White House Historical Association Seeks Historian

White House Historical AssociationThe White House is under such constant scrutiny that it’s easy to forget it’s also a building. The White House is a place that, for four to eight years, the President and his or her family call home, and where the President gets up and goes to work everyday

The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History provides a different perspective on the White House, giving the public an idea of what it’s like to live and work there, and it currently needs help with that endeavor.

The nonprofit White House Historical Association, which runs the Rubenstein Center, is on the lookout for a White House historian. This is a full-time position that will report to the director of the Rubenstein Center. Note, this is about the Presidency itself, not the individual who currently holds the position.

Duties involve writing original content on historical topics relevant to the history of the White House. This content may appear on the association’s website, social media platforms, or in print publications. You will also collaborate on journal and book projects, and create material for exhibitions and public programs. For this reason, extensive public-speaking experience for national outlets is required.

The Association would also like to see a candidate with a master’s degree in American history or a related field, though a PhD is preferred. Given the modern media landscape, you are also expected to have familiarity with digital technologies, tools, and platforms.

To apply, email a cover letter describing your relevant experience; a resume including the names and contact information of three references; and a 5-10 page writing sample. Place all three documents into one Microsoft Word document or a PDF to hr@whha.org by Monday, December 31, 2018. Check out the full job description for more details.

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