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Ohio History Service Corps – Local History
Ohio History Service Corps LOCAL HISTORY members will serve in and around Athens, Bellefontaine, Lorain, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Warren, Wilberforce, and Youngstown, 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 13, 2021 to August 31, 2022. 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, project management and education program development, public history best practices, train-the-trainer, 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 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, public history, education, library sciences, other humanities, 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 museum/public history best practices; developing and implementing workshops and programs with field leaders on the above topics.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Architectural Planning ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization . 
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Ohio History Service Corps – Local History

Program Start/End Date
09/13/2021  -   08/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/07/2021  To  08/15/2021 

Contact Betsy Hedler
800 E 17th Ave
Columbus   OH   43211

Listing ID 46593