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Grants Specialist

  • October 22, 2019 1:30 PM
    Message # 8071867

    October 22, 2019
    Grants Specialist
    Historic Huguenot Street
    New Paltz, New York

    About Historic Huguenot Street

    Located in New York State’s historic Hudson Valley near the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) features the most significant, intact architectural concentration of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century stone houses in the United States. At our ten-acre National Historic Landmark District, visitors experience over three-hundred years of history through the lens of a French Huguenot community as it evolved over time.

    Summary

    The Grants Specialist is responsible for researching funding opportunities, writing grants, stewarding relationships with grant sources, tracking expenses, and all other aspects of grants management. He or she also helps coordinate development events, and assists the Executive Director and Development Department in managing other administrative aspects of the overall fundraising program for Historic Huguenot Street.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree required with English or History preferred
    • At least one year of experience in nonprofit grant writing (preferably for museums or other cultural institutions) required with 2-3 years preferred
    • Knowledge and passion for history, especially American, Colonial, and local history
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • A warm, friendly, and outgoing personality
    • Ability to work collaboratively on creative projects
    • Willing to work some nights and weekends as needed
    • Must be able to walk the length of the site, climb stairs, set up chairs and tables for events, have motor vehicle transportation, and a valid New York State driver’s license

    Salary, Hours, and Benefits:

    Pay is commensurate with experience ($37,000-$42,000/year). This is a full-time non-exempt (hourly) position that reports to the Executive Director. Hours are 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday with occasional evening/weekend hours for special events and deadlines. Health insurance and other fringe benefits available.

    Application:

    Interested candidates are required to submit a resume, cover letter, list of professional references, and at least three (3) writing samples. Please submit the aforementioned documents via email to:

    Caitlin Cummings

    Business Manager

    caitlin@huguenotstreet.org

    88 Huguenot Street

    New Paltz, NY 12561

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