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The HistoryMakers is experiencing tremendous growth. We are looking for qualified individuals who are passionate about our mission. If you think you would be a good fit, please contact us today. See below:


John Hope Franklin
I can think of no greater contribution to the future understanding of the past and present than what you, The HistoryMakers, are doing to provide this important recording of the words and work of true history makers.

John Hope Franklin
Noted African American Historian

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a Digital Archivist to oversee the processing and maintenance of The HistoryMakers collection. The Digital Archivist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of preservation, cataloguing and records management systems for The HistoryMakers video collection, databases and paper records. The collection currently consists of 30,000 video assets, hundreds of thousands of files documenting the interview process, organizational records, special collections consisting of events, programs and education initiatives developed by The HistoryMakers as well as multiple FileMaker Pro databases documenting all of The HistoryMakers work.

The Digital Archivist will:

• Process, arrange and catalog the current collection of videotaped and born digital oral history interviews(each interview averages 3-6 hours in length and send them to the Library of Congress, The HistoryMakers permanent repository;

• Adhere to The HistoryMakers policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.

• Manage The HistoryMakers digital collections in accordance with its already established metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, and exercise quality control of the software, equipment and metadata records.

• Provide access to The HistoryMakers collection by creating finding aids, item descriptions and collection-level records to assist online researchers while maintaining controlled vocabularies and metadata standards in The HistoryMakers FileMaker databases and PBCore records;

• Work to process the backlog of unprocessed materials and work to ensure that all collections in order to ensure the accessibility of The HistoryMakers archival collection. This includes maintaining the appropriate intellectual organization and digital storage structure, analyzing the intellectual content of the source material, and conducting historical research for the preparation of metadata descriptions.

• Assist in obtaining internal and external grant funding for processing projects and making the collection accessible.

• Attend conferences to exhibit The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and represent The HistoryMakers as well as present on panels about The HistoryMakers work, policies and procedures. Also, remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, consulting with experts in the field and attending training and/or courses required by The HistoryMakers.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in African American or American history, library science with a concentration in archival management, or other related field. The candidate must have 2-4 years prior experience working in an archive or library with video/AV material resources.

The candidate will have:

• Work experience with FileMaker Pro and Oxygen

• Knowledge of standards in moving-image cataloging and the creation of finding aids including knowledge of EAD and EAC-CFP;

• Experience with videotape formats, in particular Beta cam SP, ¾’ and VHS tapes; and migrating collections using an encoding system like Samma Solo;

• Strong project planning and time management skills;

• Familiarity with computer databases (i.e. Microsoft Access, Excel and FileMaker) and basic office software;

• Ability to work in close cooperation with The HistoryMakers Founder & President and our Consulting Archivist

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The HistoryMakers also offers a competitive benefits package that includes 403(b), PTO, health, vision and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and school loan repayment assistance.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit African American video oral history archive, seeks to hire a full-time Digital Strategist for a newly created position under a Mellon Foundation-funded grant.

ROLES:
• Audit The HistoryMakers’ current website and develop a detailed RFP for The HistoryMakers’ next version of its website and digital archive.
• Market the digital archive to the higher education community and at conferences and meetings.
• Maintain and update The HistoryMakers current website.
• Develop strategic partnerships with higher education partners to create innovative solutions and increased penetration and use of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive in the higher education community.
• Train others on the use of The HistoryMakers digital archive.

