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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The WHA received news that Dr. John Monnett, Professor Emeritus of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver and a longtime WHA member, died last month.

    Dr. Monnett made several contributions to the field of western history and WHA over the last nearly thirty years. He presented his work at conferences, served as chair and commentator of sessions, and lent his time to the Michael P. Malone Award Committee and multiple Local Arrangements Committees.

    When an obituary is available, we will upload it here.

  • Monday, May 20, 2024 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers, posters, and videos) for the Program of the 85th Annual Meeting in Portland, OR, March 25-29, 2025. The theme of the Program is “Revitalizing Applied Anthropology.”

    The 2025 SfAA Annual Meeting offers researchers, practitioners, and students from diverse disciplines and organizations the opportunity to discuss their work and consider how it can contribute to a better future. SfAA members come from a host of disciplines -- anthropology, geography, sociology, economics, business, planning, medicine, nursing, law, and more. The annual meeting provides a fertile venue in which to trade ideas, methods, and practical solutions, as well as an opportunity to enter the lifeworlds of other professionals.

    The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2024. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page www.appliedanthro.org and click on annual meeting.

    If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:

    The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 85th Annual Meeting in Portland, OR, March 25-29, 2025. 

    For meeting information visit www.appliedanthro.org/annual-meeting

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 7:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Proposals: Western Historical Quarterly Institutional Host and Editor(s)

    The Western History Association is seeking a new editor or editors and a new institutional home for its award-winning, flagship journal, the Western Historical Quarterly. Since 1970, the WHQ has had a significant and positive impact on recruitment and professional training of graduate students at both institutions -- Utah State University and University of Oklahoma -- that have hosted the journal to date. The WHA invites expressions of interest in this opportunity from potential editors and from history departments or comparable academic units in other closely related fields with a strong commitment to the field of Western history and the capacity to provide editorial leadership and institutional support for the WHQ. It is anticipated that the new editor(s) will be appointed for a renewable term of five years and that the new institutional home would agree to support the WHQ for a minimum of five years. Institutions may consider submitting an application that includes plans to hire an editor or editors provided the institution is prepared to provide support for the journal and the new hire(s)/editor(s).

    The search committee encourages potential editors and institutional homes to contact the chair of the search committee as soon as possible about their interest in the WHQ so that the committee can assist in providing information about the journal and in helping them to craft formal proposals. The chair is Flannery Burke, Department of American Studies, Saint Louis University (Flannery.burke@slu.edu).

    The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2024.

    Print the full Call for Proposals here. 

    The search committee has developed a rubric, outlined below, for evaluating proposals to host the WHQ. The rubric should therefore also be used by applicants as a checklist in framing their proposals. Proposals are due August 15 by email to the committee chair: Flannery.burke@slu.edu. Questions about each item in this checklist should be directed to Flannery.

    1. The proposal should feature a strong editorial team eager to integrate the journal into a graduate program and to contribute to the professionalization of graduate students in the field. The proposal should outline the organizational structure applicants envision and the roles of graduate students in the program should be clearly outlined.
    a)  The proposal should name and indicate the qualifications of team members OR outline editorial roles and a plan to fill them.
    b)  The proposal should name the lead editor(s) and demonstrate their deep knowledge of the field of Western history and excellent scholarship in the field. The lead editor(s) should be tenured, preferably not newly so, and eager to work behind the scenes to advance the field and its scholars. S/he/they should have some editorial experience, either with another academic journal or other academic publication and experience with the ScholarOne platform or a willingness to learn its workings.

      c)  The host institution should make provisions to ensure that the book review section of the journal is fully staffed and supported.

      d)  The managing editor, if the proposal makes provisions for one, should have prior or parallel experience in this capacity. Editorial assistants should be competent in Word, Access, and Excel, and eager to learn or already familiar with the ScholarOne platform. If the plan is to use graduate students as editorial assistants, the proposal should specify how these students will be trained.

        e)  Thus, at a minimum, a proposal should demonstrate an awareness of what the job editing the WHQ would entail and a clear plan for managing that work. The proposal should consider that editing the journal will require at least sixty hours per week of effort on the part of the editorial team.

