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Oral Historians
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Oral Historians

Oral Historian

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Oral Historian.  The oral historian will provide expertise in conducting interviews documenting Clemson history and other focused areas of research and in managing processing of the content developed.  This is a three-year limited term lecturer accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives.  The unit is comprised of the Manuscript Collections, University Archives, Records Management, and Rare Books.  The Special Collections and Archives, distinguished for its strong collections in university history, agriculture, and textile history, is part of the Clemson University Libraries. Minimum salary:  $53,600.

Posted: November 10, 2021

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Chief Historian, Center for Brooklyn History

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in history with a focus on American and New York City history and will report to the leadership for the Center for Brooklyn History. Candidates whose research and work aligns with CBH’s interests in immigration, civil rights, slavery, abolition and oral history are especially welcome. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive social history and a focus on the stories of Brooklynites who have been omitted from traditional historical narratives.

Posted: June 10, 2021

Deadline: None listed.

Audio indexing contractors

The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is seeking independent contractors to index interviews and audio edit transcripts.

Deadline: January 2022 start date



Vice President of People and Culture

The National WWII Museum is currently seeking a Vice President of People and Culture. This position will work collaboratively with the Museum’s CEO and executive leadership team to nurture a mission-driven, innovative, and high-performance workplace that supports all of the Museum’s employees, enabling us to better serve our audiences and advance our institutional goals.

Posted: August 4, 2021

Deadline: None listed.


Oral History Assistant Archivist

Serves the research needs of the archives’ patrons in assigned area of Texas Tech University Libraries. Duties may include arranging and describing archives, manuscript, and image collections according standards; accessioning, processing, and preserving materials in various formats; conducting oral histories; exhibit curation and creating finding aids.  Assistance with reference services. The position is expected to cooperate and function as part of a team to meet the needs of patrons. Represents the SWC/SCL and interacts with donors. This is an entry level faculty position.

Posted: November 11, 2021

Deadline: Not listed.

Vice President of Learning and Engagement, International African American Museum

The International African American Museum (IAAM) honors the untold stories of the African American journey at one of our country’s most sacred sites. The museum is about a journey that began centuries ago in Africa, and still continues. It is about the journey of millions of Africans, captured and forced across the Atlantic in the grueling and inhumane Middle Passage, who arrived at Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston, South Carolina and other ports in the Atlantic World. Their labor, resistance, and ingenuity and that of their descendants have shaped every aspect of our world.
The Vice President of Learning and Engagement will demonstrate at least ten years of educational or programmatic leadership experience in a senior role, ideally in public history or related fields, as well as a strong track record of creative leadership to design and deliver impactful, educational school and public programming and community-building experiences to fulfill and amplify the Museum’s mission. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred; deep professional and leadership experience in a comparable setting will also be given serious consideration. Demonstrated experience in collaborating or leading exhibition visioning and management, alongside basic curatorial competency and experience, is also highly valued.

The salary and benefits package is competitive and commensurate with experience. To view the full position profile, click here.

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Naree W. S. Viner and Tenley Bank of Koya Partners are leading this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials to Tenley directly at moc.s1638537695rentr1638537695apayo1638537695k@kna1638537695bt1638537695. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Posted: August 30, 2021

Deadline: None listed, but opening is Fall 2022.

Archivist for Popular Music & Culture

This archivist at Georgia State University is responsible for managing music collections that include the Johnny Mercer Collection, country music, and Southern gospel. The Archivist will also be empowered to expand the scope of the collection to include rap, hip-hop, trap and other music influenced by the Atlanta Metro Area and the Greater Southeast. Other collecting areas under the management of the Archivist include regional radio broadcasting materials and pulp literature collections. Several substantial endowments provide resources for managing and promoting these assigned collections.

Posted: August 18, 2021

Deadline: None listed.

For more information and to apply:

Processing Archivist

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), organized in 1852 and located in Philadelphia, PA, is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. Duties include to processes archival collections; assists with collection development including conducting oral histories; oversees preservation activities including environmental monitoring and contributes to disaster planning; contributes to PHS communications; and provides remote reference services.

Posted: August 19, 2021

Deadline: None listed.

Community Archivist

The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), is pleased to invite applications for the new position of Community Archivist in the Department of Special Collections & Archives. The Community Archivist will partner with local stakeholders to promote the acquisition, preservation, and use of archival materials that document the communities of Santa Cruz County employing a variety of community-centered approaches including, but not limited to, developing and advising oral history projects, pursuing post-custodial collection models, and conducting community outreach.

Posted: July 7, 2021

Review: August 6, 2021

Final Deadline: July 1, 2022 (Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.)

Non Profit Digital Strategist & Webmaster, and other jobs

The HistoryMakers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit African American video oral history archive, seeks to hire a full time employee who is skilled and results driven and can work as a one person team. The Digital Strategist will spearhead work with The HistoryMakers website, The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and social media to build a strong digital community.

Posted: May 4, 2021

Deadline: None listed.


