*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.

Social Media Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced and creative Social Media Coordinator to be responsible for developing and maintaining our social media presence.  

Activities:

  • Collaborate with board members, officers, volunteers, and freelance writers to source content for one to two social media posts per week.

  • Develop and curate engaging content with a unified voice on our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts.

  • Attend events and post photos during or immediately after.

  • Ensure that our content is informative and appealing.

  • Monitor user engagement and suggest content changes.

  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments or forward them to the appropriate person.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Passion for social media and demonstrated experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn.

  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Degree in marketing or equivalent training.

  • Ability to perform or willingness to learn basic research in local digital collections of historic photographs and newspapers.

  • 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.