Volunteer will compile research resources and primary source material related to African American history and culture in the Sourland Mountain Region and Hopewell Valley of Central New Jersey. In the future, there is also the possibility of work with artifacts and other museum collection objects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Digital storage and organization, document and image scanning
Organization of hard copy research files
Conduct additional research on photos, articles, objects, and records.
Extensive computer work is required and volunteer will be required to use their own personal computer. Position includes repetitive tasks and requires ability to work alone. Successful candidates are detail oriented.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About STOUTSBURG SOURLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM NP
189 Hollow Road, Skillman, NJ 08558, US
The mission of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum is to tell the story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain Region of Central New Jersey.
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum was born out of decades’ worth of research conducted by two of its advisory board members, Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck. Story after story came to light about the early African American settlers of this region, some of whom were their ancestors. The two decided to co-author a book, If These Stones Could Talk, to provide a clearer understanding of the African American experience in the Sourland Mountain Region and Hopewell Valley. Mills and Buck were hired to lecture in 2014 by The Sourland Conservancy. That lecture, entitled "A Proud Heritage", sparked a series of conversations that would lead to a partnership between the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association and the Sourland Conservancy. The product of that union was the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Thu Mar 18, 2021 - Tue Jun 01, 2021
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 17, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Volunteer should be available no more than 5 hours/week, for at least six months.
Strong organizational skills. Proficient computer skills, including Excel, database program, and citation managers like Zotero or Tropy. Would prefer candidates with expressed interest in learning more about local African American history.