Technical Support Coordinator

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - New York, New York - Full time

The Organization

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, we illuminate the stories, people, and moments that inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to learn and understand more about history.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, and essays, the Institute brings life to every period of American history. The Institute’s diverse portfolio of education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provides opportunities to deepen one’s understanding and appreciation of history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises nearly eight million students and 56,000 teachers from more than 30,000 schools worldwide.

The Position

GLI is currently seeking a technical support staff member for our digital team to help our users and staff navigate and troubleshoot problems with the GLI website and other technical systems. Responsibilities include administering our support inbox and ticketing system, resolving low-level problems where documented solutions exist, training staff in how to use digital technology, testing new features during the development process, and learning new technical skills as needed from the web development team and systems administrator. This is a fantastic opportunity for a digital humanist or otherwise digitally savvy history lover to launch a meaningful career in technology.

The right candidate will have excellent communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. They will be proactive, organized, and a fast learner. They will be able to patiently explain technology and technology concepts to people with a wide range of technical skill levels in a way that ultimately helps them to solve their problems. Applicants should have a basic understanding of web development and databases, but they do not need to be experts. Though it is not necessary, it would be a bonus to have experience with a Content Management System (CMS) like Drupal or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) such as Salesforce.

This role reports to the Assistant Director of Technical Services. The position is based in New York City. Some weekend and evening hours are required. 

Roles and Responsibilities


Be the first point of contact for users and staff who need help with a technical issue

Monitor the support inbox, sorting, redirecting, and responding to all incoming emails

Resolve straightforward problems when documented solutions exist

Forward the more challenging problems to appropriate staff members

Administer and maintain the ticketing and bug-tracking systems

Inform department head of frequently reported and critical problems

Training & Documentation

Write easy-to-understand training materials for GLI staff, especially those who create content for the website and work with Salesforce

Conduct group training sessions and create video tutorials to supplement written training materials

Provide staff throughout GLI with one-on-one support when email alone cannot resolve a problem

Add to our knowledge base for responding to frequently encountered problems


Coordinate testing process as we develop new features

Help identify technical problems and bugs at the start of the testing process

Work with other departments to solicit their feedback later in the testing process


Develop new technical skills as needed from documentation, online resources, and digital team members


Basic understanding of web development and database concepts

Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Experience with Drupal or other CMS, Salesforce or other CRM, and a digital design software like Adobe Creative Cloud a plus

Experience supporting a technical application a plus

Ability to learn new technologies quickly

Ability to learn new technologies quickly

Teaching or training experience

Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Punctuality and reliability

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

An ability to handle all situations with a calm and professional approach

A can-do attitude and demonstrated ability to problem-solve under pressure

Connection to the Institute’s mission, American history, and K–12 education a plus

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in a single file to Please include “Technical Support Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Please also let us know how you heard about the role.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a generous and inclusive benefits package, including a paid winter recess, which in 2022 is December 26–31.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, or any other legally protected status.

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