Oral History Researcher
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Administrator, Assistant Editor, Copy Editor, Editor, Research Professional|
Candidates must be a resident of the City of Chicago.
The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety of occupations and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.). The researcher will be responsible for:
• Conducting background research on outstanding African Americans to locate their contact information and biographical information prior to interviews using the Internet and online resources.
• Researching and preparing detailed research outlines as well as long, short biographies and short descriptions in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines.
• Organizing research files and performing data entry using The HistoryMakers FileMaker Pro database as well as scanning documents and organizing them in archival folders after the interview is completed.
Candidates must have strong administrative (type 60 wpm) and organizational skills. They must be strong researchers, writers and adept at proofreading and able to multi-task. Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management as well as with FileMaker Pro is critical as well as proven experience in a non-profit setting. Candidates must also demonstrate their interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.
For a look at our current projects visit: www.thehistorymakers.org. http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148 Password: review1234
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|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
American History / Studies