S&K Mission Support Services, LLC (SKMS), a member of the S&K Technologies, Inc. Family of Companies owned by the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is actively seeking a Historian. The Historian position is contingent upon award. Serve as AFRC Chief Historian gathering documents, conducting oral history interviews, and obtaining other sources of information about the history of the Center for inclusion in the archive and generation of historical publications. Duties include researching, planning, and writing publications on the history of the center, oral history interviews, articles, historical monograms, and manuscripts. Serve as AFRC Chief Historian gathering documents, conducting oral history interviews, and obtaining other sources of information about the history of the Center for inclusion in the archive and generation of historical publications.
SKT is an EEO/AA/Disabled/Veterans Employer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Research, plan, and conduct oral history interviews with identified people.
Coordinating transcription of audio and video interviews.
Edit returned transcriptions in accordance with standard oral history practices and provide transcriptions (with required review/approval agreements) to interviewees for review.
Make corrections as necessary and archiving the corrected interview, with audiotape and agreements in the AFRC Historical Reference Collection.
Research, write, and edit articles and historical monograms in coordination with the Chief of Strategic Communications.
Review recent and historical documents on the AFRC Website, and elsewhere, and submit updates/corrections to the Chief of Strategic Communications to ensure historical accuracy and quality control of information in accordance with AFRC web policy and procedures.
Assist with developing scripts for video projects.
Review history manuscripts for NASA HQ, academic journals, and other organizations as requested by the Chief of Strategic Communications.
Organize history office symposia and other engagements as requested.
Research and write history papers for presentation at professional societies and other venues as requested.
Coordinate and/or research and write monographs, books, papers and related historical publications as defined by Chief of Strategic Communications and funded by NASA HQ Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate or other entities.
Organize documents (both electronic and paper) and store archival documents by topic. Create/maintain an electronic database to serve as a finding aid for all archival materials.
Collect and analyze flight logs of research aircraft assigned to the Armstrong Flight Research Center and preserve those of historical significance.
Review archival films and videotapes, catalog their contents, and prepare electronic finding aids. The review includes the review of archival films and coordinating the shipment of films for preservation and content transfer to electronic or other mediums by specialists.
Organize converted film electronic/video media and other video resources. Create an electronic database to serve as a finding aid for all archival materials in such a way that it will enable users to search for video materials by airplane, pilot (if identifiable), and project.
Prepare reports on the status of holdings, their organization and their inclusion in the electronic index.
In consultation with Chief, Strategic Communications Office, develop a schedule of technical papers and history publications consistent with program and project activities and priorities.
Submit quarterly progress report and accomplishments to the NASA Chief Historian.
Location Information: Primary facility is located at Edwards Air Force Base, California. An additional facility is located in Palmdale, California - AFRC Building 703, Palmdale, California.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PhD in History or related field and knowledge in Aerospace technology.
Seven (7) years of practical experience documenting and publishing recorded history of federal organization from local and national perspective.
License, Cert or Registration:
Current driver's license, proof of U.S. citizenship and the ability to satisfy a background investigation to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Special knowledge, skills, & abilities:
Have a working knowledge of computers, proficient in Microsoft Office Products, Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.
All qualifications, education, and experience listed in the job description must be able to be demonstrated at an appropriate level for the position through evaluation of the resume, testing, and an interview process as appropriate. Meeting of all qualifications, education, and experience requirements will be at the discretion of Human Resources and the Hiring Manager.