Program Assistant, Center for Contemporary History and Policy

Organization: Chemical Heritage Foundation

Job Categories:

Other, Philadelphia County (PA), Historic/Cultural Preservation, Libraries/Archives

Program Assistant, CCHP

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has an opening for a one-year position as a program assistant in its Center for Contemporary History and Policy. The program assistant will be responsible for working with the oral histories produced by the various programs at the CHF and in the CCHP. Key responsibilities include:

• Processing oral histories (listening to audio recordings, editing transcripts, and working with interviewees and other CCHP staff to finalize the oral histories for inclusion in the Othmer Library);
• Arranging internal and external meetings and appointments;
• Drafting correspondence and internal reports;
• Handling filing and other administrative/office tasks;
• When assigned, providing general research and administrative assistance to other projects in CCHP;
• And participating in CHF-sponsored events and other duties and responsibilities.


• B.A./B.S. in the humanities or social sciences
• Knowledge of research techniques for history and/or the social sciences
• Proofreading and oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attentiveness to detail
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

About us:

As a library, museum, and center for scholars, CHF seeks to preserve, analyze, and make known the history of science, medicine, technology, and engineering. CHF’s Center for Contemporary History and Policy (CCHP) organizes conferences, carries out research projects, and publishes reports that bring long-range analysis to bear on contemporary issues in science, technology, innovation, and policy. CCHP is a fast-moving and highly relevant working group that employs cross-functional teamwork to produce timely results. We are located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. For further information, see our website at

To Apply: To Apply (email submission preferred): Send (1) a cover letter outlining skills, experience, and interests; (2) your c.v. or resume; and (3) contact information for three references to:

David J. Caruso Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 E-mail: Fax: 215.629.5236

Education Level: B.A./B.S. in the humanities or social sciences
Posted: 02/04/2013   Expires: 03/06/2013