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Staff Researcher

Student Technical Asst

Recruitment #17-005302-0006

Introduction

The Maryland State Archives is seeking an intern to serve as staff researcher for the Maryland State Archives project,” Finding the Maryland 400”. The project examines the military and peacetime careers of members of the First Maryland Regiment during the American Revolution. These men were Maryland’s first war heroes, the men who held off the British at the Battle of Brooklyn (sometimes called the Battle of Long Island) in 1776 and allowed the rest of the Continental Army to escape.   This is a grant-funded, 35 hours per week position, which will last approximately six months. There is the potential for additional funding which will extend the position.

GRADE

76

LOCATION OF POSITION

350 Rowe Blvd.

Annapolis  MD

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent in this position will research and write biographies of these soldiers to be published online, utilizing a wide range of primary and secondary sources. Biographies will explore soldier's military service, as well as their lives before and after the war, and place them into historical context.

The incumbent will also maintain and regularly update the project's research blog with posts about the project, biographical subjects, and historical topics.

POSITION DUTIES

Research and write online biographies of members of the First Maryland Regiment.

Maintain and regularly update research blog.

Respond to related research inquiries and directives as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in history or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants with at least 3 credits hours of coursework in the areas of colonial, Revolutionary, early-National eras and/or Maryland history or One year professional experience in a position researching and documenting the areas of colonial, Revolutionary, early-National eras and/or Maryland history are preferred.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Current Maryland students and undergraduate or graduate students who have graduated within the last two years are encouraged to apply.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process is a review of your application; Therefore It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information pertaining to the tasks of this position on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Along with your application,  you must include a non-editable, unofficial copy of your transcript and cover letter prior to the closing date. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be received by the closing date.  

Please upload your transcript and cover letter as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application.  Please combine all documents together as ONE attachment.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:  

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street,

Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please call 410-767-4850.

We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please upload your transcript and cover letter as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application.  Please combine all documents together as ONE attachment.

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