Senior Research Associate NJ Historical Commission
New Jersey Historical Commission
October 5, 2018
Trenton, New Jersey
Definition: Under the direction of the Executive Director in the New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey Department of State, plans and is responsible for implementation of research programs, scholarly programs, grant-in-aide programs, and other related programs of the Commission; does other related duties as required.
SPECIFIC TO THE POSITION: Identify New Jersey history programs and initiatives that meet the mission and goals of the New Jersey Historical Commission, particularly in reference to the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution (Semiquincentennial). Conduct outreach to New Jersey organizations and individuals to raise awareness of the importance of relevance of state history and respond to inquiries regarding state history. Plan and implement designated New Jersey history programs including but not limited to scholarly research, publications, conferences, special events, social media campaigns, digital publications, oral history collections and workshops.
EDUCATION: A Master's degree in a history-related field such as Archeology, Women’s studies, American studies, African Studies, Hispanic Studies, Asian studies, African American studies, Latin American studies, History Preservation, Public History, or Museum Administration.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience in historical education, museum administration, or curatorial responsibilities, or researching, writing and/or editing historical information.
NOTE: A Ph.D. in a history-related field may be substituted for two (2) years of experience
LICENSE: Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in NJ.
OPEN TO: Open to anyone who meets the requirements listed above.
RESIDENCY: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Executive Branch or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.
Internal Number: STA-2018-009
About New Jersey Historical Commission
The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.