Armenian Museum of America

65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Date Posted:
December 13, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Oral History Research Assistant


The Armenian Museum of America seeks graduate students to assist with cataloguing our collection of oral histories that include genocide survivor testimonies, in anticipation of our new interactive Genocide exhibition. Working under the direction of Exhibition Curator, Collections Manager, and Guest Curator, students will:

· Update index of interview recordings to make searchable by identifying keywords discussed in each interview such as locations, types of experiences, family names, etc. (samples to be provided)
· Transcribe interviews or prepare summaries of interviews
· Help identify and curate the most relevant interviews to be shared in exhibition

This project will support the development of our new Genocide exhibition, and provide benefits to the students including:

· Experience working with primary source materials
· Experience working under the direction of senior researchers
· Funding to help offset their college expenses

· Education in Armenian Studies/History, Oral History, or a related field
· Experience working with oral histories preferred, but not required
· Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
· Work will be remote, but may require occasional on-site meetings
· Preference will be given to those with relevant language skills
How To Apply:
Please submit CV, cover letter, a short writing sample (no more than two pages), and names of three references
Apply by:
January 31, 2022
About this Organization:
The Armenian Museum of America is the largest Armenian Museum in the Diaspora. It has grown into a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that illustrate the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the Museum’s collections hold more than 25,000 artifacts including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, 1,000 stamps and maps, 30,000 books, 3,000 textiles and 180 Armenian inscribed rugs, and an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations, and various other objects. The collection includes historically significant objects, including five of the Armenian Bibles printed in Amsterdam in 1666.

But the Armenian Museum is more than just a storehouse of artifacts. It’s a living museum and library which offers exhibits and diverse cultural and literary programs to its members and the community at large. It is where Armenian-Americans can visit to discover their roots and where people of all ethnic backgrounds can see how the story of the Armenian people plays a vital part within the rich cultural symphony that is America..