Student Employment Opportunity: Fall 2009

The Center for Public History and Digital Humanities will be hosting a paid internship for one CSU undergraduate or graduate student in the History Department.  The student will work closely with faculty and staff at both Cleveland State University and the Ohio Historical Society to assist in research and publication on the Civil War experience in Ohio.

Posting Date: August 17th, 2009

Employing Department: History

Campus Address: 1915 Rhodes Tower

Job Title: Research Asst.

Job Description:

Research Assistant (RA) will conduct historical research on the American Civil War as it relates to Ohio History, compiling/creating written essays, bibliographic materials, finding aids, etc… RA will work in concert with faculty and staff at CSU, as well as at the Ohio Historical Society. RA will post articles and information and manage digital archival procedures on Ohio Civil War Sesquicentennial website. RA may be asked to travel to Columbus and elsewhere for off-site research. RA will be responsible for reporting all hours worked and tasks completed on a weekly basis. Work will contribute to the development of teaching resources and teacher development workshops.  Student will complete other tasks as assigned.

Skills Needed:

The successful candidate should be an advanced history or social studies major enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the Fall semester, and preferably with some prior experience in the following areas: a) working with digital image and sound files; b) ability to conduct historical research and relate findings in oral, written and visual presentations; c) ability to work independently and efficiently between planning meetings; d) familiarity with blog software (WordPress), digital archival software (Omeka) and archival standards (Dublin Core); e) ability to travel for research purposes (travel expenses will be reimbursed).

Position may provide experiences related to what academic area(s):


Public History

Digital History

Local History


Digital Archives

Museum Studies

Pay Rate/Range: $10/hour for 80 hours total

Does this position require an FWS award? No. All eligible (NWS and FWS) students may apply

Days & Times Needed: Flexible, but student must be able to work during the day, during the hours of operation of the various local and regional archival collections.

Hours Per Week: 10 hours per week, beginning within second week of Fall Semester.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume, as well as the name/contact information of two references to Dr. Mark Tebeau at the following email address:; materials may be hand delivered to Professor Tebeau’s office at Rhodes Tower 1908.

Erin Bell (M.L.I.S.) is Project Coordinator and Technology Director at the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University and lead developer for Curatescape, a web and mobile app framework for publishing location-based humanities content. In addition to managing a variety of oral history, digital humanities and educational technology initiatives, he has spoken to audiences of librarians, scholars, and technologists on best practices in web development and publishing.