Humanities Assistant

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Position Information

Position Title

Humanities Assistant

Position Type






Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$15.02 - $17.27/Hourly

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The position of Humanities Assistant demands both methodical attentions to detail in the ongoing maintenance of a designated academic area. The short-term administrative needs can also be filled by a Humanities Assistant to support an academic activity or event. Being a Humanities Assistant involves working with lots of different constituents, both on-campus and off-campus. The Humanities Assistants are considered on-call workers who work during Departmental activities or special events, peak hours or intermittently when the Department of Humanities needs warrant. Pedagogy area needs vary depending on the type of Humanities Assistant that is employed. Employees who are on-call do not perform work-related tasks until they are called into work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED .
  • Six months to one year of employment as a Humanities assistant or other equivalent experience at the Center for Performing Arts of Prince George’s Community College or other academic performance venues.
  • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
  • Ability to interpret college rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, organize work follow, set priorities, thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and community visitors in person and on the phone.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to initiate and work independently.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and supervise projects and programs.
  • Ability to improvise and solve unique technical problems.

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Assist and perform activities, set-up, installation, and operation of requirements of Humanities Departmental activities and special events. Serves as a point of contact between the academic program and the overall department.
  • Assist the overall process of a departmental activity or special event for the Department of Humanities.
  • Assist and perform in the shifting/manipulation of all Humanities Departmental activities and special events.
  • Assist in the safe entrance and exit of student talent, performers, and individuals from Humanities academic teaching spaces.
  • Assist and perform in related activities, set-up, installation, and operation of any Humanities academic teaching spaces for departmental activities and special events.
  • Assist and perform in facilitating student learning and supervise student volunteers in the technical Humanities academic areas.
  • Represents the College in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner.
  • Assist and perform in the accommodations provided to disabled patrons.
  • Assist and perform with the Humanities Administrative Specialist, Artistic Director of Student Programming, Humanities Art Gallery and Events Assistant, and Department Chairperson, in the execution of a work-shift or presentation of an event.
  • Assist and perform in monitoring the overall physical condition of the Humanities Academic spaces; coordinating or assisting in repairs of academic equipment as possible and reporting problems that cannot be corrected to the appropriate party.
  • Ensures safe egress of all aisles and exits of the stage and theater spaces, maintaining a safe distance around objects for safety.
  • Assist and perform in executing technical theatre maintenance and improvement of equipment, stage, and theatre spaces; coordinate and assist in repairing equipment or when necessary make appropriate arrangements to have equipment repaired.
  • Performs related work as required.
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions

  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least six months to one year of related experience? See minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Other

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