Job Title: One Orlando Oral History Archivist
Location: Regional History Center
The Orange County Regional History Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the temporary position of One Orlando Oral History Archivist. The History Center is a national multi-award-winning, AAM accredited, and Smithsonian affiliated institution centered around its mission: to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
The History Center is seeking a temporary Oral History Archivist to work with the One Orlando project by cataloging and preserving oral histories from the Pulse Nightclub shooting that took place on June 12, 2016. This is a temporary, full-time position within the collections department of the Orange County Regional History Center. This position will report to the Curator of Collections and work closely with the Center’s other One Orlando Staff.
- Processes oral history interviews, according to standard museum practices, including recording field notes, preparing audio logs, cataloging oral histories, and preparing interviews for transcription.
- Works with the One Orlando Digital Archivist to plan and manage a digital oral history archive with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, metadata standards, policy development, and issues with electronic records.
- Communicates and works with a variety of organizations, institutions, and individuals to collect materials related to the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
- Assists in the creation of an online memorial website encompassing all collected materials.
- Maintains knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions issues related to processing and access of digitized materials.
- Works with the marketing department to enhance awareness of the museum’s digital collections with both internal and external audiences.
- Assists with special events at the museum.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in history, museum studies, library sciences, anthropology, or a closely related field. Two years of experience working in a museum, archive, library, special collections, digital humanities, public history, or closely related area. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in library science, public history, museum studies, history, or a closely related field.
- Effective and exceptional written and verbal communication skills with both internal teams and external stakeholders and donors, as well as in public speaking.
- Possesses a strong working knowledge of museum best practices.
- Audio and/or video editing experience.
- Familiarity with Proficio and Preservica databases.
- Fluency in Spanish and English.
- Historical anthropological knowledge of Florida and American material culture.
The Orange County online application, in addition to a cover letter and resume, must be completed for a candidate to be considered. Complete work history, including internships and volunteer positions must be included in the online application or it will be deemed incomplete. Please include a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document during submission.
The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive and represent a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the strategic plan or as designated by executive staff. Work environment is a combination of office setting with some driving between the office to the museum and off-site storage; must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
*Final Candidates must successfully pass a background screening and fingerprinting, must be able to live and work in the United States, and will be required to pass a drug test. Interview and relocation expenses are not offered.
Hours Per Week: 40 Hours
Schedule: Generally, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends may be required.
Primary Work Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 with portions of time spent at the offsite facility located approximately 30 minutes from the museum.