The National World War II Museum is hiring a Special Project Historian responsible for providing research to support active cases of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Under the supervision of Museum staff and working with DPAA, the position will undertake historical research to better inform the families of the missing and to help locate, recover, and identify the remains of missing military personnel. This effort will be accomplished by vetting, developing relationships, and then working with museums, archives, reunion groups, relatives, and others to provide information that will aid DPAA’s research, outreach, and identification procedures. The position will also be an integral part of The National World War II Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum's mission of informing the public on the role of the U.S. citizen-soldier in World War II.
The qualified candidate will possess the Ph.D. degree in history; have demonstrated experience of historical research in archives, collections (both online and physical), and other cultural institutions; demonstrated experience in the historical interview process; and demonstrated knowledge of World War II-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.
The National World War II Museum is one of the nation’s premier historical museums and cultural institutions. Located in the vibrant Warehouse/Arts District in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world--why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.