Tenured/Tenure Track Positions

Assistant Professor of History, Historian of Immigration or Migration After 1900

The Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) History Department seeks a historian of immigration or migration after 1900. The geographical field is open, but we are especially interested in candidates who employ innovative methodologies, take a transnational approach, or use oral history sources in their research.

Posted: August 10, 2021

Deadline: January 1, 2022

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation. The program has dedicated Archaeology and Bioanthropology lab classrooms with teaching collections, an oral history and ethnography “lab,” as well as an outdoor workspace.

Posted: July 24, 2021

Appointment: August 2022


Call for Papers



Virtual paid internship for graduate student

Champlain College’s Office of Special Collections seeks a graduate student in oral history for a virtual paid internship project completed during the spring semester of 2022. The intern will play a lead role in the development of an ongoing oral history program documenting the experiences of the College’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni of color, including preparing protocol for this project, developing training materials for faculty, staff, and students to conduct interviews to be added to the College Archives, recruiting interview subjects, and piloting the first few interviews. The intern will collaborate closely with the project’s internal advisory committee and will be supervised by the Special Collections Director. The intern will receive a $900 stipend for 60 hours of work. This is a remote position, but due to employment law, the intern will be required to reside in the United States.

Posted: September 7, 2021

Deadline: Position open until filled.

External Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship in Food Humanities

This Food Humanities New York Botanical Garden – Humanities Institute fellowship is open to all Pre-and Post-Doctoral students. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in topics related to the Food Humanities with special focus on the multi-cultural local communities in and around the Bronx, New York, including but not limited to, histories of food and urban agriculture, food justice and food security in the Bronx, Indigenous food traditions, and history of community gardens and urban farms.

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Inquiries: gro.g1638537695byn@s1638537695wolle1638537695fih1638537695

Oral History Project Grant

Grants of up to $5,000 awarded twice annually. The Oral History Office of the Hagley Library invites applications for oral history project support. The interviews generated by these projects will become part of the collection of the Hagley Library, which guarantees the permanent preservation of and access to oral histories associated with any funded project. Graduate students conducting research for their thesis or dissertation, and more advanced scholars for books or other scholarly projects may apply for this grant. Our objective is to expand our oral history collections on business and its relationship to society by supporting serious research that uses oral history as a principal source, and to encourage use of oral interviews more generally. To achieve that goal Hagley seeks to collaborate with oral history practitioners and build a robust archive for the preservation of current projects and as a foundation for future projects and the larger business history community.

Deadlines: June 1 and December 1.

Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grants

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for the following grant programs. All these programs are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and managed by the National Park Service. Funding for the HPF is provided from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease revenues, not tax dollars. HPF programs are annually appropriated by Congress and this funding is from the 2021 appropriation. All grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require matching funds (except for Save America’s Treasures).

Before applying, please make sure that you have read and understand the limitations of each funding program and have carefully reviewed the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Notice of Funding Opportunity contains all the information you will need to create a successful application. Applicants must register through and to apply. It is best to begin this process early to avoid potential delays submitting your application.

Learn more about how to apply for an HPF grant by visiting our YouTube channel “HHPreserveIt NPS”.

Deadlines: December 2021 and January 2022.



Vietnam Oral History Project feedback request
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam is exploring the feasibility of a new oral histories project in Vietnam, targeting survivors of the Vietnam War, and are seeking more information from experts on how this program could be successful. We welcome input from all interested parties to help ensure we design a realistic project that has a positive impact.  The background on why we would like to undertake an oral histories project in Vietnam and specific questions we are seeking to answer are included here: This is a chance to shape an exciting and important new endeavor in the field of oral histories. We look forward to your feedback!

Volunteer: Oral History and Exhibition Volunteer at the Aviation Museum in Oakland, CA!

Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Oakland Aviation Museum. We are currently looking for individuals to help develop and curate our Oral History wall within our World Airways Exhibit. We are looking for a self-motivated and social individual interested in learning more about the exhibition process and to help collect the stories of World Airways Alumni.

If you are interested, please visit for an application which can be mail to us, dropped off in person or emailed to gro.m1638537695esumn1638537695oitai1638537695vadna1638537695lkao@1638537695snoit1638537695cello1638537695C1638537695 or moc.l1638537695iamg@1638537695reetn1638537695ulovm1638537695ao1638537695

Deadline: Not listed.

Posted: March 18, 2021

Oral History Processing Vendor

The Oral History Office at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware is seeking a vendor to assist with its oral history program. The vendor’s duties will include collecting interview metadata, writing detailed interview summaries, preparing short interviewee biographies, and generating indexes using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) as the Oral History Office acquires interviews. The vendor will perform other oral history related tasks on an as-needed basis, such as audio editing. The vendor can be based anywhere in the USA must have a business tax I.D.

The vendor should have a strong background in oral history management. Expressions of interest, accompanied by oral history experience, should be sent to Hagley’s Oral History Program Manager, Ben Spohn at gro.y1638537695elgah1638537695@nhop1638537695sb1638537695. Review of materials will commence on receipt.

Posted: February 16, 2021

Deadline: None listed.


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