REQUISITE SKILLS
• Proven website management experience.
• Knowledge of Drupal 7 or 8, HTML, CSS and FileMaker Pro
• Experience with video streaming, video encoding and digitizing.
• Experience evaluating web statistics and launching online marketing campaigns.
• Flexible attitude and proven experience working in a small team.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong editorial and proof-reading skills and high level of attention to detail
• Strong command of branding, marketing, and communication on digital platforms.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
• Ability to follow through on requests, queries and pitches and get rapid results.
• Ability to work autonomously and without a high level of support or infrastructure.
• Ability to devise creative and innovative marketing and public relations strategies and solutions.
• Ability to communicate effectively with technical and academic project participants, as well as with users of The HistoryMakers content.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Communications & Marketing Director / Webmaster sought for The HistoryMakers (www.thehistorymakers.org). This position is responsible for the strategic public relations and marketing efforts of the organization. The Communications & Marketing Director will report directly to the Founder & Executive Director. This individual must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of The HistoryMakers and the ability to function well in a mission-oriented organization with a sense of urgency and ethics. This individual must be also able to work effectively with the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop and implement a strategic annual marketing and media plan for the organization, public programs and events, individual HistoryMakers and the Executive Director.
• Develop and coordinate all marketing communication materials, including the website, brochures, event program books, invitations, flyers, newsletters, event boards, The HistoryMakers website, fact-sheets, briefing papers, speeches, news releases, etc.
• Oversee internal and external communications and newsletter distribution across the organization in order to ensure coherence of brand and message.
• Develop local and national media lists and keep them current in areas related to The HistoryMakers mission and programs.
• Coordinate communications activities for The HistoryMakers and provide support for the organization to upgrade its communications capacity in an Internet-savvy world with a diverse client base.
• Develop and implement communications and spokesperson training for staff, volunteers and board members.
• Monitor web server and site technical performance and implement search engine optimization strategies.
• Maximize online affiliate opportunities and revenue generation for The HistoryMakers brand.
• Source and manage new revenue generating online marketing opportunities.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
• Proven public relations and marketing skills.
• Proven experience working with the media and the press.
• Proven website management experience.
• Ability to edit HTML and Javascript.
• Experience with Flash, Photoshop CS5 and FileMaker Pro.
• Experience with video streaming and video encoding and digitizing.
• Experience running and evaluating web statistics and online marketing campaigns which include the management of pay per click (PPC) campaigns.
• Flexible attitude and proven experience working in a small team.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong editorial and proof-reading skills and high level of attention to detail
• Ability to build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
• Ability to follow through on requests, queries and pitches and get rapid results.
• Ability to work autonomously and without a high level of support or infrastructure.
• Ability to work outside of normal office hours.
• Ability to devise creative and innovative marketing and public relations strategies and solutions.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
• Writing for the media and for a range of marketing applications (including marketing collateral and web).
• Experience managing web and e-marketing projects.
• Working with, briefing and managing marketing vendors including graphic designers and photographers.
• Working within brand and messaging guidelines.
• Producing a wide range of marketing collateral.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Undergraduate degree required. (Preference for Journalism, Marketing or related fields)
• 3-5 years experience in Marketing and Communications.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Director of Development sought for The HistoryMakers, a national nonprofit educational institution committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized archival collection of thousands of African American video oral history interviews. Annual revenues are currently $1.5-$2 million but seek to grow to $3 million annually.
 
The Director of Development will report directly to the Executive Director.   (S)he must have worked with a small nonprofit, had prior successful experience with event fundraising, capital campaigns, major gifts, annual campaigns, gift solicitations, naming opportunities and individual, corporate and foundation giving. A prior grant writing back
 
COMPETENCIES
This individual must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of The HistoryMakers and the ability to function in a mission-oriented organization.

EXPERIENCE:
• Significant knowledge of event fundraising, major giving, annual and capital campaigns.
• Ability to develop and manage the systems, procedures and strategies to secure major gifts.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communications skills.
• Experience with federal, corporate and foundation grants;
• Event planning experience of upscale small and large events;
• Interacting professionally with diverse individuals of means, including donors, trustees, and volunteers;
• Significant project management experience and great administrative skills;
• Knowledge of the educational, humanities-related, museum or other archival fields.
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Play an instrumental role in planning and implementing The HistoryMakers An Evening With…celebrity interview PBS-TV interview series as well as smaller events
• Develop solicitation strategies that meet The HistoryMakers’ fundraising goal;
• Develop an excellent understanding of the organization, its programs, goals, and clientele, and be able to articulate these in a compelling and ethical manner to donor prospects;
• Research, write and submit proposals on a timely basis to secure appropriate funding;
• Develop and maintain a project tracking system for the timely submission of reports and follow-up activities
• Develop all briefing materials, strategies, proposals, presentations, reports, etc. in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines;
• Represent The HistoryMakers at all times professionally and adhere to The HistoryMakers confidentiality and ethics procedures;
• Perform all other duties as from time to time assigned;
• Travel occasionally. Candidate should own a car and have a valid driver’s license and
• Fulfill other duties as assigned.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
• Highly proficient in MS Office, Word, Access. Excel

