The HistoryMakers has staff positions and internships available at its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. If you have the skills, drive, ambition and dedication, please contact us, we are looking for those who will dedicate themselves to our growth.

Current Job Opportunities 

 Please read the job descriptions below and send your applications in! We are looking for people who do not only want a job, but want to be part of The HistoryMakers family.
 

Director of Development           
Non Profit Website Manager and Database/IT Administrator           
Data Entry Clerk           
 

 

Director of Development

Director of Development sought for The HistoryMakers, a national non profit educational institution committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized archival collection of thousands of African American video oral history interviews. Annual revenues are currently $1.5-$2 million but seek to grow to $3 million annually.
 
The Director of Development will report directly to the Executive Director.   (S)he must have worked with a small non profit, had prior successful experience with event fundraising, capital campaigns, major gifts, annual campaigns, gift solicitations, naming opportunities and individual, corporate and foundation giving. A prior grant writing back
 
COMPENTENCIES

AFFECTIVE:


This individual must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of The HistoryMakers and the ability to function in a mission-oriented organization.

EXPERIENCE:


  • Significant knowledge of event fundraising, major giving, annual and capital campaigns.
  • Ability to develop and manage the systems, procedures and strategies to secure major gifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with federal, corporate and foundation grants;
  • Event planning experience of upscale small and large events.
  • Interacting professionally with diverse individuals of means, including donors, trustees, and volunteers;
  • Significant project management experience and great administrative skills;
  • Knowledge of the educational, humanities-related, museum or other archival fields.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree.
 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Play an instrumental role in planning and implementing The HistoryMakers An Evening With…celebrity interview PBS-TV interview series as well as smaller events.
  • Develop solicitation strategies that meet The HistoryMakers’ fundraising goal.
  • Develop an excellent understanding of the organization, its programs, goals, and clientele, and be able to articulate these in a compelling and ethical manner to donor prospects.
  • Research, write, and submit proposals on a timely basis to secure appropriate funding
  • Develop and maintain a project tracking system for timely submission of reports and follow-up activities.
  • Develop all briefing materials, strategies, proposals, presentations, reports, etc. in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines.
  • Represent The HistoryMakers at all times professionally and adhere to The HistoryMakers confidentiality and ethics procedures.
  • Perform all other duties as from time to time assigned.
  • Travel occasionally. Candidate should own a car and have a valid driver’s license and
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
 

COMPUTER SKILLS:


Highly proficient in MS Office, Word, Access. Excel
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.
 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Data Entry Clerk

Data Entry Clerk sought for The HistoryMakers, an African American national nonprofit organization.  The data entry clerk will be responsible for maintaining accurate files, keeping physical and digital files organized, and entering information into an Access Database.  Data includes personal information and confidentiality is expected.  This position may also include answering phones, making phone calls, and performing other duties as administered by the Executive Director.

 

Candidates must be comfortable using the Microsoft Office suite; type 65-80 wpm; and be able to commit 50 hours a week.  They also must be able to meet ongoing deadlines, stay on task, and be ethical, hard-working and enjoy multi-tasking.  Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to handle the processing of backlogged material and files.

 

Prior knowledge and work with Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro are preferred.

 

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.
 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Non Profit Website Manager and Database/IT Administrator

