Research Historian, Publications Division, (Contract Worker)-Church History Department

The Church Of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Posting Info

Posting Dates: 07/13/2020 - 07/31/2020

Job Family: Library, Research&Preservation

Department: Church History Department

Worthiness Qualification

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

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The Church History Department announces an opening for a Research Historian with the Joseph Smith Papers project. The successful candidate will assist the Publications Division with historical and textual research.

This is an exciting and outstanding opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history. We are looking for a motivated, upbeat, and skilled individual to join our team.

This is a full-time position starting in September 2020 and expected to last 12 months.

Please attach a vita, a short writing sample demonstrating ability in using primary sources to form a cogent argument, and a list of three references to your application.


Duties will include research related to document analysis (textual and documentary intention, production, transmission, and reception) and contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations). Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for nineteenth- and twentieth-century America and Latter-day Saint history. Work will include assistance to historians working on publication projects.

The Research Historian will work under the direction of senior Historians/Writers.


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Completion of Bachelor's degree in history, religious studies, or other related field, preference will be given to those with master's degrees and/or in doctoral programs in history, religious studies, or related field.

Knowledge of and training in historical research

Demonstration of excellent research and writing skills

Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment

Strong organizational, time management, and verbal communication skills

Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

Creative and flexible

Ability to work in a team, as well as independently

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Please attach a vita, a short writing sample demonstrating ability in using primary sources to form a cogent argument, and a list of three references to your application.

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Research Historian, Publications Division, (Contract Worker)-Church History Department

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