Cynthia A. Kierner

Professor of History

Director, Ph.D. Program in History

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

From: Amanda Yates [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 7:44 PM
To: Cynthia A Kierner
Subject: Freelance Job Listing for Recent PhD (or exceptional MA) Graduate

Dear Ms. Kierner,

I am writing in the hopes that you would forward this message or post it on your job boards for any graduates of your program with an expertise in military history. We are offering the right candidate the opportunity to be part of the content development for the National Museum of the United States Army. The position is paid freelance, and immediately available. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate while they search for a teaching fellowship.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Amanda Yates
Educational Specialist
The Scenic Route

Title: Freelance Military Historian
Institution: The National Museum of the United States Army
Location: Telecommute

Position Summary:
Independent production company seeks military historian for review of program materials for a national museum. Looking for a credentialed historian (PhD preferred but would accept MA with commensurate experience) for immediate freelance position reviewing museum program content for historical accuracy. The position would primarily be concerned with reviewing materials that have already been written and developed but there is potential that the chosen candidate could generate articles or program content pending future development of the project. Therefore the successful applicant should have excellent written communication and research skills; proven experience in historical research and review, preferably in military history; have access to a computer, internet and phone; be available for immediate hire; and have good references to support candidacy. Preference will be given to candidates who have a broad background in United States Army History, as subject matter ranges widely from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts, as well as addressing specific Army personnel, technological and medical innovations.

The position is freelance and is telecommute. Our office is based in California but historians throughout the United States are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send the following materials:

1.      Proof of American Citizenship

2.      Resume

3.      3 References

4.      A Brief Work Sample

5.      Cover letter describing previous relevant experience, if you have particular expertise in a specific subject please describe (e.g. The Civil War, Medical History, Women in the Military, etc.)

6.      Acknowledgement of availability for immediate hire

7.      Per hour salary requirements. This is a freelance position.

Thank You,

Amanda Yates
Educational Specialist

13516 Desmond St. Pacoima, CA. 91331

(818) 896-6006 ext. 132
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