The International Commission of the History of Oceanography (ICHO) seeks a graduate student to support its online activities on the Commission’s official website.
The Fellow will be responsible for a number of projects and maintenance duties, noted below, and will receive a $480 honorarium. The duration of the fellowship is six months. This part-time position (about 1 hour weekly) can be held concurrently and in addition to other academic student employment or outside employment. Duties will commence in November 2020.
The International Commission of the History of Oceanography (ICHO) is a global body devoted to linking scholars, writers, and teachers interested in the history of the marine sciences, broadly defined.
The Graduate Fellow will support the website’s co-editors in the some of the following tasks, depending on interests and skills:
• Web round-up / Write blogs
• Maintain ICHO Twitter account (ex: Post announcements)
Compiling / maintaining resource information:
• Update the “resources” page of the website
• Improve the ICHO shared Zotero library (ex: improving identifying tags)
• Reports on archives / special collections
• Maintaining a list/database of members
The ideal candidate for the Graduate Fellow position would be:
● A current graduate student in any field of study
● An excellent writer and editor who has media experience and/or is able to translate complex research and concepts into easy-to-understand language and/or synthesize various materials under a theme
● Comfortable with social media (ICHO maintains both Facebook and Twitter accounts)
● Familiar with WordPress
● Committed to ICHO’s mission to promote the history of the marine sciences
How to Apply:
The review of applications will begin on October 23rd and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates can apply by emailing a CV and a paragraph explaining your fit for the position to both Antony Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Katharina Steiner (email@example.com).