December 2021

About the Role

We’re looking for a part-time professional to contribute to and execute our communications strategy, with a goal of increasing engagement with our current friends and reaching new ones. This position can be remote.

About History Cambridge 

We engage with our city to explore how the past influences the present in order to shape a better future. Just as every person in Cambridge has knowledge about its history, every person in Cambridge is a steward of Cambridge history. We inspire people to be caretakers of the city and its history. Our complete strategic plan can be found here.

What You’ll Do

  • Craft a strong communications strategy for 2022 that aligns with the overall goals and mission of the organization
  • Be an expert project manager
  • Create content including blog posts, videos, social media posts, graphics, and more
  • Write and copy edit blog posts and other written content
  • Post weekly on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Maintain our brand voice across platforms to engage followers appropriately
  • Analyze performance of social media channels and make adjustments accordingly
  • Liaise with CambridgeDay.com and coordinate content to be published in our weekly Did You Know? column on local history
  • Collaborate with fellow staff, board members, interns, and volunteers to give equal voice to programs, collections, and fundraising projects
  • Help to manage website redesign
  • Participate in weekly virtual staff meetings and monthly Communications Committee meetings to coordinate with others and feel a part of the team

Who You Are

  • You have two or more years of experience working in non-profit social media and/or communications
  • You are fluent with social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 
  • You are experienced with WordPress, Buffer (or other social media post-scheduling app), and Canva (or other graphic design software)
  • You have an understanding and appreciation of the history of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the field of public history
  • You have experience working in a team setting as well as independently; ability to meet deadlines; detail-oriented; strong organizational and communication skills are required
  • You have a proven ability to keep a project on track, including setting up tasks and timelines, organizing materials and ensuring deadlines are met and inquiries are replied to 

Hours + Compensation

  • Position is part-time at 15 hours a week; Compensation is $23/hour
  • Hours are flexible
  • Open to remote work

History Cambridge is committed to our anti-racism work. Read more about it here.

How to Apply
We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. If interested in joining a small team dedicated to making the past relevant to the present, please fill out our job application by December 31, 2021.