Position: Visitor Engagement Specialist, Dumbarton House (Georgetown)

Dumbarton House, a Federal period historic house museum in Georgetown, seeks a a part-time Visitor Engagement Specialist to manage visitor center operations on weekdays and weekends. Dumbarton House, headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, offers visitors an opportunity to enhance their appreciation of early American history.
The Visitor Engagement Specialist runs the museum visitor center, including greeting visitors, collecting admissions, overseeing the gift shop, and supporting visitor center volunteers and docents. This position is managed by the Education Manager.

For full information, see here.

 

 

On the Job Market with History Degree?

Newspaper boy as street vendor waving latest editionLooking for advice on next steps after the Bachelor’s degree? How to land a job with a History (or American Studies) diploma? Loren Collins offers advice and strategies, noting, “History is dynamic, and you should be a bright, capable, and thorough thinker, writer, communicator, and researcher because of your time as an undergraduate. The problem is that no one will know it until you tell them!”

History and American Studies majors build highly marketable skills in analysis, research and data-management, project-building, communication, team-work, and in a diverse range of digital skills, among others.

How do you communicate the strength of this training on a current-day job market? See Loren Collins’ very helpful discussion, “Entering the Job Market with a B.A. in History,” at AHA Today (12 May 2015)

 

Job Openings for Graduating Seniors – Fund for the Public Interest

Job opportunity for graduating seniors:

The Fund for the Public Interest helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean energy, equal rights for LGBT Americans, and getting big money out of politics.  And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall — working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at www.fundjobs.org, or contact me directly – 617-747-4324, pmansperger@fundstaff.org .

I’m looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!
Peggy Mansperger
Fund for the Public Interest
44 Winter St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-747-4324
www.fundjobs.org

George Washington Foundation – Seeking Students for Guides and Summer Programs

The George Washington Foundation is seeking guides for the school programs offered at Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore. The foundation also plans to hire college students to help with upcoming summer programs.

For more information, or inquiries, please contact Vickie Hayes at (540) 370-0732 ext. 24 or by email at hayes [at] gwffoundation.org.

The George Washington Foundation website also provides rich information regarding the educational programs offered. See this link for more.

Job Announcement: Library of the Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps is hiring a full-time librarian at the location of the Breckinridge Library, Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center, Marine Corps University, Training and Education Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia.

Duties include:

  • Provide reference and research assistance to library clientele.
  • Develop library resource briefs and bibliographies of resources and other teaching aids including annotating and evaluating material.
  • Provide general library briefs and tours as needed
  • Train reference staff on new systems and resources
  • Evaluate reference collections and select new materials in any format or recommend items to be withdrawn.

For full information including required qualifications and “how to apply,” see: