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Call for Nominations

2018 Governor’s Humanities Awards

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Humanities Awards.

This event, held annually in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month, recognizes outstanding contributions to the humanities by individuals and organizations in the community.

Nominees should have a notable humanities achievement in the past year, as demonstrated in any of the following four categories:

  • Research and Publication in the Humanities;
  • Preservation of Traditional Cultural Practices;
  • Preservation of CNMI History; and
  • Outstanding Humanities Teacher (in both classroom and non-classroom settings).

A fifth category, Lifetime Achievement, recognizes significant contributions to the humanities over multiple decades.  This award may be given posthumously.

Download the nomination form and instructions or pick up a paper copy at the Council’s office in the Springs Plaza Building, Gualo Rai.

Nominations may be made by any member of the general public and are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 12 October 2018.

Awards will be presented in a special ceremony in October (time, date and venue to be announced).

For more information, contact council staff at 235-4785.



Executive Director

Deadline to Apply Extended to Friday, August 24, 2018

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council (Council) is inviting dynamic, motivated, and self-driven individuals with strong interest and previous experience in the humanities to submit an employment application for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Council’s administrative, financial, and program activities under the supervision of the Council’s Executive Committee.  A detailed description of the Executive Director’s duties may be obtained from the Council’s office in Springs Plaza, Gualo Rai or downloaded here.

Applicants for this position must possess: (1). a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in an area of the humanities from an accredited post-secondary institution; (2). supervisory experience of at least three years as a director of programs preferably relating to the humanities and at least three years of experience in Federal programs administration preferably in an area relating to the humanities; (3). a solid knowledge of accounting, budgeting, financial management, marketing and strategic planning; (4). demonstrated experience with resource development, fundraising strategies, and cultivating donor relations; (5). an in-depth knowledge of Northern Mariana Islands culture, history, political and social developments, current events, and he/she must have familiarity with the Pacific region as a whole; (6). an ability to work well in a multicultural setting and a high level of communication and leadership skills.

The salary range is from $50,000 to $55,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  Benefits are set forth in the Council’s Personnel Policy Manual.

Interested individuals are invited to send an application package including (1). letter of interest; (2). detailed resume with proof of educational attainment; and (3). the names and addresses of three references to:

Polly DLG. Masga

Board Chairperson, Northern Marianas Humanities Council

P.O. Box 506437, Saipan, MP, 96950

Complete application packages must be received by the Council on or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018.  The Council reserves the right to extend the submission deadline at its convenience. For more information about this employment opportunity, please contact Council staff at 235-4785.

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is an equal opportunity employer.


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