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Program Officer

Oklahoma Humanities is looking for a lover of culture and literature who is dedicated to improving the community through public programming. This full-time (35 hours per week) salaried position oversees a literature-based reading and discussion program, Let’s Talk About It, and a traveling exhibit program for rural Oklahoma, Museum on Main Street, with the Smithsonian Institution. The Program Officer may additionally participate in special programming initiatives as opportunities arise. This position reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with staff members and board committees.

Qualifications: The right fit to join our team should be curious, a strong communicator, and have established experience working well with diverse populations.

  • 1-3 years of nonprofit programming or cultural or literature-based experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as a humanities discipline)
  • Event planning experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs (Access experience strongly preferred)
  • Excellent demonstrable writing skills

Occasional in-state travel and limited out-of-state travel are required. Preference is given to candidates with Microsoft Access database experience and/ or Foundant online grant management experience. Please note: the educational and vocational requirements for this position are based on what has been successful for past Program Officers. If you do not meet the specified qualifications but are passionate about the opportunity to change lives through the humanities, please apply.

Hiring Timeline

  • Applications due: February 15, 2023
  • Interviews: February 22 and 23, 2023
  • Hiring notification: March 3, 2023
  • Preferred start date: April 3, 2023 (or sooner) 

Starting salary range: $45,000- $50,000 dependent upon education and experience.

Generous benefits include: 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid leave including a holiday break in December between Christmas and New Year; 35-hour flexible work week; employer-paid retirement contributions after 1 year of employment; 100% employer-paid parking; modern downtown OKC workspace in the heart of the Arts District; national, high-profile professional development and training opportunities; congenial and dedicated coworkers.

This position is not eligible for remote work.  The Oklahoma Humanities office is headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City.


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