Walter Hill Summer Fellowship

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture-a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives–seeks an enthusiastic, highly skilled, and self-directed individual to inaugurate the Walter Hill Fellowship in Archives.

The fellowship program is named in honor of Dr. Walter B. Hill, archivist, historian, and former member of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. This fellowship is designed to encourage and to support the study of African Americans in Maryland and/or the participation by African Americans in the field of archival science.

The Walter Hill Fellow will be responsible for researching, surveying, and processing the archives of the MD Commission of African American History & Culture (MACCHC). Under the supervision of the MCAAHC-BDM Director, the fellow will divide his/her time between working at the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM), the State’s museum of African American heritage, and its offsite storage facility-both located in Annapolis. The fellow will conclude the program by producing a finding aid for the MCAAHCA and making a formal public presentation of his/her findings.

REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. Master’s degree preferred in history, African American Studies, historic preservation, museum studies, library/archival science, or related field.
2. Some database management experience (ideally PastPerfect) as well as knowledge of museum standards and practices.
3. Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in African American history and culture.
4. The ability to work independently, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner.
5. Excellent research, writing and communication skills.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and two professional references to:

Joni L. Jones, Ph.D., Director, and Banneker-Douglass Museum by email: JJones@GOCI.state.md.us .

Deadline: May 27, 2011 5pm

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