Jobs For Medievalists

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has an open, full-time position for a Program Administrator –This position reports to the Riggsby Director of the Marco Institute and works closely with the Institute’s Associate Director, and is responsible for the administrative coordination of the Institute’s wide variety of interdisciplinary activities related to faculty and student research, teaching, academic programming, and community outreach. Responsibilities include: the coordination and facilitation of annual programs (symposia, workshops, guest lecture series, and outreach programs), including all logistical aspects such as travel and local arrangements; the management of the Institute’s accounts using financial software, including the disbursement of Institute fellowships as well as honoraria for visiting faculty from national and international institutions; the organization of cultural events, including the negotiation of contracts; the orchestration of the Institute’s published materials, including the design of publicity documents, maintenance of the Institute website in collaboration with Arts & Sciences Communications colleagues, production of an annual print newsletter, and the dissemination of publicity about programs including the production of social media posts; the coordination of the use of designated classroom space for Institute faculty; and other responsibilities necessary for the daily function of the Institute.

Required: Bachelor’s degree; one year of experience in a professional setting. Must have excellent oral and written communication, project management, and basic accounting skills.  Intermediate computer skills required, with demonstrated proficiency using MS Office Suite software.

Preferred: Master’s degree with academic background is preferred.  Knowledge of WordPress is preferred, as well as experience with writing for websites and social media.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references.

This position is open until filled and applications received prior to April 15, 2022 will receive initial consideration. For questions, contact Gregor Kalas, Riggsby Director at

Position Number: 50012706

Kindly submit the application using this application portal:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

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