The Morris County Heritage Commission, under the Director of Archives and Heritage Affairs’ supervision, is seeking a Program Development Specialist.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Formulates or aids in the formulation of plans for implementation of a cultural and heritage affairs program or programs.
  • Formulates plans and programs which result in the provision of technical services to local organizations, the promotion, marketing, and development of local organizations, increased funding to provide for those services, and the establishment of networks to utilize previously untapped or unrelated resources.
  • Prepares program proposals necessary to gain funds,  and ascertains major program provisions including budgetary requirements, staffing needs, program goals, and objectives
  • Provides technical assistance by locating funding sources and preparing criteria for program development and evaluation.
  • Reviews reports of existing programs and provides advice and recommendations to ensure that programs meet intended objectives and goals of the funding source.
  • Outlines specific program development problems, pursues appropriate solutions, and keeps interested parties apprised of program changes.
  • Organizes and promotes support for programs, and meets with state officials and members of private organizations to ensure that resources are identified at the state and county level.
  • Gathers information from studies, surveys, and reports.
  • Organizes advocacy efforts for various programs, gathers support from state officials, private agencies, and other sources, and ensures that resources are identified at the county level to promote program support.
  • Arranges meetings with funding source representatives, organizations, and members of concerned organizations to discuss programs, goals, and other relevant matters.
  • Provides  assistance to local organizations with regard to  their  public  relations functions, program development, marketing,  and  promotion of their activities
  • Represents the agency at meetings and conventions to inform interested groups and individuals about programs.
  • Coordinates meetings and prepares information for interested parties.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or;
  • One year of experience in developing, planning and providing of programs in an organization which is concerned with fine or applied arts, performing arts, history, anthropology or related activity; substitution may be permissible with additional experience as indicated om a year for year basis with thirty semester hour credits being equal to one year of experience; or
  • Master’s degree in the humanities, history or journalism from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Experience with SAGE, MS Office, Social Media, and copy editing/proofreading a plus

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week at $20.38 per hour.

For consideration, please fill out our online employment form as well as attach a copy of your cover letter and resume.

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