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Ohio History Service Corps – Local History
Ohio History Service Corps LOCAL HISTORY members will serve in and around Athens, Bowling Green, Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Lorain, Youngstown, and Wilberforce, Ohio. Corps members will assist their host and other regional organizations collaborate and building capacity for educational and public programming, special events, regional initiatives, heritage tourism, historic preservation, non-profit administration, community engagement, and collections care/digitization. Ohio History Service Corps members will activate, recruit and train volunteers on best practices in the museum, archives, public history, cultural heritage and long range planning. Members will be full-time (35-40 hrs/wk) from September 16, 2024 to August 31, 2025. Members must complete a minimum of 1700 service hours (including 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, project management and education program development, public history best practices, collections care and digitization, community mapping, historic preservation, heritage tourism/community-based economic development, leadership and team building, and non-profit administration. They will also attend one statewide conference, which can include the Ohio Local History Alliance annual meeting and regional meetings. They will be required to participate in National Days of Service and AmeriCorps Week. Applicants preferably have a college degree or similar level of experience and a passion for history, public history, museum studies, anthropology, other humanities, library sciences, historic preservation/architectural history, education, or related fields. Some event planning, community development, heritage tourism, and/or museums experience a plus but not required.
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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 museum/public history best practices; developing and implementing workshops and programs with field leaders on the above topics.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Architectural Planning ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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Ohio History Service Corps – Local History

Program Start/End Date
09/16/2024  -   08/31/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2024  To  10/01/2024 

Contact Betsy Hedler
800 E 17th Ave
Columbus   OH   43211

Listing ID 46593


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