Opportunities through the CW CESU

National Park Service seeks historian with expertise in African American history

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Opportunity Type: Employment Opportunities
Submission Deadline: August 11, 2023

From our CHWA CESU partners at the National Park Service:

The National Park Service is seeking a historian with expertise in African American history to serve in a full-time, temporary (not to exceed four years) GS-11 position supporting the national parks of the National Capital Region. The announcement is open until August 11, 2023.

You can view the announcement and apply via USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/736875100.

Qualified candidates will have in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of African American (African Diaspora) history, a record of completion of at least one long-form historical study, and experience with collaborative research projects. We are especially interested in candidates with experience conducting oral histories and working in partnership with local and descendant communities and organizations.

The Civil Rights Historian will conduct full time, project-based work focused on African American history to help parks document and manage historic properties. The position will be stationed in Washington, DC, and is eligible for telework.

Duties will include:

  • Conducting historical research using oral history interviews, primary and secondary written sources, and principles of public history
  • Writing in narrative form at a professional level
  • Reviewing and contributing to cultural resource studies and management plans
  • Providing guidance and assistance to others on research in African American history
  • Organizing training on topics in African American history, oral history, and community engagement

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