Program Operations Assistant
Job Title: Program Operations Assistant
Reports To: Vice President for Academic & Public Programs
FTE: Full-time, 35 hours per week, non-exempt hourly
Hours: Generally 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, occasional nights and weekends (for events planned in advance)
Salary Range: $36,400 - $40,000 per year, 35 hours per week ($20-$21.98 per hour)
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Deadline to apply: Applications accepted on rolling basis and will be listed until filled
Start date: As soon as possible
Organization Description: The American Antiquarian Society is a learned society and national research library dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to the printed record of the United States through 1876. The Society’s collections are used by scholars, students, creative and performing artists, and writers in many fields studying and working with American history and culture. The Society is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the institution, as expressed in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility: a statement from the Council and Staff of the American Antiquarian Society.
We are seeking a welcoming and organized individual to join our Programs Team at AAS as an Operations Assistant.
The Program Operations Assistant will manage logistics for our high-volume fellowship program, special events, and general academic and public programs. A successful candidate will be someone who sincerely enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds and thrives on identifying needs and proactively addressing them. The assistant will join a 4-person Programs Team that engages with the learning communities and partners of our over 200-year-old organization.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Fellowship Program
- Manage high volume application process for 50 selections per year
- Coordinate and support fellowship selection committees (scheduling, communications)
- Coordinate financial arrangements and forms between fellows and AAS accounting team
- Ensure smooth and positive experience for all fellows completing research at AAS
- Schedule fellow presentations
- Guest Services
- Manage housing calendar for three guest residences, mostly associated with fellowship program
- Work with Buildings & Grounds department to keep residences welcoming and maintained
- Point person for space rentals and partner events held onsite at AAS
- Key contact or liaison for housing supplies, external cleaning contractor and amenities (cable/internet)
- General Programs and Other
- Supporting on-site academic seminars and conferences (registration, catering, supplies, communications)
- Executive support for VP for Programs including scheduling, drafting correspondence, and travel
- Data entry, analysis and statistics preparation
- Sorting and distributing mail
- Ordering supplies and marketing materials
Hours: This is a non-exempt full time, 35 hour per week position (40 hours minus a one-hour unpaid lunch per day). There may be occasional nights and weekends to support program events and these would be scheduled well in advance.
Compensation and benefits
The range for this position is $20-$21.98 per hour for 1820 hours per year (40 hours weekly minus unpaid 1 hour lunches) which is approximately $36,400 to $40,000 annually.
Examples of benefits for full-time staff are vacation, sick and personal time, as well as ~12 paid holidays, your birthday off and a paid full-office closure for approx. one week in December. We also have employer-sponsored health insurance, life insurance, disability coverage, retirement plans that includes an employer match, among other benefits.
How to apply
Please submit a résumé, and cover letter through our online platform here. Finalists will be asked for references at a later stage.
For questions on this position, please contact careers[at]mwa.org. Please do not submit applications to this address.
Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)
As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.