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

DATA ENTRY CLERK sought for The HistoryMakers, an African American national nonprofit organization.  The data entry clerk will be responsible for maintaining accurate files, keeping physical and digital files organized, and entering information into an Access Database.  Data includes personal information and confidentiality is expected.  This position may also include answering phones, making phone calls, and performing other duties as administered by the Executive Director.

Candidates must be comfortable using the Microsoft Office suite; type 65-80 wpm; and be able to commit 50 hours a week.  They also must be able to meet ongoing deadlines, stay on task, and be ethical, hard-working and enjoy multi-tasking.  Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to handle the processing of backlogged material and files.

Prior knowledge and work with Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro are preferred.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.
 

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit African American video oral history archive, seeks to hire a full time NonProfit Website Manager and Database/IT Project Manager. This a newly created position will oversee the creation of a new online platform combining The HistoryMakers website with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and the ScienceMakers Digital Archive along with associated metadata. In doing so, you will be working with staff from Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University and a consortium of other universities. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Overseeing the redesign and relaunch of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and The HistoryMakers website(www.thehistorymakers.com) using the Angular2JS platform, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, NodeJS, Typescript. Also, overseeing E-Commerce Drupal 8 websites a must;
• Maintenance of the organization’s FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Access, MYSQL, HTML5 and Drupal databases including updates, modifications, etc;
• Developing standards and methods of reliable interoperability between all of the software systems;
• Analyzing the organization’s data requirements in order to support the business processes within the scope of the organizations’ capabilities;
• Providing front tier support for a digital video network of users that include colleges, universities and public libraries that use the EZProxy and Shibboleth platforms.

DESIRED SKILLS
• Work Experience: >8 years of total work-related experience;
• Supervisory / Management Experience: 5-8 years of supervisory/management experience;
• Supervisory Responsibilities: Has the authority to direct the daily work activities of assigned team members in coordination with their manager (when applicable). Has the authority to recommend the following actions; hiring, termination and corrective action;
• Written/Verbal Communication: Handles broad-based complex information in support of the project. Presents to team, vendor, stakeholder and client audiences. Can negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
Technical Knowledge:
• Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Project or equivalent is required;
• Experience with web-design standards and methods required;
• Knowledge of video hosting services, responsive video delivery platforms (e.g. cell, tablets, laptops, desktops, etc.);
• HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, NodeJS, Typescript, Microsoft Angular2JS platform, SQL, Drupal 8 and C++ are desired, but not required if equivalent experience can be offered;
• Collaboration/Service: Has frequent contact with project team, client, vendors and project stakeholders.;
• Problem Solving: Must develop problem solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy;
• Bachelor's degree: Required
• Certificate: Project Management Professional (PMP) - Preferred
• Budget Responsibilities: Monitoring and reporting on project budget.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
• Strong technical skills in a variety of applications and web tools;
• Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Ability to be an effective communicator with technical staff, project team, client, vendor(s) and stakeholders;
• Ability to work with various constituencies and facilitate collaboration between them;
• Experience required with software development methodologies, managing diverse and challenging multifunctional teams, bringing groups to a common understanding and delivering successful outcomes.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

Salary: Commiserate with experience.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Candidates must be a resident of the City of Chicago.

