Open Positions at the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Manager of Website and Technology

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 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. At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. Drawing on the 70,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the Institute provides teachers, students, and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials.

In recent years the Institute has partnered with the producers of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON to recruit more than 250,000 students in Title I-eligible schools nationwide for the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, recently adapted into an online format for remote and hybrid learning that combines American history and creative expression to bring the Founding Era to life.

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 include

• 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.

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

Senior Education Fellow

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a New York–based national nonprofit devoted to the teaching and learning of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Institute draws on top scholars, an unparalleled collection of original historical documents, and a network of Affiliate Schools to create and provide a broad range of innovative resources, help new generations of students learn about American history in a way that is engaging and memorable, and promote critical thinking and excellent writing.

The Institute is currently seeking a part-time Senior Education Fellow for a fellowship to work with and support the Hamilton Education Program, EduHam Online, and other Gilder Lehrman programs. This role can be filled remotely but may involve some travel. The fellowship is for one academic year (2021–2022). 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 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 content and pedagogical expertise to the Institute’s digital resources for teachers and students

• Working closely with other staff at the Institute involved in material development and promotion (e.g., Collection, Editorial, Digital, Marketing)

Support and build relationships with teachers within the GLI network, which may include

• Helping foster and manage relationships with Affiliate School teachers participating in the Hamilton Education Program and Eduham Online by doing direct outreach and answering pedagogical and program implementation questions

• Contributing to the recruitment and training of new Master Teachers for the Institute

Required Skills / Background

• A minimum of 5 years of recent experience teaching American history in K–12 schools

• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

• Familiarity with American history and civics standards in K–12 schools

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• A strong connection to the GLI mission

• Familiarity with Gilder Lehrman Institute resources and active participation in GLI programs and Affiliate School network

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications

• Familiarity with project management a plus

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to hr@gilderlehrman.org. Please include “Senior Education Fellow” in the subject line of your email.

• Compensation: Commensurate with experience

• Schedule: Part-time, up to.19 hours a week. Working hours can be flexible to accommodate candidates who may be teaching part-time but will require regular availability within working hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

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