African American Entertainment History Researcher
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The HistoryMakers seeks to hire full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews and its subject matter categories in the area of the history of African Americans in the entertainment industry. The researcher will be responsible for:
- Conducting in depth background research on various subject matters to create in depth chronological timelines that average 100+ pages outlining the contributions of African Americans in the area of business from first the first contributor to the present as well as other reference sources and compiling a list of reference materials.
- Conducting in depth background research on selected African Americans to locate their contact information and biographical information prior to interviews using the Internet and online resources.
- Preparing detailed research outlines as well as long, short biographies and short descriptions in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines.
- 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.
The candidate must have a master’s degree in the history of African American in the entertainment industry or a related degree. He/she must possess strong administrative (type 65 wpm) and organizational skills and be a very strong researcher/writer, adept at proofreading and able to multi-task. Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management, being able to do focused work for long periods of time, maturity of intent and the ability to demonstrate his/her interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth a must.
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|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Film and Film History