The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit African American video oral history archive, seeks to hire a full time NonProfit Website Manager and Database/IT Project Manager. This a newly created position will oversee the creation of a new online platform combining The HistoryMakers website with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and the ScienceMakers Digital Archive along with associated metadata. In doing so, you will be working with staff from Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University and a consortium of other universities. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing the redesign and relaunch of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and The HistoryMakers website(www.thehistorymakers.com) using the Angular2JS platform, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, NodeJS, Typescript. Also, overseeing E Commerce Drupal 8 websites a must.
  • Maintenance of the organization’s FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Access, MYSQL, HTML5 and Drupal databases including updates, modifications, etc.
  • Developing standards and methods of reliable interoperability between all of the software systems.
  • Analyzing the organization’s data requirements in order to support the business processes within the scope of the organizations’ capabilities;
  • Providing front tier support for a digital video network of users that include colleges, universities and public libraries that use the EZProxy and Shibboleth platforms.
 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Work Experience: >8 years of total work-related experience
  • Supervisory / Management Experience: 5-8 years of supervisory/management experience
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Has the authority to direct the daily work activities of assigned team members in coordination with their manager (when applicable). Has the authority to recommend the following actions; hiring, termination and corrective action.
  • Written/Verbal Communication: Handles broad-based complex information in support of the project. Presents to team, vendor, stakeholder and client audiences. Can negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
  • Technical Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Project or equivalent is required. Experience with web-design standards and methods required. Knowledge of video hosting services, , responsive video delivery platforms (e.g. cell, tablets, laptops, desktops, etc.), HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, NodeJS, Typescript, Microsoft Angular2JS platform, SQL, Drupal 8 and C++ are desired, but not required if equivalent experience can be offered.
  • Collaboration/Service: Has frequent contact with project team, client, vendors and project stakeholders.
  • Problem Solving: Must develop problem solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy.
  • Bachelor's degree: Required
  • Certificate: Project Management Professional (PMP) - Preferred
  • Budget Responsibilities: Monitoring and reporting on project budget.
 

Skills & Knowledge

Strong technical skills in a variety of applications and web tools. Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to be an effective communicator with technical staff, project team, client, vendor(s) and stakeholders. Ability to work with various constituencies and facilitate collaboration between them. Experience required with software development methodologies, managing diverse and challenging multifunctional teams, bringing groups to a common understanding and delivering successful outcomes.

 

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

 

Salary: Commiserate with experience.
 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Video Oral History Processor 

Candidates must be a resident of the City of Chicago.

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full-time Video Oral History Processor in order to make The HistoryMakers, unique, digital video oral history archive accessible to users worldwide. Those hired must have a background in African American, American, women’s, political, social history; as part of a processing team that will process a total of 1000 interviews (100 interviews/month) that average 3-4 hours in length. The person hired must have excellent writing skills. They must also have prior experience as a proofreader/editor and be an expert researcher and writer who can accurately describe in a concise and accurate manner the contents of each videotaped segment. The interviews cover 20th century history interviews across a wide variety of occupations, geographic areas and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.). The processor will be responsible for:


    • Watching the assigned interviews in The HistoryMakers Video Oral History Collection(www.thehistorymakers.com) and proofreading each interview under a 3-4 interviews per week quota system;
    • Audit/editing the assigned interviews and dividing the interviews with chapter headings to provide for easy access;
    • Writing abstracts for each 30 minutes videotaped section of the assigned interview;
    • Evaluating each assigned interview in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines and procedures (www.thehistorymakers.com);
    • Choosing video clips and assigning clip titles that reflect the clip’s contents for use in future productions and for use on The HistoryMakers website;
    • Writing social media posts and blogs that reflect the content of the interviews;
    • Performing quality control testing on the assigned interviews and uploading them to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive; and
    • Working as a part of a team in order to process and add 100 interviews per month to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.
 

Candidates must have strong administrative skills (type 60 wpm), be naturally detailed, and possess superior proofreading and organizational skills. They must also be strong researchers, writers and adept at proofreading. Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management is critical as well as proven experience in a non-profit setting. Candidates must also demonstrate their interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth.

 

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Oral History Researcher

Candidates must be a resident of the City of Chicago.

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety of occupations and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.). The researcher will be responsible for:

 

    • Conducting background research on outstanding African Americans to locate their contact information and biographical information prior to interviews using the Internet and online resources.
    • Researching and preparing detailed research outlines as well as long, short biographies and short descriptions in accordance with The HistoryMakers guidelines.
    • Organizing research files and performing data entry using The HistoryMakers FileMaker Pro database as well as scanning documents and organizing them in archival folders after the interview is completed.

 

Candidates must have strong administrative (type 60 wpm) and organizational skills. They must be strong researchers, writers and adept at proofreading and able to multi-task. Prior experience with detailed paper file and desktop management as well as with FileMaker Pro is critical as well as proven experience in a non-profit setting. Candidates must also demonstrate their interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth.

 

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Non-Profit Office & Accounting Manager

Non-Profit Office Accounting Manager sought for The HistoryMakers, a national African American nonprofit educational/archival institution (http://www.thehistorymakers.com). Annual revenues are $2 million and seek to grow to $3 million annually. Non-Profit Office & Accounting Manager will report directly to Vice President, Business & Operations. The person hired must be good at file management and extremely organized. He/she must have 2-3 years of prior fund accounting and business management planning experience.

