Employment

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.

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Digital Humanities Assistant

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

CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, and supports Connecticut’s cultural organizations. With an expected $30.7M of funding from the state over two years, one area of focus for CTH will be working to develop more inclusive and representative content for and expand access to our digital resources. Our digital humanities portal serves more than one million users annually.

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 citizens.” The ideal candidate will support staff in pursuit of these ends.

CTH values and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in our workplace, on our board, with our partners, and through our funding.

Salary: $50,000/ year, 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, dependent on continued state funding support.

Description: Reporting to the Manager of Digital Humanities, the Digital Humanities Assistant provides support to CTH’s digital initiatives including connecticuthistory.org, teachitct.org, and ConnTours. For more information, visit https://cthumanities.org/digital-humanities-portal/.

Essential skills include:

  • Strong computer skills (Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress (Programing skills not required)

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Database management
  • Effective writing and editing skills (style, grammar, and punctuation).
  • Managing editorial workflow
  • Maintaining and updating bibliographic resources
  • Researching image collections and acquiring image permissions
  • Experience working with diverse communities, peoples, and organizations
  • A desire and ability to work independently, move quickly, but deliberately; share and receive critical feedback.
  • Answering general questions from users regarding content, images, and subject matter resources
  • Sharing content via social media channels
  • Helping grantees connect their CTH funded projects to CTH’s digital learning websites
  • Occasional in-state travel may be required
  • Other related duties as assigned

Our wish list:

  • Knowledge of history and culture
  • Experience with Chicago Manual of Style guidelines
  • Familiarity with the Connecticut State Social Studies Frameworks
  • Familiarity with Connecticut State teaching/curriculum initiatives

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

Words and phrases that describe you: Highly organized. Efficient. Excellent communicator. Tech savvy. Outgoing. Flexible. Self-learner. Self-disciplined. Kind. Sense of humor. History nerd.

CTH’s workday is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The Digital Humanities Assistant will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office.  The Digital Humanities Assistant will work with the Manager of Digital Humanities to create their in-office schedule upon hiring.

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: August 15, 2021

 

 

 

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