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Committee Coordinator, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston, MA

Committee Coordinator Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience

ABOUT: The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston's Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned and added to UMass and CHSNE's digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and publicize the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West
  • Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings
  • Record minutes at monthly committee meetings
  • Support the committee's recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations
  • Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High level of organization
  • Strong people skills
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of people, including organizations, individuals, and volunteers
  • Computer skills including email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus
  • Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on June 1st and June 2nd

START: January 2018

PAY: $18-$20/hr

APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

Chinese Historic Society of New England (CHSNE) | chsne.org/ CHSNE is a nonprofit entity incorporated in Massachusetts in 1992. Located in the historic China Trade Center in Boston's Chinatown, CHSNE is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. To implement its mission, CHSNE works on multiple projects: preserving physical sites of historical importance to the development of the Chinese American community; holding public educational events that incorporate history and the humanities to enhance intercultural understanding of the Chinese American community; and collaborating with other institutions in the arts, history, humanities, and education. CHSNE collects, preserves and displays artifacts, oral and printed materials, and other manifestations of Chinese American legacy donated by community members and institutions. 

Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) | tinyurl.com/MMRS18 The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. To date, the project has digitized nearly 8,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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