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Date Submitted: May 22, 2005

Contact: Elliot Landon James
Address: 97 Tremont Street Ansonia, Connecticut 06401 and Carleton College 300 North College Street Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Phone: (917) 915-2114
FAX: (507) 646-5613

Job Description: 
-- Carries out or assists other museum staff in research related to the development of topics and themes for exhibits. -- Locates and evaluates primary and secondary sources (written, visual, and three-dimensional), based on interpretive framework established for exhibits. -- Maintains research and project files and databses. -- Participates in exhibit development meetings with members of project teams. -- Helps Coordinate collaboration with other museum departments and external stakeholders. -- Performs various clerical and exhibition work as apparent or assigned.

-- Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with Distinction, June 2005, from Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota). -- Received the Williams-Harris Endowed Prize in African/African-American History ($1000), May 2005, from Carleton College for the distinguished senior thesis entitled, Confinement and Mobility: Public Transportation in Cape Town, 1859-2004. -- Developed exhibits with the Northfield Historical Society and The New York Botanical Garden as an undergraduate intern. -- History Coursework incuded The American Revolution, The Civil Rights Movement, The Spanish American War, The History of African-American Education, and Politics in America: Liberty and Equality. -- Also completed the following independent research projects with Carleton College faculty mentors: 1) A Better Chance?: The History of the ABC Program in Northfield, Minnesota 2) Family History or What Our Grandmothers Taught Us: The Role of Black Women Activists in the Post-Civil Rights Movement 3) Black Internationalism: African-American Expatriates in South Africa, 1966-1994

Salary Information: 

My experience at Carleton College has allowed me to develop valuable indepdent research skills while capitalizing on my ability to integrate the experiences of communities of color into traditional narratives in U.S. history. I am subsequently willing to explore history beyond the superficial, produce my research findings to enrich traditional narratives in U.S. history in a museum format, and use the study of history to foster intercultural pride around shared experiences. I also have a great interest in comparative urban histories of public transportation

Date Submitted: November 04, 2004

Contact: Kristina Kupferschmid
Address: 9 Nassau Rd Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Phone: (631) 276-9023

Job Description: 
I am looking for an entry-level job in the historical preservation field.

BA History, cum laude from the University of Rochester. Spent time travelling and living abroad. Completed a semester-long internship with the Landmark Society of Western NY.

Salary Information: 

I am willing to move!

Date Submitted: August 05, 2004

Contact: Elizabeth Ainslie

Job Description: 
Museum or other non-profit Educator position, especially fine arts.

Museum Education Experience BFA Fine Arts from Alfred University MFA Painting from Tyler School of Art

Date Submitted: February 05, 2004

Contact: Bradford Lennon
Address: 14th Street, New York, NY
Phone: (212) 242-2012

Job Description: 
Graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor's degree in History. I am looking for an opportunity to put this skills to use with a historical library or museum.

As an assistant librarian at the Massachussetts Historical Society I am familiar with handing and catologing manuscripts from the 17th - 19th century. I am computer proficient, which includes library databases. I have extremely strong research and writing skills.

Salary Information: 

Date Submitted: September 11, 2003

Contact: Alison Kouzmanoff
Address: 565 Broadway Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Phone: 914-478-7203

Job Description: 
I design and draw historical maps for books, papers, articles, presentations

5 years experience designing maps for business, travel, advertising and editorial clients. Experienced in Illustrator, PhotoShop, AutoCad. Samples available on request.

Salary Information: 
Salary to be discussed

Available for full-time, part-time or freelance work

Date Submitted: September 10, 2003

Contact: Caren Hauptvogel
Address: Long Island, NY

Job Description: 
This past May (2003) I graduated magna cum laude from American University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and have since been seeking a position in my chosen field. I am extremely interested in all aspects of public history and would really like to put my abilities to work in some sort of museum setting or historical research institution.

As an undergraduate I participated in the internship program at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. While there my duties included researching, cataloging, and writing reports on new accessions in the museum's Domestic Life collection. I have strong research and writing skills. I was the 2003 recipient of American University's Prize for Excellence in the Senior History Thesis and the first recipient of American University's Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of History.

Salary Information: 

Date Submitted: May 30, 2003

Contact: Christina Williams
Address: 86-75 Midland Pkwy Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone:  718-291-3418 917-863-0437

Job Description: 
I am a recent college graduate who would like to find a position with a historical organization.

BA in History , computer literate. Currently working in science for 10 years as a laboratory technician and assistant to department manager. Position involves dealing with vendors, other departments and assisting in the supervising of staff of 4

Salary Information: 
Will be discussed

Date Submitted: December 06, 2002

Contact: Andrew Zeller
Address: 151 Driggs Avenue, Apt. 1R, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 383-5283

Job Description: 
A position in the Communications or Education Departments of an institution that offers a public exhibition program in which I can utilize my background in teaching, art, and publishing.

Licensed NYC public school teacher (2 years); Press Representative at AXA Gallery, formerly Equitable Gallery (3 years); Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster and G.P. Putnam's Sons (5 years); M.S., Education, Lehman College; B.A., Wesleyan University.

References available upon request.

Date Submitted: November 24, 2002

Contact: Grady T. Turner
Address: 65 Lefferts Road Yonkers NY 10705
Phone: (914) 969-0795

Job Description: 
Curator of New York and American history, with strong background in organizing exhibitions and publications on "difficult history" subjects. My background in education contributes to strengths in a variety of interpretive strategies.

Formerly curator at The Museum of Sex; director of exhibitions and curator of education at The New-York Historical Society; museum educator at The Museum of Modern Art. Regularly published critic of contemporary art.

Salary Information: 
To be discussed.



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