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Neighborhood Historian Positions at Littleglobe and Santa Fe Public Libraries 2022 

Littleglobe and SFPL are looking for Santa Fe residents, students and families to join a team of story gatherers, filmmakers and oral historians to learn the technical tools of digital oral history gathering, archiving and to help amplify stories of the Santa Fe community.

 

Neighborhood Historians is a pilot public-private story-based neighborhood project in Santa Fe, working in collaboration with residents, families, neighborhoods, community-based organizations, public libraries, schools and the City of Santa Fe to share the tools of multimedia storytelling to the diverse people who live here. Participants in the Neighborhood Historians program will be trained in audio and video tools to gather, edit and archive the stories of neighborhood residents.

  • Littleglobe will be offering 5 positions who will be paid stipends of $500 to gather and edit an oral history-based video.
  • The Santa Fe Public Libraries will also be offering 5 positions with $500 stipends to gather and then archive oral histories.

Applicants can also apply to both programs and make a combined $1000 stipend, conducting oral histories, creating a short film and archiving stories.

 

Please click HERE for more details.

 

Application deadline is January 12thplease apply here

The Neighborhood Historians project addresses the imperative need for community-centered history-gathering, where the process is just as important as the content being recorded.

A major component in this early 2022 project is training community members to BE the storytellers. To do so, Littleglobe and the Santa Fe Public Library will train Santa Fe residents to use professional recording equipment, gather oral histories among their friends and family, edit their recordings into fluid storytelling, and archive their creations in a public digital repository hosted by the Santa Fe Public Library.

In addition to documenting and amplifying community memory, we hope to foster a sense of belonging and cultural ownership among Santa Feans, providing space for Santa Feans to tell their own stories on their own terms. Through community workshops, story booths, story sharing events and skills training, the Neighborhood Historians project seeks to empower Santa Feans to become co-creators of a rich living history, encouraging community dialogue, healing, and the collective determination of where our story goes from here

 

Become a neighborhood historian and get paid to tell stories!

Tell the world who you are and what you love. Share stories of the people in your life, their experiences, and their dreams for the future.

Mentors from Littleglobe’s film team, Santa Fe Public Libraries’ Nuestra Santa Fe program, and the Manitos Community Memory Project will work with students, classrooms, community-based programs, families, neighbors, and other Santa Fe residents and provide training and mentorship for story gatherers and oral historians.

Receive a $500 stipend for working with us!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Youth ages 15-19, families, Santa Fe residents

HOW MUCH TIME WILL THE PROGRAM REQUIRE?

We are flexible and anticipate participants will work 5-10 hours per week

HOW DO I APPLY

Contact Dylan Tenorio: DYLAN@LITTLEGLOBE.ORG or at 505.980.6218

This program is made possible thanks to the Santa Fe Public Library, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, Littleglobe, NewMexicoWomen.org, National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts & Culture Program, Manitos Community Memory Project, Capital High School, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

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