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full-time Video Oral History Processor in order to make The HistoryMakers, unique, digital video oral history archive accessible to users worldwide. Those hired must have a background in African American, American, women’s, political, social history; as part of a processing team that will process a total of 1000 interviews (100 interviews/month) that average 3-4 hours in length. The person hired must have excellent writing skills. They must also have prior experience as a proofreader/editor and be an expert researcher and writer who can accurately describe in a concise and accurate manner the contents of each videotaped segment. The interviews cover 20th century history interviews across a wide variety of occupations, geographic areas and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS
• Watching the assigned interviews in The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Collection(www.thehistorymakers.com) and proofreading each interview under a 3-4 interviews per week quota system;
• Audit/editing the assigned interviews and dividing the interviews with chapter headings to provide for easy access;
• Writing abstracts for each 30 minutes videotaped section of the assigned interview;
• Evaluating each assigned interview in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines and procedures (www.thehistorymakers.com);
• Choosing video clips and assigning clip titles that reflect the clip’s contents for use in future productions and for use on The HistoryMakers website;
• Writing social media posts and blogs that reflect the content of the interviews;
• Performing quality control testing on the assigned interviews and uploading them to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive; and
• Working as a part of a team in order to process and add 100 interviews per month to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

• Candidates must have strong administrative skills (type 60 wpm), be naturally detailed, and possess superior proofreading and organizational skills.
• They must also be strong researchers, writers and adept at proofreading.
• Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management is critical as well as proven experience in a non-profit setting.
• Candidates must also demonstrate their interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Candidates must be a resident of the City of Chicago.

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full-time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety of occupations and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS

• Conducting background research on outstanding African Americans to locate their contact information and biographical information prior to interviews using the Internet and online resources;
• Researching and preparing detailed research outlines as well as long, short biographies and short descriptions in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines;
• Organizing research files and performing data entry using The HistoryMakers FileMaker Pro database as well as scanning documents and organizing them in archival folders after the interview is completed.

• Candidates must have strong administrative (type 60 wpm) and organizational skills.
• They must be strong researchers, writers and adept at proofreading and able to multi-task.
• Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management as well as with FileMaker Pro is critical as well as proven experience in a non-profit setting.
• Candidates must also demonstrate their interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Non-Profit Office Accounting Manager sought for The HistoryMakers, a national African American nonprofit educational/archival institution (http://www.thehistorymakers.com). Annual revenues are $2 million and seek to grow to $3 million annually. Non-Profit Office & Accounting Manager will report directly to Vice President, Business & Operations. The person hired must be good at file management and extremely organized. He/she must have 2-3 years of prior fund accounting and business management planning experience.

EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• 2-3 years of accounting experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required
• Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, graphic design programs, Google Drive
• Experience with Adobe, Constant Contact and social media a plus
• Nonprofit experience a plus 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ADMINISTRATIVE/ OFFICE OPERATIONS
• Oversee day-to-day operations of the office and manage all aspects of assigned projects
• Miscellaneous on-going front-office administrative tasks such as file maintenance, monitoring mail, assisting with correspondence and mailings, greeting guests, and problem-solving
• Manage internal staff communications
• Manage all logistical coordination of events and staff travel
• Maintain and organize official records, documents, and internal/ external communications
• Prepare reports, materials, minutes for staff, Board, and Committee meetings; coordinate meeting logistics
• Maintain office calendar, email, phone and voicemail systems
• Provide support in fundraising, event planning, and outreach
• Maintain supplies and materials
• Database administration
• Coordinate and assist in the production of printed materials, mailings, and key communication tools as needed
• Support the ongoing development of policies, procedures, systems, and organizational infrastructure
• Other projects as needed

BOOKKEEPING: THE OFFICE MANAGER WILL SERVE AS BOOKKEEPER OF THE ORGANIZATION (WORKING WITH VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS & OPERATIONS)
• Accounts Payable (record in QuickBooks, prepare payments and print checks)
• Accounts Receivable (monthly invoicing, record in QuickBooks)
• Prepare daily deposits, record deposits, ensure daily deposit
• Prepare reconciliation of monthly bank statements
• Prepare reconciliation all accounts & credit cards monthly
• Maintain all A/R spreadsheets, coordinating with business units on updates to financial records
• Support the development of budgets
• Perform internal A/R monthly reconciliations, tracking, and reporting
• Collections
• Enter donations into database
• Maintain system of accounts (& supporting filing system)

