Open Vacancy of an Assistant in the Public History Programs

Center for Urban History opens a call for applications to the vacancy of an assistant in the public history programs.

The scope of work for the assistant in the public history projects at the Center focuses on key formats of our public history program, such as exhibitions, lectures and discussions, educational programs, workshops, and projects to engage with the urban past through contemporary urban spaces. The goal of the Public History Program is to discuss contested issues of the urban past and contemporary development, to exchange opinions, to foster a dialogue between different environments and civic initiatives. Special focus is on heritage and museum practices, on digital history, on creating new archives, on practical opportunities of the city and public spaces, as well as on the link between art and complicated, often contested, topics of the past. Public History Programs at the CUH are designed and implemented in relation with other areas of activities such as research, digital history, and archiving.

Core Responsibilities:

  • logistics of events/programs/exhibitions
  • communication and coordination between the participants of events/programs/exhibitions
  • preparing materials for the implementation of events/programs/exhibitions
  • preparing materials about events/programs/exhibitions
  • cooperation with the program manager on placing the information on the website of the CUH and disseminating it in the media, in academic mailouts, and social media
  • engaging relevant audiences for the events/programs/exhibitions
  • assisting to the coordinator of the Public History Programs and other related projects at the Center.


  • background in Humanities (History would be an asset)
  • interest in history and in public formats when working with history
  • understanding the logistics of events and programs
  • work experience in social and cultural projects, and in organizing public events would be an asset
  • work experience with various participants and various audiences
  • skills to work on several projects at a time
  • skills to keep the project documentation 
  • skills to draw summaries, and to draft reports
  • teamwork skills
  • organizational skills 
  • motivation to grow


  • communication
  • English language fluency (Upper Intermediate)

Personal Qualities: 

punctuality, good interpersonal skills, disciplined approach, politeness, time-management skills, proactivity


  • decent salary, social guarantees 
  • comfortable work conditions and a friendly team 
  • opportunities for growth and self-improvement 

Please, send your:

  • CV 
  • motivation letter

to the Center’s email

Deadline: November 16, 2018

Interviews with the selected candidates are scheduled from November, 19 to 21.