The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites
ORAL HISTORIANS WITH TEACHING AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE TO
APPLY FOR A ONE YEAR GRANT-FUNDED POSITION with the StoryQuest World War
II Oral History Program. The person in this position will work closely
with the Starr Center’s Director and Deputy Director to lay the
groundwork for a nationwide network of partners to launch local oral
history projects on the civilian experience during WWII. The successful
candidate will build this infrastructure through direct outreach to
potential partners as well as the development of innovative remote
training materials and technical support systems.
Significant experience in the field of oral history is required,
including the development of oral history projects; collection and
archiving of interviews; teaching/instruction of oral history
practitioners; and creation of audio and digital interfaces. 2+ years’
experience in oral history, public history, history education, nonprofit
management, or a similar field is also required. Expertise in World War
II history will be advantageous, but it is not a requirement. Master’s
degree or higher strongly preferred.
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is
dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to American history and
centers/starr/). The Center is
interdisciplinary and seeks to bridge the divide between the academic
world and the public at large. From its base in the circa-1746
waterfront Custom House, the Center also serves as a portal onto a world
of opportunities for Washington College students, sponsoring a variety
of hands-on learning projects that take undergraduates outside the
Working closely with undergraduate students, the StoryQuest program has
collected and digitally archived 160 oral histories that integrate the
experiences of wartime civilians into the larger story of America in
World War II (HTTP://STORYQUESTPROJECT.COM/ ). Capturing the memories
of men, women, and children who did not serve in uniform, the program
has worked to preserve and make accessible the stories of Americans on
the home front. Most recently, StoryQuest students have worked with
staff and faculty to develop a webpage, featured by Smithsonian
Magazine, dedicated to the memory of Pearl Harbor
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Washington College, with 1,450 undergraduates, is a liberal-arts
institution that emphasizes close student/faculty collaboration and
integrative learning. Established in 1782, it is the nation’s
10th-oldest college and the first one chartered in the newly independent
United States, as well as America’s first fully secular college.
George Washington was among the institution’s original trustees and
Chestertown is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a region rich
in American history. It is 60 miles from the Washington, D.C., Beltway
and 80 miles from Philadelphia.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume through our
online portal Consensus, at
WCM/CURRENT_VACANCIES.ASP by March 15,
2017. The selection committee will also consider a small oral history
portfolio (containing, for example, teaching materials, syllabi,
audio/video productions, or web designs) highlighting one’s
achievements in the field. These additional materials should be sent to
Dr. Patrick Nugent at APPLICATIONS_STARRCENTER@
questions can also be sent to APPLICATIONS_STARRCENTER@
_Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a
diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women,
minorities, disabled persons, and veterans._
Patrick D. Nugent, Ph.D.
C.V. Starr Center for the Study
of the American Experience
Custom House – 101 South Water Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme
5 rue du château de l’horloge – BP 647
13094 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 2
Tél : 00-33 (0)442524113
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