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Volunteer opportunity description
Develop your love of history, learn about archival work, and help the public uncover the past by becoming a volunteer at the National Archives at New York City.
The National Archives serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage.We ensure continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government.We support democracy, promote civic education, and facilitate historical understanding of our national experience.
Education assistants help develop educational resources based on primary sources from the National Archives. They research our records for educational programs, exhibits, and social media platforms. They develop educational materials and workshops using primary source documents.
Applications may be submitted at any time. Upon receipt of a written application, we will call all qualified applicants to arrange an interview for further consideration.
All Education Assistants are required to have fingerprints and a full background check. We expect volunteers to commit to 4-8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.
This position requires attention to detail along with a good working knowledge of various Microsoft Office computer software applications.
Willingness and ability to research National Archives records.
General knowledge of history and teaching experience is beneficial.
Commitment to lifelong learning.
Knowledge of and interest in history and archives.
- Ability to work with others.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times