Black Business History Researchers
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The HistoryMakers seeks to hire full time Researcher to complete in-depth research on the history of blacks in business. Those hired must have a background in business and/or economics and African American, and social history. 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 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 economics, business or the history of American business and/or enterprise or a related degree and 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.
The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive(www.thehistorymakers.org), is a one-of-a-kind collection, housed permanently at the Library of Congress. Its website (www.thehistorymakers.org), accessed by millions worldwide, is sited in Wikipedia and used as a “go to” reference tool. Its digital archive(https://da.thehistorymakers.org user name: firstname.lastname@example.org; password: THM2021) has been licensed by colleges, universities, K-12 schools and public libraries for use by faculty, students and patrons and is growing in popularity in the wake of COVID19 and the focus on online learning. Within the next few years, The HistoryMakers will become the digital repository for the Black experience: providing much needed content, role models, success pathways and frameworks for a 21st century citizenry that has become increasingly less tolerant, divisive and economically and educationally disparate.
Please send resumes to The HistoryMakers, 1900 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 or email to email@example.com
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Business History / Economic History / Studies