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Oral Historian Job Opportunity

Date Posted: June 29, 2020       Categories: News

The Association of Village Council Presidents has a job opening for an Oral Historian located in Bethel, Alaska. According to the job announcement, “The Oral Historian provides services to organize and initiate topical indexing of the ANCSA Historic and Cemetery Sites Program tape collection from the Calista/AVCP region. The Oral Historian will coordinate inter-agency efforts involving the oral history collection including copying, archiving, storage, collection maintenance cataloging, indexing, transcribing and translating. The Oral Historian must have a strong commitment to developing a long-term oral history initiative in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region and to incorporating local cultural heritage projects into a larger regional focus, and must be able and willing to work cooperatively with Native elders, individual researchers, various state and federal agencies, and Calista Corporation staff and administrators.”

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Linguistics or Language Studies with a specialization in Alaskan Native Languages. Spoken and written fluency in Yup’ik and English is required.

For full job announcement and more information go to: https://www.avcp.org/job/oral-historian/