Jobs and Fellowships
MINNESOTA MILITARY MUSEUM
POSITION OPENING: Archivist
The Minnesota Military Museum recently received an increase in its biennial appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature to employ an Archivist. Funding covers a two-year period and there is no certainty we will be able to fund the position beyond the initial two years. The archival collection has been managed up to now by volunteers. This will be the museum’s first professional Archivist.
NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT
The Archivist will be employed by the Military Historical Society of Minnesota at its primary public outreach location, the Minnesota Military Museum, located at Camp Ripley. It is a temporary, full-time, 40 hours per week, salaried position.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
$39,000 to $44,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience.
15 days paid personal time off per year.
Medical and dental insurance is not provided.
The position is covered by Social Security but no other retirement benefits are provided.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- At least one year of experience working in a museum, library, or similar non-profit organization.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Experience working with Microsoft office software applications
- Proven ability to establish positive working relationships with other staff and organizations.
- Ability to lift and maneuver 30-40 pound boxes.
- General understanding of information technology applicable to www tools and networked applications.
- Post-baccalaureate degree in library science, museum studies, information management, history, or a related field.
- At least two years’ experience working in a museum, library, or similar non-profit organization.
- Experience with collection databases.
- Experience with photographic collections.
- Experience with collection acquisition, management and processing.
- Experience handling museum and archival material.
- Keen interest in military history or more broadly in US and Minnesota history.
- Knowledge of and experience with basic collections processing procedures.
- Knowledge of and experience working on collections management with electronic records.
- Knowledge of copyright law and rights and reproductions procedures.
- Familiarity with Past Perfect Software.
The Archivist is responsible for organizing and managing the museum’s growing collection of papers, records, maps, photographs and other archival materials. A copy of the full position description will be provided if requested or upon receipt of applications.
Candidates should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an attached resume and letter of interest explaining their qualifications and reasons for their interest. The letter should be addressed to:
Jeff Thielen, Executive Director
Minnesota Military Museum
15000 Hwy 115,
Little Falls, MN 55345
**Application deadline is July 15, 2013
**Applications will be reviewed and Interviews will be conducted during the first week in August.
**Approximate start date for the position is September 1, 2013.
FREELANCE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Title: Freelance Military Historian
Institution: The National Museum of the United States Army
Position Summary: Independent production company seeks military historian for review of program materials for a national museum. Looking for a credentialed historian (PhD preferred but would accept MA with commensurate experience) for immediate freelance position reviewing museum program content for historical accuracy. The position would primarily be concerned with reviewing materials that have already been written and developed but there is potential that the chosen candidate could generate articles or program content pending future development of the project. Therefore the successful applicant should have excellent written communication and research skills; proven experience in historical research and review; have access to a computer, internet and phone; be available for immediate hire; and have good references to support candidacy. Preference will be given to candidates who have a broad background in United States Army History, as subject matter ranges widely from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts, as well as addressing specific Army personnel, technological and medical innovations.
The position is freelance and is telecommute. Our office is based in California but historians throughout the United States are encouraged to apply.
To apply please send the following materials:
- Proof of American Citizenship
- 3 References
- A Brief Work Sample
- Cover letter describing previous relevant experience, if you have particular expertise in a specific subject please describe (e.g. The Civil War, Medical History, Women in the Military, etc.)
- Acknowledgement of availability for immediate hire
- Per hour salary requirements. This is a freelance position.
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.
The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields.
The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.
Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank.
The deadline is June 14, 2013. For further information and application procedures, please visit: http://www.srf.org/grants/international_strategy_and_policy_fellows.php