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Heritage Area Assistant

13 Jun 2023 8:50 AM | Emily Huebner

The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) seeks a Heritage Area Assistant to assists in all aspects of the organization's administration and communication, providing critical support to the Director of Operations and Programs and the Executive Director. This work necessitates a high level of organization as well as detail-oriented attention to operational and program tasks and a dedication to ensuring that HCWHA meets internally and externally set deadlines while reflecting standards of excellence.

Work will take place primarily at our headquarters in downtown Frederick, Maryland. Occasionally, offsite work will be necessary.  Some remote work may be possible.

For more information, see the expanded job description at

Apply by June 30, 2023 for best consideration.

COMPENSATION: $40,000 plus benefits, including paid holidays, a portion of health expenses, SIMPLE IRA, downtown Frederick parking pass, life and short term disability insurance.


We seek a candidate with a demonstrated desire to work in a field related to public history, the arts, recreation, or tourism (such as through internships and other work experience).

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • A Bachelors degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated skills associated with recording and reporting transactions, donor management, and maintaining financial records.
  • Must be attentive to detail, follow guidelines, and able to meet external deadlines.
  • Must have time management and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting with demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Diplomacy and tact in dealing with diverse groups of people and organizational partners/stakeholders. Ability to represent the organization at public events and meetings.
  • Ability to exercise discretion with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality, and use sound judgment.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours on infrequent occasions.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft 365, including Word and Excel. Experience with Google Drive. Proficiency in managing online meeting platforms including Google Meet and Zoom. Experience with website content management, including limited HTML editing. Familiarity with Neon CRM is a plus.

TO APPLY: Submit the following by email to:, use the subject line “Comm/Admin Asst”.  Do not call.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of at least three references (including relationship, mailing address, email, and phone number)

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