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Job Posting / Program and Development Coordinator

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey (NSCDA-NJ)

seeks a talented Program and Development Coordinator to develop, promote, and implement interpretive programs at its historic properties in Burlington County, New Jersey—Peachfield (1725) in Westampton Township and the Old Schoolhouse (1759) in Mount Holly. Both sites have collections of artifacts representing colonial life in New Jersey and the Colonial Revival period and are easily accessible from Exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike and Exit 47 of 295 South. Organized in 1892, the Society is a (501)(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Managers whose purpose is to foster an understanding of American history and to promote historic preservation.

Roles and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will

  • assist in developing, publicizing and implementing public programs and tours to meet the needs of various cultural and heritage groups, societies, schools, colleges and educational organizations within the community
  • identify, research and prepare grants for funding opportunities
  • assist in training volunteers, interns and docents
  • represent the NSCDA-NJ in the community.

The Program and Development Coordinator is a part-time employee of NSCDA-NJ.  Hours are approximately 10-15 per week with some weekend duty and are flexible.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Key Qualifications

  • An understanding of nonprofits and the historic sites they administer
  • Appreciation of scholarship and interpretation in public programming and educational activities
  • Some knowledge of budgeting
  • Ability to organize and motivate members and community volunteers
  • Knowledge of fundraising and grant writing
  • Experience in establishing, measuring, and evaluating program goals and objectives
  • Ability to present and represent the organization to different constituencies
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365, digital technologies, social media, and websites
  • A minimum of one year’s experience in educational program development and implementation

Education and Experience

  • B.A. degree in history, public history, museum studies, or a relevant field
  • Experience in program development, interpretation and at least one other job-related field

Application Procedure

Only electronic applications and nominations will be accepted.

Applicants: Email a cover letter detailing your interest and a copy of your current resume to Submit nominations, along with reasons of support, to the same email address.  Applications and nominations must be received by September 22, 2023.  All applications and nominations will be acknowledged promptly.  References will be requested later.