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Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for guiding the development of a new interpretive plan for the Calvin Jones House. It is funded through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Impact Projects for Smaller Organizations (PIPS) grant. The position will provide an emerging public history professional with experience in interpretive programming, exhibit development, and museum evaluation. The Interpretive Fellow will research and draft a new interpretive plan, evaluate project progress, and facilitate communication between staff, advisory groups, and other stakeholders.

This position will work at the Wake Forest Historical Museum located at 414 North Main Street in downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
• Create a comprehensive interpretive plan for the Dr. Calvin Jones House, including reviewing relevant humanities scholarship and identifying interpretive themes.
• Develop a multi-stage evaluation plan and manage project progress.
• Facilitate communication between staff, advisory groups, and other stakeholders.
• Lead community listening sessions and focus groups to collect stakeholder feedback and test interpretive themes.
Other Functions:
• Lead regular guided tours of the Dr. Calvin Jones House.
• Greet museum visitors during normal operating hours.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Bachelors degree
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with people of all ages, demographics, backgrounds, and ability levels.
• Experience in public speaking.
• Experience with anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
• Experience planning, organizing, and conducting historical research.
• Record of working positively with community partners.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Strong interest in pursuing a career in museums.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Currently pursuing or a recent graduate of an MA or PhD in public history, history, historic preservation, cultural heritage, American studies, African American studies, museum studies, archaeology, education, or a related field.
• Knowledge of North Carolina history, African American history and culture, and the history of higher education and religion in the United States.
• Experience reading historical documents, especially nineteenth-century handwriting.
• 1-2 year's experience working within a museum or historic preservation organization.
Accountabilities:
• Responsible for own work
Physical Requirements:
• Sedentary work primarily involves sitting/standing; communicating with others to exchange information; repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers; and assessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.
Environmental Conditions:
• No environmental conditions
Disclaimer:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by the employee's supervisor.

To help provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. Wake Forest University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement
Part time
Note to Applicant:

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply
Wake Forest NC United States

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