Research Assistant, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance

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Research Assistant, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (Part-Time)
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (DFMA) seeks a one year part-time research assistant. Under the supervision of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Executive Director and Director of Education, the Research Assistant will primarily conduct off-site research to help the organization uncover information about the enslaved people that once worked and lived in what is now Upper Manhattan. DFMA aims to learn more information about the identities and lives of the enslaved which will later be shared with the public in the form of exhibitions, public programs, etc.

Specific Duties Include: 

  • Research and collect data through libraries and other facilities that house historic data which pertains to the Dyckmans and other families who resided in Upper Manhattan
  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data
  • Schedule, organize and report on research status
  • Write and edit materials for publication and presentation  
  • Meet with supervisor regularly to ensure that the project and research remains on track
  • Present findings to DFMA Board
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications: Experience in historic research, enslaved historic research experience preferred. Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree preferred.

Skills/Abilities: Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress;  Ability to work independently, accurately and to problem solve technical and methodological issues that arise throughout the project; Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis. Strong organization and interpersonal skills; Ability to travel as necessary to various archives in New York State. Ability to drive is preferred.

To apply: email a cover letter and resume by June 1, 2019 to
Salary Range: $15,000-$20,000 commensurate with experience

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