Job Opening: The History Makers

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Researcher/Writer to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews in fields including law, art, music, etc. The researcher/writer will be responsible for:
*       Conducting background research on individual HistoryMakers to locate their contact information and biographical information prior to interviews using periodicals, the internet, online resources, etc.
*       Researching and writing HistoryMaker biographies, glossary terms and timeline items for The HistoryMakers website.

*     Conducting donor research to expand our funding base; may participate in compiling and organizing information for use in writing
grant proposals.

*      Evaluating interviews consistent with The HistoryMakers standards.
Must be a strong researcher and writer, adept at proofreading, extremely organized and able to multi-task. Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management and experience with a startup a plus.  The desire to work in a non-profit environment is mandatory.

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 over the next five years is to record at least 5000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.

Send your resume with references to:

The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) 674-1900
(312) 674-1915 fax

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