In partnership with the Andrew Mellon Foundation, The American Civil War Museum is seeking a ten-month Graduate Research Assistant to support a new interdisciplinary Fellowship initiative that will bridge original public humanities research with exhibition and presentation.

The best public humanities projects are designed with the expectations of an audience in mind. They seek to meet or exceed expectations, complicate visitors’ preconceived ideas, and inspire them to think more deeply about history and about social issues and difficult choices in their own lives.

The Graduate Research Assistant will work in partnership with the brightest emerging Curators and Post-Doctoral Fellows in Civil War history to craft innovative visitor-focused exhibitions which have the potential to transform the views of individual visitors and school groups as well as the way history museums across the country engage the public. The hourly compensation for this position will be $12.50

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Excellent knowledge of 19th century history.

• Superior written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to work well in teams and independently.

• Capacity to serve an active role in fulfilling the Museum’s educational mission.


Required education and experience:

• Actively enrolled in accredited master’s level degree program in history, historic preservation, museum studies or related public humanities discipline.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position applicants should provide: 1) three letters of recommendation, 2) a summary of their master’s thesis or proposal 3) official transcripts, and 4) an interest statement that bridges their scholarship with the interest and mission of the American Civil War Museum. Please forward the above listed documentation to Christy Coleman, Co-CEO, at

Job Information
  • Richmond, Virginia, 23219, United States
  • 27048561
  • February 24, 2016
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Internships/Fellowships
  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Part-Time
  • 6-12 Months
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 1-2 Years
  • 0-10%