*Volunteer opportunities*

Volunteers clearing vacant houses on Capitol Hill, 1975. Image: Museum of History and Industry

About Us:
 

Founded in 2017, Capitol Hill Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to gathering, preserving, and sharing the history of the communities that have shaped Capitol Hill.  

We are an all-volunteer run and inclusive organization that welcomes new members and volunteers without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

*Please send a short letter of interest and resume to info@capitolhillpast.org

Open Positions:

 

Treasurer

We are looking for an experienced and detail-oriented Treasurer to be responsible for tracking and documenting our financial progress.


Activities:

  • Reconcile bank statements and maintain Excel-based balance sheet.

  • Manage Filings: Keep a calendar of filings, file IRS Form 990, 1099, and/or 1099-MISC, file state and city taxes.

  • Obtain Licenses and Permits including state and city business licenses and any event permits if needed.

  • Assist Development Officer with donation tax receipts.

  • Assist with book sale financial records.

  • Prepare annual budget.

  • Prepare quarterly financial reports and present them to the board at board meetings.

  • Attend additional board meetings when requested by the board.

  • Manage payroll  for freelance writing contributions (once per month) and possible occasional stipend payments.

  • Organize digital financial records.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting or equivalent training plus a minimum of one year of relevant experience.

  • Experience with non-profits and non-profit accounting.

  • Knowledge of and interest in local history and historic preservation or a desire to learn.

  • Ability to work independently while staying connected to a team.

 

Outreach Coordinator
We are looking for an engaging Outreach coordinator who will actively seek out opportunities to collaborate with outside organizations, businesses, and individuals.

 


Activities:

  •  Actively engage with local businesses, organizations, and community members to identify opportunities to collaborate. 

  • Maintain a working relationship with representatives of other historical and community organizations who share or support our mission.

  • Collaborate with Volunteer and Social Media coordinators to publicize volunteer opportunities.

  • Collaborate with volunteer coordinator and/or event organizers to engage with the public at events.

  • Collaborate with Social Media Coordinator to market products (primarily books).


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in outreach and recruitment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated community connections

  • Knowledge of and interest in local history and historic preservation.