Job announcement: 2 Open Positions, HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)

Calling all archivists!  Interested in African American history?  The HistoryMakers is looking to fill two job openings:

1.    Project Director for an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant
“The HistoryMakers seeks applications for a projector director for a three year IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant. This
grant involves recruiting and fostering the professional development of early-career African American archivists, placing them in repositories of
African American primary source materials and then working closely with those repositories.”

2.    Video Oral History Archivist
“The HistoryMakers seeks applications for a video oral history archivist. The archivist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a preservation and cataloguing system for *The HistoryMakers* videotaped oral history collection.”

Requirements include a graduate degree in African American, American History, library science with a concentration in archival management, or other related field.  For further information, please see the full listings posted on ArchivesGig.  CONTACT PERSON: Daniel Johnson, The HistoryMakers, 1900 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616; fax 312-674-1915 or dj@thehistorymakers.com jlr@thehistorymakers.com

The HistoryMakers is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Its topics include but are not limited to African American organizations and associations, slavery, reconstruction, the labor movement, the civil rights movement and black authors.

**If you’re a recent MLS graduate interested in working with African American archival collections, the HistoryMakers also has a yearlong fellowship program.  That deadline – February 15 – is little over a month away.**

Best of luck!

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