Contract Historian

Washington D.C.
Fulltime hourly, $41 per hour. Paid leave, paid federal holidays, health allotment.
May 10, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time

A consulting firm is seeking candidates for a potential government contract in downtown Washington, DC, starting in late summer 2021.

Duties: Work will include performing basic historical research, drafting texts for public release, and editing texts to ensure historical accuracy.  The historian will work independently with minimal guidance and will have to establish a research agenda that meets mutually-determined annual goals.

Work will be performed on site at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC, a high-security location.  Minimal remote work may be available.

Requirements: The candidate must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a high-level security clearance.  An MA or PhD in history is required, preferably focused on US history and public history, economic history, technological history, or institutional history.  A minimum of 3 years’ experience in performing historical research and writing outside the academy is required.

Benefits: This would be a fulltime hourly position, paying approximately $41.00 per hour.  Included will be paid leave, paid federal holidays, and an allotment for health and welfare.  Benefits are dependent upon the final details in the expected contract.