About Weeksville Heritage Center 

Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a historic site and cultural center in Central Brooklyn that uses education, arts, and a social justice lens to preserve, document and inspire engagement with the history of Weeksville, one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America, and the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses. Founded in 1838, Weeksville was the second largest of approximately 100 independent African-American communities established before the Civil War.

When a group of community activists rediscovered three remaining original homes 1968, they purchased, rehabilitated, and restored the Hunterfly Road Houses, re-opening their doors as the Weeksville Heritage Center in 1973. In 2014, WHC opened its new Cultural Arts and Education Center and campus, including a visual arts gallery, performance space, resource center, and administrative offices. WHC is now poised for a bright new era, with the resources and vision in place to fully activate our history and expand our education, preservation, and public programming.

Recently announced as New York City's newest Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) member, the first since 1998, WHC is one of New York City’s cultural treasures, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the story of the 19th century African-American community of Weeksville, a nationally significant, exceptionally well-documented and rare extant example of an independent African-American community organized by Black entrepreneurs and land investors to promote economic, social, and political rights.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain customer relationships and monitor costs and revenue generation.
  • Work closely with IT partners to identify tech needs, challenges and to troubleshoot basic issues
  • Ensure the maintenance of high-quality IT capabilities by overseeing IT equipment inventory control, IT vendor/consultant relationships and contracts, and other technology-related matters
  • Actively participate in, and influence discussions around, organizational and programmatic reporting requirements, data collection, data visualization and data analysis
  • Oversee the procurement and inventory process for equipment, supplies and program related materials; and manage requisite purchase approvals and quality control for ordered goods
  • Liaise with vendors, consultants, and other service providers
  • Oversee various aspects of the organization’s space rental program, including the leasing of select spaces for private functions and events, rental client relations and contract negotiations)
  • Support logistics for the execution of various stakeholder engagement events
  • Work closely with Executive and Finance teams to create, manage, and revise budgets across the organization
  • Monitor operations expenses, petty cash and related functions
  • Supervise Visitor Service staff, including interns and volunteers, along with their scheduling
  • Provide assistance on other projects as needed

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field of study.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in database management
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in operations, compliance, and/or project management
  • Experience supporting IT infrastructure and operations management via external vendors with a proficiency in technical applications
  • Experience ensuring organizational and/or policy compliance
  • Advanced experience with office technology and software including Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $65,000-$75,000 annually. Weeksville Heritage Center offers a benefits package that is competitive with the market, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a retirement plan that employees can contribute to after the eligibility period, and paid vacation, paid sick leave, and personal days with the option for a hybrid work schedule.

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