Potomac, MD: PT Family History Oral Historian, Stonehaven’s

Job Opening Title: Family History Oral Historian

Institution/Organization Name: Private Family Archive, Corporate and History Collection, Stonehavens.

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Potomac, MD

Application Deadline: June 2, 2017

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Stonehaven’s seeks a qualified individual to conduct oral history interviews for a private family archives.

Salary and Work Schedule:

$16 per hour, 8-10 hours a week. Schedule flexible to accommodate school schedule if currently a student. Work generally conducted offsite, with periodic meetings at office location. Hours of business generally between 10am to 4pm.

Key Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of a member of the family office, the Oral Historian will schedule and conduct oral history interviews with identified family members and related individuals.

Required Skills and Experience:

-Currently pursuing or received Undergraduate or Graduate degree in History, or Museum Studies, with an emphasis in Oral History, or an ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or pursuing same
-Experience in planning projects, executing effectively, and meeting deadlines
-Experience conducting oral histories with a variety of individuals
-Excellent organizational skills
-Strong and communication skills, orally and in writing
-Familiarity with Microsoft applications, such as Word, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

-Familiarity with professional best practices and procedures
-Experience working with audio or video recording equipment
-Familiarity with recognizing and handling confidential information—social security numbers, phone numbers, etc.

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically to Scott Brannan, to: Scott@stonehavens.net

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About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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