History Cambridge

159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
October 11, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Program Manager (part-time)


The Society seeks an entry-level, part-time professional to help produce the Society’s annual public programming including our signature annual events: Opening Conversation, History Café series, walking tours, and Fall Conversation.


Under the direction of the executive director and Programs Committee, help Identify and secure presenters and venues for Society programs;
Track income and expenses for individual programs and work within a budget;
Coordinate, attend, and write notes for the meetings of the Society’s Programs Committee;
Write up event recaps for website;
Assist with marketing efforts, crafting and distributing event evaluations, and updating the website;
Assist in the cultivation of relationships with collaborating institutions and identifying new partners in the local and/or Cambridge community, with a goal of reaching audiences underrepresented in our membership;
Other duties as assigned.
An understanding and appreciation of public history, and/or the museum field;
Organizational skills, such as ability to juggle multiple tasks, scheduling, and appointments;
Experience working in a team setting as well as independently; strong organizational and communication (written and oral) skills required;
Contemporary technology skills, including full Microsoft Office, CRM or equivalent, WordPress, and social media; ability to create presentations, and manage electronic office records;
Ability to transport program materials to and from events and move within the tight spaces of an historic building.
How To Apply:

Hours + Compensation

Position is part-time at 20 hours a week; compensation is $23/hour and eligible for paid time off;
Hours are flexible, as occasional night and weekend work is required;
Work will take place onsite at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, a non-accessible historic building, and at institutions across Cambridge.
To Apply

We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. If interested in joining a small team dedicated to making the past relevant to the present, please submit your resume and letter of interest to Marieke Van Damme, Executive Director, atmvandamme@cambridgehistory.org by November 25.

Apply by:
November 25, 2019
About this Organization:
We engage with our city to explore how the past influences the present in order to shape a better future. Just as every person in Cambridge has knowledge about its history, every person in Cambridge is a steward of Cambridge history. We inspire people to be caretakers of the city and its history.