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NCWHS is hiring! Historian/Project Managers & Historian/Researchers

By December 18, 2019 No Comments
  1. Historian/Project Manager: National Votes for Women Trail

The National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites seeks a historian to work as Project Manager  supervising a team preparing roadside marker nominations as part of the National Votes for Women Trail commemorating historic sites relating to passage of the 19th Amendment. Markers on the National Votes for Women Trail are funded through a grant program from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. 

The Manager will supervise two to four historians to develop nominations for historic markers relating to women’s suffrage in each state plus the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (approximately 200—240 markers). The Manager will be responsible for training of historians (in research, writing, and working with National Votes for Women Trail state coordinators), ensuring quality control (that each site is well-documented through primary sources), clear writing on historic significance statements, and concise and accurate marker texts. The Manager will also help with researching and writing inscriptions for markers that demand special attention. Markers will be submitted for final approval to the Advisory Committee for the National Votes for Women Trail and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in women’s history, historic preservation, U.S. history, or public history. Candidates must demonstrate experience in: 

  • conducting research with accuracy and respect for the evidence in a variety of primary sources (primarily online sources, including newspapers and records from Ancestry.com);
  • writing clearly and concisely; 
  • working well with a variety of people; 
  • organizing a team effectively;
  • managing a project; and
  • supervising staff.

The Manager will be expected to organize regular conference calls to include staff historians and representatives from the Pomeroy Foundation and the Advisory Committee of the National Votes for Women Trail and will be expected to join monthly conference calls of the Advisory Committee. The Manager will report monthly to the Pomeroy Foundation and the National Votes for Women Trail about progress, including the number of nominations submitted and approved. 

Candidates with experience in research and writing relating to the women’s suffrage movement, U.S. women’s history generally, historic sites, historical markers, genealogical research, and/or the history of indigenous people, Latino/a, Asian Americans or African Americans will be given priority. Access to an academic library is required. 

The Manager will be hired as an independent contractor and will work approximately 80 hours per month for eleven months, from February 2020 to December 2020. Pay will be $4800/month. 

Applicants are requested to submit a letter outlining qualifications, along with a curriculum vitae and a list of at least three people (with contact information) who would be willing to serve as references, to Marsha Weinstein, President, National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites, mweinst413@gmail.com

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the National Votes for Women Trail submitted for final approval to the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. 

For further information, see www.nvwt.org and https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/womens-suffrage/

The NCWHS is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020. 

 

2. Historians/Researchers: National Votes for Women Trail 

The National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites seeks two to four historians to work with a project manager  preparing roadside marker nominations as part of the National Votes for Women Trail commemorating historic sites relating to passage of the 19th Amendment. Markers on the National Votes for Women Trail are funded through a grant program from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Historians will each work remotely under the direction of a project manager for eleven months (February 2020 through December 2020). Their task will be to help coordinators in each state plus the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to prepare nominations. 

Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in women’s history, historic preservation, U.S. history, public history, library science or equivalent. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to: 

  • conduct research with accuracy and respect for the evidence in a variety of primary sources (primarily online sources, including newspapers and records from Ancestry.com);
  • write clearly and concisely; 
  • work well with a variety of people; and
  • meet deadlines.

Candidates with experience in research relating to the women’s suffrage movement, U.S. women’s history generally, historic sites, historical markers, genealogy, and the history of indigenous people, Latino/a, Asian Americans or African Americans will be given priority. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the National Votes for Women Trail and submitted for final approval to the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. 

Historians will be employed as independent contractors and will work 10-20 hours per week at $35/hour. They will be responsible for their own taxes and any other mandated fees.

Applicants are requested to submit a letter outlining qualifications, along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation, to Marsha Weinstein, President, National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites, mweinst413@gmail.com

For further information, see www.nvwt.org and https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/womens-suffrage/

The NCWHS is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020.