Job Posting: Historian/Archivist

Job posting: Historian/Archivist, Mouthwatering Media on behalf of Rice University’s Centennial Celebration

Historian/Archivist for Documentary

This two-month part-time project resource assists Mouth Watering Media’s documentary filmmaker by researching and sourcing archival materials including moving footage in support of a 30-60 minute documentary on the intertwined histories of Rice University and the city of Houston, potentially covering the topics of Athletics, the Built Environment (Engineering, Architecture, Construction & Development), Business/Economy, Culture (Art including Menil & MFAH, Music including Shepherd School of Music and Houston Symphony, Theater), and Science & Technology (e.g., NASA, nanotechnology, Texas Medical Center).

Familiarity with the archives at both the Woodson Research Center (Rice University) and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center is desired. Knowledge of written and photographic archival materials as well as archival moving footage is required. Experience with obtaining archival rights is preferred.

Some background information can be found here: http://centennial.rice.edu and here: http://centennial.rice.edu/timeline. Mouth Watering Media’s website is: http://mouthwateringmedia.com/

The documentary is scheduled for development between July 1 and September 1, 2011. A total of 20 days (160 hours) of work is estimated.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to: Douglas Newman, Mouth Watering Media, dnewman@mouthwateringmedia.com.

 

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