Connecting People and Ideas

CT Humanities is a team dedicated to furthering our mission: to encourage curiosity, understanding and critical thinking, and to provide leadership through grants, partnerships and collaborative programs.

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.

Thank you for your interest in the part-time administrative assistant position. Submissions closed on September 30, 2020.

Part-time Administrative Assistant Position

CT Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, seeks a part-time (20-24 hours) Administrative Assistant for its seven-member staff in Middletown, CT. CT Humanities administers the state-wide Connecticut Humanities Fund, digital humanities websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, the Connecticut Center for the Book as well as capacity building and advocacy programs. Our mission “encourages curiosity, understanding and critical thinking, providing leadership through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs” and the ideal candidate will support staff in pursuit of these ends. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director.

Words and phrases that describe you

Highly organized. Efficient. Tech-savvy (bonus if you have WordPress experience). Social media savvy. Gregarious. Curious. Adaptable. Flexible. Self-learner.

Duties are divided between the following

Managing ED schedule and email

  • State, regional, national travel itinerary
  • Review email, help develop daily schedule and routine
  • Prioritize ED engagements (meetings, mail/email/phone responses)

Board and committee meetings

  • Organize board and committee meetings (in person and/or conference call)
  • Take and edit meeting minutes
  • Create and distribute quarterly board packets

General office administration

  • Incoming/outgoing mail
  • General office phone and email inquiries
  • Organize files (physical and cloud-based)

This position requires one to function as a liaison between staff, board members, grantees, partners, legislators and legislative aids, funders, donors, etc. Understanding these relationships is critical and excellent communication skills are required.

Essential skills and duties include

  • Task and goal-oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Database experience – Maintain and update databases records and generate reports
  • Effective writing and editing
  • Good communication skills with board and staff; liaison role
  • In-state travel required

Our wish list

  • Social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, E-newsletter)
  • Event management
  • Budget experience/tracking expenses
  • Prior office experience preferred


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

State Date: November 2, 2020

Salary Range: $20,000-$25,000


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