View Full Version : Local History Team Member- Ohio History Service Corps, Columbus, OH

07-18-2013, 06:50 AM
The Ohio History Service Corps - AmeriCorps Program is currently
accepting applications for two Local History Team Member positions with
a collections focus that will be hosted at the Ohio History Center in
Columbus. Corps members will work with other Local History Corps members
stationed around the state to help history organizations build capacity
for digitization and collections management projects. Corps members will
also collaborate with other Local History Corps members and history
organizations to build capacity for educational and public programming,
special events, regional initiatives, heritage tourism, and historic
preservation. This is a full-time AmeriCorps position from September 9,
2013 to August 31, 2014. Members must complete a minimum of 1700 hours.

The Local History Corps members with a collections focus will receive
training in some or all of the following practices: collections
management, digitization, scanning equipment, imaging software,
volunteer management, meeting facilitation, train-the-trainer, event
planning, marketing/public relations, and community mapping. Members
will also attend the Ohio Local History Alliance annual meeting and
regional Ohio History Alliance meetings as well as participate in
National Days of Service and AmeriCorps Week.

Program Specific Responsibilities

* Collaborate with Local History Corps members to conduct
education and outreach services for local history organizations related
to digitization and collections management.
* Develop training materials and conduct workshops/trainings on
digitization and collections management projects for staff and
volunteers at local history organizations.
* Recruit, engage and assist in coordinating volunteers at local
history organizations for Local History Corps related efforts.

* Provide volunteer management tools and resources for local
history and regional organizations.

* Assist in the development of oral history exhibits and programs.
* Collaborate with OHS staff to add digital collections to Ohio
* Evaluate, select and create metadata for historical collections.

* Research history and provenance of specific collections to
assist with description and cataloging.

* Handle, inventory, and process archival, museum, and library

Service schedule: Local History AmeriCorps members are expected to serve
approximately 35-40 hours a week or a minimum of 1700 hours total from
September 9, 2013 to August 31, 2014.

Program benefits: AmeriCorps members will be provided:

Leadership and Training Opportunities

Health Insurance

Travel Reimbursements

Living Stipend up to $12,100

Possibility of an Educational Award equal to $5550 to pay of current or
existing school loans

Experience serving your community!

To apply, please visit:
true. If you have any questions, please direct them to
jbarbee@ohiohistory.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.