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Communications Manager (Part time)

The communications manager position is responsible for raising the public profile of the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. (HDC) while supporting fundraising, event, and programmatic activities of the organization. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Operations and is one of two communications roles within the organization.

Grants Officer (Part Time)

he Grants Officer position is responsible for recruiting, managing, and supporting grants awarded by the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. (HDC). This role works with other positions in the organization to identify grant applicants, encourage community organizations and individuals to apply for funding, release funding, ensure compliance, complete closeout procedures, and manage relationships with former grantees. This contractor position is for 15-20 hours per week. The position reports to the Deputy Director for Programs.

Deputy Director of Operations (Full Time)

The Deputy Director for Operations position is focused on managing the day-to-day operations of HumanitiesDC (HDC). The position reports to the Executive Director and is one of three management positions within the organization. HDC seeks talented candidates who can lead teams of people, think strategically and execute tactically, manage finances, and perform multiple responsibilities simultaneously.


Send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Communications Manager.” Please no calls.

Consultant/Contractor RFPs and Announcements:

There are no consultant/contractor RFPs available at this time.

Paid Internships:

There are no paid internships available at this time.

Unpaid Internships:
Our unpaid internships are available throughout the year to students currently enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate program. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Scott at hr[at]wdchumanities[dot]org to apply.

Digital Collections/Public History Intern –

The incumbent will be responsible for digitizing and organizing resources related to Washington, DC history and culture. Item types include: documentary films; neighborhood history projects; walking tour brochures; oral history recordings; digital humanities projects; and image collections. Specific tasks include:

  • Digitizing media and other artifacts
  • Drafting accession records in Omeka
  • Conducting research on individual items
  • Publicizing the collection by writing for the Humanities Council’s blog

Development Intern –

In addition to general administrative tasks, the Development intern will be responsible for helping plan and implement a special event fundraiser, researching prospective donors, and assisting with our advocacy campaign.

  • Conducting research on prospective donors, and helping to write targeted asks
  • Calling vendors and helping coordinate logistics for fundraising events
  • Attending advocacy campaigns at the local and federal level, and contacting other HCWDC constituents to testify before lawmakers
  • Copy writing and editing
  • Helping prepare the organization’s annual report.

Grants Management Intern –

In addition to general administrative tasks, the Grants Intern will be responsible for database management, event planning, promotional material design and event management.

  • Answering basic questions about grants process to potential applicants
  • Editing application materials
  • Preparing for grant assistance workshops
  • Entering grant data into database
  • Planning and coordinating grant ceremonies

This position is an ideal way for someone interested in learning the grantmaking process from the inside, and becoming familiar with various Washington, DC arts and humanities organizations.


Humanities Council volunteers take on a wide variety of responsibilities including: event support and registration, guerrilla marketing campaigns, database entry, program facilitation, research and scholarly assistance, and office administration. If you are interested in donating your time and expertise to support the humanities, please contact Diane Griffin, Director of Development at jcollier[at]wdchumanities[dot]org.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator in support of the DC Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is responsible for connecting trained volunteer oral historians with prospective narrators and/or topics. The coordinator will ensure the quality and completeness of volunteer interviews and their suitability for submission to a repository. The coordinator will process and store all interviews and accompanying documentation submitted to the DCOHC in accordance with a data management strategy. S/he will also be responsible for managing other volunteers who support the overall work of the work of the DCOHC. The Coordinator will work primarily work remotely, but will attend regular meetings and manage DCOHC equipment from the HumanitiesDC office.

Send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line “DCOHC Volunteer Coordinator.” Please no calls.

Board Nominations:

Board nominations are currently closed.


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