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> Hello!
>
> My name is Jen Garrott and I am an Associate Producer for Colonial 
> Williamsburg Productions.
>
> One of our recent ventures has been “Colonial Williamsburg Connect” 
> which ties together our American history with current political issues 
> and encourages people to participate and contribute to political debate.
>
> Among the many media items we produce for the Connect website are 
> webcasts. These happen every couple of months and focus on a 
> particular theme or topic. Here is an example of our most recent one 
> so you can see what the format is (usually a host and a couple of 
> panel members discussing the matter at hand, intercut with prerecorded 
> video segments)
>
> http://connect.history.org/webcast/american-ideas-independence
>
> Aside from Thomas Jefferson and other Colonial Williamsburg 
> characters, our other panelists are usually experts in the fields of 
> political science, history, or law. In an effort to hear new voices 
> and opinions in our upcoming webcast, I am looking specifically for a 
> young (20s-30s) panel member.
>
> Our upcoming topic for the September webcast is voting so our ideal 
> candidate must be able to speak knowledgeably on the topics of the 
> history of voting rights, expansion of the franchise, the need for 
> free and open elections, modern voting issues, and would be 
> comfortable on camera. We would prefer someone local to Virignia or 
> willing to provide their own transportation. The webcast itself will 
> be a paid position, but we have a limited travel budget.
>
> We would be happy to consider graduate students or former students who 
> are now out working but the webcast itself will be around noon on a 
> week day so they would need to be available at this time (date 
> pending).  Filming will be in our studio here in Williamsburg but they 
> will need to be available for either an in person meeting or for a 
> skype session with our production team so we can see how well they 
> answer questions and speak to the topic. We will want to have those 
> meetings and make our decision by mid-August so if you have any 
> suggestions please don't wait.
>
> Please feel free to forward this or have people call or email me 
> directly. To contact me during the day my work number is 757-565-8525.
>
> I would be happy to answer any additional questions. Thank you.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> ~ Jen Garrott
>
> Associate Producer
>
> Colonial Williamsburg Productions
>
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> 757-565-8525
>