BEHAVIORAL
• Must be a self-starter
• A “get the job done” style that also displays a willingness to learn
• Ability to multi-task with a strong awareness of deadlines
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
• Timely completion of work and communication
• Excellent email skills/etiquette
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Take initiative, creatively problem solve, and exercise good judgment
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Flexible/adaptable to changing priorities
• Ability to multi-task and distinguish between low priority and urgent need
• Consistent ability to follow through with information, inquiries, and tasks
• Works well in team situations with minimum supervision

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

The HistoryMakers seeks applications for a Major Gifts Officer. The HistoryMakers, a national (501 ) ( c) (3) not for profit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois (http://www.thehistorymakers.com). This organization is experiencing tremendous growth and seeks to move to the next stage. The Major Gifts Officer must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of The HistoryMakers and possess the ability to function well in a mission-oriented organization with a sense of urgency and ethics. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $10,000 to $100,000 from current and prospective individual donors and individual HistoryMakers. The MGO reports to the President & CEO.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage relationships with approximately 100 prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these very important alumnae and friends of the college.
• Raise $500,000 in the program’s first year and $1,000,000 in funding on an annual basis thereafter.
• Develop solicitation strategies that meet this fundraising goal, including the development of all briefing materials, strategies, proposals, presentations, reports, etc. in accordance with The HistoryMakers’ guidelines.
• Manage all aspects of the gift cycle for these prospects:

     o Initiate contacts with potential major gift donors
     o Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with the board of directors, staff and other volunteer leadership
     o Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
     o Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance; reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors

• Develop and implement a plan to use The HistoryMakers database, special events, website and other solicitations as resources for major gift prospects.
• Must be willing to travel. Candidate should own a car and have a valid driver’s license and insurance.
• Perform all other duties as from time to time assigned.

EXPERIENCE:
• Two to five years of successful experience in major, annual campaign and/or planned gift fundraising preferably in education.
• Significant knowledge of major giving and annual campaigns, with experience in asking for and closing major gifts of $5,000 or more. Experience or other training in areas of campaigns and planned giving desirable.
• Ability to manage and track multiple prospects and donors simultaneously.
• Ability to effectively communicate a compelling and inspiring vision of The HistoryMakers’ mission and programs.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to develop and manage the systems, procedures and strategies to secure major gifts.
• Interacting professionally with diverse individuals of means, including donors, trustees, and volunteers.
• Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred.
• Effective interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
• MS Office, Word, Access and Excel.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Executive & Personal Assistant sought for a busy non-profit CEO of The HistoryMakers, an African American national nonprofit organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Candidates must be able to meet ongoing deadlines and keep staff on task and be ethical, hard-working and enjoy multi-tasking.
• They must be detailed and able to work in a high-pressure environment and have previous experience booking extensive travel arrangements.
• Prior project management experience is also a plus.
• Candidates must be comfortable using the entire Microsoft Office suite, type 65-80 wpm and be able to run office operations for a growing non-profit organization.
• Candidates should possess knowledge of fundraising event management, maintaining budgets, maintaining an inventory system, and running a physical facility.
• This is a salaried position.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Experienced Production Manager/Editor sought for The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American national nonprofit organization located in Chicago’s South Loop(www.thehistorymakers.com). This individual hired must be experienced with managing a small production facility with two edit suites, ordering equipment, migrating footage, checking equipment in and out, managing production crew and editing both live to tape TV interview programs with multi-camera shooting as well as documentary-style programs. Knowledge of Premiere, Final Cut Pro 7 as well as After Effects and Photoshop is a must.

