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ORGANIZATION: MUSEUM OF HIDDEN HISTORY/HIDDEN HISTORY CENTER

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We are actively seeking grants from foundations to continue our work at the Hidden History Center, which involves cataloging and organizing the documents in our collection, properly preserving them, and making our inventories available online. Our Fundraising Assistant will use online listings to research foundations, select those which might offer grants for projects like ours, and develop letters of inquiry to send to those organizations. This requires tracking information on the foundations, such as their areas of interest, the geographic locations in which they offer grants, the grant amounts they offer, and their application deadlines, criteria and procedures.

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About MUSEUM OF HIDDEN HISTORY/HIDDEN HISTORY CENTER

Location:

2915 NORTH GEORGE STREET, SUITE 2, YORK, PA 17406, US

Mission Statement

The Museum of Hidden History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Its overarching mission is to educate the public about little-known aspects of American history, alternative perspectives on history, and actively hidden and newly-emerging history. Our central project is the Hidden History Center, a library and research facility located in York, Pennsylvania, entirely staffed by volunteers. We are striving to create a dynamic information hub. Our target population includes students of history, economics, and social and political science in Central Pennsylvania, and worldwide audience through our website. The Center is based on the collection of the late John Judge, an internationally-acclaimed researcher, writer and speaker, as well as a lifelong anti-militarist and alternate historian. His collection includes over 700 boxes of books and papers on subjects such as political assassinations, covert government activities, the military-industrial complex, peace activism and civil liberties.

Description

Our programs at the Hidden History Center include:

  • Internships: We are extending our internship program to enrich the educational experiences of students near York, Pennsylvania. Students can obtain college course credits as they work on-site at the Center, organizing and cataloging the documents in our collection.
  • Website Development: We are continually upgrading and expanding our website. More articles on little-known history subjects are constantly being added.
  • Collections Management: We plan to hire a firm to inventory our books. We are cataloging the documents in our collection. We recently purchased collections management software called CatalogIt, and we are entering our inventories into that database, so researchers around the world can view them.
  • Collections Preservation: We are learning about ways to preserve our documents and audio-visual materials and starting to implement these procedures.
  • Outreach: We are developing an e-mail newsletter offering insights into hidden history topics; we plan to arrange a seminar or panel discussion for the public; we offer email and "snail mail" updates on our activities; and we continue to develop our social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Politics
Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy, Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Minimum of 3 hours per week
  • Fundraising Assistant needs basic computer search skills and ability to develop spreadsheets listing information about foundations. Ability to write letters of inquiry a bonus, and knowledge of how to write grant applications is a super bonus!

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