Maryland State Archives Seeks Oral Historian for Indigenous Archive Project

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The Maryland State Archives announces a position for an oral historian for the Indigenous Archive Project for the Eastern Shore of Maryland. MSA seeks diverse candidates; applicants may come from a variety of disciplines including: social and cultural studies, Public History, Indigenous Studies, Traditional Knowledge, Maryland History, Anthropology, Ethnographic Studies or Journalism.

Professionals and current students who meet the qualifications are welcome to apply. Members of Indigenous communities who meet the qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

This is a four-month, contractual position (part-time) as a professional oral historian researcher with the Indigenous Records Program at the Maryland State Archives as part of a project funded by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The position works with the Senior Director and Director of Special Collections and engages with Indigenous communities in the central and lower Eastern Shore of Maryland on the Archives’ initiative to preserve the oral traditions of Native Peoples.

This position will support the Indigenous records study by researching and recording audio interviews and publishing results on the Archives’ website, within in-person and virtual presentations, for exhibitions and in other media as needed. The selected candidate will schedule in-person interviews with Elders and Traditional Knowledge experts in the communities, and will develop the topics to be covered in consultation with the speakers who they will interview.

Applications are due by April 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

Learn more about the oral historian position and apply.

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