Job Opening Title: Fellowship- Archival Processing
Employer Name: Historic New England
Job Location: Southern Massachusetts
Application Deadline: 8/82022
Salary Range: $23/hour
Years of experience required: 1
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Position: Research Fellow- Archival Processing Classification: Part-Time, Non-exempt, Term-Limited 9 months, 20 hours/week Application Deadline: August 8, 2022 Starting Date: September 15, 2022 Compensation: $23 per hour Description: Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation, is seeking applicants for a research fellowship position to conduct academic research in support of our goal to become the premier organization where new areas of research, stories, interpretation, and programming are discovered and shared with today’s audiences. The research fellow is a nine-month, term-limited, research-based position available to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and other related fields. Under the supervision of the Study Center manager, the research fellow will work independently to research a topic related to the Eustis Estate supporting the interpretation of architecture, landscape, decorative arts, or social history at Historic New England, with the goal of completing a predetermined research product. This is a post-master’s degree position in a uniquely interdisciplinary setting with the opportunity to work cross-team with Historic New England staff in areas of material culture, archives, preservation, architectural history, and visitor experience.
The research fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year is: Archival Processing- A private collection related to the Eustis Estate, located on the South Coast of Massachusetts, is currently partially processed. This fellow will continue the work begun by a previous researcher to arrange and describe this rich collection and create a finding aid for it This fellowship is open to scholars at all levels who hold at least a master’s degree. Ideal candidates are scholars who will use this opportunity for growth in their career and educational endeavors.
Historic New England welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusion.
Responsibilities: • Arrange, describe, and create a finding aid for a private collection related to the Eustis Estate in order to support future research • Transition the research results into accessible articles, essays, online enhancements, or other product for the general public to enrich the visitor experience at the Eustis Estate and Historic New England
Qualifications: • A completed master’s degree, or expected completion before the fellowship begins, in fields related to the fellowship topic • The ability to disseminate the products of the fellowship in both the academic and public realms • Valid driver’s license, means of transportation, and ability to travel to Historic New England sites, as well as any libraries, archives, and research facilities as needed
Other Preferred Qualifications • A completed PhD in fields related to the humanities or social sciences • Ability to use academic search engines (e.g. JSTOR) is desirable Interested candidates please submit all of the following: • CV • 1-2-page, single-spaced writing sample • 1-3 page, single-spaced project narrative that includes: o Topic choice (from the two available) and why it interests you o Explanation of how this project fits with your trajectory as a scholar, academic, writer, teacher, etc. o Potential places of publication or other areas of dissemination for this project
Applications due by August 8, 2022 For questions, contact Dr. Alissa Butler at email@example.com Please submit application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.