Description: The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American Culture seeks to fill the position of research associate for the Behind the Veil and the Our Story, Our Terms projects. The candidate’s work is essential to both project’s key objectives to research, disseminate and develop strategies to optimize outreach and public engagement within the recorded oral histories and conversations documenting African American lives from the Jim Crow Era to modern social justice activities within the Franklin Research Center’s Behind the Veil and Movement History Initiative archives. The associate would serve for 15 months (Oct 2023- Dec 2024) at 32 hours per week.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or social science fields or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience required. Requires two years of library experience to obtain specialized knowledge of library systems and procedures; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; high proficiency using computer-based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.