About the Role
Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) is launching Abuelas Project, a multi-year preservation initiative to collect, curate, and amplify stories about places that matter to Latinx communities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Phase I, funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, supported strategic planning efforts through a Texas pilot project. Phase II, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, includes reviewing data and curating content. Building on recent efforts to conserve Latinx heritage, the digital project seeks to uncover the social, cultural, and economic connections our communities forge through historic places. It aims to converse with scholarly and technical studies of Latinx history and culture, while elevating everyday voices. Abuelas Project will encourage intergenerational storytelling using new media, share information about Latinx preservation (theme studies, surveys, nominations, etc.), support allied efforts to designate Latinx historic sites, and identify important patterns related to Latinx preservation nationwide.
To build a movement that affirms Latinx heritage through education, conservation, and leadership development.
A just world that values Latinx heritage, people, and places.
Our commitment to DEAIB
The LHC is deeply devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the organization and with the communities that we serve. The LHC is committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, by fostering a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
The graduate fellow will work with LHC’s staff and board of directors to create educational resources related to Abuelas Project. Responsibilities will include writing K—12 curriculum related to sites in Abuelas Project. The fellow will create educational resources for nontraditional educational organizations such as museums and community centers and materials for Latinx community members and elders. Additionally, this role will include facilitating and hosting public webinars. Lastly, the fellow will attend staff meetings via Zoom, as well as regular check-ins with the Project Manager.
This position will report to the Project Manager and Executive Director.
This fellowship is 4 months long.
Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Education:
Currently enrolled and taking classes at an accredited US graduate (Masters or PhD) OR have graduated from an accredited graduate program within 6 months of the application posting date
Studies and/or experience in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Humanities, Texas History, or a related field
Interest in and enthusiasm for educational resources and curriculum writing
Familiarity with national and state education standards
Experience teaching and facilitating webinars, virtual educational programs, and creating outreach educational resources
Passion for non-traditional education, especially with Latinx communities
Self-starter with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Spanish language skills (written/verbal) desired
Technology and Equipment Requirements:
Personal computer (no tablet)
High speed internet connection
Google account or Microsoft Office
Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and a short writing sample (under five pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Teaching Fellowship_[YOUR NAME] by EOD Friday, January 6, 2023.
Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this job!
Selection process and timeline:
We will be staying connected with applicants every step of the way, so do not worry about your application going unanswered or unseen.
Applications live: December 2, 2022
Fellowship Information Webinar: December 14, 2022
Application Deadline: January 6, 2023
Application review begins: Week of January 9, 2023
Round 1 and 2 Interviews: Week of January 16, 2023
Decision made: January 27, 2023
Fellowship Information Session:
Interested applicants are invited to participate in an optional virtual webinar with LHC staff members to learn more about the fellowships offered. The session will be hosted on December 14, 2022, at 12 pm CT.
We invite any interested applicants to enroll for the session by registering at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fellowship-information-session-tickets-474208890557