(September 4, 2019)
Background and History
In December 2019, the Jackie Robinson Museum will open under the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. The museum will chronicle Robinson’s trailblazing accomplishments against the backdrop of United States history, from his birth in 1919 to today. Museum visitors will explore key moments of his life through narrative, interactives, media, and artifacts. Invoking Robinson’s role as a champion for social and economic equality, the museum’s programming will serve as a catalyst for dialogue on today’s social issues.
The museum seeks a full-time Archivist with specialization in Oral History to organize and process drawings, photographs, archival documents, and oral histories for the museum collection. Under the direction of the Curator, the Archivist will serve as a steward of the Museum’s oral history collection, recording, editing, preserving, maintaining, tracking, administering, and making the oral history collection accessible to staff and the public. The Archivist will actively support the use of oral histories and oral history practice in Museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, on the museum website, public programs, partnerships, and other venues and initiatives.
Jackie Robinson Museum.
The salary range is $60,000-$70,000. The benefits package includes comprehensive health insurance, including dental and a vacation and personal days off allowance. This position will be filled as soon as possible and will require some weekend and evening work.
How do you apply?
Email a cover letter, resume, and a sample of materials with an explanation of how they showcase your ability to perform the described responsibilities to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Archivist” in the subject line.
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.