About The DC History Center
Established in 1894 and located at the Carnegie Library in Downtown, the DC History Center is a community-supported nonprofit organization, which deepens understanding of our city’s past to connect, empower, and inspire. It collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation's capital through research and scholarship, adult programs, youth education, and exhibits. We seek to do this work as a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters curiosity and nurtures civic engagement to strengthen the District for all. For more information visit dchistory.org.Position Summary
The DC History Center seeks a part-time staff member to provide communications and marketing services during the temporary absence of a full-time staff member, approximately 20-25 hours a week, September 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024. The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will provide support across multiple departments and program areas to effectively convey the work of the DC History Center and engage our diverse audiences. Primary areas of responsibility will include communications planning and execution, web content administration, and social media.Primary Responsibilities
Communications and Marketing
- Manage monthly communications calendar.
- Write, design, and schedule email communications, including bi-weekly email newsletter, monthly Education Desk newsletter, and promotional emails for programs.
- Work with development staff to send fundraising and membership emails.
- Promote DC History Center programs; post events on local calendars and listservs.
- Respond to email media inquires, directing them to the necessary contact.
- Keep track of DC History Center media mentions in the media tracker.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings to obtain timely Information for dissemination.
Website and Social Media
Other duties as assigned.
- Manage dchistory.org, ensuring all content is accurate and up to date.
- Manage blog.
- Manage Bluehost webhosting account as needed.
- Oversee social media accounts, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube; monitor accounts and respond to comments etc.
- Plan social media posts, research photos, and write and schedule content to meet the demands of a regular and consistent social media calendar.
The coordinator will be an outstanding communicator, a detail-oriented and highly organized professional, and a flexible, collaborative team player. Familiarity with and enthusiasm for sharing the culture, history, and diversity of our city will be a strong plus.
- Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, history or related field
- Two or more years of experience in marketing/communications. Volunteer, work study, fellowship, or internships may qualify as relevant experience.
- Outstanding written communication and verbal communication skills
- Experience using MailChimp, Eventbrite, and Wordpress preferred
- Adept at handling multiple priorities and maintaining high productivity with accuracy and attention to detail
The DC History Center, anchored in the Carnegie Library in Downtown, maintains a hybrid schedule, with a combination of onsite and remote work. Scheduling for this position is flexible, estimated at 20-25 hours per week. Onsite participation is required two days per week, including Tuesday. Due to the need for frequent collaboration, at least 70% of the work must be performed during regular business hours. This schedule can be adjusted to accommodate graduate-level coursework if needed.Compensation And Benefits
The Coordinator will be paid hourly at a non-negotiable rate of $35/hour. As a part-time position, the Coordinator will not be eligible for company benefits, except those required by law. The Coordinator will accrue sick leave at a rate consistent with local laws and regulations and be eligible for pro-rated holiday pay.Applications and Inquiries
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample. Note that the cover letter will be considered a writing sample as well.The DC History Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Compensation: From $35.00 to $35.00 per hour