Careers

HBCUM Job Opportunities

The HBCU Museum (7610A Georgia Ave, Washington, DC) is looking for undergrad or grad students for the following positions. If you are interested, please send your resume to: Hbcudc@gmail.com and indicate the position you are interested in the subject line by November 21st, 2018.


Curatorial Assistant

Duties may include the following:

  • Expert in charge of collections* (May guide and teach visitors when needed).
  • Help oversee the care, display and information about the objects in their areas.
  • Assist graphic designers in assembling catalogues.
  • Excellent writing, reading, and research skills.

Docents

Duties may include the following:

  • Serves as first point of contact for guests and provides a warm, professional greeting to visitors.
  • Guides visitors on tours of the museum and responds to questions about the museum.
  • Helps oversee the care, display and information about the objects in museum.
  • Performs light administrative and clerical support tasks by providing information  and follow-up with guests as requested.
  • Assisting with database management of visitors and guests, retail transactions and merchandising.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have excellent public speaking skills and ability to memorize and convey information in a professional manner
  • Must be comfortable interacting with large groups of children and adults.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Flexible schedule, including availability to work evenings and weekends as needed

Marketing/Communications Assistant (Graphics & Design)

Duties may include the following:

  • Strong graphic and design skills for development of marketing communications to enhance awareness of Museum and drive engagement for key stakeholders, events, and other products and services.
  • Assists with marketing content to for printed and digital content for promotional emails, advertising/web site copy, posters, catalogues, brochures, exhibits and displays.
  • Maintains editorial calendar and special events calendar in conjunction with key staff to promote key activities
  • Supports public relations/media activities including scheduling interviews, special event material and assistance with providing background and follow- up with media and other inquiries.
  • Knowledge of principals, practices, materials, and techniques of desktop publishing and basic graphic layout and design concepts.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to timelines.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Graphic design skills and/prior publications experience
  • Excellent writer and proofreading skills a must
  • Strong spoken, written and research skills;
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT)

Marketing/Communications Assistant (Web Site/Social Media/Video)

  • Ensures web site has up-to-date, accurate and relevant copy, links and images.
  • Must have ability to create EPKs/ Electronic Press Kits
  • Maintains and manages all social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Provides content updates across all platforms on a consistent basis.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools to increase the website efficiency, reach and utility (i.e. blogs, multimedia content and data collection forms) and provide regular reporting of social media metrics.
  • Helps produce short videos and graphics to inspire visitors
  • Photographs activities and events for digital use

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director  

Duties may include the following:

  • Corresponds with guests, vendors, sponsors, etc. via email, phone and social media on behalf of the Executive Director.
  • Maintains schedule and coordinates tours, events and meetings
  • Maintains database of guest and visitors along with other key stakeholders
  • Logistical and administrative coordination of special events and activities

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate confidence, professionalism, responsiveness and exceptional customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer, administrative and communication skills with a strong proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Must have the ability to be self-starter, pay sharp attention to detail, and adhere to timelines.

Pay negotiable based on experience. / Work 6-8 hrs. a day, at least 5 days a week. Must be able to work evenings and weekends to support event functions and tours as needed.

If you are interested, please send your resume to: Hbcudc@gmail.com and indicate the position you are interested in the subject line by November 21st, 2018.