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.

Grants and Programs Assistant

Grants and Programs Assistant

CT Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), Grants and Programs Assistant. This is a one-year contract-based position with the possibility of a one-year extension.

CT Humanities administers the statewide Connecticut Humanities Fund, digital humanities websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, as well as capacity building and advocacy initiatives. During calendar year 2020, CTH grantmaking distributed $2.9 million in project grants and COVID-19 pandemic relief support to Connecticut’s cultural nonprofit organizations.

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.

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 based on experience; benefits not included


Reporting to the Manager of Grants and Programs, the Grants and Programs Assistant provides a high level of support to all the major functions of CTH’s grantmaking program, ensuring that the full grant cycle process runs smoothly and efficiently. Duties are divided between the following:

  • Processing of Grant Applications
  • Management and upkeep of Grants Database and records
  • Management of Grants Data Retention Policy and digitization of paper grant files
  • Review and processing of Final Reports and Grant Follow Up Tasks
  • Communications with grant applicants and grantees including site visits to applicant organizations
  • Liaison between grantees and CTH Communications Manager regarding grantee publicity and promotion and assist in assembling impact reports
  • Liaison between grantees and CTH Digital Manager regarding grantee digital content creation and intellectual property rights
  • Liaison between grantees and the Connecticut League of History Organizations regarding shared programming and advocacy initiatives including StEPs-CT and answering general questions from cultural organizations
  • Other related duties as assigned

This position requires one to function as a liaison between internal and external stakeholders including staff, board members, grantees, partners, and the general public. Understanding these relationships is critical and excellent communication skills are required.

Essential skills and duties include:

  • Experience with Microsoft Platforms (Word, Excel, Sharepoint, Teams, and PowerPoint)
  • Database management with Foundant GLM (preferred)
  • Experience working with diverse communities, peoples, and organizations
  • Task and goal oriented
  • Effective writing and editing
  • In-state travel required


  • Degree in a humanities discipline, with history, anthropology, ethnic studies, museum studies, library science, or related fields preferred. BA required. MA preferred.

Our wish list:

  • Prior grants management experience
  • Familiarity with non-profit work and best practices
  • Knowledge of or experience with AASLH’s StEPs curriculum
  • Experience with WordPress content management and creation

Words and phrases that describe you: Highly organized. Efficient. Excellent communicator. Tech savvy. Gregarious. Adaptable. Flexible. Self-learner. Kind. Sense of humor.

While there is some flexibility in the schedule, we expect the Grants and Programs Assistant to primarily work weekdays, during normal business hours. The Grants and Programs Assistant will divide their time between working remotely with office access at CTH’s Middletown office one to three days a week, following pandemic safety protocols.

Connecticut Humanities is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, 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.

Deadline: June 27, 2021

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