Oral History Intern [Nantucket Historical Association]

Posted July 7, 2014

Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) The NHA has a collection of more than 350 oral histories recorded over the past six decades. They include life stories, personal reflections, and insights on island life and events from year-round and seasonal residents The Oral History Intern will be involved in all aspects of the oral history program, including interviewing, transcribing, editing, cataloging, and exhibit preparation, focusing particularly on developing an oral history exhibit of immigrant interviews for the NHA’s 2014 Diversity Festival in November. The ideal candidate will have completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in oral history, have experience in best practices of oral history methodology and field work, and be a flexible, creative self-starter. Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for the ten-week period September 15–November 22, 2014. (Dates are somewhat flexible). Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to btyler@nha.org; 508-228-1894, ext. 306. Betsy Tyler Obed Macy Research Chair, Nantucket Historical Association

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