Ohio History Service Corps – Community Surveyor

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By Ohio Historical Society
800 E 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio
Salary 12,100 Stipend, Mileage, Plus 5,500 Education Award with Successful Completion of Hours
Deadline 08/26/2013
For More
Name: Jerolyn Barbee
Title: Director of Ohio History Service Corps, AmeriCorps Program
Phone: 614-297-2326


Four Ohio History Service Corps members serve in the Preservation Corps and will survey historic properties to identify and record historic themes and buildings, focusing on the mid-20th century, from 1940-1970, historic properties associated with African-American history, women’s history and other under-represented groups, and additional local survey priorities as appropriate in three Ohio communities: Cleveland (2 positions), Columbus (1 position), and Piqua, Ohio (1 position). A working knowledge of architectural styles and terminology, Ohio history, and experience in research and writing is required. Bachelor’s degree in American History, Architecture, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field is required. Some educational and work or volunteer experience in historic preservation with some knowledge of state and federal preservation programs is desired. Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office products is required. Proficiency in Photoshop and/or WordPress preferred but not required. These AmeriCorps positions will be full-time with service from September 9, 2013 to August 31, 2014. Members must complete a minimum of 1,700 hours to be eligible for the education award. All Ohio History Service Corps members will receive training in volunteer management, meeting facilitation, train-the-trainer, collections digitization, community mapping, historic preservation, and heritage tourism/community-based economic development. They will also attend one statewide conference, which can include the Ohio Local History Alliance annual meeting and regional meetings as well as the Heritage Ohio conference. They will be required to participate in National Days of Service and AmeriCorps Week.


  • Develop and Execute Programming for Host Organization 
  • Complete Historic Building Eligibility Surveys 
  • Utilize the Ohio Historic Inventory I-form for Documentation 
  • Capture and Edit Digital Photography 
  • Recruit, Train, and Manage Volunteers 
  • Produce and Self-edit Literature 
  • Provide Quarterly Reports 
  • Build Capacity between Local, Regional, and National History, Preservation, and Related Organizations 
  • Facilitate Meetings


Applicants need to have a bachelor’s degree in American History, Architecture, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or a related field. Community service, mapping, and preservation experience a plus.

How to Apply

Applicants will apply at http://my.americorps.gov Visit the website and search for "Ohio History Service Corps". Position description available at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=42018&fromSearch=true