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Posted: 11/02/2016

Ohio History Connection
Museum and Library Services

The Ohio History Connectionís mission is to spark discovery of Ohioís stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.

Site Historian
Professional Opportunity
Columbus, OH
  • This position is responsible for documenting the history of Ohio History Connection sites and supporting projects to preserve, restore and interpret sites.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform primary and secondary research on sites, events and historical figures.
    • Write site histories for professional and non-professional audiences.
    • Research and write Historic Furnishings Plans.
    • Document provenance of museum collections associated with sites.
    • Identify artifacts to furnish house museums.
    • Create and maintain a digitized collection of all site-related documentation.
    • Serve on inter-divisional teams responsible for site projects.
    • Other duties as assigned.

† † †Education and Experience

  • Requires a masters degree in history or a related discipline, plus a minimum of three years experience working with museum collections and historic sites. Knowledge of furniture history, production methods, finishes, hardware and upholstery is desired.†
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.
Cheryl Straker
Phone: 614-297-2502
800 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

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