Work for NCPH

Posted on April 24, 2009 under public history, public history jobs

NCPH is hiring a new Program Manager.  Move to Indy, hub of the museum and public history world!


The Program Manager provides planning, leadership, and managerial oversight to the programs and operations of the National Council on Public History, an international professional organization hosted by the Department of History and the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. This position reports to and advises the NCPH Executive Director and works closely with the NCPH Officers, Board members, and numerous committee members while overseeing the work of the Graduate Assistant and the Membership Assistant.

The Program Manager will:

  • – Manage administrative and clerical staff
  • – Develop strong comunication between NCPH and its members by coordinating special mailings; work with the Membership Committee on recruitment growth, attrition/ sustainability issues, and survey preparation and dissemination; create, design, and maintain membership database consisting of 1,600 members and 3,000 basic contacts; and collect and provide analysis of statistical data
  • – Develop and monitor budgets for programs and other financial duties as needed
  • – Manage all aspects of the Cornelius O’Brien Historic Preservation Lecture Series and serves on Program Committee for annual conference
  • – Coordinate the work of award and service committees in conjunction with the orgainzation’s Vice-President
  • – Copy-edit marketing materials, press releases, membership coorespondence and serve as Editorial Assistant of quarterly newsletter, Public History News
  • – Work with Local Arrangements and Program committees throughout the year to plan and organize content for and logistics of annual conference; negotiate with and serve as liaison to hotel and convention center representatives to coordinate onsite meetings space, meals, and other details; establish, update, and manage preregistration and registration processes; secure and organize advertisements, exhibitors, sponsors, and grants; produce annual meeting Program, On-site Guide, Reports and other materials; serves as point person onsite at conference and supervises registration staff; responsible for resolving conflicts with exhibitors, attendees, suppliers, and participants; adhere to budget and provide financial accounting for conference
  • – Manage and update organization’s web site


MA in History (Public History preferred) or related field with thesis or all but thesis. Two years cumulative work experience for a nonprofit membership association or a public history institution, such as a museum or historical society or a related agency, business, or institution. Applicant may substitute a combination of appropriate coursework and internship activities. Applicant must have good customer service, organizational skills and be computer proficient in web desgin and database mangement.


Applicants must apply through the Indiana University Purdue University Human Resource website at


Interviews will take place in June (via phone or in person). The position will begin as soon as possible. Relocation expenses are not available.