Office Assistant

ASOR seeks a candidate for a full-time, temporary position of Office Assistant to begin as soon as possible and to continue through at least June 30.

Founded in 1900 and currently located in Kenmore Square in Boston, the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean world, from the earliest times. Please visit for more information.

Primary Responsibilities:

Work with members of the ASOR staff to maintain high-quality customer service for our members and subscribers.

Answer the ASOR telephone and email account. Provide customer service for ASOR’s 1,800 members.

Assist with ASOR’s off-site Annual Meeting by processing payments, answering questions, and making all potential attendees feel welcome.

General office support including ordering supplies, processing mail, and general office maintenance.

Under the direction of other ASOR staff, supervise student assistants.

Additional duties as assigned, including processing payments and updating website (WordPress); processing fellowship applications; collecting author contracts; and invoicing for institutional memberships.

Qualifications / Skills Needed:

Associate Degree or equivalent work experience; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

1-3 years of office experience preferred; experience with databases, Microsoft Office, WordPress, general office management also preferred.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Attention to detail; ability to multitask and to prioritize.

Compensation and Benefits: Hourly pay between $15.00 and $17.00 per hour. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time; paid holidays; employer retirement contribution (6%); and benefit dollars ($500 per month).

How To Apply: E-mail letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Britta Abeln at Please include your name and “ASOR Office Assistant” in the subject line.


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Admin / secretarial

North America

Boston , United States


United States



Admin / secretarial