THE PRODUCTION MANAGER/EDITOR WILL:
• Supervise the upgrade of the facility from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere and Avid
• Migrate Footage and oversee operation of a tape retrieval system
• Manage Freelance Video Crews that traveled nationally to do talking head interviews for nationally recognized video oral history collection now housed at the Library of Congress
• Updating the database and developing procedures and writing technical documents and manuals
• Editing The HistoryMakers An Evening With…PBS TV program;
• Photo captioning photos using Photoshop;
• Making DVD dubs of The HistoryMakers' interviews;
• Editing the footage into TV, radio and online documentaries;
• Creating graphics and show opens using Photoshop and AfterEffects
• Data entry into The HistoryMakers database;
• Producing reports using The HistoryMakers database; and
• Troubleshooting equipment and software as necessary.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Producer & Events Coordinator sought for The HistoryMakers. The HistoryMakers holds several high-level events each year including its annual An Evening With ... PBS-TV fundraiser which is a celebrity interview and live-to-tape PBS production. The HistoryMakers, a national (501 ) ( c) (3) not for profit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois (http://www.thehistorymakers.com).

REQUISITE SKILLS
• Candidates must have significant experience with live-to-tape productions, managing a large production, producing high-level events with theatre style seating, registration, catered receptions with entertainment.
• Candidates must possess knowledge of all the logistical components necessary for an event including:writing scripts, run of show timelines, stock footage research, seating charts, talent handling, budgets, catering, RSVP lists, print collateral, program books, invitations, etc.
• Candidates must have significant experience writing scripts for stage presentations, live to tape shows and pre-produced clips.
• Experience with the entire Microsoft Office Suite (especially Microsoft Access and Excel), mail merges and type 65 wpm.
• Must be detailed and able to work in a high-pressure environment.

Candidates with a nonprofit background are preferred.

Prior project management experience is necessary.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.

Please review one of our PBS TV Taping “An Evening With Berry Gordy” :
The file ending in MAS_001 is the entire program, and the file ending in MAS_002 is the preshow and behind screen footage.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oiqhd9tvdt9a6f7/AAAHx-i9Q-nPUpJUUiuuGaowa?dl=0

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Full-time Logistics & Travel Coordinator needed for scheduling of video production crews for video oral history interviews of African Americans across the country. The Producing Coordinator will schedule approximately twenty (20) interviews with potential HistoryMakers every other week or forty (40) interviews per month in four different cities/regions. This involves weekend availability. Each video production crew is comprised of a videographer and oral historian. Candidates must have prior experience scheduling video production crews and possess strong multi-tasking, administrative, organizational, phone and database management skills.

DESIRED SKILLS
• 1-3 years of video production, customer service or travel agency experience.
• Type 65+ words per minute
• Professional voice and phone presence.
• Strong administrative skills and the ability to multi-task
• Strong expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Power Point)
• Knowledge and experience with FileMaker Pro
• Excellent file and desktop management skills
• Prior experience with a start up a plus and the desire to work in a non-profit environment mandatory

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Non-Profit Office Accounting Manager sought for The HistoryMakers, a national African American nonprofit educational/archival institution (http://www.thehistorymakers.com). Annual revenues are $2 million and seek to grow to $3 million annually. Non-Profit Office & Accounting Manager will report directly to Vice President, Business & Operations. The person hired must be good at file management and extremely organized. He/she must have 2-3 years of prior fund accounting and business management planning experience.

EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• 2-3 years of accounting experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required
• Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, graphic design programs, Google Drive
• Experience with Adobe, Constant Contact and social media a plus
• Nonprofit experience a plus 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ADMINISTRATIVE/ OFFICE OPERATIONS
• Oversee day-to-day operations of the office and manage all aspects of assigned projects
• Miscellaneous on-going front-office administrative tasks such as file maintenance, monitoring mail, assisting with correspondence and mailings, greeting guests, and problem-solving
• Manage internal staff communications
• Manage all logistical coordination of events and staff travel
• Maintain and organize official records, documents, and internal/ external communications
• Prepare reports, materials, minutes for staff, Board, and Committee meetings; coordinate meeting logistics
• Maintain office calendar, email, phone and voicemail systems
• Provide support in fundraising, event planning, and outreach
• Maintain supplies and materials
• Database administration
• Coordinate and assist in the production of printed materials, mailings, and key communication tools as needed
• Support the ongoing development of policies, procedures, systems, and organizational infrastructure
• Other projects as needed

