HumanitiesDC seeks people who are passionate about the two words that make up our name, humanities + DC, to help us build an enthusiastic, talented and engaging team.

We are wholly invested in cultivating an equitable and dynamic work environment that embodies our values and centers community.

HumanitiesDC is an equal opportunity employer. Please see below for our open positions.

Open Positions

District Fellows:

The District Fellows program is designed to support humanists, historians and non-profit professionals early in their careers and residing in the DC area. Fellows are chosen annually and take on 9-month roles where they work closely with HumanitiesDC staff, supporting the organization’s work as well as focusing on a related individual project. The fellowships include a $11,000 stipend. This year we are looking to hire:

  • Oral History Fellow, who will support our DC Oral History Collaborative program;

  • Community Outreach Fellow, who will support the organization’s communications strategy as well as help shape our various events and gatherings.

Community Grants Manager:

The Community Grantmaking Program Manager serves as the co-lead for all aspects of HumanitiesDC grantmaking and philanthropic efforts. The Manager will work closely with the rest of the grantmaking team to co-lead the Community Grants Program development and implementation, in line with HumanitiesDC’s overall mission, strategic goals and planned growth while increasing all District residents’ ability to participate in the humanities. Among core programmatic responsibilities, this Manager is responsible for all aspects of the grant process from capturing the purpose of each grant opportunity, creating an equitable practice, outreach, overseeing the grantmaking process, applicant and grantee support, ensuring compliance and completing annual closeout procedures and required reporting using Foundant.  

Additional responsibilities include supporting the rest of the HumanitiesDC team, with particular focus on programmatic needs, helping shape the organization’s culture, engaging in cross-organizational projects and activities, building an external network of partners, and regularly participating in organizational events.  The position is a Monday through Friday hybrid schedule with at least two days per week working at the HumanitiesDC NW DC office. The position involves supporting and attending weekend and evening events.

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