Undergraduate Research Assistants Wanted for Fall 2016/Winter 2017

Looking for a chance to further develop your research skills while contributing to community empowerment? Join the Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis research team! We are looking for undergraduate research assistants who can contribute to our project of creating a digital map using GIS technology to document the history of LGBTQ life in the St. Louis region.  Duties may include tasks such as data entry; geocoding; conducting primary source research in digital and local archives; interviewing LGBTQ elders about their experiences; organizing and documenting research activities; writing brief interpretive essays or blog posts; and otherwise contributing to the online launch of the mapping project in March, 2017.

8-10 hours/week at $8.00 - $9.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Qualified applicants will have some experience in identifying and interpreting historical evidence; familiarity with the analytic frameworks of gender and sexuality studies and/or lgbtq history and politics; excellent organizational skills; and demonstrated responsibility in working both individually and collectively.  Knowledge about U.S. history, St. Louis or urban history; GIS methods; and familiarity with Excel and Google Drive Sheets a plus. 

To apply, please send a brief statement of qualifications and interest, c.v., and name and contact information of one reference to Professor Andrea Friedman (afriedman@wustl.edu) or Miranda Rectenwald, Curator of Local History, at mrectenwald@wustl.edu.

For further information on the Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis project, see http://library.wustl.edu/mapping-lgbtq-st-louis/.