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Oral Historians

Oral Historian
Wisconsin Veterans Museum –Department of Veterans Affairs, State of Wisconsin

  •       Opening Date: 01/07/2019
  •       Closing Date: 01/21/2019
  •       The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) currently has an opening for a part-time (80%) Oral Historian position at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to oversee the museum’s Oral History program and collection. This position is headquartered in downtown Madison, close to the Capitol and State Street. WDVA is dedicated to providing services to Wisconsin Veterans and their families. This agency works hard to service Wisconsin’s Veteran population. Our positions offer an excellent work life balance and a team oriented atmosphere. This rewarding position offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.
  •       Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on Veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, go to the Employment Assistance page on our website.
  •       The incumbent of this position provides expertise in recommending and establishing policies, procedures and initiatives related to the program. This individual conducts oral history interviews, oversees and trains oral history volunteers, Limited Term Employees (LTEs) and interns; identifies and collects biographical information about veterans who would like to be interviewed; and schedules and coordinates the interviews. In addition, the Oral History Archivist develops, maintains, and organizes the oral history collection, both analog and digital, and makes the content accessible to the public and other museum staff members.
  •       Original post link: Oral Historian; Job Announcement Code: 18-03604

Oral Historian, Center for Jewish History (New York City)

The Center for Jewish History (NYC | cjh.org) is the collaborative home to five in-house partners – American Jewish Historical society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. When the Center opened its doors eighteen years ago, it made a commitment to preserve the collections housed within its walls and make them accessible to scholars, students, and diverse audiences by implementing a unique, shared services model across all five partners.

The Center for Jewish History seeks a part-time Oral Historian for a term ending June 30, 2019, with the possibility of extension.  Reporting directly to the Senior Manager for Collection Services, the Oral Historian will be responsible for collecting oral histories from the New York Iranian Jewish immigrant community.  The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of forward-thinking and professionally engaged Center staff who provide support for archival projects and other access-oriented services for the collections held by the five partner institutions of the Center. The part-time position offers a competitive hourly rate for 15 hours weekly.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 10 video oral histories of Iranian American Jewish immigrants
  • Collaborate with Center staff, including videographers in the Digital Services department, to arrange several days of interview capture
  • Develop interview questions
    • Manage the translation and transcription of select interviews
    • Coordinate with the Archival Services and Metadata and Discovery Services departments for processing of collection and ingest into the Center’s systems
  • Undertake additional duties related to the oral history project as assigned

 Required qualifications:

  • Fluency in Farsi, both written and spoken
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in history, oral history, journalism, or Iranian and Persian studies
  • Knowledge of oral history professional practice, methodology, theory, and ethics
  • High capacity for creative problem-solving
    • Aptitude at prioritizing work and meeting deadlines
    • Ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment comprised of diverse constituencies
  • Capacity to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

 Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in oral history or from an ALA-accredited library school or similar graduate-level training, such as archival science
    • Previous oral history experience
  • Familiarity with 20th-century Jewish history and modern Middle Eastern history

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Hopley, Senior Manager for Collection Services, at shopley@cjh.org.  No phone calls please.

The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

The announcement is also posted on the Center for Jewish History’s webpage: https://www.cjh.org/about/employment-opportunities.

Librarian

Metadata and Discovery Librarian

National Geographic Society

  • Opening Date: November 6, 2018
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access. The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books,  ebooks and other items,  as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.
  • https://ngs.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ngs_external_career_site/job/Washington-DC/Metadata-and-Discovery-Librarian_R455

Librarian – Archivist

Boynton, FL

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • There is a Librarian position open. The purpose of this classification is to perform mid-level professional library work, including supervision of daily subdivision operations; participation in the planning and implementation process; monitoring of library service programs; assisting patrons; selecting and recommending materials for collection; determining patron informational needs; searching electronic databases; and creating reports.
  • https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boyntonbeachfl/jobs/2250064/librarian-archivist?keywords=librarian&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJob

Librarian/Archivist (Part-Time, Temporary)

Digital Preservation Librarian

Louisiana State University

  • Opening Date: 10/03/2018
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled if No Date Specified
  • Louisiana State University is seeking applicants for a Digital Preservation Librarian position. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be forward-thinking, capable of conveying technical issues to diverse constituencies, enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, and be experienced with varied digital preservation services/systems. S/he provides expertise and coordinates efforts to develop and maintain a digital preservation program safeguarding LSU Libraries’ digital assets, both born digital and converted. S/he will interface with departments including Library IT, the digitization lab, digital scholarship lab, special collections, university archives and oral history to establish and maintain policies, procedures and documentation related to digital preservation.
  • https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Digital-Preservation-Librarian_R00028987

Research Data Librarian/Metadata Specialist (Postdoctoral Scholar)

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, San Francisco Bay Area, California

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory invites applications for a Research Data Librarian/Metadata Specialist position. The Research Data Librarian/Metadata Specialist Research will: provide recommendations on the application of digital preservation standards to content in ESS-DIVE and help to advance the standards to fit environmental data; work with the community to define digital library processes and interfaces; perform research and participate in curation of submitted environmental data; develop structured metadata to enable integration of diverse data by location or sample information and use by the terrestrial and subsurface ecosystem community; research advanced search and visualization for data; help integrate best practices in DOI, and other unique identifier assignment and versioning schemes with ESS-DIVE; create recommendations for managing hierarchical datasets and fine-grained file and package metadata; collaborate with ESS projects and cyberinfrastructure working groups to enable implementation of standards; work in a multidisciplinary team environment, including staff with backgrounds in earth and environmental sciences, digital library tools, techniques, and practices, computer science, etc; author peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to grant proposals.
  • https://lbl.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/digital-libraries-postdoctoral-fellow-933?src=JB-10181

Manuscripts Librarian

Howard University

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • Howard University is seeking applications for a Manuscripts Librarian position. Responsibilities include: evaluating, sorting, arranging, describing, implementing preservation measures, preparing reference, retrieval, and storage stools, and maintaining administrative files for the preservation, research, access, and administration of manuscript and archival materials; identifying and accessing manuscript and archival material as directed by the supervisor; evaluating, developing, and implementing technical policies and procedures related to the administration and processing of manuscript and archival materials under the direction of the supervisor.
  • https://careers.howard.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=32130&PostingSeq=1

Library Specialist (Temporary, Part-Time)

Hoover Institution – Stanford University

  • Opening Date: 09/13/2018
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking a part-time Library Specialist for a one year fixed-term. Core duties include: providing reference and research assistance; compiling detailed finding aids to archival collections; preparing materials for accessioning by sorting and organizing, identifying duplicates and other categories; creating and maintaining lists and simple databases of acquired materials using Microsoft Excel and Word; drafting written reports for supervisor; performing a wide range of activities, including creation of simple metadata elements, throughout a variety of reformatting workflows for archival materials
  • https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/library-specialist-4003?src=JB-10023

Metadata Librarian

University of Alabama

  • Open Date:08/31/2018
  • Close Date: (Expecting Starting Date: 02/01/2019)
  • The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a team with 5 metadata librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through providing cataloging records adhering to current cataloging standards, and analysis and enrichment of the catalog.
  • https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/43876

Data Services Librarian

New York University

  • Open Date: 09/10/2018
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • New York University Libraries is seeking a tenure-track faculty librarian to support the needs of data-intensive research and teaching across a wide range of social sciences, humanities, and sciences disciplines at NYU. The Data Services Librarian plays a key role in building rich data collections for the libraries, working in close collaboration with other specialists to select, acquire, and manage tabular, text-based, and data materials to support campus research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. This person works in tandem with technologists, metadata architects, and developers within NYU Libraries to maintain and improve systems for description, storage, discovery, and access to tabular, spatial, and text-corpus data.
  • https://apply.interfolio.com/53788?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com

Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Archives, & Digital Services, University of Missouri – Columbia

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Associate University Librarian (AUL) for the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Services.  Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries (University Librarian), this position provides dynamic leadership and strategic vision to special collections, archives, and digital services at the University of Missouri.  The AUL is responsible for creating local and regional partnerships, building capacity for the Division through grants and fundraising, and directing the operations of the Division in a wide variety of functional areas, including collection development, processing, digitization, and public services.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Metadata Librarian, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative, tenure-track faculty members with a passion for metadata along with new and emerging technologies, who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with other faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

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Archivists

Digital Archivist II
Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania is searching for applicants for a Digital Archivist II position. The incumbent will implement and manage the standards-based workflows and processes necessary to establish a new digital archive and catalog of research data that facilitates new research initiatives and discoveries. The Digital Archivist II will establish long-term preservation strategy and collaborate on strategies for metadata and discovery. In collaboration with technical staff and fellow Library Science team members, the Digital Archivist II will coordinate the selection, implementation, and management of applications and tools that support core functions of digital preservation.
  • https://careers.chop.edu/job/Philadelphia-Digital-Archivist-II-PA-19146/525829500/

Community Engagement Archivist/Librarian

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Open Date: January 11, 2019
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is currently seeking applications for a Community Engagement Archivist/Librarian position. Responsibilities include engaging individuals, families, and organizations in the greater Charlotte region in efforts to preserve and share the region’s diverse history through projects involving manuscripts, oral histories, and/or community archives.
  • https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/25353

Archivist

Idaho National Laboratory

  • Open Date: December 19, 2018
  • Close Date: January 20, 2019
  • The Idaho National Laboratory is seeking applications for an Archivist position. The incumbent will manage and continue to develop the INL Archives and Special Collections. The successful candidate must be a Certified Archivist (CA), demonstrating advanced experience with archival practices and the ability to curate archival materials that embody this aspect of the cultural record at INL, with experience in the following areas: acquisition, accession/deaccession, and processing of archival materials.
  • https://inl.taleo.net/careersection/inl_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=12817&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Digital Archivist

Iron Mountain – Jessup, Maryland

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • Iron Mountain is currently seeking an experienced and collaborative Digital Archivist leader to lead a team in a high-volume imaging and digitization project of archival materials. The individual in the role will need to set aggressive timelines and schedules, evaluating outcomes and overseeing quality control for materials handling. This position requires aligning imaging activities with other non-archival logistics processes.
  • https://ironmountain.jobs/jessup-md/digital-archivist-team-lead/47061AF2AA174B71B69E15C9517D0026/job/
Community Digital Archivist
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

This is a tenure track position that requires an ALA accredited MLIS or MSIS.

Open date: 10/22/2018

Close date: N/A

The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks a creative, innovative, people-oriented, and collaborative professional for the position of Community Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and working closely with the department’s collections staff, the Community Digital Archivist will help in coordinating the department’s services, programs, and projects focused on connecting different user communities to library resources, engaging new audiences, and identifying new areas of collecting. Specifically, the Community Digital Archivist will lead in efforts to develop digital content for SCUA, University Libraries, as well as for select community groups and cultural heritage organizations.

Responsibilities include: Assisting in the setting of the department’s collection development priorities and pursues an active outreach program that supports existing and emerging areas of strength; providing strategic vision to the University Libraries’ efforts of connecting users and user communities to resources (collections, services, programs, and expertise); promoting the collections’ profile and visibility at UNCG and in the larger Greensboro community through outreach, social media, and public programming; developing relationships with key communities on campus, in Greensboro, and in the region; facilitating discussions with community partners about local archiving, preservation, and digitization needs; promoting the use of community archives holdings in teaching and research and participates in the department’s program of class sessions and workshops; Engaging with university faculty to discover, develop, and highlight archival and digital collections in support of ongoing research, teaching, and scholarship; and identifying funding opportunities with an eye to writing and managing grants for community-focused projects and programs.