 

COMPENTENCIES

Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
2. 2-3 years of accounting experience
3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required
4. Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, graphic design programs, Google Drive
5. Experience with Adobe, Constant Contact and social media a plus
6. Not for profit experience a plus 

Responsibilities: Administrative/ Office Operations
1. Oversee day-to-day operations of the office and manage all aspects of assigned projects
2. Miscellaneous on-going front-office administrative tasks such as file maintenance, monitoring mail, assisting with correspondence and mailings, greeting guests, and problem-solving
3. Manage internal staff communications
4. Manage all logistical coordination of events and staff travel
5. Maintain and organize official records, documents, and internal/ external communications
6. Prepare reports, materials, minutes for staff, Board, and Committee meetings; coordinate meeting logistics
7. Maintain office calendar, email, phone and voicemail systems
8. Provide support in fundraising, event planning, and outreach
9. Maintain supplies and materials
10. Database administration
11. Coordinate and assist in the production of printed materials, mailings, and key communication tools as needed
12. Support the ongoing development of policies, procedures, systems, and organizational infrastructure
13. Other projects as needed

Bookkeeping: The Office Manager will serve as bookkeeper of the organization (working with Vice President, Business & Operations)

1. Accounts Payable (record in QuickBooks, prepare payments and print checks)
2. Accounts Receivable (monthly invoicing, record in QuickBooks)
3. Prepare daily deposits, record deposits, ensure daily deposit
4. Prepare reconciliation of monthly bank statements
5. Prepare reconciliation all accounts & credit cards monthly
6. Maintain all A/R spreadsheets, coordinating with business units on updates to financial records
7. Support the development of budgets
8. Perform internal A/R monthly reconciliations, tracking, and reporting
9. Collections
10. Enter donations into database
11. Maintain system of accounts (& supporting filing system)

Behavioral

1. Must be a self-starter
2. A “get the job done” style that also displays a willingness to learn
3. Ability to multi-task with strong awareness of deadlines
4. Highly organized and detail-oriented
5. Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
6. Timely completion of work and communication
7. Excellent email skills/etiquette
8. Excellent verbal and written communications skills
9. Take initiative, creatively problem solve, and exercise good judgment
10. Strong interpersonal skills
11. Flexible/adaptable to changing priorities
12. Ability to multi-task and distinguish between low priority and urgent need
13. Consistent ability to follow through with information, inquiries, and tasks
14. Works well in team situations with minimum supervision

 

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

 

 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234
 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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The HistoryMakers Digital Strategist 

Position Background

The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit African American video oral history archive, seeks to hire a full time Digital Strategist to work in a fast-paced, cross-platform MAC/OS, Windows environment. This a newly created position and part of the responsibilities will be serving as the Digital Strategist funded by Mellon Foundation grant. Digital Strategist will develop RFP of The HistoryMakers’ website This position will also oversee the creation of a new online platform combining The HistoryMakers website with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and the ScienceMakers Digital Archive along with associated metadata. In doing so, you will be working with staff from Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University and a consortium of other universities and groups. 

 

Currently, Boston University, Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell, Emory University, Harvard University, Howard University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, The University of Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Yale University, University of Virginia and Stanford University subscribed to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. 

 

Position Purpose

Digital Strategist services for assigned project(s) to help develop The HistoryMakers Website and Digital Archive into an innovative online digital platform that will connect users with our content and help maximize our available resources. This position will permit The HistoryMakers to effectively create FTE of the organization’s website, development and maintenance of the organization's website and social media initiatives (i.e. Facebook ,Twitter, Linkedin, Wikipedia, Instagram).  

 

Essential & Other Functions

  • Audit The HistoryMakers’ current website and develop RFP for The HistoryMakers’ next version of website
  • Develop and implement marketing goals,  advertising strategies, promotional activities and branding in consultation with The HistoryMakers’ stakeholder. 
  • Facilitate the public’s perception, present in meeting and training and raise awareness of The HistoryMakers. 
  • Draft press releases, create key messaging to be used on all print and digital collateral, as well as establishing a strong social media presence to amplify messaging across the social sphere
  • Maintain The HistoryMakers website and keep the site updated and current including graphics, animation, content and functionality.
  • Develop strategic partnership with higher education partners to create innovative solutions that increase awareness understating, and engagement with The HistoryMakers collections activities, services and initiatives. 
  • Monitor web server and site technical performance and implement search engine optimization strategies. 
  • Maximize online affiliate opportunities and revenue generation for The HistoryMakers brand. 
  • Source and manage new revenue generating online marketing opportunities. 
 

