North Carolina African American Heritage Commission - Research Fellow, Raleigh NC

  • 17 Nov 2020 1:43 PM
    Message # 9370730

    The NC African American Heritage Commission (AAHC), a division of the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, works to preserve, promote, and protect North Carolina’s African American history, arts, and culture for all people.

    Africa to Carolina, an AAHC initiative, serves to identify, acknowledge, and mark each site in North Carolina where enslaved Africans disembarked directly from the African Continent. “Next Steps in the Journey,” a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, aims to develop an exhibit centered on this history, to be housed at state institutions across North Carolina. The project will also yield a web portal to share resources and information about North Carolina’s relationship to, and role in, the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

    The Research Fellow will conduct research on North Carolina disembarkation sites, create the project exhibition, and support the development of the project web portal.

    Hours & Compensation:

    • ·         This is a contract position, the duration of which is 24 months (January 2021-December 2022).
    • ·         Research Fellow will be compensated $40,000 total ($20,000/year), to be paid in increments through contract duration. Approx. 80 hours/month.

    For more details (including full position description, qualifications, education requirements, and management preferences) contact Angela Thorpe, AAHC Director, at


    Submit resume/CV and letter of interest to

    Please use subject line “Africa to Carolina Research Fellow”.

    Application Deadline: 6:00 p.m. on November 30, 2020.

    Last modified: 17 Nov 2020 1:44 PM | Anonymous