Open Positions at the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Manager of Website and Technology

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly nine million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Role

With an increased emphasis on digital learning, expanding access to teachers and students is core to the Institute’s mission. The Institute seeks a Manager of Website and Technology to oversee our websites and supporting systems, as well as technical assistance and customer service related to the Gilder Lehrman website. The ideal candidate should be a strong self-starter and comfortable working with non-technical staff in a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Ensure that the main GLI website and its related sites are well-maintained and secure
  • Maintain high-level view of website structure, needs, and supporting applications
  • High-level management of the database, Salesforce, and support the Manager of Technical Services in troubleshooting, creating reports, uploading users, and assisting staff
  • Ensure applications and data are secure, appropriately backed up and up-to-date
  • Project and people management
  • Manage staff of two, a Website Designer and a Manager of Technical Services
  • Manage third-party vendor products that are integrated with the website as well as relationship with vendors
  • Create documentation and training for staff and 3rd party vendors

Support

  • Respond to inquiries and requests from a broad base of internal and external users, many of whom are not proficient with the website’s technology
  • Gather information, analyze problems, apply patches, and troubleshoot errors, often under the pressure of time constraints
  • Assist in research and production of digital assets for the GLI website
  • Oversee management of servers and other supporting systems

Skills and Qualifications 

  • HTML/CSS
  • Drupal: Experience with system configuration, content type construction, user/permission management, UberCart administration, Webforms creation, and basic theming • Requires proficiency with the current Drupal content management system (currently migrating to version 9 from version 7) and familiarity working in a LAMP stack environment • Salesforce: experience with system configuration, custom field and profile management, event creation, membership tools, reporting, and financial record administration preferred
  • Experience working in Google analytics / SEO
  • Experience working in a LAMP stack environment • Experience with providing customer service
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Able to manage multiple projects on time and within budget
  • Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Interest in supporting K–12 education is a plus
  • Passion for American history is a plus

To Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Manager of Website and Technology” in the subject line of your email.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, which includes free admission to some of the best NYC museums and a paid winter recess from December 27-31.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly nine million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Role

GLI is currently seeking a Managing Director of Programs to lead GLI’s programs for K–12 teachers and students. This Managing Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and directly supervises the Director of Program Operations and the Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design. The position is based in New York City. Some weekend and evening hours and travel are required.

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Responsible for oversight and direction of GLI’s programs for K–12 teachers and students, including teacher professional development, the Hamilton Education Program, and History School
  • Supervise the Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design and the Director of Program Operations, who manages the day-to-day work of 6 full-time and 4 part-time staff members
  • Work with the President and COO to lead the organization in development of new education programs and initiatives to better serve teachers and students, and extend the Institute’s reach
  • Work with the President and COO to determine and meet annual revenue goals for fee-for-service and grant-funded curriculum and PD projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and potential funders
  • Represent the organization externally as needed
  • Oversee the optimal deployment of our network of more than 75 master teachers, including recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing support and communication
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees, with guidance from the President and COO
  • Oversee the Institute’s Teacher Advisory Council to help inform new programs and initiatives
  • Additional responsibilities as required

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Graduate degree, preferably doctorate, in related field (history or education)
  • Experience with revenue generation, partnership management, and budget management
  • Proven experience as a supervisor
  • Meaningful experience working in K–12 education
  • Strong background and interest in American history
  • Experience working well under pressure, meeting deadlines, and developing short- and long-term strategies to meet objectives
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Managing Director of Programs” in the subject line of your email. Please also let us know how you heard about the role.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, including free admission to some of the best NYC museums and a paid winter recess (in 2021, this will be December 27–31).

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

SENIOR EDUCATION FELLOW (PART-TIME)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly nine million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Role

The Institute is currently seeking a part-time (up to 19 hours a week) Senior Education Fellow to work with and support the Hamilton Education Program, EduHam Online, and other Gilder Lehrman Institute programs. This role can be filled remotely but may involve some travel. The fellowship is for one year (August 2022 to July 2023). For more information on the Hamilton Education Program visit: www.gilderlehrman.org/hamilton.

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Represent the Gilder Lehrman Institute to partners and schools as needed, which may include
    • Leading professional development for teachers using Gilder Lehrman resources and strategies, including working with educators implementing the Hamilton Education Program
    • Presenting at regional or national conferences
    • Leading online history courses for students (middle and high school)
    • Speaking with partners and donors about Gilder Lehrman programs
  • Advise and contribute to the development of education materials as needed. This may include
    • Writing and / or reviewing lesson plans to ensure that they provide useful support to teachers and meet Institute standards
    • Contributing pedagogical expertise to the Institute’s resources for teachers and students
    • Collaborating closely with other staff at the Institute involved in the development and promotion of Gilder Lehrman resources
  • Support and build relationships with teachers within the GLI network, which may include
    • Helping foster and manage relationships with Affiliate School teachers participating in programs by conducting direct outreach and answering pedagogical and program implementation questions
    • Contributing to the recruitment and training of new Master Teachers for the Institute

Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of recent experience teaching American history in K–12 schools
  • Familiarity with American history and civics standards in K–12 schools
  • Familiarity with Gilder Lehrman Institute resources and active participation in its programs and Affiliate School network
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong background and interest in American history
  • Familiarity with project management a plus
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications

To Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Senior Education Fellow” in the subject line of your email. Please also let us know how you heard about the role.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

COLLECTION OUTREACH COORDINATOR

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly nine million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Role

GLI is currently seeking a Collection Outreach Coordinator to promote the use and sale of reproductions of GLI Collection materials; promote the rental and sale of traveling exhibitions; identify and pursue opportunities to increase the discoverability, accessibility, and revenue-generating potential of its images and exhibition assets; and oversee the administration of the Digital Volunteers program.

