The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning is hiring a new team member!

March 5, 2024

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning is hiring a new team member! If you have experience developing and coordinating digital history projects and a passion for teaching history, apply to become our Assistant Director of Digital Projects.  Keep reading for the job description and application information.

Position Overview:

The American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning (ASHP/CML) is seeking a resourceful project director, with strong organizational and fundraising skills and an interest in public history and history education as an Assistant Director for Digital Projects to develop and produce a wide range of educational materials and professional development programs focusing on American history and culture. The Assistant Director will report to the Executive Director. ASHP/CML also leads other programs at the Graduate Center such as the New Media Lab. A staff position, the Assistant Director for Digital Projects focuses on developing, coordinating, and fundraising for digital projects. This is a one-year full-time position with continuation dependent on funding. Graduate Center policy currently requires staff to work in-person at least seventy-percent of the time.


Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

● Strong administrative skills including project management

● Detail oriented and highly organized

● High school or college teaching experience is desirable

● Good communication skills

● Experience with fundraising and grant writing

● Expertise developing and producing digital programs

ASHP/CML, a research center based at the City University of New York Graduate Center at Fifth Avenue & 34th Street in Manhattan, produces historical texts, documentaries, and digital projects for students, teachers, and the public. ASHP/CML conducts professional development programs for middle and high school teachers and college faculty focused on new historical scholarship and active-learning pedagogy. Currently ASHP/CML is a major partner in several federally funded National Endowment for the Humanities projects and works with WNET on a history gaming series for middle-school students.ASHP/CML also oversees the Graduate Center’s New Media Lab, a facility for students and faculty to produce digital projects. Please go to and for more information.

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment: Full Time Schedule – 40 hours/week
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Professional Level: Advanced
Education: Advanced degree in U.S. History or related field required

Salary $85,000-$95,000 depending on prior experience Benefits This position comes with benefits. Level of Language Proficiency Fluent in English. 

Location: On-Site American Social History Project, 365 Fifth Avenue, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY 10016, United States 

To apply: Please email (no phone calls please) a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to: ASHP/CML Assistant Director Search The Graduate Center/CUNY Attention: Donna Thompson Ray Email Address:

ASHP/CML/CUNY is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with Disabilities Act employer.

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