Program Assistant: Apply by June 7

Posting Date:  May 13, 2013

Job Description

The Program Assistant provides assistance to the Program Officers responsible for a set of programs in order to provide program support and general administrative support.  Program areas for this position will include the One Maryland One Book, Letters About Literature, Book Festivals, Civil War Discussion, Maryland History Day, Chautauqua, and Speakers Bureau programs.

Duties include the following: support program registration and related activities; prepare and distribute program documents; support outreach efforts; maintain logs of event, participant, and partner data for each program; process participant survey data and prepare reports; manage social media and website updates in collaboration with the MHC Communications Manager; update records in MHC’s various online databases; and other tasks as assigned by Program Officers.


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Skills Required
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Excellent computer skills, particularly experience in database management
•    Excellent written and oral communications skills
•    Superb attention to detail
•    Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
•    Enthusiasm for public humanities and their value in contemporary life

Education Required

•    Bachelor’s degree or higher

Travel Required

This position may require occasional participation in evening and weekend events as well as occasional travel within the state of Maryland.

Job Location
Maryland Humanities Council, 108 West Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Position is full-time at 35 hours per week at a rate of $14.00 per hour.

Benefits for full-time employees include group health and dental insurance, flexible benefits plan, life and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) pension plan, paid holiday, vacation and sick leave, paid parking, as well as worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance coverage.

Company  Information
Maryland Humanities Council is a statewide, private, non-profit organization that develops educational programs in the humanities that expand perspectives, enhance skills, allow for the application of one’s skills and knowledge to important issues in groups with diverse perspectives, and stimulate continued engagement and lifelong learning. The Council also awards grants and develops programs for the general public that employ humanities tools and content.  Founded in 1977 as one of the state councils of the National Endowment for the Humanities, its mission is to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders.  The Council provides a variety of programs ranging from Maryland History Day, Chautauqua and Grants to Speaker’s Bureau, Practicing Democracy, Letters About Literature and One Maryland One Book.

The Maryland Humanities Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of application and your resume by e-mail to by June 7, 2013.  No inquiries by phone please.