UnEarthed Project Ethical Archiving Consultant

Golden Bricks Events
Deadline: 3/30/2024

Golden Bricks Events (GBE) is an event producer creating special events and festivals that showcase the voices and faces of people of color in the outdoors. Our signature events include: Refuge Outdoor Festival, a 3-day outdoor event; Sundaes Outside: A Celebration of Black Folks, a showcase celebrating the rich contributions of Black folks & nature; and Refuge Day, a shorter version of our signature full festival featuring seasonal outdoor-focused workshops, demos, and performances. All are welcome – POCs and allies.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the UnEarthed Project Ethical Archiving Consultant will be responsible for developing the safety, ethics, and data management framework of the overall Public Lands Unearthed project, which is archiving accounts of people of color on public lands. This position plays a pivotal role in a larger collaborative initiative to diversify public land narratives and uplift underrepresented stories. The applicant must have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively; possess critical thinking, organizational, and research skills; and have interpersonal skills for potential subject interviews. The ideal consultant should have a passion for racial and environmental justice and a deep understanding of the importance of BIPOC voices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Develop and implement safety and ethical guidelines for data collection and storytelling.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and privacy concerns related to the collection and sharing of oral histories.
  • Outreach to potential archival partners.
  • Provide recommendations for long-term data preservation and accessibility.
  • Train project staff on best practices in ethical storytelling and data management.
  • Help develop oral history collection & sharing structure
  • Develop a catalog system for found sources and collected data.
  • Facilitate team collaboration and report on project progress.
  • Participate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice training opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate should have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and/or training. Experience in project management, especially related to community-led initiatives or oral history projects. Looking for candidates with familiarity with environmental justice and the impacts of historical injustices on BIPOC communities. Highly qualified candidates should have experience working with youth and creating educational programs. Must be able to take initiative in a self-starter environment. A passion for outdoor recreation, diversity, and commitment to ongoing learning are highly valued. Must be proficient in the Microsoft & Google Suites with an ability to learn new systems and platforms quickly.

Compensation: $23-$26/hour. This is a 6-month contract, 15 hours/week.

Apply at: https://forms.gle/r5mb3YyZQHHbZoKf8