Director of Programs, New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Briann Greenfield, ED of the NJCH, is a PhD/MA in Museum Studies (precursor to Public Humanities) from Brown.  Please be in touch with her if you are interested. SS

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities seeks a Director of Programs who will work with the Executive Director, staff, and Trustees to increase the organization’s impact and reach.

Responsibilities involve both NJCH grant making activities and direct programs, and includes both programmatic and strategic work.

Specific duties include:

  • Developing and strengthening partnerships for NJCH with diverse organizations.
  • Representing NJCH in such partnerships, including public appearances, meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Assessing, revising, and creating NJCH programs to align with strategic goals; identifying program and grant evaluation metrics.
  • Cultivating potential grant applicants, as well as proactively seeding and developing proposal ideas, connecting applicants to scholars and other resources.
  • Overseeing the execution of NJCH programs and managing program staff.
  • Contributing to annual budgets and keeping programs on budget.

Duties will entail in-state travel. Occasional evening and weekend availability required.

The Program Director is a key member of the NJCH team and reports to the Executive Director. We seek an individual who will help develop NJCH’s capacity to make the humanities more accessible, reach underserved audiences, and bridge cultural and class divides.

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • An understanding of the value of the humanities and their importance to a successful pluralistic society.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with audiences and community partners of varied social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Five or more years of experience in humanities teaching, grant writing, planning and running public programs, and/or related activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the cultural nonprofit sector, including trends and best practices.
  • Ability to create positive, long-term relationships by demonstrating a commitment to collaboration and customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Flexibility.
  • Enthusiasm for and willingness to attend public humanities programs.
  • An advanced degree such as an M.A. or Ph.D. in public history, public humanities, public anthropology, museum studies, or a humanities-related field may have helped prepare the candidate.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. NJCH offers a full benefits package.

About the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Located in Trenton, New Jersey, NJCH is a nonprofit organization established in 1972 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The mission of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) is to serve the people of New Jersey by developing, supporting, and promoting projects that explore and interpret the human experience, foster cross-cultural understanding, and engage people in dialogue about matters of individual choice and public responsibility.

NJCH furthers this work through both grant making and conducting programs.

NJCH is a member of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a letter outlining your interest and fit for the position; a resume or CV; names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references to Please include your last name in the subject line.

Address your letter of interest to Briann Greenfield, Ph.D., Executive Director.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities values and respects diversity.

UCONN: Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator

I’m very happy to announce an opening for a Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator to the list:

A partnership between the University Libraries, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, and the Department of Digital Media & Design (DMD), the Scholarly Communications Design Studio is a newly formed program that brings scholars into deep and sustained conversation and fosters collaborations with professional designers, web and application developers, librarians, data management experts, developmental editors, digital archivists, and university press representatives. The Design Studio ensures that design thinking is integrated throughout the cycle of research, analysis, writing, editing, and publication. The Design Studio operationalizes the design of multimodal scholarship, develops systems that scale, and tracks, assesses and disseminates the results via open journal systems, digital repositories, and other digital scholarship platforms and media.

The Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator is a new interdisciplinary position created to provide leadership and coordination for design project development and engage with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and the broader University community across all UConn campuses to facilitate and promote design thinking in digital scholarship. Among other things, the Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator organizes and coordinates facilities management and scheduling, technology training and support, and project support services devoted to digital scholarship projects at the UConn Libraries.

Please circulate broadly and encourage any potential candidates to apply or get in touch with me directly for more information.


Tom Scheinfeldt, A.B., M.Sc., D.Phil.
Associate Professor, Department of Digital Media & Design / Department of History
Director of Digital Humanities, Digital Media Center
University of Connecticut
One Bishop Circle, Unit 4260
Storrs, CT 06269-4260

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Public Programs Manager at Cheekwood


Cheekwood (Nashville, TN) is seeking an energetic and experienced Public Programs Manager. Working closely with the Director of Education, the Public Programs Manager designs and implements a broad range of programs intended to reach all visitors. Cheekwoods public programs provide unique opportunities for visitors to experience our botanical garden, historic home, and museum of art through activities that enrich, educate, and entertain.

Responsibilities include:
Manages, develops and oversees all aspects of on-site public programs
Works closely with museum, garden, and other education staff to develop and implement public programs.

Oversees program logistics, planning, and execution, including production, set-up, and tear-down.

