Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Website Administrator (remote, part-time)

The American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) is seeking a part-time administrator for its new website (ahpcs.org), launched in the spring of 2019. The goal is to produce creative web content that will appeal to both members and potential members; to use the website as a platform to increase a subscriber base and membership in the organization; to maintain those membership records; to update and maintain the functionality of the website and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.

Primary tasks include:

  • Adapting and editing existing content for digital publication
  • Engaging members and non-members to develop new content
  • Planning and executing social media campaigns
  • Sending all-member emails using Mailchimp or a similar service
  • Creating monthly email newsletter (and finding all of the included content)
  • Updating the website when new issues of Imprint or the Newsletter appear
  • Creating a monthly blog post
  • Updating social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Creating new webpage content
  • Working with a contract Web Developer to troubleshoot website issues.

Other tasks that have impacted this position include:

  • Exporting and editing mailing lists
  • Editing annual Member Directory
  • Manage online board/officer elections
  • Create the online registration forms
  • Track and tabulate website usage statistics
  • Oversee online advertising

It is expected that the administrator will work closely with the President of AHPCS, the Website Committee, the Regional Meeting coordinator, the editors of the News Letter and Imprint (both publications of AHPCS), and scholars and writers from among and outside the AHPCS membership.

The successful candidate will be a skilled writer, copy editor and proofreader with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special requirements of web writing, as well as hands-on experience on a variety of social media platforms. They will also have several years of experience in a professional setting—preferably not-for-profit or academic—collaborating with writers and researchers to generate content for digital publication, a familiarity with Word Press, Mailchimp, Woo Commerce, and various other web and social media platforms is preferred, as is a knowledge of American print methods and history before 1921. Finally, the successful candidate must be a “self-starter” comfortable with a high level of autonomy and the challenges involved in fleshing out this important position in an organization whose leadership and members are widely dispersed.

The position can be filled remotely from anywhere in the continental United States, though travel for Board meetings may be required once or twice a year. It is estimated that the position will require 10-15 hours of work per week, though the editor will largely be able to set their own schedule and deadlines.

AHPCS is a non-profit group that encourages the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of original historical American prints that are 100 or more years old. Founded in 1975, AHPCS has approximately 320 members including individual collectors, print dealers, and educational and other institutions. The Society fosters the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original historical American prints and encourages and supports research and development of publications helpful to the appreciation and conservation of these prints.

The position will be as an independent contractor. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send email with c.v. and cover letter to board.ahpcs@gmail.com