Public Historian Announcement

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is seeking a part-time Public Historian to help our website more fully and equitably represent the wide variety of LGBTQ+ religious movements in the U.S. The focus of this position will be collecting biographical and historical information from religious communities and activists that are not well represented in mainstream archival holdings—communities of color, non-Christian religious traditions and diverse gender/sexual expressions.

The responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Research and networking to identify key activists and leaders in diverse elements of LGBTQ+ religious movements in the U.S.
  • Gather biographical profiles of these leaders/activists for posting on the website.
  • Conduct oral history interviews with select leaders.
  • Propose exhibits, webinars and other digital presentations of the history of alternative expressions in LGBTQ+ religious movements.
  • Work with an intern as available and appropriate.

The Public Historian will be supervised by the Executive Director and work in collaboration with the LGBTQ-RAN staff team. The Public Historian will participate in LGBTQ-RAN online staff meetings every three weeks.

This is a contract position with an average of six hours a week and will be compensated with a monthly stipend of $600. This is a remote position and the person will provide their own work space and equipment for online research and work.

Since LGBTQ-RAN amplifies the voices and stories of diverse groups within LGBTQ religious movements, we are seeking applications from members of diverse communities and traditions. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested persons can send a cover letter and resume to LGBTQ-RAN Executive Director Mark Bowman at mark@lgbtqreligiousarchives.org by June 1, 2021. Candidates should indicate education and/or experience related to history, communication, research and writing.

LGBTQ-RAN is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, height, weight or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.