The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is seeking a Historical Grant Consultants who are passionate about helping others uncover and celebrate their local history. This is an exciting opportunity to help the Foundation expand its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program commemorating historic people, places or things in the State of New York. This is ideal for someone wishing to work remotely, maintain a flexible work schedule, and use state-of-the art grant making software.

Background:
The Foundation established a Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program in 2006 to fully fund NYS historic markers. Our trustees strongly believe that historic markers not only educate the public, but help foster historic tourism. To date, we have funded over 400 markers in 50 counties across New York State. In 2014, the Foundation expanded into Ohio and now funds Historic Markers in 16 Ohio counties. The Foundation’s Historic Marker Grant Program has rigorous standards and only accepts primary source documents, with the exception of a limited number of scholarly-vetted secondary sources.

Scope of Work:
• Assist grant applicants in locating documentation needed to validate text of proposed historic marker.
• Assistant grant applicants in rewriting marker inscription to meet Foundation requirements.
• Work directly with applicants including local governments, public historians, historical societies and other not-for-profit organizations via telephone, email and Foundation’s on-line grant management system.
• Communicate with Foundation staff on a regular and timely basis.
• Submit progress reports as requested by Foundation.
• Complete work within assigned timeline.

Requirements:
• Extensive knowledge of New York State history including the creation of government and legal records.
• Ability to identify primary sources for historical research.
• Knowledge of location of primary sources to assist grantees in their search.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Patience and demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and personalities with various levels of knowledge of historical records.
• Excellent on-line research skills.
• Ability to use grant software.
• Preferred graduate level study in history or related fields.

If interested, please apply to paula@wgpfoundation.org