Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium is seeking candidates— historian, archivist or graduate-level scholar—for a project to research and document the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC) with disabilities in Western Pennsylvania, and to share the history in a variety of formats.
BIPoC candidates for this independent contractor position are encouraged to apply.
Time Frame: September 15, 2021 to September 15, 2022
Time Commitment: 7 -10 hours per week
Hourly rate commensurate with experience.
The project is divided into two parts:
- Outreach, Research and Documentation
- Project Scholar conducts intensive work, guided by the Community Advisory Committee, Consortium leaders, and network of historians and archivists.
- Community Engagement
- Project Scholar develops and leads presentations and dialogue with target audiences that are focused on contemporary issues of race and disability, civil rights and social justice, and are positioned to advance equitable disability rights.
- Establish Community Advisory Committee to identify potential histories, assist with community connections, and act as resource for ongoing work
- Document of at least 5 histories of Western Pennsylvanians with disabilities who are people of color
- Engage with at least 5 community audiences to share the histories, connect the histories to contemporary issues, and support advocacy for equity
- Develop media to amplify the histories and themes
- History research experience
- Oral history experience
- Community engagement experience
- Public history experience
- Strong communication skills, including public speaking
- Strong organizational, coordination and leadership skills
- Experience working with archives a plus
- Experience with disability history a plus.
Email letter of interest and resume/CV to Tina Calabro, Acting Project Director, Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium, [email protected].
Application deadline is September 17, 2021.
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