Develops and oversees all program operations for summer camp, including the hiring, training, and scheduling instructors and interns; creates the class schedules and course catalogue; supply acquisition and distribution; monitoring daily operations for effectiveness,
safety and quality.

Manages support staff including Public Programs Coordinator, Studio Coordinator, instructors, interns, and program assistants for camps, classes, and workshops; works with Volunteer Coordinator to secure volunteers and interns.

Seeks out community partners, musicians, speakers, etc. to secure participation in public programs.

Responsible for managing budget and meeting expense/revenue goals related to public programs.
Researches opportunities for public programs and prepares cost benefit analysis for presentation at internal meetings; analyzes the effectiveness and cost benefit of all programs for annual review; outlines annual goals, schedules, & timelines for all on-site public programs.


The ideal candidate is creative and highly organized with extensive experience in arts-based program planning and logistics. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in art administration, art education, cultural programming, community education or the equivalent of this through a combination of education, training or work experience. Minimum of two years public program experience at a museum, botanic garden, or comparable non-profit organization; self-directed and able to manage multiple projects at once; supervisory experience; problem solving and communication skills and enjoys working with the public. Must be able to work a varied schedule which includes nights and weekends.

Send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Penny Bruckse, Vice President of Human Resources 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 or email EOE
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art is located on 55-acres in Nashville, Tennessee, and is considered one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era Estate in the United States. Designed by Bryant Fleming for the Cheek Family who amassed
their fortune through the Maxwell House Coffee business, Cheekwood was built between 1929 and 1932. The estate was opened to the public as a garden and art museum in 1960 and currently operates with an annual budget of $6 million and over 100 full and part-time staff members. A Fodors Destination of Choice, Cheekwood welcomes over 200,000 visitors from around the world annually and has 11,000 member families.

Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 for its 30,000 square-foot Georgian Mansion and original boxwood gardens, Cheekwood boasts 10 additional distinct gardens, numerous botanical collections and a Tennessee Level IV Arboretum. Cheekwood is also an accredited art museum with strengths in American painting, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts. The Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail showcases an outstanding collection of outdoor sculpture by internationally acclaimed artists along a natural hiking trail.

Preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.
Cheekwood will be a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance and excellence in art and horticulture.
Celebration of BEAUTY that nurtures the spirit
Historical PRESERVATION that pays tribute to the past
EDUCATION that stimulates the mind
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY in stewarding our resources
CREATIVITY that ensures we are dynamic and innovative
COLLABORATION that embraces our community
EXCELLENCE as our standard of operation in all areas*//*
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*/Shannon Hautman/*
Director of Education and Programs

[contact Steve for more information]

Grant Writer, FirstWorks

Grant Writer-Full Time

FirstWorks seeks a strategic-thinking, detail-oriented individual with superior writing skills to serve as a grant writer. The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a succinct form. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.

FirstWorks is a growing non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performances, festivals, and education programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, effectively communicating FirstWorks’ mission and programs.
  • Maintain calendar of grant activities (letters of inquiries, application deadlines, and reports). Track, coordinate, and complete activities to ensure timely submission of proposals and reports.
  • Manage a broad portfolio of funders from foundation, corporate, and government sectors.
  • Initiate and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation staff and program officers.
  • Create written communications to consistently message FirstWorks’ value, including acknowledgements, individual contribution letters, reports, program descriptions, donor profiles, and invitations.
  • Research, identify, prospect, and cultivate new funding sources from local and national foundations, corporate, and government agencies.
  • Work closely with the Executive Artistic Director to incorporate program development and long-range goals into organizational messaging.


  • Bachelor’s degree and experience working with cultural nonprofits, including development and writing experience
  • Excellent writer, creative and strategic thinker with ability to clearly articulate organizational mission, programs, and present FirstWorks in a compelling and effective manner
  • Familiarity with issues related to arts and education trends; understanding of and belief in FirstWorks’ mission
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and initiative
  • Welcoming presence: ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person
  • Facile knowledge/user of software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, email, search engines, prospect research tools; databases), familiarity with SalesForce/Patron Manager a plus
  • Commitment to mission of FirstWorks 

Salary is commensurate with professional experience.  Benefits include health & dental care (full-time only) and vacation; an excellent working environment; and the ability to have an impact on creating access and engagement with the arts and bettering the lives of children in Providence and across Rhode Island. 

