2021-2022 Digital Archive Student Brand Ambassador Application
The HistoryMakers is committed to preserving, developing, and providing easy access to its internationally recognized archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. It is looking for a passionate and highly motivated student brand ambassador at each of our subscribing institutions to help do so. This paid position provides a unique opportunity to:
-->Learn valuable research, presentation, marketing, and communications skills;
-->Engage with an innovative non-profit;
-->Promote the effective use of a one-of-a-kind digital archive in and outside of the classroom (in-person, hybrid, or virtual); and
-->Receive on-the-job training and a portfolio that will make you more marketable for employers.
For you to become one of our student brand ambassadors, your college or university must already subscribe to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive (please refer to third page of this form). If selected, you will begin in summer (June) 2021, when you will learn how to use The HistoryMakers Digital Archive effectively as a research tool. You will work in virtual sessions with other student brand ambassadors at other colleges and universities to develop your individual projects and themes for The HistoryMakers weekly newsletters and social media campaigns. You will also develop a marketing plan to promote the use of The HistoryMakers Digital Archive at your school during the 2021-2022 academic year.
You must be a current sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student and able to commit to 10 hours per week from Summer (June) 2021 through the full academic year (May 2022).
If interested, please complete the following application. You will be prompted to:
-->Upload your resume/CV with a copy of your unofficial transcripts(s);
-->Complete a typing speed test and a Microsoft Excel test;
-->Include a 500-word, single-spaced essay on why you should be chosen to serve as The HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassador for your college or university and how you can meet and/or exceed the requirements stated. Please be as specific as possible.
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