University of California - Los Angeles, American Indian Studies Center (AISC)
Oral Historian, Archiving the Age of Mass Incarceration
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
The American Indian Studies Center (AISC) at UCLA seeks a full-time Oral History Coordinator to manage and coordinate all aspects of the oral history component of a multi-year, Mellon-funded project, "Archiving in the Age of Mass Incarceration," housed in the Institute of American Cultures (IAC) at UCLA.
"Archiving in the Age of Mass Incarceration" (AAMI) is a digital archive initiative that builds on the work of the award-winning UCLA-based Million Dollar Hoods research project and is funded through a multi-year grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The AAMI project brings together expertise from the UCLA Institute of American Cultures' four ethnic studies centers and their established connections to local advocacy groups. The project includes the creation of a digital archive of thousands Los Angeles Police Department documents, and an oral history and carceral ephemera archive, under one shared digital infrastructure for the ethnic studies centers. Under the direction of the Director of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC), the Oral History Coordinator will manage and coordinate all aspects of the oral history component of "Archiving in the Age of Mass Incarceration."
See job posting at: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82363
Listing closes JANUARY 31st.
A minimum of 2-3 years of experience coordinating or managing oral history projects at community-based organizations or academic institutions.
Demonstrated knowledge of oral history theory, principles, and practices, including community-centered, trauma-informed oral history.
Demonstrated knowledge of anti-oppression, social justice, feminist, and Indigenous interpretations, methods, and uses of oral history.
Knowledge of the history and widespread impacts of mass incarceration in California and its historical and present-day connection with other systems of oppression.
Ability to work respectfully, cooperatively, and effectively with project partners, project leads, researchers, project contractors, community stakeholders, community members experiencing loss, grief, and trauma as a result of their experiences with police violence and/or mass incarceration.
Ability to demonstrate a strong attention to detail.
Ability to facilitate various community stakeholder meetings in person.
Ability to conduct oral history interviews in person.
Knowledge of and familiarity with the histories and cultures of BIPOC communities in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Direct lived experience with police violence, incarceration, and the criminal legal system.
Community membership in BIPOC communities in Los Angeles or surrounding areas.
Dr. Shannon Speed (Chickasaw)
|Primary Category:||Oral History
|Secondary Categories:||Race / Ethnic Studies