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🔗Public History Intern

  • Internship
  • Rome, NY
  • 19 USD / Hour
  • Job Summary: The Public History Intern will work within Rome Historical Society’s archival and collections spaces, as well as outside and online resources, to research materials which will aid in the creation of a temporary exhibit at Fort Stanwix National Monume
  • Job Qualifications:

    Qualifications:

    •   Pursuing or recently completed a degree in History, Education, or relevant humanities degree

    •   Respect and exemplify the values of the Rome Historical Society, and Fort Stanwix National Monument in all interactions with colleagues, staff, volunteers and the public

    •   Adhere to all prescribed organizational and departmental policies and procedures

    •   Ability to work with people from a variety of cultures; ability to maintain an appropriate voice for diverse audiences

    •   Ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong collaboration skills

    •   Ability to work with minimum supervision

    •   Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • How to Apply:

    This Position is: In-Person

    Position Type: Part-Time (30 hours per week) Position to last 5-6 months

    Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

    Rate of Pay: $19/hour

    How to Apply: Email Resume, and Letter of Intent to president@romehistoricalsociety.org and board@romehistoricalsociety.org

    Optional: Please send an example of original writing or research

  • Contact Name: Jake Fleming
  • Application Email: president@romehistoricalsociety.org

Website Rome Historical Society

The Rome Historical Society is an educational and historical institution whose mission is to actively research, collect, preserve, and present the historical importance of Rome, New York, and the surrounding areas; and to serve as an educational and community resource. The museum has a variety of exhibits pertaining to local history: ranging from the American Seven Years War to Clinton’s Ditch and the Erie Canal, to Francis Bellamy and the Pledge of Allegiance, to local manufacturers and inventors, to Black and Oneida Indian Nation histories, and to Fort Stanwix, Rome NY Urban Renewal, and Griffiss Air Force Base. Fort Stanwix National Monument is one of more than 400 units in the National Park system. This site protects and preserves the location of the Oneida Carry and a reconstruction of Fort Schuyler (Stanwix), an American Revolution-era fort that withstood a 21-day siege during the Campaign of 1777. For centuries, the Oneida Carrying Place, a six-mile portage connecting the Moh

The Public History Intern will work within Rome Historical Society’s archival and collections spaces, as well as outside and online resources, to research materials which will aid in the creation of a temporary exhibit at Fort Stanwix National Monument. The exhibit, working titled “Forgotten Stories of an American Civil War, the Revolution in the Mohawk Valley” seeks to explore untold stories of the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley as native tribes long at peace broke treaties, and neighbors and families split along loyalist and revolutionary lines. The exhibit will be relevant to the upcoming America250, the 50th anniversary of the rebuilt Fort Stanwix, and the 250th anniversary of the original siege of Fort Stanwix.

In addition to research pertaining to the exhibit, the Public History Intern will fulfill research requests from the public related to Rome NY history, as well as create or participate in the creation and presentation of educational programs.

Responsibilities:

•   Utilize historical documents, and digital resources, for the purpose of researching lesser-known American Revolution era individuals, events, and stories

•   Connect events and individuals to create compelling narratives relevant to the exhibit scope

•   Utilize historical documents to answer community questions about local history

•   Create programs or other educational material of value from uncovered stories or events which are not an ideal fit for the exhibit, or in conjunction with the exhibit

•   Assist as needed at Visitor Services located at Fort Stanwix National Monument Visitor Center and Fort