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Revolution 250 Coordinator, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Lead the Revolution! Revolution 250 is seeking a part time coordinator to help the emerging organization transition to a larger public role. Revolution 250 is planning major celebrations for the 250th anniversaries of the beginning of the American Revolution in New England. Revolution 250 is a coalition of historical organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Opportunity for a motivated individual to help build a thriving coalition made up of nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit historical and travel organizations in the northeast. Coordinator will work with the advisory committee of Revolution 250 to increase public awareness, recruit new partners, forge relationships with government representatives, and develop a master plan for the coming years. Potential for growth and expansion with Revolution 250. Revolution 250 has funding for the contracted position for six (6) months, however additional funding to extend the contract may be available. The Revolution 250 employee will work from the Massachusetts Historical Society headquarters at 1154 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215.

Relevant skills include:

  • Excellent communication skills in both written and public presentations • Interest in the history of the American Revolution
  • Knowledge of nonprofit operations
  • Experience with fundraising in a nonprofit environment
  • Office skills including preparing presentations, maintaining databases, conducting mailings, preparing and disseminating correspondences and newsletters, managing social media, etc.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A BA or MA in American history, public history, or a related field
  • 2-3 years' experience in nonprofit work, travel and tourism, or project management
  • A desire to move into a leadership role in a cultural institution Revolution 250 employees will be subject to Massachusetts Historical Society policies.

Please send letter of interest and resume via email or US Postal Service to: Gavin Kleespies Director of Programs Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

SALARY RANGE: $18-20 per hour

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