Smarthistory is searching for an established art historian (Ph.D. required), with a specialization in American art history, extensive teaching experience, and superior writing skills to create and consult on learning content for Seeing America, an ambitious, ground-breaking initiative to develop a free, comprehensive, multimedia learning resource developed and distributed by Smarthistory together with a consortium of museums.
The editor will author 18 brief framing essays, consult on content development, and review content for coherence and accuracy. The ability to convey complex historical material in an engaging and accessible manner is crucial. She/he will work with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker of Smarthistory. The editor will work as an independent contractor, and can be remote, although residence in the New York City area is a plus. The editor will be required to attend three, two-day convenings at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (travel costs will be covered).
The duration of this position is approximately 30 months ending December 2019. The editor will receive a stipend of $20,000.
Applications must include the following material:
- a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position
- a curriculum vitae including education, employment, honors, publications, and courses taught
- a copy of a published paper or writing sample
- names and contact information for three references