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Ohio History Service Corps – Local History
Ohio History Service Corps members will serve as Local History Members in Athens, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Findlay, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Warren, and Youngstown, Ohio. Corps members will assist the host organization and other regional organizations with collaborating and building capacity for educational and public programming, special events, regional initiatives, heritage tourism, historic preservation, and collections care/digitization. This is a full-time AmeriCorps position from September 18, 2019 to August 31, 2020. Members must complete a minimum of 1700 service hours and 170 training hours to successfully complete their service and to receive an education award. The Local History AmeriCorps members will receive training in volunteer management, meeting facilitation, train-the-trainer, collections digitization, community mapping, historic preservation, and heritage tourism/community-based economic development. They will also attend one statewide conference, which can include the Ohio Local History Alliance annual meeting and regional meetings as well as the Heritage Ohio conference. They will be required to participate in National Days of Service and AmeriCorps Week. Applicants must have a college degree in museum studies, history, education or have a commensurate level of experience in any of these fields.
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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 for greater accessibility; 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; developing and implementing workshops with field leaders on the above topics.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Technology ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Education ,  Community Organization ,  Architectural Planning ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
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Ohio History Service Corps – Local History

Program Start/End Date
09/18/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2019  To  12/15/2019 

Contact Sara Fisher
800 E 17th Ave
Columbus   OH   43211

Listing ID 46593