News Category: FSHC Announcements
05 Aug 2021
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Statement on the Federation’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Work

The Federation of State Humanities Councils’ board of directors and staff are committed to furthering racial equity through diversity, equity, inclusion, and access work across our organization.  In July 2019, the Federation board unanimously approved the following resolution: “the Federation affirms its commitment to address DEI by first developing and implementing a DEI strategy involving Federation board and staff and then assembling a task force to provide DEI leadership to councils.”

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Deadline Extended! The 2021 Call for Schwartz Prize Nominations

The Federation of State Humanities Councils is now accepting nominations for the 39th annual Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, established by former Federation board member Martin Schwartz and his wife Helen to recognize outstanding work in the public humanities. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, September 13, 2021. Questions? Email Sydney Boyd at sboyd@statehumanities.org.

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23 Jun 2021
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We’re Hiring! Director of Finance & Planning

The Federation of State Humanities Councils (the Federation) seeks a Director of Finance & Planning (the Director) to provide internal leadership of the membership-based organization as it enters a new phase of building its capacity to support and strengthen its membership and advocate for the humanities across the nation.

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29 Apr 2021
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We’re Hiring! Social Media Intern, Summer 2021

Want to make a lasting impact on a nonprofit cultural organization? We’re looking for a social media intern (paid!) to help us deepen our social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. This position is perfect for a junior or senior college-level student in a communications, PR, digital, marketing or social media degree or specialization or a communications professional looking for a flexible and engaging side gig.

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Mellon Foundation Awards $1.96 Million to FSHC to Support Nationwide Public Humanities Programs on Civic and Electoral Participation

“The state humanities councils have a long record of creating and conducting programs that respond to the unique issues and concerns facing their communities and exploring where community priorities diverge and overlap. This initiative will offer spaces to learn about the electoral process, the role and impact of civic participation, and why it matters,” said Phoebe Stein, president of the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Read more.

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FSHC Announces New Racial Equity Working Group

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Federation’s Racial Equity Working Group. Federation Board Member Gloria White Gardner (Maryland) and Maine Humanities Council Executive Director Hayden Anderson will serve as co-chairs. The group’s goals are to examine the Federation’s practices, policies, and programming, with the intention of coordinating institutional resources to help enact and support a race equity culture among our organization’s staff, board, and member councils nationwide.

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05 Aug 2020
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Job Opportunity: Meetings & Conference Manager

The Federation of State Humanities Councils (FSHC), a membership non-profit, is seeking a meeting planning professional to join its staff as the Meetings & Conference Manager. Previous experience in meeting and conference planning is required to be successful in this vital role. FSHC offers a collegial work environment with a small, dynamic, and collaborative team dedicated to supporting its mission of strengthening the state and jurisdictional humanities councils.

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11 Tips for Virtual Board Meetings

In the age of physical distancing, how do you convert and run meetings, such as what was traditionally a multi-day, in-person Board meeting? We checked in with our members and Federation Events Manager Tom Marabello for his input. While some challenges just can’t be helped (poor wifi, unmuted background noise, and those who don’t ‘video conference’), many reported positive experiences overall. Check out the tips and resources and share your experiences!

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