HistoryMakers is offering oral history jobs in the Chicago area.
The job description reads:
The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety of occupations and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.). The researcher/writer will be responsible for:
• Conducting background research on outstanding African Americans to locate their contact information and biographical information prior to interviews using the Internet and online resources.
• Researching and preparing detailed research outlines as well as long and short biographies in accordance with The HistoryMakers style.
• Evaluating and processing The HistoryMakers interviews consistent with The HistoryMakers standards
Candidates must have strong administrative (type 60 wpm) and organizational skills. They must be strong researchers, writers and adept at proofreading. Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management is critical as well as proven experience in a non-profit setting. Candidates must also demonstrate their interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.
The full job announcement is available on H-Net.