https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/12392

Digital Archivist

Know History, Inc., Ottawa, ON

  • Opening Date: October 2, 2018
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • Know History, Inc. is seeking applications for a Digital Archivist position. The Digital Archivist will design a database for our digital archival research and physical collections, catalogue and create descriptions according to archival metadata standards and best practices; ensure consistency and quality of the descriptions.  The Digital Archivist will also coordinate with other clients who are developing and launching digitization projects.  The successful candidate will participate in regular team meetings; your enthusiasm and ideas will be a vibrant contribution to our up-beat, collaborative culture.
  • http://knowhistory.ca/digital-archivist/

Research Data Archivist

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Opening Date: 10/22/2018
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • The primary purpose of this position is to: 1) execute standards-based data management and curation workflows for UNC and external agreements and contracts; 2) establish training programs that support researchers’ adoption of data management best practices as part of normative research practice; 3) increase awareness of Odum Institute Data Archive tools and services; 4) expand research data archival collections through solicitations to local and external producers of social science data meeting the criteria of the collections development policy; and 5) make significant research and development contributions to the data archives profession to help improve the practice of data curation.
  • https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/150312

Archivist

Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • The Saint Louis Art Museum seeks applications for an Archivist position The Archivist will: manage the Archives Program of the Saint Louis Art Museum; manage and administer the Museum’s archives program, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures, effective workflows, and training; work collaboratively with Museum colleagues to plan and conduct record appraisals, develop retention schedules that meet the Museum’s administrative, fiscal, historical, and legal obligations; participate in the Museum’s Records Management Program, advise regarding care and control of records; plan and implement physical and descriptive processing of archival collections according to professional standards and practices; provide research and reference services, participate in Museum projects related to collections access; assist in developing strategies for preserving electronic and born digital records important to the Museum’s history; determine priorities for physical care and conservation of archival materials, advise regarding space planning and appropriate preservation environments

Photograph Archivist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Opening Date: 09/10/2018
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • The Photograph Archivist will: create and maintain records in InMagic and Adlib for new and existing acquisitions, collections, locations, and titles, as needed; assist the Head of Photograph Collections with collection management, including prioritizing, rehousing, locating, and deaccessioning as needed; supervise Photograph Processors and Photograph Processor and Cataloger, and oversee the processing of photograph collections; manage acquisition and processing of digital photographs for current films; act as the point person working with the Conservation Department to address the Photograph Archive’s conservation and preservation needs; oversee digitization projects and catalog scanned images in Adlib, as needed.
  • https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2139968&B_ID=56&FID=&Ad=555859

Project Archivist, California State University – Monterey Bay

Under the general direction of the Library Dean and day-to-day work direction of the Archives Specialist, the incumbent will process the print and born-digital archives of former Congressman Sam Farr and his father, former California State Senator Fred Farr.

Special Collections Archivist, Maryland Historical Society – H. Furlong Baldwin Library

The Maryland Historical Society is looking for a dynamic team player who will serve as a Special Collections Archivist in the Maryland Historical Society’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library. The Special Collections Archivist will work with a staff of three and report to the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation. The Special Collections Archivist will function as an archivist, reference librarian, and cataloger while balancing patron services, technical services, managing volunteers, promoting the library through various methods of outreach, and providing institutional support. The Special Collections Archivist is responsible for processing, organizing, cataloging, preserving, and providing access to library materials and serving the public.

