Position Announcement: Program Assistant, Conservation Assessment Program
Heritage Preservation seeks a Program Assistant to assist the Coordinator in the administration of the Conservation Assessment Program.
Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization based in downtown Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.
The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) helps small to mid-sized museums of all types, from art museums to zoos, obtain a general assessment of the condition of their collections, environment, and historic buildings. It is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
CAP Program Assistant duties include, but are not limited to, assistance with program inquiries, production and distribution of application materials, oversight of the online application form, processing applications, screening application eligibility, production and distribution of CAPabilities (a semi-annual program newsletter) and Assessor Update newsletter, providing assistance to program participants and assessors by phone and e-mail, promoting the program to museums, coordinating program evaluation, and maintaining CAP program FileMaker database and paper files.
Compensation: Salary in the low $30,000s plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a public transit allocation. Heritage Preservation will not cover relocation expenses.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, art history, history, or a related field. This entry level position is ideal for a recent college graduate. Excellent organizational and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities. Candidates should have experience with Microsoft Office; knowledge of FileMaker Pro is desirable.
How to Apply: Email resume with cover letter describing relevant skills, experience, and interest to:
Conservation Assessment Program
Please no phone calls.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the deadline of Friday, October 5, 2012.
Heritage Preservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on Heritage Preservation or CAP, please visit the Heritage Preservation Web site at www.heritagepreservation.org.