        2.  The proposal should guarantee adequate institutional support for a minimum of five years and preferably of ten. This support should include financial assistance for the editor(s) through course release(s), summer stipends, travel money, and the like, as well as journal infrastructure, such as housing, computer hardware and software, arrangements for tracking submissions, and office supplies.

        3.  The proposal should include a brief acknowledgement of the editor’s or editors’ commitment to provide reports to the WHA Council and membership through the attendance of all WHA Council meetings and WHA Business meetings. According to the WHA Constitution and Bylaws, the WHQ editor serves as a non-voting, ex officio member of the WHA Council for the duration of their term(s).

          4.  The proposal should offer a compelling vision for the future of the WHQ, one that shows a thoughtful grasp of the evolution of the field and considers new directions for both the field and the journal.

          WHQ Institutional Host Search Committee

          Flannery Burke, St. Louis University (Chair)

          Boyd Cothran, York University

          Rosina Lozano, Princeton University

          Melody Miyamoto Walters, Collin College

          David Wrobel, University of Oklahoma


        • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
          State of Nevada Announces
          An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
          CURATOR 3

          APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,025.52 to  $86,150.88  PAY GRADE: 35

          For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
          In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.

          JOB INFORMATION
          Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
          Department: Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
          Division: Museums & History
          Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
          Job Class Code: 07.823
          RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
          Announcement Number: 47005
          Open to all qualified persons.
          Posted 04/10/2024
          Close Date: 04/25/2024
          Recruiter:
             ADRIAN FOSTER
             Phone: (702)486-2911
             Email: adrian@admin.nv.gov
          Applications accepted for another 8 Days 2 Hrs 36 Mins

          The Position

          Curators perform a broad range of professional and technical museum work involving, but not limited to, assessment, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education and planning for a specific collection and/or program area within a museum.

          Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. The Nevada State Museum (NSM) in the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Curator III of History. The Nevada State Museum's Curator III of History is responsible for providing leadership, vision, access, planning and management for the museum's History Department. The NSM was founded in honor of the History of the State of Nevada. Much of the original collection is historical in nature. The collection includes all historical periods from the pioneer period through the most recent pages of history. The Curator of History oversees the Curator of Textiles and eventually a Collections Manager. History collections are dispersed across three separate facilities which fall under the responsibility of the Curator of History. This position will work closely with the Curator III Registrar of the Museum. This position reports to the NSM Director.

          The duties include processing; arrangement; cataloging; description; inventories; preservation; updating and maintaining procedures and policies; managing and maintaining relevant databases; strategic planning; budget management; personnel and volunteer supervision; project fundraising; procuring external funding for research; participation in public programs; assessing user experience and use statistics; and providing information for reports to the Board of Museums and History. In addition to management and planning functions, the position plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of the NSM. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***

          To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-7_0/


          To Qualify:

          In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

          Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
              Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in history, prehistory, natural history, museum studies, education, or closely related field plus three years of professional experience in a museum. This experience must have included direct responsibility for museum collections involving the preparation of exhibit text regarding complex technical information, and/or developing, promoting, executing and evaluating educational programming; OR one year of experience as a Curator II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
          Special Requirements
              Statewide travel is required.
              A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
              This position has a 25 % travel requirement.
          The Examination
          Application Evaluation Exam
          The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
          INFORMATIONAL LINKS
          For more information about state employment, visit the following:
          Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
          Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
          Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
          More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
          REFER A FRIEND
          Help us reach qualified candidates! Refer a friend by clicking here:
          Email
          Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
          Division of Human Resource Management
          Northern Nevada
          515 East Musser Street,
          First Floor
          Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

          TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
          Division of Human Resource Management
          Southern Nevada
          7251 Amigo St,
          Suite 120
          Las Vegas, NV 89119

          TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


        • Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

          TSLAC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN TEXAS HISTORY


          The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) offers each year the Research Fellowship in Texas History for the best research proposal utilizing collections of the State Archives in Austin or the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. Research topics should be significant to Texas history, with preference given to fresh areas of study and/or under-sourced archival collections. Interested researchers may search the library catalog and explore descriptive guides and finding aids online at the links below. Finding aids represent a portion of the collections available for research at TSLAC. Applicants may contact ref@tsl.texas.gov for more information about collections.

          Descriptive Guides

          Fellowship Award

          Funded by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, the fellowship awards recipients a $2000 stipend for research support. The stipend is subject to the following award and payment requirements:

          • Research must take place between May 15 and December 6, 2024.
          • Fellows are required to make a presentation of the results of their research at a TSLAC event within 12 months of the award. 
          • Awarded funds are payable upon presentation of applicable receipts.  
          • Applications must be received by March 31,2024.

          APPLICATION PACKET

          TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History application form (PDF)
          Please complete the application form and submit together via email with the project description and curriculum vitae by March 31, 2024

          Project Description: 
          Applicants will submit a detailed project description of proposed study, research, or project in a maximum of 1,500 words. The application should address the following elements:

          • A statement that outlines the major question, problem or themes being explored. 
          • Methodology, estimated timeline, and relevant collections to be consulted.
          • How this proposal intersects with applicant’s work and area of expertise.
          • Discussion of how this study, project, creation, or research will contribute to a greater understanding of Texas history.
          • Description of how this study, project, and new knowledge or expression will be disseminated, such as: plans for publication, lectures, exhibitions, teaching, etc.
          • Estimated resources and funds that are needed to complete the final project.
             

          Contact:
          Send an email with attached application form, project description, and curriculum vitae to statearchives@tsl.texas.gov.

          Deadline: 
          March 31,2024


        • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

          The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum and the University of Tulsa has postdoctoral and short-term research fellowships, as well as travel grant opportunities available. HCAR houses the Gilcrease library and archives, which holds significant collections in Native American history, Latin American history, and the American West. Applications are due by March 31, 2024. Learn more and apply here: https://gilcrease.org/helmerich-center/.



        • Thursday, February 15, 2024 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
          The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, is now accepting applications for the Museum Director III position. Applications are due by March 8, 2024.

          APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $75,376.80 to  $113,294.88  PAY GRADE: 41

          For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
          In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.

          JOB INFORMATION
          Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
          Department: Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
          Division: Museums & History
          Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
          Job Class Code: 07.801

          The Position

          Museum Directors are responsible for the overall leadership, operation, planning, and management of a State museum in conformance with professionally accepted museum practices and standards for the management of collections held in the public trust and interpretation of those collections through research, exhibitions, education, and public programs.

          Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

          This is for a Museum Director III located in Carson City, NV. Museum Directors are responsible for the overall leadership, operation, planning, and management of a state museum in conformance with professionally accepted museum practices and standards. Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. The railroad museums collect and display rolling stock, artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, records, and hardware. The Carson City and Boulder City museums run weekend train operations seasonally. In addition to serving as the day-to-day leader of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, NV, the Director supervises the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, NV and the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Ely, NV. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***

          To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-7_0/


          To Qualify:

          In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

          Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
              Master's degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, public history, anthropology, history, art, or related field and five years of progressively responsible museum management experience which included developing and implementing marketing, publicity, merchandising, public relations, collections development and management, audience development strategies, and preparing and implementing long-range plans, setting goals, and assessing outcomes in a museum environment. Two years of this experience must have included supervising museum volunteers or staff; OR one year as a Museum Director II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of experience or education above the Bachelor's degree level as described above.
          The Examination
          Application Evaluation Exam
          The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

          The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

          1) Describe your supervisory experience.

          2) Describe your experience in overseeing museum collections.

          3) Describe your budgeting experience.

          4) Describe your experience in working with outside non-profit organizations.

          5) Describe your experience operating/managing a tourist railroad or other general railroad operating institution. Please detail this experience to include where you received it, including any certifications you may hold from the Federal Railroad Administration and any mechanical knowledge you possess in railroad equipment maintenance.


        • Wednesday, February 07, 2024 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

          2024 Awards and Funding from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

          Applications are due March 15, 2024.

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2024 that are available for scholars, students, or organizations conducting research or producing public programming related to the Intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Applications for 2024 are due by 11:59 p.m. MST on March 15, and awardees will be notified by May 1.

          Click Here To Apply

          Awards and funding opportunities are divided into categories for students, faculty, independent researchers, and public institutions. View details below.


           

          Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History 

          The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History will be given each year to one undergraduate or graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). It is named after Annaley Naegle Redd, a prominent southeastern Utah rancher and philanthropist and wife of Charles Redd. Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The award is a $1,500 grant to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.). The funds cannot be used for salary or capital equipment. Applicants not receiving the Annaley Naegle Redd Award will be considered for the Redd Center's other student grants ($1,500 maximum) if the study area is in the intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Proposals in all areas of the humanities, arts, and social sciences are welcomed. 

           

          Clarence Dixon Taylor Award

          Since 1865, the Taylor and Dixon families have contributed to the economic development of Provo and central Utah. The Clarence Dixon Taylor Award recognizes outstanding scholarship about central Utah (Utah, Carbon, and Wasatch counties). Nominations may include theses, books, papers, monographs, articles, symposiums, dramatic presentations, lectures, etc. from students and faculty of Brigham Young University, other institutions, or independent scholars. Significant scholarship will be recognized with a maximum of $5,000 awarded for major achievements.

           

          Clarence Dixon Taylor Research Grant

          The Clarence Dixon Taylor Research Grant is named for a representative of the Taylor and Dixon families who established an endowment in memory of these families’ contribution to the economic development of Provo and central Utah. The grant provides up to $1,500 to encourage and facilitate research about central Utah (Utah, Carbon, and Wasatch Counties). The funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, and will be determined by the research needs of the applicant. The funds cannot be used for salary or capital equipment. Expected research outcomes include articles, monographs, books, theses, dissertations, symposiums, dramatic presentations, lectures, etc. Undergraduate and graduate students, independent scholars, and academic faculty are all invited to apply. Proposals in all areas of the arts, humanities, and social sciences are welcomed. 

           

          Charles Redd Fellowship Award in Western American History

          Fellowship awards of $1,000–$3,500 will be made on an annual basis to students and scholars interested in pursuing research in the intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming at the Harold B. Lee Library L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Each award will fund up to one month's research in Special Collections. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. The amount of the fellowship award will be determined by the research needs of the applicant. Awards are to be used for scholarly projects including preparation of seminar papers, theses, dissertations, monographs, and book length projects. Established in 1956, Special Collections has a large department of full-time curators. Manuscript collections number more than nine thousand, almost one million photographic images are held by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and more than three-hundred thousand rare books are available for use, along with extensive manuscript materials documenting 19th- and 20th-century Western American history. 

           

          Independent Research and Creative Work Award

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from individuals who are not connected to a college or university, and who are interested in researching or writing on some aspect of the intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as a salary. The amount of the award will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $1,500. 

           

          Interdisciplinary Studies Grant

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications for interdisciplinary research grants of up to $10,000. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: Does the topic deal with the Intermountain West? This is defined as portions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Does the project include researchers representing at least three separate disciplines? At least two of the researchers must be BYU faculty members. One researcher may be a faculty member at another university. Is each discipline's contribution unique and integral to the project? What will be the outcome of the project? Is the budget reasonable? (The budget can include conference and publication expenses.) What else has been done on the research topic? How is this project unique? What is the feasibility of the research plan? Is the project intellectually rigorous? 


          John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Research Award

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications for research awards funded by the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Research Endowment. The proposed research should increase knowledge and understanding of the intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Applicants should be faculty members at an institution of higher learning. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as a salary. The amount of the award will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application, up to a maximum of $3,000. Research may be conducted at any location. 

           

          Public Programming Award

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from private or public organizations for its public programming award. Any organization that is planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program is eligible to apply. The proposed program should increase knowledge and understanding of the intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Advertising for the project should list the Charles Redd Center as a sponsor. Specific questions may be directed to the Center. The award carries a stipend of up to $3,000. The funds may be used for research or the actual costs of presenting the program and may also be used as a cash match for funding from a state, national humanities, arts council. New programs and special aspects of ongoing projects are eligible. Please note that indirect costs are not eligible to be covered by this award. 

           

          Publication Grant (Presses Only)

          The Charles Redd Center gives grants of up to $3,000 to assist in the publication of scholarly studies on Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. The grant will be given to academic publishers to help offset the costs of publishing books in order to lower the book's selling price. The book should have been accepted for publication by the press and be ready for publication but not yet be printed. If funded, acknowledgment to the Center must be included inside the final publication. 

           

          Research Award for Off-Campus Upper Division and Graduate Students

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from upper division and graduate students from any institution of higher learning for awards for research dealing with the intermountain regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. The funds are to be used for research support (supplies, travel, etc.) and not as a salary or for capital equipment. The amount of money awarded will be determined by the research needs as indicated in the application. The maximum amount for this award is normally $1,500. In exceptional cases, the Center will consider applications for more money if the applicant offers a strong justification for a larger award. Research may be conducted at any location. 

           

          Visiting Fellow Program

          The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University invites applications for its Visiting Fellow Program in Western Studies each academic year. University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors, and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or book-length study are eligible to apply for this position. The visiting fellow may be in residence for two to four months during either the Fall Semester (September–December) or the Winter Semester (January–April). The Center will provide a stipend of $2,500 per month of residency, office space, a networked computer, campus library and activity privileges, and limited photocopying and printing. Upon request, the Center will provide a part-time research assistant.

          Visiting Fellows will enjoy library privileges, including access to BYU's extensive western and Mormon archival collections. Major western collections at BYU include the papers of Zane Grey, Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala Sa), Elizabeth Custer, William Henry Jackson, Charles R. Savage, Thomas F. O'Dea, Arthur Watkins, Reed Smoot, Wallace Bennett, Walter Mason Camp, Earl A. Briningstool, Robert Spurrier Ellison, Finis Ewing, and the Utah Parks Company as well as over fifty overland trail journals. Major Latter-day Saint collections include the papers of Newell K. Whitney, Hyrum Smith, Emmeline Wells, Thomas and Elizabeth Kane, John Steele, L. John Nuttall, J. Reuben Clark, Adam S. Bennion, David M. Kennedy, Gustive O. Larson, and Ernest L. Wilkinson as well as a rich array of Latter-day Saint missionary diaries.

          The 2024–2025 Visiting Fellow Program will be contingent upon COVID-19 restrictions on BYU Campus.

            

          INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION:

           

          To apply for an award, visit the Redd Center website (http://reddcenter.byu.edu), and click on "Apply for an Award." You will then be taken to our awards application page. After you have completed your application, you will receive a message indicating that your application has been successfully submitted. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation at the email address you list on your application. If you have any questions about the application process or about submitting your application, please contact Amy Carlin at 801-422-4048 or amy_carlin@byu.edu. If you have questions about the substance of your application you may contact either Brenden Rensink at bwrensink@byu.edu or Jay Buckley at jay_buckley@byu.edu. You may also follow the Redd Center on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BYUReddCenter/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/BYUReddCenter/) to stay up to date with events, awards, and announcements.


        • Saturday, February 03, 2024 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

          Curator; Yale Library Special Collections

          Beinecke Library - Collection Development

          86483BR

          University Job Title

          Librarian, Curator

          Bargaining Unit

          None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

          Time Type

          Full time

          Duration Type

          Regular

          Compensation Grade

          library

          Compensation Grade Profile

          Librarian (00)

          Wage Ranges

          Click here to see our Wage Ranges

          Searchable Job Family

          Library

          Total # of hours to be worked:

          37.5

          Work Week

          Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

          Work Location

          Central Campus

          Worksite Address

          121 Wall Street
          New Haven, CT 06511

          Work Model

          Hybrid

          Position Focus:

          The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University invites applications for a cluster of four curators to build, interpret, and steward the library’s extraordinary collections in one or more of the following areas of focus: 

          • Indigenous history and culture, including North America
          • European history and culture, pre-1800
          • Caribbean and/or Black Atlantic World
          • Medieval studies
          • U.S. history and culture, especially pre-1900
          • Ethnicity, race, and migration 
          • Gender and sexuality
          • History of science
          • Environmental studies
          • Visual culture, including history of photography
          • Material history, including print culture, book history, and critical bibliography

          The four curators hired through this cluster will join a talented team of four curators, working collaboratively to build collections of lasting importance, relevance, and interconnectivity. Reporting to the Director of Collections and Chief Curator, these open positions reflect the Beinecke Library’s ongoing commitment to an ambitious collecting agenda that foregrounds diverse perspectives and historical voices, upholds the highest ethical and professional standards, and thoughtfully engages with the complex nature of building research collections today. 
           
          Working with Beinecke Library colleagues to identify historic gaps and areas of strategic opportunity, successful candidates will envision and realize a collection development strategy; help faculty, students, and researchers make effective use of the collections in the reading room, the classroom, and online; interpret the collections through exhibitions, programming, community engagement, and teaching; collaborate with colleagues to set priorities for cataloging, processing, conserving, and digitizing the collections; foster organizational collegiality and inclusivity; contribute to the successful fruition of library and departmental initiatives; and complete other duties as assigned.

          DEIA Commitment in Recruitment: Yale University Library serves a diverse staff, campus, local, and global community and is deeply committed to advancing its goals for equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is reflected in our mission, strategic directions, staff values, initiatives, and scholarly activity. To support our goals for staff recruitment, retention, and development, Yale Library invites applications from candidates who have a proven commitment or demonstrated success with supporting diversity and inclusion through their work, service, research, and/or teaching.

          This position will be assigned the rank of Librarian 3 to 5 based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications. Librarian ranking information can be found at http://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions. 

          Essential Duties

          Principal Responsibilities:

          1. Collection Development and Stewardship: The curator‘s collection development responsibilities encompass active research and selection of materials across a broad range of formats, including manuscripts, archives, visual materials, and digital media, as well as all formats of print materials from books to ephemera; dealer and donor relations, including establishing fair price and market value, understanding the total cost of acquisition, drafting deeds of gift and purchase agreements, and keeping abreast of evolving legal and ethical considerations for provenance, international export guidelines, intellectual property rights, privacy, and respectful stewardship of cultural heritage materials.   To develop and steward a diverse and growing collection, the curator will broaden their areas of expertise to meet evolving collecting, teaching, and research priorities. The curator collaborates with colleagues in other units of the Library as well as with colleagues across Yale’s cultural heritage institutions to ensure that the collections are discoverable, accurately and appropriately described, and well preserved.

          2. Teaching and Research: The curator will foster the use of the collection by Yale faculty, students, as well as local, national, and international researchers. In collaboration with Education Program staff, the curator will take the lead on multiple classes each semester. The curator will prepare and lead instruction sessions for faculty, including evaluating and selecting and setting up materials, developing lesson plans, collaborating with instructors on assignments and learning objectives, assessing the success of instruction strategies and approaches, and drawing on other library staff as co-instructors as appropriate. The role will work with faculty and other campus partners to identify areas where special collections and archives can support course instruction, strengthen instructional collaborations across the university, and integrate collections and resources into new and existing classes and programs.  The curator will also present materials to other groups who visit the library, collaborate with colleagues to respond to general reference and instruction requests, and participate in the library’s fellowship selection committee.

          3. Activate and Interpret the Collections: The curator is responsible for interpreting the holdings of the collection for both the international scholarly community and the broader public. The curator may conceive and organize exhibitions; collaborate with faculty, students, and external scholars to organize conferences, symposia, and lectures; and write and edit various publications about the collection. The curator may be called upon to issue news releases, grant interviews, conduct tours, and make presentations. The curator is encouraged to maintain an active research agenda.

          4. Collaboration: The curator is expected to function in a collegial fashion as part of a larger team of curators and librarians to sustain a broad program of collection development, scholarly and educational outreach, description, digitization, preservation, and research in the humanities. Demonstrated consensus-building and problem-solving skills, experience coordinating multiple projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition are vital to the success of this position.

          5. Service to the Department, University, and Profession. In addition to activities relating directly to the Beinecke Library, the curator participates in library projects, committees, policy decisions and strategic planning and may be assigned special projects relating to the overall needs of the library. The curator is also expected to participate actively in professional organizations as appropriate.

          Required Education and Experience

          Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a related course of study. 

          Required Skill/Ability 1:

          Minimum of 5 years of professional experience. The candidate should possess demonstrated knowledge of one or more areas named above.

          Required Skill/Ability 2:

          Reading knowledge of at least one language beyond English 

          Required Skill/Ability 3:

          Superb analytical, creative, and communication skills in both writing and public speaking. This may be demonstrated through teaching, publications, exhibitions, public programming, or collaborative projects.

          Required Skill/Ability 4:

          Demonstrated commitment to teaching, in higher education and community outreach.

          Required Skill/Ability 5:

          Adept collaborator with ability to foster organizational collegiality.  

          Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

          Ph.D. in a related area. Advanced language skills in one of the following: Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Indigenous North American languages (any), Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, or Japanese. Experience with donor relations, commercial market and book trade, and related legal and ethical issues. Proficiency in using library or museum discovery and documentation systems.

          Required Licenses or Certifications

          Required License(s) or Certification(s):

          Weekend Hours Required?

          No

          Evening Hours Required?

          No

          Drug Screen

          No

          Health Screening

          No

          Background Check Requirements

          All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

          COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

          The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here:
          https://covid19.yale.edu/health-guidelines

          Posting Disclaimer

          The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

          EEO Statement:

          University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

          Inquiries concerning Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).

          Note

          Yale University is a tobacco-free campus


        • Friday, February 02, 2024 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

          Special Projects Manager - World Heritage Center

          Salary

          $77,910.30 - $116,865.58 Annually

          Location 

          78205, TX

          Job Type

          4A Full-Time

          Job Number

          2024-00802

          Department

          World Heritage Office

          Opening Date

          02/02/2024

          Closing Date

          3/3/2024 11:59 PM Central

          Grant Funded

          No

          FLSA Status

          Exempt

          Job Summary

          Under administrative direction, is responsible for managing and coordinating complex administrative projects or activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Conducts research, provides data, makes recommendations, and implements solutions to achieve project goals and objectives. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

          This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

          Work Location
          3106 Roosevelt  Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78214

          Work Hours
          7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends based on department and events.

          Essential Job Functions

          • Manages and coordinates projects and activities between various divisions, City departments, public agencies, and/or private sector representatives.
          • Seeks and evaluates information from a variety of sources; provides specialized reports as requested by management.
          • Oversees coordination between divisions/departments throughout duration of projects.
          • Prepares and delivers presentations.
          • Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office and Mayor & Council Offices; may also prepare City Council agenda material such as ordinances, council memos, etc.
          • Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing problems within department or division.
          • May assist in preparing and monitoring of annual departmental or divisional budget.
          • Serves as departmental/divisional representative at conferences and meetings.
          • May supervise, train, and evaluate staff, with continuous conversations, listening and communicating through various methods.
          • Projects assigned may include occasionally lifting/carrying up to 15 pounds and visiting different departments or work sites.
          • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

          Job Requirements

          • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is highly desirable.
          • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, business, finance, or a related field.
          • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
             
            Preferred Requirements
          • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study: history, anthropology, museum, curatorial studies, or related. 
          • Knowledge of museum, curatorial, and exhibit requirements
          • Broad knowledge of history, especially of Texas.
          • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders and organizations and community engagement.
          • Experience with ongoing public awareness, education, collecting oral histories, archives, research, and/or training programs relating to World Heritage, tourism, history, and culture.
          • Familiar with digital exhibitions and software: touchscreens, multimedia, etc.
          • Knowledge of research methodology, principles, and procedures.
          • Knowledge of local government and public administration
          • At least two years of related experience in designing and/or programming spaces with exhibit and curating components.
          Applicant Information
          • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
          • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
          • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
          • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

          Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

          • Knowledge of administrative and management practices. 
          • Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.
          •  Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.
          • Knowledge of accounting methods, practices, and procedures. 
          • Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.
          • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
          • Ability to operate a computer and other basic office equipment.
          • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
          • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
          • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
          • Ability to implement policies and procedures. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
          • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public.
          • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.
          • Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment with occasional exposure to hazardous materials, bodily fluids, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.


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        Western History Association

        University of Kansas | History Department

        1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

        Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860

        wha@westernhistory.org 


        The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!