Interested applicants should send:

  • A cover letter, resume, and three multi-page writing samples, including an example of a successful grant proposal authored by applicant
  • The names and contact information of 3 professional references

Send applications to:

Email to: (include the position title in the subject line)

Or by mail at: FirstWorks, 270 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903 

FirstWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to a diverse workplace.  Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum

Providence Children’s Museum, the first and only children’s museum in Rhode Island, seeks a dynamic Executive Director with experience, vision and energy, and a demonstrated passion for children and their intellectual, physical and emotional development.

As the Museum transitions to new leadership after three decades of consistently strong stewardship, the Executive Director will be charged with realizing the Museum’s vision that Rhode Island prioritizes children and their families in policy and practice and values children’s right, need and ability to play and learn in their own ways, and with advancing the key goals in its strategic plan.

The Executive Director will be responsible for: guiding the Museum through the transition to new leadership and responsible for advancing the Museum’s impact and presence in the community as a leading resource for hands-on play and learning for children ages 1 – 11 and their adult caregivers, through direct interaction with leaders in the non-profit, for-profit and government domains; for taking an active role in fundraising activities to support the Museum’s development; for continuing to ensure the Museum’s financial and operational stability; for engaging and building relationships with Board members, a highly engaged and effective staff and other stakeholders; and for overseeing the Museum’s day-to-day operations.

The next Executive Director must bring proven leadership, fundraising, financial, and relationship management experience, excellent communication skills, and a passion for children and their development. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead a staff of 30+ full-time and part-time employees and manage the Museum’s $2.2 million operating budget.

Management Consultants for the Arts, the executive search firm retained by Providence Children’s Museum, will review applications. Send applications and recommendations of candidates to:

Linda Sweet and Louise Kane
Management Consultants for the Arts
Email only:
Subject line: PCM

For the complete job description and procedure for application visit

For more information about Providence Children’s Museum visit

Public Programs, National Building Museum

Hi everyone,Im sharing this posting on behalf of our Public Programs team in the education department at the National Building Museum. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Public Programs Coordinator position. Please access the job description link for more details: Deadline is August 31.

Regards,Lauren–Lauren WilsonTeen Programs Coordinator202.272.2448 ext. 3301 | 202.376.3564 (fax) | |

Follow Teen Programs on Facebook and Instagram.*National Building Museum* | 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 | | Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Conditions at the National Building Museum BEACH: Always perfect.

Development Associate for Membership Programs, Princeton University Art Museum

60% part-time term position

The Development Associate for Membership Programs provides critical support for the Museum’s robust membership programs.  This part-time position is responsible for managing all aspects of membership gift processing and fulfillment using the Raiser’s Edge database. Responsibilities include maintaining membership records, generating membership renewals and appeals, and facilitating membership communications. The membership associate will assist with and/or coordinate a range of activities and events throughout the year, and provide excellent customer service to members at all levels.

Reporting to the Manager of Annual and Corporate Support, the membership associate is an integral member of the Museum’s institutional advancement team. This position will work closely with the Museum’s database administrator to ensure best practices and data integrity in the use of the database as the primary tool for membership fundraising.  S/he will coordinate with the Museum’s business office and the University’s Office of Gift Records to process and accurately record all membership gifts.  With the Manager and other institutional advancement staff, the membership associate will help to coordinate membership and development events, including opening receptions, cultivation events, benefit fulfillment events, and the Museum’s annual fundraising Gala.

Required skills:  This position requires a high level of technical skill and expertise managing a complex relationship-based database, with a demonstrated mastery of the Raiser’s Edge database (constituent and batch entry, as well as query, export, and mail merge and experience with the Membership and Events modules). Applicants must enjoy working with data and numbers while also having a strong customer service ethic, and have strong verbal and written communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.  A bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of professional administrative experience, preferably in a cultural or other non-profit institution, are required.  Experience with paid membership programs as well as handling and processing gifts is highly preferred. S/he must be mission driven, with the ability to manage specific responsibilities while providing support for multiple projects and priorities. S/he must also be trustworthy and diplomatic, with excellent judgment, customer service, and relationship building skills with a broad range of constituencies.

This is a 60% part-time 2.5 year term position with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

The Museum: With a collecting history that dates to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country. From its origins as a museum of the Enlightenment, the collections have grown to more than 92,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary and span the globe, with particularly renowned strengths in the art of the ancient Americas, Chinese art, and the history of photography. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, offering a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.

Further information about the Museum and its programs can be found at

To apply, please go to and post to requisition #1500662.