The right candidate will be motivated to meet and surpass sales and customer service targets, have an ability to communicate clearly and effectively, be highly organized, demonstrate strong attention to detail, and have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. This role reports to the Collection Director and supervises an intern. The position is based in New York City. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Rights and Reproductions, and Reference (30%)
    • Promote paid use of the Gilder Lehrman Collection to publishers and authors
    • Manage and fulfill copy and publication requests using Salesforce
    • Create and maintain streamlined processes and instructions for accessing the Collection to ensure that patrons can find information independently
    • Provide fee-based reference assistance
    • Assist as needed at school group visits and other Gilder Lehrman events that highlight the Collection
    • Supervise Reference intern
  • Exhibition Support (25%)
    • Assist the Curator in managing museum exhibitions that will appear at New-York Historical Society, the Morgan Library and Museum, Mt. Vernon, and other prominent sites
    • Manage Traveling Exhibitions program
    • Collaborate with Marketing Department to increase revenue from traveling exhibition sales and rentals
    • Serve as main point of contact for clients to purchase or rent traveling exhibitions, including managing payments
    • Coordinate shipping to ensure that traveling exhibitions arrive and return on schedule
    • Ensure that traveling exhibitions are maintained and repaired as needed
  • Digital Volunteers (15%)
    • Provide oversight of the Transcription and Tagging volunteer program for high school students
    • Collaborate with colleagues to schedule and release new projects
    • Communicate with and train student volunteers
    • Create reports to analyze success of the program
  • Collection Management and Curation (15%)
    • Supporting the Assistant Curator with collection management duties including housing materials, monitoring environment equipment, registrarial tasks, and assisting in disaster preparedness
    • Maintain and update collection web pages in Drupal
  • Project Support (15%)
    • Work with teams across the Institute to support grant-funded projects
    • Compile transcripts, images, and documentation to be used for teaching materials
    • Additional responsibilities as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working well under pressure, meeting deadlines, and developing short- and long-term strategies to meet objectives
  • An ability to handle all situations with a calm and professional approach
  • A can-do attitude and demonstrated ability to problem-solve under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Connection to the Institute’s mission, American history, and/or K–12 education a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications
  • Previous experience using a database preferred; experience with Salesforce a plus, but not required
  • Previous experience with PastPerfect Collection Management System is a plus, but not required

To Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Collection Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Please also let us know how you heard about the role.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, including free admission to some of the best NYC museums and a paid winter recess from December 26–31.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

SPECIAL EVENT MANAGER (TEMPORARY)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly nine million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Role

The Institute is currently seeking an interim Special Event Manager for a period of up to six months for an immediate start through June 17 while our team member is on leave. This job is based in New York City. The Institute is currently operating remotely and will likely return to a hybrid schedule in the coming months.

This talented professional will manage all aspects of four to six in-person and/or virtual donor events, including the Institute’s gala, our largest fundraiser. These events may transition to an online format depending on COVID infection rates but will engage a remote audience even if held in person. This professional will also work with our donor database in support of the multifaceted and active fundraising efforts of the organization and will collaborate with the Institute’s outside gala consultant and Senior Video Producer.

The right candidate should be self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and close attention to detail. This team member must exhibit flexibility, a positive attitude, and grace under pressure. This person will be a self-starter, decipher and synthesize information in a clear manner, work collaboratively, execute all work with great detail, and be adaptable to changing priorities. Reporting to the Director of Development, the ideal candidate will have a track record of developing successful in-person and online events and utilizing donor databases to support all efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Manage four to six fundraising and cultivation events during the position’s up-to-six-month period with the Institute’s Development Director
  • Manage logistical planning through execution, including the Institute’s annual gala, book prize events, book talks, and other donor cultivation events
  • Collaborate regularly with outside gala consultant plus outside organizations that are co-hosting some events when necessary
  • Collaborate with Director of Development and President of the Institute to create runs of show and write student speeches
  • Work directly with students to prepare them for the delivery of their remarks
  • Collaborate with the Institute’s technology team to post items on our website and set up registration pages and with the organization’s marketing team to send event emails
  • Prepare and maintain invitation and RSVP lists, coordinate invitation mailings, and spearhead RSVP follow-up
  • Produce fundraising reports to reflect the amount raised to date and where we are against goals
  • Serve as day-of-event point person for venues, vendors, Gilder Lehrman staff, and external event consultants

Skills and Qualifications

  • In-person and online event management experience is a must
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Ability to move at a rapid pace efficiently and effectively to meet deadlines from across the company
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively as well as operate independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus
  • Must be able to manage events after traditional business hours

To Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Special Event Manager” in the subject line of your email and let us know how you heard about the role.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.