Arts & History Seeks Historians, Archivists, Genealogists
June 20, 2012
CONTACT | BRANDI BURNS 208.433.5676, BBURNS@CITYOFBOISE.ORG
WEB ADDRESS | WWW.BOISEARTSANDHISTORY.ORG
Boise's story is as diverse and complex as the people who have made
Boise home for the past 150 years. As the city commemorates its
sesquicentennial in 2013, the year-long event -Boise
150- is a unique opportunity to recognize the city's past
and contemplate its future. Boise residents, businesses, and
organizations are invited to host community events, collect and
document their histories, and share in conversation about our
To assist neighborhoods and community groups interested in
documenting their history, the Boise City Department of Arts &
History is developing a roster of local historians. The roster will
be available to neighborhood associations, community organizations,
and individuals interested in working with a historian regarding
their Boise 150 projects.
Historians, archivists, and genealogists on the roster will need a
working knowledge of Boise history, understand the themes of the
Boise 150 anniversary: Enterprise, Environment and Community (see
below), and be interested in helping neighborhood associations
and/or organizations in public history projects. To be added to the
roster, please provide:
- Resume, including work experience in historical research,
writing and project management and educational background
- Writing sample, less than 5 pages and/or sample of
project/product (brochure, website, etc.)
- Description of your historical work. For example:
-House histories and historic preservation projects
-Research: familiarity with a variety of document sources and
types, include genealogical research
-Business and/or Corporate histories
-Digital history, such as website creation, blogs, etc.
The submitted materials will allow the Department of Arts &
History to group applicants by field/project specialty to allow
neighborhood associations, community organizations and individuals
to better identify the person needed for their project. The
Department will only maintain the roster but will not advocate for
one applicant over the other.
Selection for the roster does not guarantee that you will be
contacted or funded for a community history project.
PROJECT TIMELINE: All submissions must be
received on or before July 18 at 12:00pm (noon).
All applicants will be added to the roster and notification will be
sent out by September 1, 2012.
SUBMISSION: All applicants must submit their
piece via email (email@example.com) or
mail (see above for mailing address). Please contact the project
manager for other arrangements. Submit the following:
- Resume (required). Maximum of 2 pages, including educational
- Writing Sample (required). Provide less than 5 pages of a
sample of your writing, or sample of a project/product (brochure,
website, oral history excerpt, etc.) that you completed.
- Brief description of your historical work (required).
- Attached document, or image of your historical work. This can
range from a brochure to an image of an exhibit, etc.
SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants will be
listed on the roster. The History Committee of the Department will
assist Arts & History to categorize applicants by specialty.
All applicants will be notified of the roster's availability
by September 1, 2012.
QUESTIONS: Contact Brandi Burns, Historian, at firstname.lastname@example.org