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.

Manager of Partnerships and Projects

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

CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, and provides support to Connecticut’s cultural organizations. With an expected $30.7M of funding from the state over two years, CTH will be expanding its grantmaking, partnerships, and statewide public humanities projects.

Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Partnerships and Projects will serve as a liaison with CT Humanities’ funded partners, convene partner groups, and provide guidance, assess progress, and report impact of partner activities and projects relating to CTH’s mission, strategic goals, and funding priorities.

Current projects to be managed include digital collections management, access, and preservation integration for statewide digital content providers; a first ever statewide inventory of existing oral history collections; and training and guidance to help small cultural organizations interpret humanities projects in public spaces.

This person will also work across CTH departments to develop more inclusive and representative content for, and expand access to, our digital resources.

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.

Salary: $70,000/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.

Essential skills include:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience with public humanities
  • Strong computer skills (Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms required
  • Knowledge of intellectual property rights
  • Working knowledge of digital library systems including metadata and interoperability
  • Familiarity with archives/library/museum collections management standards and best practices
  • Familiarity with metadata standards/best practices for access, preservation and use
  • Experience working with diverse communities, peoples and organizations
  • A desire and ability to work independently, move quickly, but deliberately; share and receive critical feedback.

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:

  • Liaison with project partners and committees
  • Manage and coordinate workflow for multiple projects
  • Work collaboratively with organizations to identify common goals and find solutions to challenges for mutually beneficial results
  • Develop reporting framework and guidelines for partners
  • Identify and communicate project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
  • Communicate project results to staff/board
  • Manage intellectual property contracts and content flow
  • Occasional in-state travel may be required
  • Other related duties as assigned

Our wish list:

  • Knowledge of history and culture
  • MLIS or Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Archives, Public History, or Digital Humanities, or relevant experience preferred
  • Knowledge of CT Digital Archive, Digital Public Library of America; or Library of Congress’ digital strategy

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

CTH’s workday is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The Partnership and Project Manager 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 submitted below. 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: December 1, 2021

Applications will undergo review after the deadline and the first round of interviews will be held the week of December 6, 2021. Second round interviews will be held the week of December 13, 2021. Expected start date is January 3, 2022.

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