Position Requirement 

  • Work Experience: >2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Education: BA required; Masters in a relevant field of study preferred
  • Organizational skills: Must be able to organize time efficiently and work effectively with The HistoryMakers’ Executive Director and team mmembers to produce required work products in a timely manner
  • Written/Verbal Communication: Handles broad-based complex information in support of the project. Presents to team, vendor, stakeholder and client audiences. Can negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
  • Technical Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of social media platforms, website management, web authoring and content management tools, design and publication software, and web analytics tools.
  • Collaboration/Service: Has frequent contact with project team, client, vendors and project stakeholders.
  • Problem Solving: Must develop solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy.
  • Travel: < 30 %
  • Work Hours: 50-60 hours per week 
 

Skills & Knowledge

  • Proven website management experience. 
  • Ability to edit HTML and Javascript. 
  • Experience with Flash, Photoshop CS4 and FileMaker Pro 11.
  • Experience with video streaming and video encoding and digitizing.
  • Experience running and evaluating web statistics and online marketing campaigns which include the management of pay per click (PPC) campaigns. 
  • Flexible attitude and proven experience working in a small team. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong editorial and proof-reading skills and high level of attention to detail 
  • Strong command of branding, marketing, and communication on digital platforms. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to follow through on requests, queries and pitches and get rapid results.
  • Ability to work autonomously and without a high level of support or infrastructure. 
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours. 
  • Ability to devise creative and innovative marketing and public relations strategies and solutions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and academic project participants, as well as with users of The HistoryMakers content. 
 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Major Gifts Officer

The HistoryMakers seeks applications for a Major Gifts Officer. The HistoryMakers, a national (501 ) ( c) (3) not for profit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois (http://www.thehistorymakers.com). This organization is experiencing tremendous growth and seeks to move to the next stage. The Major Gifts Officer must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of The HistoryMakers and possess the ability to function well in a mission-oriented organization with a sense of urgency and ethics. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $10,000 to $100,000 from current and prospective individual donors and individual HistoryMakers. The MGO reports to the President & CEO.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

• Manage relationships with approximately 100 prospective donors and will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these very important alumnae and friends of the college.
• Raise $500,000 in the program’s first year and $1,000,000 in funding on an annual basis thereafter.
• Develop solicitation strategies that meet this fundraising goal, including the development of all briefing materials, strategies, proposals, presentations, reports, etc. in accordance with The HistoryMakers’ guidelines.
• Manage all aspects of the gift cycle for these prospects:

o Initiate contacts with potential major gift donors
o Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with the board of directors, staff and other volunteer leadership
o Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
o Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors

• Develop and implement a plan to use The HistoryMakers database, special events, website and other solicitations as resources for major gift prospects.
• Must be willing to travel. Candidate should own a car and have a valid driver’s license and insurance.
• Perform all other duties as from time to time assigned.

 
EXPERIENCE:

• Two to five years of successful experience in major, annual campaign and/or planned gift fundraising preferably in education.
• Significant knowledge of major giving and annual campaigns, with experience in asking for and closing major gifts of $5,000 or more. Experience or other training in areas of campaigns and planned giving desirable.
• Ability to manage and track multiple prospects and donors simultaneously.
• Ability to effectively communicate a compelling and inspiring vision of The HistoryMakers’ mission and programs.
• Must be a self-starter with ability to develop and manage the systems, procedures and strategies to secure major gifts.
• Interacting professionally with diverse individuals of means, including donors, trustees, and volunteers.
• Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred.
• Effective interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:
 
MS Office, Word, Access and Excel.
 
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.
 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Non Profit CEO Executive & Personal Assistant

 
Executive & Personal Assistant sought for a busy non-profit CEO of The HistoryMakers, an African American national nonprofit organization.
 
