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Full-Time, Washington, DC

Do you cringe when websites don't publish in valid XHTML? The Civil War Trust, the Nation's largest non-profit organization dedicated solely to U.S. Civil War Battlefield preservation and education, is seeking an accomplished, energetic, and well-organized individual to join our Web team.

Our Webmaster will handle a variety of "back-end" tasks related to HTML and JavaScript production on our world-class website,, and other web properties. Primary tasks will include working with complex display templates using our content management system's X(HT)ML-based scripting language, helping ensure our web pages function and display gracefully on multiple devices, production of organizational email newsletters from content and assets, and updates to our very large website as necessary and requested both from within the Web team and from other departments.

Qualified applicants will be flexible, will have demonstrated experience in taking personal initiative, will be able to perform flawlessly under pressure, and will be able to manage numerous concurrent projects that can differ widely in their required skillsets. Candidates must have extensive experience with hand-coded HTML, CSS, and JavaScript without the assistance of an IDE or WYSIWYG editor. Experience with JavaScript libraries (particularly jQuery) a huge plus. Experience with responsive design also highly desirable. Applicants should also have 1-3 years of experience managing high-traffic websites in a business or non-profit environment.

This is a full time job with a competitive salary and benefits package. A BA/BS is required. You do not need extensive American Civil War knowledge to be considered, though we are an organization of dedicated and passionate individuals who take interest in our cause, and an interest in American history is important.

Telecommuters and remote workers will not be considered.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Please include in your application your availability dates and where you saw the job announcement.

 Internship Opportunities

The Civil War Trust provides students interested in history and conservation with outstanding opportunities to work on meaningful projects and gain perspective on dynamics of an efficient, top-rated nonprofit organization.

The Trust offers paid part-time internships in our Washington, D.C. office, up to 30 hours per week, in three typical terms: Spring (January–May), Summer (May–August) and Fall (August–December). Successful candidates may be able to arrange for varied tenures, depending on availability. While we strive to accommodate the schedules of qualified candidates, the selection process is competitive and organizational staffing needs are consideration criteria.

Internships are available in the following disciplines:

Development: Interns will learn the mechanics of the nonprofit industry, including event planning, prospect research and donor and member cultivation and management.
Education: These internships entail a wide variety of Civil War research, writing, content creation and image or video editing in support of our education programs on our web site, at Civil War Trust events and in print.
Government & Public Relations: Interns learn a variety of effective messaging and advocacy techniques and how they can sway public opinion and shape policy from city hall to Capitol Hill.
Land Preservation: Interns will work on land acquisition projects that may include the review of land records, transaction documentation and grant tracking — a perfect fit for detail-oriented law students.
Website: Team members with social media, digital editing and web publishing skills help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.

Applications for the Fall term are due by August 1; Spring term by December 1 and Summer term by March 15. Successful candidates will be notified by August 31, December 31 and April 15, respectively. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. We regret that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants. No calls, please.

Candidates must specify which department (first and second choices are welcome) they wish to be considered for and for which term(s) they are available. Application packages containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages; excerpts welcome) should be submitted to or:

Intern Coordinator
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005

The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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