BOOKKEEPING: THE OFFICE MANAGER WILL SERVE AS BOOKKEEPER OF THE ORGANIZATION (WORKING WITH VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS & OPERATIONS)
• Accounts Payable (record in QuickBooks, prepare payments and print checks)
• Accounts Receivable (monthly invoicing, record in QuickBooks)
• Prepare daily deposits, record deposits, ensure daily deposit
• Prepare reconciliation of monthly bank statements
• Prepare reconciliation all accounts & credit cards monthly
• Maintain all A/R spreadsheets, coordinating with business units on updates to financial records
• Support the development of budgets
• Perform internal A/R monthly reconciliations, tracking, and reporting
• Collections
• Enter donations into database
• Maintain system of accounts (& supporting filing system)

BEHAVIORAL
• Must be a self-starter
• A “get the job done” style that also displays a willingness to learn
• Ability to multi-task with a strong awareness of deadlines
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
• Timely completion of work and communication
• Excellent email skills/etiquette
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Take initiative, creatively problem solve, and exercise good judgment
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Flexible/adaptable to changing priorities
• Ability to multi-task and distinguish between low priority and urgent need
• Consistent ability to follow through with information, inquiries, and tasks
• Works well in team situations with minimum supervision

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

To apply email us at info@thehistorymakers.org

Internships and Fellowships

The HistoryMakers offers internships and fellowships to qualified applicants. See below and if you are interested, please apply!

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Description:

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of four $7,500 Academic Research Fellowship awards created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019). Submission is open to: 1) faculty at all stages of their careers, and 2) graduate students who have passed their general examinations. Applicant’s work must use or be inspired by content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization and presentation of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Finished products generated by awardees will be featured on The HistoryMakers website, and will compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Eligibility:

Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students who have passed their general examinations, or current faculty at one of The HistoryMakers subscribing institutions (see below). Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents. Applicants need not have special expertise in African American history.    

Fellowship Duration: April 2019 – September 2019

Award Amount: $7,500

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit a proposal for the 2019 Academic Research Fellowship Award.

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thmfellows@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Description:

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites proposals for one of two $5,000 Creative Study Fellowship awards created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of April–November 2019. Submission is open to both established and emerging artists (faculty and students) at all stages of their careers. Applicants work must use or be inspired by content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues), visual/conceptual arts (painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic art, experience-based art), and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization and presentation of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Finished products generated by awardees will be featured on The HistoryMakers website, and will compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Eligibility:

Applicants must be currently enrolled students or faculty members at one of The HistoryMakers subscribing institutions (see below). Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents. Applicants need not have special expertise in African American history.

Fellowship Duration: April 2019 – November 2019

Award Amount: $5,000

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit a proposal for the 2019 Creative Study Fellowship Award.

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thmfellows@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Description:

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of two $5,000 Digital Humanities Fellowship awards created with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019). Submission is open to individuals or groups of faculty at all stages of their careers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant’s work must use or be inspired by content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, Project proposals should articulate an active distribution plan for sharing results. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization and presentation of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Finished products generated by awardees will be featured on The HistoryMakers website, and will compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

See an example dataset that would be provided as the basis of projects here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vnefmdinz42deme/SmallDigitalArchiveSubset.zip?dl=0

Eligibility:

Institutional access to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is not required, it will be made available for awardees. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents. Applicants need not have special expertise in African American history.

Fellowship Duration: April 2019 – September 2019

Award Amount: $5,000

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit a proposal for the 2019 Digital Humanities Fellowship Award

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thmfellows@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Description:

The purpose of The Margaret B. Richardson Education Summer Fellowship is to provide a ten-week summer opportunity to students interested in pairing historical research with education through K-12 programming. The Margaret B. Richardson Education Summer Fellowship is open to undergraduate students in their junior or senior years of a four-year accredited university; majoring in education, history, African American studies, or a humanities related field. Further application eligibility and guidelines below.