Archivist

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • The Great Basin Institute seeks to hire one (1) Archivist to work cooperatively with Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA) and Zion National Park (ZION) staff to support the Park’s archives program. The role of the Archivist is to provide archives management including processing and cataloging of archives, understanding archive appraisal and arrangement and description. The Archivist will supervise one 12 week archives intern. Additionally, the archivist will may assist the Zion Museum program with other duties as assigned such as environmental monitoring, housekeeping, and annual inventory.
  • http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?adata=EJ4JNptgGf0nQ5m%2btt1%2b8mShlAVLIB7prNtsMov41AyKSImRbHj9kZ%2fEn78kiHXAPRHcJDIm%2bj44EySCz13tYZctHa%2bjFqYFqn7TwbDXr3DVmj53WpUuMOdR%2b3WRVYlBErubGmByFUw7YlDOScopnDaHyiaNAGoTS1PKLO6HIrwiorJ4F8UumXq4AKruZpYkA5LOBv72ap%2fMIz%2bn3FyogD38h4To9bCooqhl6iDEPY7IXpNgLOE%2bfddbprbcLvE2fg%3d%3d 

Archivist

Franklin Historical Museum

  • Opening Date: November 6, 2018
  • Closing Date: Preferred Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • The Town of Franklin is seeking a part‐time Archivist to lead the community’s Historical
  • Duties include: developing institutional policies to identify, preserve, manage, and provide access to Historical Museum collections; implementing a collection management system and establish protocols for collection processing; inventorying, cataloging, and documenting objects and archival materials in the Museum Collection; researching and developing a long‐range plan for collections development; reviewing infrastructure needs at the Historical Museum, such as housing, technology, and use of space, and develop strategies for long‐term preservation.
  • http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/archivist-jobposting-nov2018.pdf

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Tenure Track Positions

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital History of the Ancient Mediterranean

George Mason University

  • Open Date: 09/04/2018
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital History of the Ancient Mediterranean (Bronze Age through Late Antiquity). Candidates for this position will be expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda in the field of digital ancient history. Candidates will have a 2/2 teaching load, and will teach undergraduate courses on Greek and Roman history and in digital history, as well other undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of research interest. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the history major’s concentration in digital history and should have a research interest in the digital humanities. This can include, but is not limited to, GIS and mapping, 3D modeling or VR/AR, computational text analysis, network analysis, digital collections, and digital archaeology.
  • https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/43817

Term-tenure track position in Public History, Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a term-tenure track position in Public History with expertise in post-1865 United States History. Applicants must be committed to working closely with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced course in public history, upper-division courses in area of specialty, a United States history survey from 1865, and first-year interdisciplinary general education courses. We are especially interested in candidates who could offer one or more upper-division courses in subfields of public history and American social history.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice, Museum History and Practice, Texas State University

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a professor of practice, any rank, in museum history and museum studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the practice of public history in museums. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following or related specializations: critical museum studies, critical/inclusive museum interpretation and audience development, museum education, exhibit design, material culture, collection standards and best practices, museum ethics, museum management and administration. Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of museum practice, including experience within museums, galleries and/or cultural centers and the ability to work collaboratively with public institutions and audiences; for the rank of assistant professor, a minimum of 5 years, for associate professor, a minimum of 10 years, and for professor, a minimum of 15 years.

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Call for Papers

2019 Call for Proposals Organization of American Historians

  • Opening/Closing Dates: Submissions will be accepted between December 3, 2018 and February 1, 2019
  • The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all areas and eras of early American and U.S. history, broadly conceived. While (in)equalities might characterize virtually every subject that historians study and teach, the committee does not expect all papers and sessions to adhere to the conference theme. The OAH meeting is a site for wide-ranging conversation, a place to talk across subfields, to experiment with methods, topics, and presentation, and especially to learn from one another. The committee encourages proposals for panels, workshops, and roundtables that employ new media and methodologies, transcend traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries, and showcase work that reaches out to a broader public. OAH welcomes teaching sessions, particularly those that involve the audience as active participants.
  • http://www.oah.org/meetings-events/meetings-events/call-for-proposals/

Call for Papers Texas Oral History Association

  • Opening Date:
  • Closing Date: January 31, 2019
  • The Texas Oral History Association is searching for papers for their 2019 Annual Conference.
  • https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dr1CJneUcAUEUfS.jpg:large

