Jobs at the Church History Library!

By July 7, 2018

Research Assistant for the Women’s History Team

 

Job ID: 211892.

Posting Dates: 06/29/2018 – 07/13/2018

Job Description:
The Church History Department is seeking an individual with background and interest in historical research. This role will work closely with various decades of LDS Church history.
This is a full-time temporary position, anticipated to last up to 12 months. Candidates must be currently enrolled in school and/or graduated within the last 12 months.

Responsibilities:
Duties will include research related to document analysis and to contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations, genealogical inquiries, and biographical information), as well as detailed source checking. May require transcriptions of documents and transcription verification. Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for nineteenth- and twentieth-century America and Mormonism. Work will include general assistance to Historians/Writers.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in history, religious studies, or related discipline, with preference given to those with master’s degrees and/or in doctoral programs.
• Possess excellent research and writing skills.
• Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment.
• Requires both personal initiative and collaborative competence.

Worthiness Qualification:
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

Please attach a vitae and writing sample to your application.

Please see the position posting below and at: https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=212521&bid=538&tid=x_b1f064d8-b4c7-46c6-af28-0446a9a86d8c The posting closes next Friday.

Andrew Jenson Research Fellowship (RA for Assistant Church Historian Reid Neilson)

Historical Research Assistant (Church History Department)  

UNITED STATES |  UT-Salt Lake City

ID 212521, Type: Temporary Full-Time

POSTING INFO

Posting Dates: 07/05/2018 – 07/20/2018

 PURPOSES

The Church History Department announces an opening for the Andrew Jenson Research Fellowship. The successful candidate will assist the Assistant Church Historian and Recorder of the Church History Department with historical and archival research for ongoing publication projects. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history. We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and skilled individual to join our team.

This is a full-time contract worker position, which is anticipated to last 12 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for nineteenth- and twentieth century Latter-day Saint history. The Research Fellow will work under the direction of another historian/writer.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Master’s degree in history, religious studies, or other related field; pursuit of or completion of PhD degree in above identified disciplines strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and training in historical and archival research
  • Demonstration of excellent research and writing skills
  • Strong organizational, time management, and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Creative and flexible
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please attach a vita, a short writing sample demonstrating ability in using primary sources to form a cogent argument, and a list of three references to your application.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.

POSTING INFO

Posting Dates: 07/05/2018 – 07/27/2018

Job Family: Library, Research&Preservation

Department: Church History Department

Grade Level: 92

Hiring Manager: Lund, Jennifer Larson

Recruiter: Sederholm, Dallas Broeker

PURPOSES

The Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for a historic sites curator. This individual will assist in identifying, researching, preserving, restoring, and interpreting historic sites significant in Church history.

This is a full-time position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interpret historic places by writing web articles, marker and exhibit text, social media posts, and other products.
  • Conduct thorough research on historic places, including landscapes, buildings, and other features.
  • Assist in the development of master plans, cultural landscape reports, historic structures reports, interpretive plans, and management plans.
  • Manage cultural resource issues at historic sites.
  • Lead project teams.
  • Strengthen strategic, collaborative relationships with other Church departments and with contractors and vendors.
  • Perform other tasks according to project needs and individual capabilities and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A master’s degree in history, religious studies, museum studies, public history, anthropology, or a related field, plus a minimum of three years of experience creating exhibits, historic sites, website content, public programming, or publications is required.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a wide variety of work and writing assignments.
  • Ability to work as an independent contributor and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Dependability and effective time management.
  • Knowledge of LDS Church history and familiarity with Mormon sources is important.

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.


POSTING INFO

Posting Dates: 07/05/2018 – 07/27/2018

Job Family: Library, Research&Preservation

Department: Church History Department

Grade Level: 92

Hiring Manager: Lund, Jennifer Larson

Recruiter: Sederholm, Dallas Broeker

PURPOSES

The Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for candidates for the position of education curator and training specialist in the Historic Sites Division. This individual will work closely with others to develop tours and other interpretive programs that will enhance the experience of visitors at historic sites. The individual will also conduct training to implement those tours and programs.

This is a full-time position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate training through personal and online directed-learning experiences, virtual platforms, and in-person seminars.
  • Develop and implement training curriculum and tools.
  • Coordinate logistics and assist in providing operational support for historic sites.
  • Track and analyze data to ensure that audience needs are met and to identify training opportunities.
  • Assist in the creation of master plans, interpretive plans, and other planning documents.
  • Lead project teams.
  • Strengthen strategic, collaborative relationships with other Church departments and with contractors and vendors.
  • Perform other tasks according to project needs and individual capabilities and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in instructional design, communications, education, public history, museum studies, history, or a related field and experience in training, curriculum development, or interpretation is required. A master’s degree plus a minimum of three years of experience is preferred. A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of six years experience of will also be considered.
  • NAI certification as an interpretive guide or trainer is a plus.
  • Ability to work as an independent contributor and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Knowledge of LDS Church history and ability to master detailed content information.
  • Proficiency as an energetic, engaging and patient teacher.
  • Accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Dependability and effective time management.
  • Critical thinking and natural curiosity.

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.


POSTING INFO

Posting Dates: 07/02/2018 – 07/16/2018

Job Family: Human Resources

Department: Church History Department

Grade Level: 88

Hiring Manager: Feller,Jared David

Recruiter: Sederholm,Dallas Broeker

PURPOSES

Assist the Global Support and Acquisitions Division (GSA) of the Church History Department in collecting, preserving, and sharing Church history throughout the Asia, Pacific, and Philippines areas. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history or library/archival science. We are looking for a high performing, productive, engaged, and self-motivated individual to join our team!

This is a paid internship, which is anticipated to last one year (12 months). This is a part-time (28 hours per week) hourly, nonexempt position. The candidate must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (within the last 12 months), an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Intern will learn and be exposed to:

  • Church history locally and in assigned areas across the globe
  • Church culture in other areas of the world
  • Travel logistics and arrangements for senior business and Church leaders
  • Library operations in a business setting

The Intern will be responsible to fulfill the following tasks:

  • Provide research assistance to the full-time Global Support and Acquisitions (GSA) staff
  • Edit materials received from Church History Advisers
  • Quality-check and provide feedback on oral histories
  • Assist GSA staff in training and managing GSA missionaries and Church History Advisors working in various regions across the globe
  • Assist in the acquisition process, as needed

Intern will work under the direction of experienced GSA staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or looking to graduate within the next six months) in history, international studies, anthropology, religious studies, or a related field
  • Experience with historical research methods, oral histories, and a strong interest in international Mormonism
  • Interest or experience with the Church in Asia, Pacific Islands, or the Philippines is preferred
  • Familiarity with Asian/Pacific/Philippines cultures and languages is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including editing skills
  • Good public presentation, leadership and training experience
  • Ability to follow directions, perform well with time-sensitive projects, and work cooperatively
  • Willingness and ability to think creatively, learn quickly, take initiative, and operate with autonomy
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Available to work 28 hours per week. The work hours must be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.

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