The requirements for consideration are:

- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

- Demonstrated interest in education, history, African American studies, or a humanities related field. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

- Demonstrated interest in archive administration and management.

- GPA of 3.50 or higher

Internship Duration: 10 weeks from start date

Stipend: $5,000

Lodging: Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit an application for the Margaret B. Richardson Education Summer Fellowship

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thminterns@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Description:

The purpose of The Amy T. Billingsley HBCU Summer Fellowship is to expose undergraduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to opportunities in the fields of public history, oral history, African American studies, archival and library sciences. This Summer Fellowship is open to any interested student in his or her junior or senior year at a four-year historically black college or university.   Relevant majors include history, African American studies, archival or library sciences, or a humanities related field.  See further application eligibility and guidelines below.

The requirements for consideration are:

- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

- Currently enrolled in junior or senior year at a four-year historically black college or university

- Demonstrated interest in history, African American studies, archival or library sciences, or a humanities related field.  Such interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

- Demonstrated interest in research, archive administration and/or management.

- GPA of 3.50 or higher

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Internship Duration: 10 weeks from start date

Stipend: $5,000

Lodging: Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit an application for the Amy T. Billingsley HBCU Summer Fellowship

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thminterns@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Description:

The purpose of The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship is to provide hands-on experience working with a one-of-a-kind digital video oral history archive, and a professional and focused experience in archival work, structured around processing and preservation of moving image archival collections, migration and digitization, cataloging and archival descriptive practices and standards. The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship is open to any individual who is interested in working with collections of African American and/or video oral history materials and is a recent graduate of a master’s program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, library science, information management, computer science, or a related program prior to the start date of the fellowship. Further application eligibility and guidelines are outlined below.

The requirements for consideration are:

- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

- Recent graduate (within six months) of a master’s program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, library science, information management, computer science, or a related program.

- Demonstrated interest in oral history interviews, archive administration and management. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

- Demonstrated interest in African American history. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

- GPA of 3.50 or higher

Internship Duration: 10 weeks from start date

Stipend: $5,000

Lodging: Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit an application for the James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thminterns@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Description:

The purpose of The Clarence Avant Civic Summer Fellowship is to use The HistoryMakers collection as a catalyst to make a difference – locally and nationally, and to deepen the Fellow’s understanding of civic/social issues, or the nature of civic engagement, through research on civic leaders and policymakers in The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and collection. The Clarence Avant Civic Summer Fellowship is open to any interested candidates in their junior or senior years at a four-year accredited university, majoring in public policy, history, African American studies, archival or library sciences, or a humanities related field. Further application eligibility and guidelines below.

The requirements for consideration are:

- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

- Demonstrated interest in public policy, history, African American studies, archival or library sciences, or a humanities related field. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

- Demonstrated commitment to service and community building shown through past experiences.

- GPA of 3.50 or higher

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Internship Duration: 10 weeks from start date

Stipend: $5,000

Lodging: Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit an application for the Clarence Avant Civic Summer Fellowship

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thminterns@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Description:

The purpose of The Toni Cook Bush Summer Legal Fellowship is to provide a summer opportunity in the areas of internet/intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on the following: Digital content law, Rights and copyright law, Assisting The HistoryMakers with evaluating its legal structure and Assessing and handling The HistoryMakers legal cases.

The Toni Cook Bush Summer Legal Fellowship is open to any interested candidates at least in their junior or senior years at a four-year accredited university; majoring in public policy, history, African American studies, archival or library sciences, or a humanities related field.

The requirements for consideration are:

- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

- Demonstrated interest in internet/intellectual property law, content, rights, and/or copyright law. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

- Demonstrated interest in research, archive administration and management.

- GPA of 3.50 or higher

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Internship Duration: 10 weeks from start date

Stipend: $5,000

Lodging: Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit an application for the Toni Cook Bush Legal Summer Fellowship

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thminterns@gmail.com