Call for Papers Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Opening Date:
  • Closing Date: January 15, 2019
  • Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) invites paper and panel proposals for its 2019 Annual Meeting, “Access and Inclusion in Oral History.” The conference will be held at Monmouth University from Thursday, April 18 – Friday, April 19. OHMAR encourages presenters to interpret the conference theme creatively in the context of their own work and community projects.
  • https://ohmar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019_OHMAR_CFP.pdf

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Internships

Internship – Washington, DC Public Library Special Collections – Spring Semester 2019 

Job Title: Oral History Transcriptionist/Transcript Editor

About the position:

The DC Public Library Special Collections is seeking an individual to work remotely on editing and revising oral history interview transcripts using the transcription software tool, TRINT. The subject of the interviews focuses primarily on music and arts venues, and the artists themselves, in Washington DC.

Job Duties:

  1. Address backlog of WAV audio files of interviews using TRINT software, which outputs text requiring a significant amount of editing and correction
  2. Refine existing workflows currently in use on project
  3. Adhering to style guide and template, compose abstracts for each interview
  4. Provide appropriate metadata for audio file, and interview
  5. Provide Library of Congress subject terms for each interview
  6. Ensure administrative information, such as the release waiver and related correspondence, is organized and filed appropriately
  7. Correspond with interview subject to allow for their review of the transcript before it is finalized, and ultimately uploaded and accessible here: https://digdc.dclibrary.org/
  8. Report on project progress at bi-weekly meetings with project supervisor
  9. Present on project at end of internship

Reports To: DC Public Library Special Collections Archivist

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Applicant should have familiarity with oral histories. Individual should have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, and an appreciation for music, art, and artists. Close attention to detail is required.

Hours per week: Work hours are flexible, but approximately 5  hours per week. Internship ends at end of semester, with possible renewal.

Work location: All work will be conducted remotely, with initial training conducted online

Compensation: Position is unpaid.

Deadline:  Please submit resume and cover letter by Friday, February 15, 2019 to  ray.barker@dc.gov

Archives Summer Internships

Nantucket Historical Association Research Library

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: February 3, 2019
  • The Nantucket Historical Association’s Research Library is offering two paid archives internships during summer 2019. Working closely with the NHA’s archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to all aspects of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, and audiovisual collections. They will conduct specific processing and cataloging projects, document and refine existing procedures, and complete digitization of manuscript materials. The interns will also participate in the Research Library’s reference desk schedule and respond to remote research queries. Based on the interns’ interests, they may also develop collections-focused posts for social media, plan and propose outreach projects, or contribute to ongoing collections assessment work.
  • https://nha.org/learn/internships-and-mentorships/internships/

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Summer Internships

Cody, Wyoming

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: March 1, 2019
  • The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is seeking applications for their summer internships. Specializations include conservation, education, public relations, registration, art, human resources, and more.
  • https://centerofthewest.org/learn/internships/

Archival Internship

National Museum of American History

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: March 1, 2019
  • The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, offers a full time, 10-week, archival internship opportunity for one graduate student each summer. The internship will: enable new professionals to understand, identify, and manage the historical records of American invention and innovation; expose interns to the Museum’s rich historical collections in the history of technology and 20th century material culture; provide hands-on experience with archival collections that document invention and innovation; create EAD finding aids to collections documenting invention and innovation using ArchivesSpace; engage interns in discussion of archival issues and practices and provide a wide range of professional experiences within the Museum.
  • https://amhistory.si.edu/archives/lemelson_announcement_2019.pdf

Archival Processing Intern

Greenwich Historical Society

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The Greenwich Historical Society desires applications for an Archival Processing Intern position. The Archival Processing Intern will work under the direction of the Curator of Library and Archives on processing and description of one or more archival collections. This will include arranging and re-housing collection material in appropriate enclosures. The intern will perform research as necessary to create scope and content notes, develop finding aid(s) to provide intellectual access to collections and may prepare collection inventories and content lists for use by staff and researchers. Digitization (scanning) of selected collection items and application of metadata to digital images may be required. Collection information will be recorded by the intern in an ArchivesSpace database.
  • https://ncph.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Archival-Processing-Intern.pdf

