Orlando, FL: Temporary Oral History Archivist, Orange County Regional History Center

Job Opening Title: Temporary Oral History Archivist

Employer Name: Orange County Regional History Center

Job Location: Orlando, Florida

Application Deadline: 03/19/2019

Link to job posting: https://www.semcdirect.net/listing/7188256

Years of experience required: 2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Overview

At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance.

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also presents visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for all ages. From documenting defining moments in our history, including the Pulse nightclub tragedy, to bearing witness to everyday life, the museum plays an invaluable role by serving as Central Florida’s storyteller for generations to come.

The History Center is seeking a temporary Oral History Archivist to work with One Orlando Collection by collecting and preservation of stories, memories, and oral histories from the Orlando shooting that took place on June 12, 2016. This is a temporary, full-time position within the collections department of the Orange County Regional History Center. This position will work closely with the Center’s other One Orlando Staff.

Representative Duties

• Processes oral history interviews according to standard museum practices, including recording field notes, preparing audio logs, cataloging oral histories, and preparing interviews for transcription.
• Works with the One Orlando Digital Archivist to plan and manage a digital oral history archive with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development and issues with electronic records. Familiarity with current metadata standards.
• Communicates and works with a variety of organizations, institutions, and individuals within the area to collect materials related to the event.
• Assists in the creation of an online memorial website encompassing all collected materials.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in History, Museum Studies, Library Sciences, Anthropology, or closely related field and two years of experience in museums, archives, libraries, special collections, digital humanities, public history or a closely related field. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.


Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Library Sciences, Public History or a closely related field
Experience utilizing Past Perfect museum software
Audio and/or video editing experience
Fluency in Spanish and English
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.


Hours per week: 40
Hours/Days of work: 8:00am to 5:00pm / Monday – Friday with occasional evenings and weekends

The selected applicant must submit to a background investigation that includes but is not limited to fingerprinting and polygraph examination. Any background screening cost is the responsibility of the selected applicant and favorable results must be obtained for employment.

Application Deadline

Posting Date: 02/26/2019
Closing Date: 03/19/2019
(Posting is subject to close without prior notice)


$17.50 – $19.50 / Hourly
Based on Qualification


Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Boulevard Orlando, FL 32801

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans’ Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

Please apply online at: https://mycareers.ocfl.net