American Revolutionary War History
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
March 31, 2015
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is seeking a skilled writer and historian to work with the executive director and staff of the Institute to create materials on the Revolutionary War, including web-based and traditional print publications and educational enrichment materials.
The qualifications for the position are simple and very specific: extensive knowledge of the American Revolution, particularly the military history of the Revolutionary War, and the ability to write about this subject gracefully and quickly.
The American Revolution Institute is the programmatic arm of the Society of the Cincinnati, which was founded in 1783 by the officers of the Continental Army to perpetuate the memory of the American Revolution. The Institute supports advanced study, presents exhibitions and other public programs, advocates preservation of Revolutionary War battlefields and provides resources to teachers and students to enrich understanding of our War for Independence and the principles of the men and women who secured the liberty of the American people. The Institute includes a rare book and manuscript library and a museum collection focused on the Revolutionary War and conducts a wide array of educational programs to carry out the mission first articulated by George Washington, Henry Knox and the other founders of the Society.
This is a full-time position on the staff of the Society of the Cincinnati, reporting directly to the executive director. The position includes a starting salary of $40-45,000 plus health insurance and retirement benefits. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest, background and qualifications, a resume and at least two writing samples of any length. Particularly promising applicants will be contacted by e-mail and asked to respond in writing to a selection of prompts relating to the American Revolution. The purpose of this exercise is to assess ability to write on assignment for a deadline, which is a critical aspect of the position. Interviews will be held at the Society’s Washington, D.C., headquarters or by phone. This position will remain open until filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to Jack D. Warren, Jr., Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Jack D. Warren, Jr., Executive Director
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies