West Virginia Humanities Council Seeks State Folklorist

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The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a state folklorist. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The West Virginia Folklife Program is committed to the documentation, preservation, presentation, and support of West Virginia’s vibrant living cultural traditions. The State Folklorist designs and administers that program through the development and management of direct and collaborative public programs,
publications, and other media.

Primary qualifications include an advanced degree in folklore, or related degree such as ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, American studies or Appalachian studies, with particular experience in public sector folklore; experience in project planning and management; demonstrated documentary audio and visual skills; and exceptional writing, collaborative, and interpersonal skills.

Send cover letter and curriculum vitae listing 3-5 references (as attachments) to [email protected], or c/o Dr. Eric Waggoner, Executive Director, WV Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd E., Charleston WV 25301.

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