Posted by Willy Franzen on December 12, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
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I’m not a big fan of museums unless they’re super-focused on a specific topic. I get kind of bored looking at random collections of stuff, but when a museum or an exhibit tells a story, then I get interested. I’m sure I’d be fascinated at any one of the “Sites of Conscience” that are in the network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, which is a New York City based non-profit organization that is “dedicated to helping historic sites inspire social consciousness and action.” The sites in the network are “specifically dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies,” and there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with at least one of them. Remembering our history is essential to moving forward on human rights issues, and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience ensures that our history is accessible and delivered in a compelling way.
Some of the sites in the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience’s network include the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA; the Gulag Museum at Perm-36 in Russia; the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY (I drove by this so many times when I was at Cornell); the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York, NY; and Constitution Hill in South Africa. There are plenty more, and you can get a better fell for the sites by watching this video (e-mail readers should click through):
You’re probably wondering what exactly the Coalition does— it “provides member sites with direct funding for civic engagement programs; organizes learning exchanges ranging from one-on-one collaborations to international conferences; and conducts strategic advocacy for sites and the Sites of Conscience movement.” If that sounds like a movement that you want to be part of, then you should check out Jobs at International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Right now they’re looking for a Communications Associate (posted on Idealist). It’s not quite entry level, but I think it’s still worth a look for new and recent grads.
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