/yr., plus full CTH benefits package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation and paid time off)   

Job Duration: This is a two-year position with the possibility of extensions.   

Essential skills include:   

  • Proven experience working with different aspects of digital cultural heritage collections (digitization, access, preservation, etc.)  
  • Experience working with project development and management  
  • Working knowledge of metadata structures and system interoperability 
  • Familiarity with archives/library/museum collections management standards and best practices 
  • Event and workshop (both in-person and virtual) planning/programming experience 
  • Proven experience working collaboratively, sensitively, and successfully with diverse communities, peoples, and organizations 
  • A desire and ability to work independently, move quickly, but deliberately; share and receive critical feedback. 
  • Strong computer skills (Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint) 
  • Experience with Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms required 

This position requires strong communication between staff, board members, grantees, partners, and the public. Understanding these relationships is critical and excellent communication skills are required.   

Duties and responsibilities include:    

  • Serve as the community manager for CTH’s statewide digital initiative program 
  • Engage key cultural heritage stakeholders around the state 
  • Manage working groups, with a focus on digital collection topics 
  • Work with grantees to preserve CTH funded content 
  • Develop workshops and training for statewide stakeholders 
  • In-state travel may be required  
  • Other related duties as assigned  

Our wish list:  

  • MLIS or master’s degree in Museum Studies, Archives, Public History, or Digital Humanities, or relevant experience preferred  
  • Knowledge of the following programs, or the technology that powers each: Connecticut’s Archives Online, Connecticut Collections, and/or Connecticut Digital Archives  

Words and phrases that describe you: Moves from planning to action. Highly organized. Efficient. Excellent communicator. Collaborative. Growth mindset. Tech savvy. Outgoing. Flexible. Self-learner. Self-disciplined. Kind. Sense of humor. Gregarious.  Trustworthy. Diplomatic. Tactful. Goal oriented. Team player.  

CTH’s workday is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The Coordinator will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office.     

CT Humanities is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.   

Please indicate your interest with a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this CT Humanities position and how your values are aligned with our organization.    

Deadline: This position is now closed.

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