Research Assistant - Historic Attractions

9 Jan 2020 10:41 AM | Anonymous

[Listing expires 1/29/2020]
Organization Name:  Pullen Park
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Be a part of Pullen Park, North Carolina's first amusement park. Our campus contains 72 acres of gorgeous park land and offers a variety of activities and amusements to keep crowds of all ages engaged and entertained. The carousel on property dates back to 1911 and is accompanied by the authentic sounds of an original Wurlitzer organ. When a guest takes a spin around the park on our CP Huntington miniature train, their imagination is sent back to the golden age of transportation as they explore our park grounds.

As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for finding primary and secondary information related to Pullen Park's more than 100-year history to later be displayed on wayfinding stations. This project is dedicated to researching and later showing our guests what used to exist at the park, how it has changed through time and why, and the role parks have played in shaping modern cities and public culture.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Assistants' core responsibilities include research, writing, and editing the content and visuals for public consumption.

Applicants should be intellectually curious and familiar with the Gilded Age, urban history, and Raleigh's history in particular. The successful candidate will be an extremely organized and entrepreneurial self-starter who can multitask, prioritize, and work under strict deadlines.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Organize, complete and maintain records

Ensure accurate data entry

Maintain records using Excel, Word and Publisher, and filing systems.

Communicate findings and provide updates through written and verbal methods

Review archival material on various electronic archives, as well as any physical documents the project may uncover

Assist staff in the review, identification, and development of scholarly information describing research findings

Assist under direction of the Curator of Collections in attaining permission for display of materials from any repositories not the City of Raleigh

Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely effective manner

Maintains the confidentiality of all research information

Other administrative tasks as assigned

Physical Requirements:

Able to move equipment, which may include pushing, pulling, and lifting.

Able to work in a considerably noisy environment.

Must have full use of arms and legs to operate equipment, climb stairs, and have bimanual dexterity (full use of both arms and both hands).

Able to work outside during the warm and cold months.

Able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must be able to hear at least 40 decibels in an environment producing 500 – 4000 hertz.

Must be able to perform the following movements: Balancing, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Grasping, and Talking.

Typical Qualifications

Strong educational background in history. Current enrollment in a program towards an advanced degree in an historical field a plus

Strong research skills

Ability to communicate research results clearly and concisely

Prior non-academic project research a plus

Ability to work independently and conduct research and literature review tasks

Additional Information

Applicants must pass a background check and controlled substance test.

Applicants must be age 18 or over.

Hours per week: Up to 36 between 9am – 5pm only

Duration of Project: Through 30 June 2020

Hiring Salary Range:
9.25 per hour

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