USHistory.org has been a pioneer in presenting history content online, and remains one of the most-searched, most-viewed American history sites on the web, particularly among middle and high school students. As we work to update and re-present our offerings for new generations, we are committed to telling the American story from all perspectives, inclusive of all voices.
The focus and impetus for this sitewide update is our planned Women’s Lives, American History initiative, which will highlight and celebrate the role of women in American history, the unique challenges, their contributions, and their successes.
Our vision is to present a fuller breadth and depth of the role of women in U.S. history, weaving in stories on everything from legal, property and reproductive rights to changes in the workplace, home life, politics and pop culture—and how these stories influence and are influenced by the histories of other, often marginalized groups.
To tell this rich, complex story, we are looking for someone special to assemble and lead a committed team to develop an engaging and compelling website, seeking out opportunities to create new funding opportunities as well as rich new multimedia content to inform and inspire our visitors. The position is for this specific project, which we anticipate will last for the full year 2020. We seek a candidate who can devote full time to the project. Depending on future funding, the position could become permanent. As ushistory.org is a web-based entity, we have no physical office and operate virtually, so the expectation is that the project director will work from their home or office.
The right candidate is passionate about history and exploring the unique role of women with a demonstrated ability to develop compelling stories and manage projects of this scale. An energetic, self-starter who can think broadly about presenting engaging online history content, and who is keenly interested in the evolution of multimedia approaches to education and storytelling. A storyteller at heart who can get others, including funders, excited about what we envision.
APPLICATION PROCESS Please send cover letter, monetary and any other requirements, resume and samples to: [email protected] .