The Research and Evaluation Assistant will work closely with the Assistant Director to develop of formal evaluation of the Center’s past internship programs. S/He will assist in the development and implementation of evaluations and analyze the data collected from previous interns at the Center. In addition to assisting with the evaluation, the Assistant will help identify potential funding opportunities for the Center internship program. This position will allow the Assistant to gain insight into the operation and management of small historical organization as well as a deeper understanding of working with interns. The Assistant will acquire evaluation, development, administrative, and management skills while working at Center. For examples of duties and responsibilities, qualifications, requirements and application information, please visit http://southcountyhistorycenter.org/volunteer-and-internship-opportunities. Applications due April 26, 2019.
About South County History Center
The South County History Center was originally founded as the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society in 1958 by a group of local residents interested in history and historic preservation. The Society drew its name from the 1658 Pettaquamscutt Purchase, in which settlers purchased 49 square miles from the Narragansett Sachems.
In 2015, the Society embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning process, possible thanks to generous support from the Rhode Island Foundation, in order adapt the Society’s strategies and practices to better meet the changing needs of our community. Through this community-focused effort, the Society developed a new vision for the future: to become a leading research and archival center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of South County’s rich and diverse history. To better represent this new vision, the Society began operating under a new name, the South County History Center, in May 2016.
The mission of the South County History Center is to lead the discovery and preservation of South County’s unique history.