Candidates must be able to meet ongoing deadlines and keep staff on task and be ethical, hard-working and enjoy multi-tasking. They must be detailed and able to work in a high-pressure environment and have previous experience booking extensive travel arrangements. Prior project management experience is also a plus. This is a salaried position.
Candidates must be comfortable using the entire Microsoft Office suite, type 65-80 wpm and be able to run office operations for a growing non-profit organization. Candidates should possess knowledge of fundraising event management, maintaining budgets, maintaining an inventory system, and running a physical facility.
 
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.
 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Video Production Manager Editor

Experienced Production Manager/Editor sought for The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American national nonprofit organization located in Chicago’s South Loop(www.thehistorymakers.com). This individual hired must be experienced with managing a small production facility with two edit suites, ordering equipment, migrating footage, checking equipment in and out, managing production crew and editing both live to tape TV interview programs with multi-camera shooting as well as documentary style programs. Knowledge of Premiere, Final Cut Pro 7 as well as After Effects and Photoshop a must.

 

The Producton Manager/Editor will:

 

• Supervise the upgrade of the facility from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere and Avid
• Migrate Footage and oversee operation of a tape retrieval system
• Manage Freelance Video Crews that travelled nationally to do talking head interviews for nationally recognized video oral history collection now housed at the Library of Congress
• Updating the database and developing procedures and writing technical documents and manuals
• Editing The HistoryMakers An Evening With…PBS TV program;
• Photo captioning photos using Photoshop;
• Making DVD dubs of The HistoryMakers' interviews;
• Editing the footage into TV, radio and online documentaries;
• Creating graphics and show opens using Photoshop and AfterEffects
• Data entry into The HistoryMakers database;
• Producing reports using The HistoryMakers database; and
• Troubleshooting equipment and software as necessary.

 
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.
 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Producer and Events Coordinator

Producer & Events Coordinator sought for The HistoryMakers. The HistoryMakers holds several high level events each year including its annual An Evening With ... PBS-TV fundraiser which is a celebrity interview and live-to-tape PBS production. The HistoryMakers, a national (501 ) ( c) (3) not for profit video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois (http://www.thehistorymakers.com).
 
Candidates must have significant experience with live to tape productions, managing a large production, producing high level events with theatre style seating, registration, catered receptions with entertainment.
 
Candidates must possess knowledge of all the logistical components necessary for an event including: writing scripts, run of show timelines, stock footage research, seating charts, talent handling, budgets, catering, RSVP lists, print collateral, program books, invitations, etc. Candidates must have significant experience writing scripts for stage presentations, live to tape shows and pre-produced clips. Experience with the entire Microsoft Office suite(especially Microsoft Access and Excel), mail merges and type 65 wpm.
 
Candidates with a nonprofit background are preferred. Must be detailed and able to work in a high-pressure environment. Prior project management experience is necessary.
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships.

 

Please review one of our PBS TV Taping “An Evening With Berry Gordy” :
The file ending in MAS_001 is the entire program, and the file ending in MAS_002 is the preshow and behind screen footage.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oiqhd9tvdt9a6f7/AAAHx-i9Q-nPUpJUUiuuGaowa?dl=0

 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

 

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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Travel & Logistics Coordinator

Full-time Logistics & Travel Coordinator needed for scheduling of video production crews for video oral history interviews of African Americans across the country. The Producing Coordinator will schedule approximately twenty (20) interviews with potential HistoryMakers every other week or forty (40) interviews per month in four different cities/regions. This involves weekend availability. Each video production crew is comprised of a videographer and oral historian. Candidates must have prior experience scheduling video production crews and possess strong multi-tasking, administrative, organizational, phone and database management skills.

 

DESIRED SKILLS


• 1-3 years of video production, customer service or travel agency experience.
• Type 65+ words per minute
• Professional voice and phone presence.
• Strong administrative skills and the ability to multi-task
• Strong expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Power Point)
• Knowledge and experience with FileMaker Pro
• Excellent file and desktop management skills
• Prior experience with a start up a plus and the desire to work in a non-profit environment mandatory

 

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection.

 

For a look at our current projects visit: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/education http://vimeo.com/inforvideoteam/review/91634451/fee5c6a148   Password: review1234

Please send resumes to: info@thehistorymakers.com

 

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