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Research Assistant - Immigrant Guide

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Missouri History Museum Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary:

The Research Assistant-Immigrant Guide will provide research and writing support for a museum reference guide. This position will be synthesizing research notes, identifying gaps, locating missing information, and drafting text for an already developed template including a narrative, timeline, description of landmarks, and bibliography.

Essential Functions:

  • Compare existing research notes to project outline; identifying gaps

  • Use appropriate research tools to locate missing information

  • Write summaries of findings


  • Bachelor's degree with significant coursework in history or the humanities that includes writing research papers


  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and communicate progress regularly

  • Understand the research process; historical research skills; ability to learn to use a variety of primary source documents and secondary tools, some of which may be off-site

  • Ability to organize research notes and write summaries of findings

  • Ability to handle historical and archival research materials carefully to ensure long term preservation

  • Basic office computer skills (word processing, Excel spreadsheets, document sharing, and email)

  • Ability to use online catalogs and databases for research

Deadline to Apply: September 27, 2018

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Research Assistant - Immigrant Guide

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Missouri History Museum