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External Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Linda Hall Library 2019-2020 Fellowships

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: 01/18/2019
  • The Linda Hall Library invites doctoral students and scholars of exceptional promise to apply for its 2019/20 fellowships in the history of science and related areas of science and technology studies. Major strengths of the collection include: engineering, natural history, physical sciences, astronomy, life sciences, environmental studies, aeronautics, earth sciences, Cold War science, infrastructure studies, and mathematics. Researchers also benefit from having access to rare books and other primary sources in the Library’s History of Science Collection and supporting monographs, journals, technical standards, patents, and government reports from its general collections.
  • https://www.lindahall.org/fellowships/

Brown Teacher Scholar Fellow in Public History

Stetson University

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Stetson University invites applicants for the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History. The fellow will support and help develop a vibrant Public History concentration through engaged, innovative teaching and collaboration with a diverse constituency of community partners. Stetson University invites candidates with expertise in any Public History area and with experience as a practicing Public Historian to join Stetson’s faculty. A significant element of this position includes community outreach and collaborative public history projects involving students and community partners. Administrative responsibilities include building relationships with local and regional institutions. Stetson University welcomes candidates prepared to effectively engage the diverse history of Florida and the region. This position is funded by the Cici and Hyatt Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program for one year with an option for a second-year appointment after satisfactory performance.
  • https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000454719-01

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Editorial Assistant

Kentucky Historical Society

  • Open Date: January 10, 2019
  • Close Date: February 8, 2019
  • The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks an Editorial Assistant to join the staff of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK). This position will assist with ongoing editorial work such as document search, identification and control, transcription, and proofing on digitized texts from libraries and archives in Kentucky and across the nation. The editorial assistant will also edit biographies for a growing social network of people, places, and organizations mentioned in those texts. The editorial assistant will occasionally assist in CWGK outreach efforts and special projects.
  • https://civilwargovernors.org/nhprc-2019-vacancy/

The Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives

Iowa State University

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: (Guaranteed Consideration Date: February 3, 2019)
  • The Iowa State University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking visionary who can design and launch a new digital scholarship services unit for the ISU campus and lead the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) department. Candidates for this newly created position must have a strong desire to collaborate with faculty to develop digital scholarship projects and support services, and introduce digital scholarship to students by integrating concepts into the curriculum and instructing students. The successful candidate has the opportunity to build a program from the ground up starting with environmental scans of the campus, needs assessment, cultivating partnerships, providing vision and direction, promoting the new program, and hiring and empowering staff.
  • https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/37935

Audiovisual Conservator

Emory University

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • Reporting to the Head of Digitization and Digital Curation, the Audiovisual Conservator oversees and conducts preservation and digitization of audiovisual materials, including sound recordings, video recordings, and film. The majority of audiovisual materials in need of preservation are held in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, the University Archives, Pitts Theology Library, and the Music & Media Library. This position works closely with librarians, archivists, curators throughout the Emory University Libraries, and with outside vendors as appropriate, to assist and advise on the proper storage and ongoing preservation of audiovisual materials.
  • https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/28709/audiovisual-conservator/job?codes=IND&mobile=false&width=1150&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Historian

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • SNA International, the Global Leader in Forensics, Biometrics and Identity Intelligence, is currently looking for a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), at the DPAA lab in Hawaii, by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Asia Pacific Directorate. Perform complex historical research into casualty resolution and unidentified remains interred in U.S. cemeteries. Assignments include, but are not limited to: historical reports, documentary research, oral histories, secondary source readings, geographically bounded studies, cemetery analyses, case narratives, reports of findings, and briefings to Agency leadership. Occasionally travel nationally for Family Member Updates (FMUs) and occasionally internationally for field investigations or other activities as required by Agency leadership
  • http://jobs.jobvite.com/snainternational/job/oCJK7fwW

Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives

American Antiquarian Society

  • Opening Date: 10/12/2018
  • Closing Date: Position Open Until Filled
  • The American Antiquarian Society is seeking applicants for a Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives position. Responsibilities include: developing, promoting, and coordinating seminars, workshops, and conferences; engaging with and represent AAS in the academic fields of book history and digital humanities; managing digital projects as assigned by the librarian and the vice president for programs and outreach; teaching classes and workshops, presenting and publishing on book history and digital humanities topics; promoting AAS’s digital collections and the use of digital tools to various constituents including but not limited to AAS staff, fellows, and members; working with AAS staff to identify priorities for digitization and other digital projects; creating and maintain opportunities for K-12, college and graduate student engagement with digital collections; creating and manage digital projects in cooperation with a variety of partners and stakeholders.
  • https://www.americanantiquarian.org/employment-opportunities

Assistant Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative

Brown University

  • Open Date: 08/31/2018
  • Close Date: N/A
  • Brown University is searching for applicants for an Assistant Director position. Working with the Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAIS), the Assistant Director provides day-to-day administrative oversight and management of the Initiative’s programs and resources and coordinates with other campus departments and groups to support related activities. The Assistant Director supports the Director in the following areas: Programming: developing and managing academic planning, public events, lectures, performances, brown bag series, and workshops, among other areas; Financial management & budgeting: managing the annual budget, and supporting fundraising activities; Staff management: oversight of NAIS staff and student workers; Governance and community engagement and support: organizing and staffing meetings with various University and community constituencies, including the Steering Committee, faculty, student organizations, and local Native New England tribes; Academic development: working with relevant stakeholders to support the hiring of faculty, visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students; Communications and Outreach: working with the Director to increase the visibility of NAIS activities both within Brown and in the wider community in New England, across the United States, and internationally.
  • https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/University-Hall/Assistant-Director-of-Native-American-and-Indigenous-Studies-Initiative_REQ149375

Curator, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library, Charleston, SC

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The MUSC Libraries seeks a creative, service-oriented, and forward-thinking individual to join our leadership team as the Curator, Waring Historical Library. Responsibilities include: providing strategic direction for the programs of the Waring Historical Library, the University Archives, Digital Library, Macaulay Museum of Dental History, and Waring Library Society; processing and maintaining archival collections, including manuscripts, books, artifacts, art, and ephemera; documenting and scheduling conservation of materials; participating in the development of online and physical exhibits; serving as faculty advisor for the Student Medical History Club; facilitating IP 732 “Topics in the History of the Health Sciences” interprofessional elective, senior history rotations, and other student-directed research projects; responding to complex reference requests and patron services, in support of the University Archivist; presenting lectures about the history of MUSC and the history of medicine to internal and external audiences; researching and publishing public and academic history materials based on and promoting library collections.

Communications Director, Allied Media Projects

Allied Media Projects is hiring a Communications Director to work with their Executive Director and other senior staff to set the editorial direction for a multi-media, multi-channel communications strategy that tells the story of AMP’s programs and their vision for a more just, creative, and collaborative world. The Communications Director will supervise, manage, and direct a communications strategy that aims for powerful storytelling presented with beautiful and compelling design. The Communications Director will work with the Executive Director and other senior AMP staff to continuously design and refine their approach to communications.

Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Digital Studies

University of Chicago

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed
  • The Humanities Division of the University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Digital Studies. This is a full-time, 12-month position with a three-year renewable term, beginning on July 1, 2019. Reporting to the chair of the Digital Studies faculty board, the Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Digital Studies will have a leading role in building the Digital Studies program. His or her responsibilities will include teaching five quarter-length courses per year (normally, two in Autumn, two in Winter, and one in Spring). These may include introductory courses on computer programming and statistics as well as courses on data management, data analysis, data publication via the Web, and natural language processing. These courses are intended to teach students how to make effective use of software tools and techniques relevant to scholarship in the humanities, with emphasis on textual, visual, and sonic data related to human language, culture, and history.
  • https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=185988

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