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Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project Assistant

The SHMR Project invites applications for a full-time Project Assistant to provide administrative and operational support to the project. The Project Assistant will report to the SHMR Project Coordinator and will work closely with the SHMR Research Coordinator. This is a two-year contractual position, with the possibility of renewal. 

Candidates should be comfortable working in a team-oriented environment and should possess exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will be adept at managing multiple schedules and tasks concurrently. The Project Assistant prepares materials for meetings, manages organizational correspondence, and schedules appointments with project partners. Applicants should have the ability to create, organize, and maintain paper and electronic files; experience processing deposits, payments, and purchases is a plus. The Project Assistant will also field telephone and email inquiries from the public.  

Depending upon a candidate’s previous experience, skills, and interests, as well as the project’s evolving needs over time, the Project Assistant may also contribute to the SHMR Project by performing additional duties, such as the translation of foreign language documents; digitization of historical documents; developing and curating the project’s social media presence; and assisting with research tasks.

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Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project Summer Internship 

The SHMR Project invites applications for the position of summer intern. Depending upon their previous experience, skills, and interests, the intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the SHMR Project in a variety of ways, including historical and genealogical research on the lives and experiences of the enslaved whom the Jesuits owned; digitization of historical documents in order to make findings accessible to the public; and social media communications. Candidates who have language skills in Latin, French, Spanish, German, and Dutch or Flemish may assist with translating foreign language documents.

The SHMR Project summer intern will work 20 hours per week, for a total of 120 to 160 hours from May to August (start and end dates negotiable). The position pays $13 per hour. This position reports to the SHMR Research Coordinator and SHMR Project Coordinator.

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