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Posted: 07/15/2012

Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery is a 35 acre National Historic Landmark burial ground located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure. Among the 55,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation. Find out more about their amazing stories by exploring the Cemetery's website, www.congressionalcemetery.org.<http://www.congressionalcemetery.org./> To read more about the dog walking program, please visit http://www.cemeterydogs.org<http://www.cemeterydogs.org/>. Past events at the Cemetery have included a 5k race, Ghosts & Goblets Halloween tour and reception, and a Prohibition-themed tour and cocktail hour.

Part-Time Office Manager/Receptionist
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery located on Capitol Hill (1801 E Street SE) is seeking a person to work 25 hours a week ($17hr) on an hourly basis as an Office Manager and Receptionist.

Job skills required:

--Ability to communicate well with people -- in person and on the phone

--Ability to quickly understand the various programs, activities and events of the organization

--Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office programs

--Basic data entry for membership and mailing list databases

--Basic filing and office-related skills

--Self-motivated: ability to work with limited supervision

--Highly organized, detail oriented


The Office Manager/Receptionist will work at the gatehouse at Historic Congressional Cemetery from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be used for special events and activities. Some weekend hours may be necessary from time to time. History or Historic Preservation and/or cemetery operations and non-profit background helpful, but not necessary.

The Office Manager/Receptionist will work closely with the Association's President, staff, board chair and board members, docents, and K9 committee.

Main tasks include:

--Updating membership databases -- including mailing lists and volunteer logs

--Working with the K9 committee to manage the 600-member dog walking program: Updating databases, coordinating membership renewal and meetings, answering member questions, and sending out email alerts

--Answering phone calls, and connecting callers with appropriate staff

--Answering visitor questions, and connecting visitors with staff, if needed

--Ordering supplies

--Creating documents, such as charts or phone directories, for office use

--Assisting with the production of special tours or events

--Assisting with volunteer activities

--Fulfilling and mailing sales orders (books, tee-shirts, etc)

--Electronic mailing notices using Constant Contact

The receptionist serves as the first point of contact for visitors and dog walkers. We are looking for a friendly, personable employee to add to our staff. As a small organization, we require that our staff be flexible and willing to take on a variety of tasks, as well as completing their specific job requirements.

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How to apply
To submit a resume, please email: staff@congressionalcemetery.org<mailto:staff%40congressionalcemetery.org> with: A cover letter that states why you are interested in this position, and how your skills support the scope of work. --A 1-2 page resume --2-3 references with name, contact phone number, and email --When you would be able to start No calls, please Thank you for your interest in the position, and we look forward to reading your application.

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