Careers at the National Humanities Center

We’re looking for amazing and talented humanists. Join our team!

The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit organization, and the only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in the humanities. The Center provides essential support for the humanities, encouraging excellence in scholarship and teaching while affirming the importance of the humanities in American life.

Current Openings

Accounting Clerk

Start Date: August 16, 2021
Position: Part-Time (20 hours/week)


The Center is seeking a part-time Accounting Clerk who will be responsible for daily business transactions, report preparation, and bank statement reconciliations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare bank deposits, process on-line credit card transaction, general ledger postings, and bank reconciliations
  • Process all payables, vendor maintenance, and 1099 preparation
  • Process bi-monthly payroll data entry and complete withholding reconciliations
  • Process fellowship stipends and process monthly fellowship billing
  • Assist with annual audit analysis and data requests
  • Performing other administrative and clerical duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree or higher, or comparable work experience
  • Proven accounting experience, preferably as an accounts receivable or accounts payable clerk
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Cloud-based storage solutions, with aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Experience with Concur, Financial Edge, and Box preferred
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred
  • Well-organized, accurate, and attentive to details
  • Solid data entry and word processing skills
  • Customer service mindset
  • Professional attitude and appearance
To Apply

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to by July 2, 2021.

Education Programs Coordinator

Start Date: August 16, 2021
Position: Part-Time (20 hours/week)


The Education Programs Coordinator will provide daily support to the Education team on implementation of on-site events and online programs. The Humanities in Class Webinar Series serves over 17,000 educators each season, while multi-day on-site events and virtual programs total 20–25 days each year.

Duties and Responsibilities
Humanities in Class Webinar Series

  • Managing preparation and registration of annual webinar series
  • Interacting with scholars and subject matter experts to develop session resources
  • Managing post-session support (help desk, communication, tech support)
  • Summarizing course evaluation, participant demographic, and instructional product data
  • Post-session production of digital content for addition to Open Education Resource (OER) platform
Humanities in Class On-Site Programs

  • Planning single- and multi-day events at Center, including promotion and marketing, registration, travel for speakers and participants, and event activities
  • Collaborating with NHC accounting staff to submit and process honoraria and payments

Other Duties

  • Organizing Education Programs content and materials
  • Producing data and metric reports for Education Programs
Skills and Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or National Board Certification in a humanities discipline (preferred)
  • Strong background with one or more humanities content disciplines
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills in the humanities
  • Strong experience organizing events and courses
  • Experience with instructional technology, including, but not limited to, webinar development and digital asset management
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Professional attitude and appearance
To Apply

All interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to by July 2, 2021.

The National Humanities Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law.