College Assistant

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $20.00 per hour




American Social History Project, The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States


The American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning (ASHP/CML) is seeking a resourceful, self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills as a College Assistant to support the activities of a research center at the CUNY Graduate Center with a staff of eight employees. The College Assistant will report to the Research Center director. In addition to general office duties, this office administrative assistant’s responsibilities include assisting in podcast production through the editing of audio and video, assisting with financial record keeping and reporting; processing and shipping video orders; purchasing and maintaining supplies; and assisting with public programs through managing room reservations, coordinating audio/visual requests, and ordering refreshments. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week, and includes health and other benefits, including annual and sick leave hours. 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Minimum Qualifications:

-High School diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

-The ideal candidate should have/be:

-2-3 years of experience in office/administrative work

-Experience in video and audio editing for podcasts

-Detail oriented and highly organized

-Computer proficient on a Mac OS and MS Excel, MS Word

-Good communication skills

-Experience in bookkeeping and familiarity with QuickBooks is a plus

-Experience with WordPress sites also a plus


ASHP/CML, based at the City University of New York Graduate Center at Fifth Avenue & 34th Street in Manhattan, is one of the oldest public history projects in the country. Along with producing innovative text, documentaries, and digital programs, ASHP/CML conducts professional development programs that update high school and college faculty about new historical scholarship with a focus on active-learning pedagogy. Currently ASHP/CML is a major partner in several federally funded National Endowment for the Humanities projects for community college faculty, works with WNET on a history gaming series for middle-school students, is developing a robust U.S. history open education resource (OER), continues to expand the CUNY Digital History Archive, a community-based resource organized public events, and publishes a history themed podcast series.


This position comes with benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Please email (no phone calls please) a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

ASHP/CML College Assistant Search

The Graduate School and University Center/CUNY

Attention: Peter Mabli

Email Address: