Manager of Programs and Special Events

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 08, 2021
Feb 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Science History Institute is currently recruiting for the full-time position of Manager, Programs and Special Events.  This newly-created position is a part of the Development department and will report to the Vice President of Development and External Relations. The Manager of Programs and Special Events will manage development-related programs to include special events, awards, as well as industry-related affiliate programs.  Additionally, the Manager of Programs and Special Events will assist in managing Board of Directors meetings and communications.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in history, communications or science.
  • Minimum of five years of professional work experience in a non-profit, preferably in development.
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, to meet deadlines, to create and maintain project management documents and tools, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong computer and database skills, including solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Experience or knowledge of social media management strategy.
  • Strong professional presence and interpersonal skills, with the ability to represent the Institute in a professional manner to leaders in the chemical industry, scientists, donors and Board members.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (5-10%)


To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references to:

- Science History Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer –


About the Organization

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Institute houses an archive and a library for historians and researchers, a fellowship program for visiting scholars from around the globe, an acclaimed museum that is free and open to the public, and a state-of-the art conference center. Visit to participate in one of our robust public programs, view our collections and exhibits online, and for free resources for historians, parents, teachers, and students.

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