The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks a Research Associate to join the staff of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK), a digital humanities project that provides visual, textual and intellectual access to documents associated with the state’s Civil War governors. CWGK successfully published 10,000 documents online from libraries and archives in Kentucky in the summer of 2016 and expanded into writing biographies of named individuals and social networking in 2018. CWGK will maintain its high rate of editorial production while developing new resources for classroom teachers and community leaders to address critical issues facing Kentuckians today.
This is a one-year federally funded time-limited (FFTL) position. This means it is a position that is paid entirely as the result of a federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The duration of employment shall not exceed the life of the federal grant that funds the position. The annual salary for this position is $30,476.16. An employee appointed to an FFTL position is designated as an unclassified (non-merit) employee. Benefits include paid health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, state retirement, and optional deferred compensation plan. This is a full-time position located in Frankfort, Kentucky, and reports to the CWGK Project Manager.
To apply, e-mail a complete dossier including cover letter, C.V., transcripts, contact information (email, telephone) for three professional references and a short (2 pp. max) statement of your experience with or appreciation of digital humanities and/or documentary editing. All files should be in Word or PDF format and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls accepted. Submission deadline is close of business August 16, 2019.
For more information, please visit https://history.ky.gov/about-the-kentucky-historical-society/careers/ and click on the link to this position.
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