Position Opening: Editorial/Research Assistant, Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series

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Editorial/Research Assistant (Full-time). [Position # 767 ] The Thomas Jefferson Foundation seeks an editorial/research assistant to join the staff of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. This position will support print and electronic publication of Jefferson’s correspondence. Responsibilities are varied and include: tracking down and copying research materials; answering a wide range of research questions; checking stages of editorial output, including galleys and page proofs; checking annotation; participating in textual verification of handwritten manuscripts; and other projects as assigned.

Qualifications: Requirements include a strong grasp of documentary editing techniques; knowledge of early nineteenth-century American history; ability to accurately read a wide range of difficult handwritten historical texts; demonstrated resourcefulness in tracking down and synthesizing information in a wide range of institutions and historical sources; strong communication skills, keyboarding accuracy, and familiarity with Internet search tools and resources. A Bachelor’s degree in history with strong evidence of primary source research experience may be acceptable, but a Master’s degree in history, or a related field, and equivalent research experience is highly preferred. Applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé with three references, and salary expectations or pay history, by or before Monday, October 16, 2017. To apply, please visit our employment page at https://monticello.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit www.monticello.org for additional information about Monticello.

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