Jobs for humanists 10/29
Trick or treat!
Education Program Specialist • Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (DOE) • November 8, 2021 or 100 applicants
Here’s another EPS posting. These are pretty common (there are two other postings for this program: posting A; posting B), and I suggest creating a saved search and prepping a federal resumé for them, if you’re interested in this kind of work. This time, the position is about:
Perform professional work for an educationally related program (or group of programs) directed towards improving American education. Program objectives are achieved through the management of grants, as well as through professional leadership and expertise.
Provide front-line support and additional customer service for States and grantees with a focus on COVID-19 relief programming authorized under the Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. . . .
And as always, one full academic year of teaching is a way to meet the minimum qualification. But they also want grant monitoring experience.
Historian • US Army War College (Army) • November 9, 2021
This is in Pennsylvania.
Provide historical expertise to official and unofficial organizations, staffs and individuals to increase the understanding of Army history.
Write historical papers, monographs, and studies concerning the U.S. Army.
Present historical analyses to support decision-making processes and outcomes.
Participate in organizational functions or work groups to provide intellectual input and operational support.
You will want to show that your PhD or graduate studies provided experience
1) Conducting lectures or educational presentations. 2) Applying research methodology to gather historical materials and; 3) Responding to official requests for historical information.
Your application will be evaluated on the following KSAs: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, History and Archaeology, Information Management. Here’s the questionnaire.
Writer-Editor • Forest Service (Agriculture) • November 10, 2021
This position is in Vallejo, CA. In addition to the generic HR contact, the position description also gives a specific dude’s e-mail, so if you’re interested in it, maybe you could contact him. Duties include:
Proofread and correct errors in a variety of documents, assignments and other printed material used by staff.
Examine written material for clarity and consistency with policies and style requirements.
Ensure information is accurate and presented in a logical order.
Research methodologies, terminology, organizational goals, and related policy to query material that appear inaccurate or open to misinterpretation.
Prepare letters, memorandums, reports and other documents in response to inquiries from outside sources
Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, terminology, usage, organization, format, style, tone, and readability of documents. . . .
They are asking for one year doing that or a relevant Ph.D. Here’s a questionnaire.
Museum Technician • Smithsonian American Art Museum • November 22, 2021
This position is located in the Registrar’s Office, Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Smithsonian Institution. It is responsible for a variety of technical and logistical duties involved in the packing, movement, installation and transportation of art objects and special art exhibitions. The shipping and packing section is responsible for all packing and shipping of art work to and from SAAM and Renwick Gallery. The museum organizes 10 exhibitions yearly sometimes across the country.
You can qualify with one year of graduate education, but you should probably indicate that the graduate education prepared you to do the following things:
For this position specialized experience is defined as experience packing and shipping art objects; preserving and protecting collections in transit, on view, and in storage; protecting are objects in transit through construction techniques such as bracing, padding, and crating; trackin[sic] art objects using computer-based information systems; and coordinating personnel and workspace in order to plan and meet shipping schedules and installation needs.
The KSAs are:
Knowledge of shipping methods and vendors for art transport.
Knowledge of art media and materials.
Knowledge of specialized ways that work of art are handled and packed.
Ability to coordinate work processes.
Ability to document the location, movement [sic?]
Senior Program Analyst for Native American Affairs • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation • November 26, 2021
Here’s what you need to have done:
1) administering and/or participating in complex, controversial, high profile Section 106 reviews with historic preservation issues of concern to Indian tribes and/or Native Hawaiian organizations; 2) working directly with indigenous communities and demonstrated work experience in addressing cultural resource or historic preservation issues of concern to Indian tribes and/or Native Hawaiians; and 3) addressing policy-level issues regarding tribal and/or Native Hawaiian consultation and/or the protection of sacred places or historic properties of religious and cultural significance to Indian tribes and/or Native Hawaiian organizations
This is the first high-level position I’m sharing this week.
Director, Veterans' History Project • Library of Congress • November 29, 2021
This is the other high-level position, and I think if you’re a plausible candidate for it, you already know.
Program Specialist• Library of Congress • December 10, 2021
This is a cool job for somebody!
The Program Specialist will work on a new four year, grant-funded initiative from within the Digital Strategy Directorate at the Library of Congress. As part of the Mellon Funded “Of the People: Widening the Path” program, this initiative is designed to extend the reach of the Library’s digital collections within Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Latino/a, Asian American, and other communities of color across the country through the use of technology, and to center the perspectives of those communities within the Library. For the duration of the project, the program specialists will work closely with the Program Director and other members of the CCDI staff to administering the program, coordinate annual grant opportunities, plan an annual event, and document and share CCDI activities internally and externally.
The Program Specialist will collaborate with colleagues to recruit, select, and support approximately 6 grantees per year from minority serving organization and institutions for grants to use digital approaches to re-mix and re-use Library of Congress materials. . .
They want to know about your:
Ability to work with organizations or institutions that serve Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander or other communities of color within a professional context.**
Knowledge of digital libraries and/or other cultural heritage organizations. **
Ability to plan and manage special projects, events, and initiatives.**
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
And they even have a questionnaire where they ask you to explain that stuff further. If you did research center/grant stuff this could be an awesome position.