Assistant Director, Public History Project
University of Wisconsin-Madison, History
Position Summary: The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in association with the Office of the Chancellor seeks an innovative and creative scholar and public historian who will work closely with the Director of the Public History Project to create and support exhibit development, organize events, and assist in the day-to-day operations and management of the Project.
Degree and area of specialization: The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum BA or BS in Public History, Museum Studies, or a closely related field, an MA is strongly prefered. Extensive experience may be substituted for a graduate degree. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: 1+ years experience in museum education or public programming; 1+ years experience with community-engaged research and/or scholarship; experience with small- and large-group facilitation; experience and expertise in writing for a public audience; a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues concerning racial and social justice; and a background of working with an array of marginalized communities including but not limited to people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people, immigrants, and religious minorities. The successful candidate will also have experience with project management, including managing project timelines and partnerships. The Associate Director will work closely with the Project Director and an advisory committee composed of faculty, staff, students, and community members, so evidence of good interpersonal communication and collaborative skills is essential.
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HOW TO APPLY: NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Human Resources please see http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/ For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Madison see our home page at http://www.wisc.edu/ For UW Madison Campus Safety Information see http://www.students.wisc.edu/safety/ POSITION VACANCY LISTING University of Wisconsin-Madison PVL# 100% This position will end on June 30, 2023 L&S/HISTORY Kacie Butcher 608-890-3037 608-263-2473 N/A firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Phone TTY: Fax: Email: Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 234593), click on "Apply Now" and submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants and should describing the following: training and experience in oral and archival research; experience working alongside graduate and undergraduate students; interest in and knowledge of issues concerning racial and social justice; experience in relaying complex historical topics to the public including writing for public audiences, exhibit design, event facilitation, and other forms of public engagement; a background of working with an array of marginalized communities including but not limited to people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people, immigrants, and religious minorities; experience in project management. You will also be required to submit two writing samples (no longer than 20 pages total) that demonstrate your ability to write for public audiences. We are particularly interested in writings that touch on complex topics involving race, class, and gender. These can be publications for magazines, newspapers, or other online materials; interpretive text for exhibits, walking tours, and other public displays; didactic texts for digital products like websites or podcasts - just to name a few. We are interested in any two writing samples that show your ability to communicate with a wide range of public audiences
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