Title: Historical Research Assistant
Goal: To assist with administrative and clerical support at the site including duties pertaining to natural and cultural history interpretation and to provide a historical perspective.
Duties: Research and document history of sites. Transcribe wills and deeds from 1700's & 1800's. Visit Libraries and court houses in Fairfax City and Loudoun County, reading through old court cases gathering information and making copies, preparing detailed files. Light lifting.
Qualifications: Ability to work independently and transcribe historical documents, Good research and organizational skills, Interest in Historical Research, Computer literate, willing to visit multiple research sites. Volunteer must be 16 years of age or older.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer a one-year commitment.