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Program Manager

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Humanities Washington
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Seattle, WA
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Published 25 days ago

Humanities Washington opens minds and bridges divides by creating spaces to explore different perspectives. We hold events and programs led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers who discuss everything from Washington State history to philosophy, providing context for current social issues. We also support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals across the state. For further information, please visit www.humanities.org.

We’re looking for a Program Manager to join our team! We want to work with a collaborative, motivated, and creative individual who is eager to manage Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau and live events, ensuring they remain focused on fostering deep and timely conversations throughout Washington State, with an emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Speakers Bureau reaches thousands of Washingtonians each year by partnering with organizations like libraries, museums, cultural centers, and schools to host our speakers. Our live events are one-off conversations and lectures aimed at providing depth and nuance, while sparking curiosity about important topics in our society. 

Essential Responsibilities

Speakers Bureau (70%)

  • Manage daily functioning of the program, including communicating with Speakers, hosts, and other partners.
  • Conduct outreach to communities and organizations, especially those in rural areas, including proactive communications, presentations, and some in-state travel.
  • Work closely with a roster of 30+ artists, journalists, historians, philosophers, and other humanities experts to reach every county of Washington state.
  • Coach Speakers on topics such as public speaking, effective outreach, and presentation design as needed.
  • Build partnerships with key organizations such as the Washington Library Association, Washington Museum Association, and Washington History Day
  • Conduct outreach to legislators and help nurture ongoing legislative relationships.
  • Lead statewide search for new Speakers every two years, including managing the
  • review process.
  • Create and update program materials, including brochures, website content, social
  • media posts, and email communications in collaboration with the Director of
  • Communications and Content.
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs to develop and implement strategies to
  • reach new audiences, partners, and speakers.
  • Maintain and track program records, budget, and impact in Salesforce.
  • Collaborate with Chief Financial Officer and Chief Resource Development Officer
  • to identify potential funding sources and ensure timely and accurate reporting of
  • program data to funders.
  • Collaborate with Director of Communications to provide platforms with content
  • related to Speakers Bureau and Live Events, including program materials,
  • brochures, website content, social media posts, and email communications.
  • Manage evaluation efforts and implement responsive changes to the program as
  • necessary.

Live Events and Special Projects (30%)

  • Design and lead the planning of live special events across Washington, aimed at a general audience.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Programs to curate relevant and meaningful topics and discussions on humanities topics, including cultural issues, politics, history, ethics, religion, art, and more.
  • Research and convene humanities experts, including nationally-known figures.
  • Build and manage relationships with partner institutions to produce and publicize
  • events.
  • Manage event logistics, including communicating with panelists, ensuring ADA
  • compliance, and booking venues.
  • Writing engaging and clear event descriptions.
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs on special projects as assigned (for example, new projects related to grant-funded opportunities or rapid-response programming for emerging topics).
  • Manage evaluation efforts and implement responsive changes to the program as necessary.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and behavioral competencies:
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Two years working in a non-profit context, the public humanities, program
  • management, or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or
  • experience.
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of the humanities and the important role it
  • plays in the cultural sector and communities in general.
  • An eye for topics, content, and speakers that are engaging to the public and
  • intellectually rigorous.
  • Track record of managing complex projects with several stakeholders.
  • Sensitivity to different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.
  • Creative, intrepid, and oragnized individual who can work independently, set and
  • meet goals, and manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent communicator and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability ensure partners, audiences, and other stakeholders feel informed and respected.
  • Robust verbal, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Humanities Washington opens minds and bridges divides by creating spaces to explore different perspectives. We hold events and programs led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers who discuss everything from Washington State…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    June 29, 2022
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Salary
USD $50,000 - USD $60,000
/ year
This is a non-exempt position. Salary offer will be dependent on experience. We believe in work-life balance and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the listed hours.

Benefits

Holiday, vacation, and sick time, medical/dental/vision insurance, life & LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan

Holiday, vacation, and sick time, medical/dental/vision insurance, life & LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
130 Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and your resume to info@humanities.org and indicate “[your last name] – Program Manager Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We apologize in advance for not having sufficient staff resources to respond to each inquiry.

We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of a Washington that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities. Humanities Washington prioritizes equity and inclusion in all aspects of its work and operations. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found here.

To apply, please email a cover letter and your resume to info@humanities.org and indicate “[your last name] – Program Manager Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We…

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