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New Student Jobs at the Hurford Center This Fall


The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) seeks student applicants for the position of Media Assistant for the 2013-14 academic year.

The Hurford Center supports the intellectual and artistic ambitions of faculty, students, and staff. We foster collaboration, experimentation, and critical thought through a variety of seminars, symposia, working groups, arts and performance residencies, and exhibitions. Our initiatives reach beyond the local and familiar to connect with diverse communities of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, activists, and innovators.


Working with the Center’s Associate Director for Media and Program Development, the Media Assistant will help publicize HCAH grants, programs, and public events to the Haverford community and beyond, focusing in particular on student outreach through social media. This is a great position for someone who loves writing, regularly takes an instagram photo of themselves instagramming, makes weird images in Photoshop on their own for fun, and has already checked their Facebook five times while reading this paragraph.

Duties may include:

  • Developing and managing the Center’s Facebook page (creating events & inviting attendees; building the page’s audience)
  • Helping to maintain the Center’s Twitter account
  • Updating the College’s web calendar
  • Writing bios on visiting scholars and artists
  • Posting on the Go!Boards about Center grants and events
  • Interviewing visiting scholars and artists or students, staff, and faculty involved in HCAH programs/grant recipients for the Center’s blog Decentered
  • Proofreading and editing promotional copy for Hurford Center grants and events
  • Assisting with Hurford Center info sessions
  • Putting up posters around the Tri-Co, Mainline, and Philadelphia
  • Liaising with students at other college and university humanities centers.
  • Occasional postering will be needed

Skills needed:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Comfort using some social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc.); experience using any of these sites to organize promote events a plus
  • Flexible schedule; position may involve social media work at night, on weekends, etc.
  • Interest in the arts and humanities a plus (students from *all majors and years* are encouraged to apply, however)
  • Graphic design skills/familiarity with Photoshop not necessary but a definite plus
  • Essential: creativity, a sense of humor, and a willingness to reach out to other students about the work of the Center


To Apply: Please fill out the application and email as a pdf. to by midnight on Sunday, 9/8/13.



James Weissinger, Associate Director for Media and Program Development -





2013-14 Humanities Center Office Assistants


The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities is accepting Student Office Assistant Applications for 2013-14. We seek sharp, organized students with keen editorial eyes and a general interest in the arts & humanities. Conversely, we’re also looking for sharp, organized students with keen editorial eyes who don’t quite know what the arts & humanities are (but would like to learn).


The work is varied and changes so often that it doesn’t get boring. The most regular task is postering for our events around campus (and at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore), so a readiness to travel between the schools is a must. In addition Office Assistants help with all the tasks necessary to run the office – xeroxing, scanning, filing, shredding documents, purchasing supplies at the book store, proof reading, filing, rearranging furniture and adjusting the set up in Stokes 102 for all its various uses, moving excess chairs to storage, organizing and updating the HCAH bulletin boards, placing supply or book orders, and so on. Office Assistants are crucial members of our team. They provide support for Center projects and for our Mellon Postdoc Fellows. While much of the work is routine, the tasks are generally short and no day is like any other. It’s the kind of job where you can come in and see what needs doing most and accomplish it in your shift. There will be projects that require research over time, for example Institutional Advancement wants us to produce a list of all the initiatives our HCAH alums have participated in since the Center was founded: the alum’s name and all the things they participated in.

Office Assistants get a insider’s look at Center opportunities and all the various events we host or sponsor.


Skilled photographers are also much in demand! If you have a portfolio to show, let us know.


Start Date: as soon as possible.

Hours Required: Flexible—let us know how hours many you’d like. Scheduled student work hours take place between 10am and 5pm. There will be times when we need additional help for an event at night or on the weekend – opportunities to be paid for additional work time.




The Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies is a one-of-a-kind program that supports creative residencies at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges, with the goal of creating a sustainable presence for the arts within the traditional liberal arts curriculum. In the last year, the program was active on all three campuses across multiple divisions, hosting nationally and internationally known artists in over 15 residencies. In the coming year, the program will seek to expand programming engagement, and awareness of residencies locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Mellon Tri-College Creative Residency Program is seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of the Program Liaison for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. The liaison will work closely with the Program Coordinator to publicize the program and its events, as well as assist artists during their time on campus. Tasks will include:

  • Updating the program website with current residency details.
  • Promoting awareness of the program and events on social media.
  • Assisting the Program Coordinator with the drafting, editing, and distribution of news about residencies.
  • Ordering and distributing print materials (posters, flyers) about residency events.
  • Reaching out to Tri-Co and local media outlets about the residencies.
  • Maintaining a current catalogue of documentation (photos, videos, new stories) of residency events.
  • Helping artists settle in and navigate the campuses during their residencies.

Individuals interested in working with the Creative Residencies should have a strong interest in the arts and their integral connection to community and education, and a stronger presence for the arts at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore. Ideal candidates will be available 5 hours a week, be capable of working independently and collaboratively, possess strong communications and organizational skills, be punctual and responsible, and possess strong computer skills. Graphic design knowledge not necessary, but definitely a plus. Social media savvy is a must.

To Apply: Please fill out the application and return to the Program Coordinator, Tom Bonner at

For Questions or Concerns: Please call (610) 795-6133 / email


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