African American History Digital Trainer & Coordinator
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
An African American History Digital Trainer & Coordinator is sought for The HistoryMakers, a national (501)(c)(3) nonprofit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois (http://www.thehistorymakers.org). The HistoryMakers is experiencing tremendous growth, and we are looking to hire two Education Coordinators to lead our efforts in both the K-12 and higher education communities. This includes our annual Back to School With The HistoryMakers national service program; the marketing, training and licensing of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive both for the K-12 and higher markets; collaboration with K-16 educators on the development of curriculum materials and research projects utilizing The HistoryMakers content; and the management of our digital archive contests, fellowships, internships, and educational advisory boards.
This position will also involve:
- Creating and maintaining a comprehensive database of educational contacts in Higher Education and K-12;
- Training students, educators, and the general public on the features and functionality of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive;
- Assessing the effectiveness of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and educational materials in the classroom and in research, through rigorous program evaluations, program reviews, online surveys, in person visits, focus groups, etc.;
- Supporting faculty and student research and teaching applications of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive through consultation, training, workshops, etc.;
- Engaging faculty, students, librarians and others across institutions to explore collaborative and creative academic engagement with The HistoryMakers content;
- Drawing connections between The HistoryMakers content and other primary source collections and materials, in order to demonstrate its contextual value;
- Developing and packaging curriculum modules, lesson plans, and assignments to ease and encourage classroom integration of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive at both the K-12 and higher education levels;
- Developing stand-alone or collaborative public programs, workshops, demonstrations, conference presentations, panel discussions, etc. to further promote and educate the education community on The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and content
- Quantifying and explaining the effectiveness of educational initiatives to key stakeholders, executives, and board members
- Coordinating and maintaining relationships with members of The HistoryMakers Higher Education Advisory Board, and leveraging their expertise in special projects/events
- Education: Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Information Science, Education, History, or other relevant field required; Teaching or Curriculum Development certifications are preferred
- Work Experience: 2+ years of relevant professional experience supporting faculty with course design, or 2+ years teaching experience in a relevant field
- Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of, and experience with online teaching tools or digital content; experience with video content and born-digital material
- Travel: Required to conventions, workshops, seminars, client locations and often may include weekend overnight travel.
The HistoryMakers competitive benefits package includes 403(b), PTO, health, vision and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and school loan repayment assistance.
The HistoryMakersis dedicated to recording and preserving the personal histories of well-known and unsung African Americans. It is the largest video oral history archive of its kind, and the only massive attempt, since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s, to record the African American experience by the first voice. In 2014, the Library of Congress became its permanent repository. The HistoryMakers Collection now numbers over 10,000 hours (3,100 interviews) of first person testimony recorded in over 413 cities and towns including international locations like Norway, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The earliest memory in the collection dates back to the 1700s.
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|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies