Ohio History Service Corps/AmeriCorps Member
The Oberlin Heritage Center is tremendously pleased to announce once again that we have been chosen as a host site for an Ohio History Service Corps/AmeriCorps member for the 2017-2018 program year.
The selected participant will work part-time on projects at the Oberlin Heritage Center and part-time assisting other history organizations in the region. The program year runs from September 20, 2017 through August 2018. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and a college graduate.
Member Duties: Members will assist local history organizations in building their capacity. Members may be responsible for activities such as the following: development and implementation of interpretive programs and exhibits; assistance with collections management and curation, including inventorying and cataloging; digitization of collections items to make them more publicly accessible via the Internet; conducting audience research and evaluation so organizations know who is visiting and what those visitors want from them; assisting organizations in refining their mission, vision, and governance, and providing training and assistance in volunteer recruitment management; training organizations' existing staff and volunteers in the best practices being implemented; developing and implementing workshops with field leaders on the above topics.
To Apply: This program is managed by the Ohio History Connection in Columbus. In order to be considered for the position, all prospective members (including any current members interested in returning for an additional year of service) must apply through the My AmeriCorps website.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017, accepted on a rolling basis. Reviews and interviews begin immediately, so early applications are encouraged.
Questions can be referred to Amanda Manahan, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, or to Amy Rohmiller, AmeriCorps Coordinator at the Ohio History Connection.
Consider volunteering or interning with us. Though sometimes unpaid, these positions will allow you to learn about museum work and history from the staff of a nationally-accredited small history museum.
Hundreds of people generously donate their time and skills to our organization every year. They give tours, serve on committees, balance the cash drawer, help us preserve buildings and artifacts, answer phones, prepare bulk mailings, do research, and perform many many other essential tasks.
Students from Oberlin College and other area colleges have worked for us in a variety of capacities: as volunteers, Bonner Scholars, work-study students, and summer interns. Students gain valuable skills and knowledge during their work here. Interns participate in a variety of tasks – they give tours, help staff our office, assist with research projects such as the Oberlin Historic Inventory and the Oberlin Oral History Project, catalogue and care for collections, help at special events, and maintain history resource databases. Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply–you need not be a history major (although you certainly may be)!