We’re Hiring: ARCUS Program Manager


Cultural Heritage Partners is seeking a Program Manager for the ARCUS Leadership Program, an exciting program managed by CHP that is tailored to the historic preservation field. We are searching for a dynamic, self-motivated, organized, and passionate individual with an understanding of historic preservation and education program management. We envision the position as half-time, 20-25 hours/week. For candidates with a background in marketing associated with historic preservation, there is a possibility to combine the ARCUS role with a CHP marketing position that would create a full time employment role with full firm benefits.

About Us:

Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC is a mission-driven law, policy, and strategy firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and Richmond, VA. CHP offers a full array of professional services to tribes, NGOs, governments, and private sector clients who have cultural preservation and growth as part of their mission. CHP also leads national initiatives focused on improving outcomes for cultural heritage, including ARCUS, a groundbreaking leadership development program that aims to diversify, strengthen, and sustain the historic and cultural heritage preservation movement for the next 50 years, and the Coalition for American Heritage, an advocacy coalition comprised of 350,000 members seeking enhanced government support for historic preservation.

About the ARCUS Program Manager Position:

ARCUS is a groundbreaking leadership development program that aims to diversify, strengthen, and sustain the historic and cultural heritage preservation movement. Under development since 2016, the program offers cutting-edge leadership development curriculum and pedagogy for emerging movement leaders, deployed in-person and through distance learning. CHP created ARCUS in consultation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. Currently it is funded for three years through an American Express Foundation leadership grant. Over the past two years, ARCUS partners have designed the curriculum, launched 23 modular online courses, developed and released a new online interactive website, conducted three in-person leadership trainings, and graduated 24 scholars with an ARCUS certificate. ARCUS functions on a cohort model, in which groups of 25 emerging leaders go through a simultaneous fellowship that maximizes interactions and networking opportunities. The program also offers courses for purchase to individuals who desire training in particular areas. CHP seeks a Program Manager who can take ARCUS to the next level by refining course content, recruiting new cohorts and guiding them through the ARCUS fellowship model, expanding the individual sales of ARCUS courses, and developing new partnerships.

The ideal candidate to manage the ARCUS Leadership Program will possess:

  • Aptitude for organization and management
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing ability
  • A diverse historic preservation network
  • A willingness to use technical tools like WordPress, online meeting software
  • Basic graphic skills
  • Ability to work independently (especially if remote work is desired)
  • Creative and critical thinking regarding program marketing and business development
  • Graduate work in education or historic preservation (preferred)

The position’s primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide day-to-day coordination of the ARCUS Leadership Program
  • Assist in development of a Fall 2019 in-person leadership training to coincide with November’s PastForward meeting in Denver, Colorado
  • Finalize and implement the ARCUS marketing plan
  • Identify and develop new organizational partners for ARCUS
  • Coordinate revisions and launch the three remaining courses for ARCUS
  • Edit the ARCUS website as necessary, and coordinate with web developer
  • Serve as main point of contact for ARCUS cohort that will start in Fall 2019
  • Cultivate new philanthropic support for ARCUS

This position is based in our Richmond, Virginia office, although we will consider candidates who wish to work remotely throughout the U.S. This position involves very infrequent travel, and there is considerable flexibility regarding when hours are worked on a weekly basis. To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@culturalheritagepartners.com by March 20. Please include job title(s) in the subject line, and clearly state in your letter whether you are applying for the ARCUS Program Manager only or both the ARCUS Program Manager and CHP Marketing Coordinator positions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.