Historical Society of Pennsylvania Job Posting

From Tammy Gaskell
Date Wed, 07 Jul 2010 10:57:49 -0400
Subject [SEDIT-L] JOB Posting – Historical Society of Pennyslvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania seeks a Project Manager/Assistant Editor to plan and develop a digital historical documentary editing project and to provide general editorial assistance for the society’s print publications, the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and Pennsylvania Legacies. This half-time (20 hours per week), two-year, grant-funded position reports to the Director of Publications and Scholarly Programs.

Responsibilities include:

Serve as project manager for the Greenfield digital project. This interpretive project, based on HSP’s Albert M. Greenfield Papers, one of HSP’s largest and most significant collections documenting Philadelphia’s 20th-century history, will focus on the early years of the Great Depression in Pennsylvania. Project manager will:
Select, transcribe, and XML encode documents and images from the Greenfield Papers and related collections
Work with HSP digitization staff to digitize documents and images
Research and write annotation and contextual essays
Oversee development of related educational resources
Work with Director of Information Technology to develop user-friendly, engaging public interface on HSP’s Web site
Supervise part-time project intern

Serve as assistant editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and of Pennsylvania Legacies, as time permits. Assistant editor may:
Track manuscript and book review submissions
Handle routine correspondence with authors and reviewers
Manage subscriptions and relationship with JSTOR
Fact check, copyedit, and proofread articles and reviews
Handle copyright and permissions issues
Lay out pages for PMHB (in QuarkXPress)
Conduct historical and image research in HSP’s collections
Write copy for Legacies
Maintain publications Web pages

Qualifications: Master’s degree in American history or related field, specialization in 20th-century history preferred; experience in scholarly editing; knowledge of XML encoding, TEI preferred. Computer skills and willingness to work as part of a team essential. Salary $18,500 plus benefits, for 20 hours/week.

Send letter of application with resume, list of references, and writing sample to: Tamara Gaskell, Director of Publications and Scholarly Programs, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or to tgaskell@hsp.org. Deadline August 6. EOE. www.hsp.org.

Tamara Gaskell
Historian and Director of Publications and Scholarly Programs
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-732-6200 x208

Inspiring People to Create a Better Future through Historical Understanding

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017



Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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