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The Next Stop Democracy project at the University of Pennsylvania is testing whether public art and music performances can improve voter experiences on election day. They need paid data collectors. There is a training session and work on election day. It pays $140 for the work. You can sign up here:

And get more information by contacting

2 opportunities to present your work

The Madison Historical Review is accepting article submissions for its Spring 2016 issue.  The deadline is January 1, 2016.

The MHR is a peer-reviewed academic journal highlighting work from graduate students in American History, Public History, and World History.  For more information:

The NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference Student Poster Session offers another opportunity to present your work on subjects and/or issues important to the field of historic preservation, history, archaeology, architecture, planning, museum studies or public history.  The deadline is March 15, 2016.

For more information contact Briann Greenfield at

Call for Applications for facilitator positions at the Alice Paul Institute

 The Alice Paul Institute (Mount Laurel, NJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the life and work of suffragist Alice Stokes Paul, is seeking facilitators for a variety of history and girls’ leadership educational programs.

A successful Lead Facilitator or Co-Facilitator will:
Enjoy working with adolescent girls and have some experience working with youth; Maintain a positive, open mind, Demonstrate leadership qualities; Show interest in women’s history and contemporary issues; Be punctual and have reliable transportation; Be available during the school day.

The Lead Facilitator and Co-Facilitator are paid a stipend for the semester. The Lead Facilitator should have experience working in a classroom. Preference is given to those who have worked previously with middle school students. You must be available to teach at least twice a week from mid-September through December, with some time dedicated to preparation and follow-up with API staff. Training will begin immediately upon hiring. If you are interested in any of these facilitator positions, please forward your resume to Kris Myers, Director of Programs.To learn more about the Alice Paul Institute and our programs, please visit our website at

Internship Opportunity @ Philadelphia City Archives

Philadelphia Department of Records is offering an unpaid internship at the Philadelphia City Archives. The schedule is flexible but it is during work hours from 8:30-5:00 Monday – Friday. If interested, please contact Jill Rawnsley at

The full description of the responsibilities, work requirements, and qualifications is quite long.  I will post the details on my office door (Room 105)

History Positions Available. Apply Now!

We are looking for some  advanced grad. students to work as humanities facilitators with Scribe producers on seven Precious Places video projects associated with our Pew-funded Great Migration Project. The groups they might work with include Tindley Temple, the Christian Street YMCA, the Wissahickon Boys Club in Germantown, and the Bennett Home for Women and Girls in Chester.

Is a great opportunity for folks to engage in some very innovative and creative work. Field of expertise is less important than some experience with media and interest in community engagement.

We need to line up so folks pretty quickly–would like for them to get started in early September–so please spread the word.  Any questions feel free to call me– Charles Hardy at 610-429-3597, or Louis or Brittany Rafalak, the project coordinator at Scribe,  phone # 215-222-4201.