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HistoryForge Project Assistant

Compensation: $18/hr - 5 hours per week (Flexible schedule) totaling 390 hours over the course of the grant. 

Type: Temporary (Total of 390 hours and $7,020 in funds)

HistoryForge is a dynamic open-source web environment developed by The History Center that allows people to explore their local history through the individuals who lived there, as well as the buildings and neighborhoods they lived in. HistoryForge is also a community history project which utilizes volunteers to help create the platform’s infrastructure by adding the historic resources and records. Engaging with these resources, volunteers transcribe census records, construct historic map layers, and digitize photographs.

HistoryForge recently received an 18-month Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the next development phase of the project which includes: expanding the Ithaca installation to include the nine towns of Tompkins County, new programming features to be evaluated locally and by our testing partners, and the recruitment and training of three new (out-of-county) testing partners. Under the supervision of the HistoryForge Project Director, Eve Snyder, the Project Assistant will help with multiple aspects of this expansion.

The position assumes a flexible schedule of approximately 5 hours per week for a total of 390 hours over the course of the grant period (October 1, 2022-March 31, 2024). Hourly rate is $18/hour. Job responsibilities will require work on site at The History Center (Downtown Ithaca), and, occasionally, in the various towns in Tompkins County participating in the project. This position is only open to people located in or around Tompkins County.

Job & Project Description: Project Assistant Job Description

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should provide a 1-page resume, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position.

Please email documents to Eve Snyder at historyforge@thehistorycenter.net with a subject line of "HF Project Assistant Application."

Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately, and continue until a candidate is hired. Candidates will be notified if they are no longer being considered for the position, or when the position is filled.

Please direct questions regarding the position to Eve Snyder at historyforge@thehistorycenter.net.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills & access to a personal computer

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

  • Commitment to in-person shifts at our Ithaca location until the end of the position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for local/public history

  • Drivers license and access to a vehicle 

  • Occasional weekend and evening availability

  • Interest or experience in historic records, maps, digital humanities and related fields

The History Center in Tompkins County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

There are no other open positions at this time. 

The History Center in Tompkins County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The History Center in Tompkins County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The History Center in Tompkins County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The History Center in Tompkins County's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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