Humanities Program Team Opening

Vermont Humanities
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Here’s a chance to help shape the cultural conversation in Vermont. Use your networking skills, program development experience, and your love for the humanities to create thought-provoking programs at our evolving organization. The person in this position collaborates with team members and community partners to deliver humanities programming throughout the state. We are committed to using a diversity, equity, inclusion, and access lens to meet our mission and are searching for a person who can creatively and collaboratively generate new programs and ideas to expand this vision.

Starting salary range $44,000-$48,000

The Community Programs Officer serves as team lead/project manager for programs such as Veterans Book Groups, Literature and Medicine, Speakers Bureau, and public Reading & Discussion groups, and also works in collaboration with team members to implement these and other projects. Vermont Humanities is well-known across the state for innovative programming and partnerships including Vermont Reads, First Wednesdays lectures, Humanities Camps, and book groups. This position also participates in development activities in support of our public humanities programs including data collection, grant research, writing, and reporting, program underwriting, and fundraising meetings and events as requested.


Key Skills
• Continually prioritize and undertake the multiple, diverse activities of programs, developing and adhering to workflow timelines.
• Competency in meeting diversity, equity, inclusion and access goals in programming and administrative processes.
• Respond to routine and special assignments in a fast-paced environment with flexibility and a willingness to meet project goals and organizational needs.
• Continually assess program effectiveness, identifying and analyzing potential issues.
• Work effectively as a team leader, as well as a member of a team in a collaborative environment.
• Display creative problem-solving for greater programmatic success.
• Serve as an effective public voice for our mission, vision, and programs.
• Display exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Employ effective written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 and Customer Relationship Management systems and database
• Demonstrate practical knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience required; advanced degree in the humanities or a combination of education and work experience providing comparable knowledge and skills desirable.
• Relevant experience in program planning and event management required.
• Experience in managing and delivering virtual programs preferred.
• Must be able to work both collaboratively and independently.
• Experience in and commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive environment.
• Excellent writing and speaking skills required; experience in grant proposal writing desirable.

  • Ability to represent Vermont Humanities effectively to a broad range of individuals and organizations.
    • Demonstrated interest in the humanities and commitment to Vermont Humanities’ work and mission.
    • Donor and stakeholder development and fundraising experience is preferred.



  • Competitive Salary
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer contribution
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare insurance premium and deductible for the employee
  • 100% employer-paid dental insurance premium for the employee
  • 100% employer-paid vision insurance premium for the employee
  • Generous paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Six week sabbatical after five years
  • Group life insurance at no cost to the employee
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance at no cost to the employee
  • Flexible schedule including opportunities to work from home
  • An open and supportive work environment with co-workers who are passionate about our mission


Hybrid Workplace
Vermont Humanities is located in Montpelier, but all staff work a hybrid schedule of in office and remote hours. New staff will be provided with a computer and other necessary equipment to complete their work both remotely and in the office.


Vermont Humanities is an EOE/affirmative action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of persons with disabilities.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume no later than September 19th

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

As a sample of our work on diversity, equity, and belonging, our next large anti-racism public event is an author visit with Jason Reynolds. He will be discussing "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, And You" in Middlebury on October 3rd. The following day a packed audience of students will hear him speak at the Flynn. Each student will be taking home their own copy of Stamped.

Wage or Salary
$44,000-$48,000 Starting Salary Range