Join The Team

Historical Researcher

Are you passionate about helping others uncover and celebrate their local history? The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is expanding its historic roadside marker grant programs and looking for collaborative individuals to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to help local communities commemorate historic people, places or things with roadside markers nationwide. This position can be full-time with benefits, or part-time, and is located in our Syracuse, New York office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Review assigned historic marker grant applications to ensure primary source documentation is included to verify all proposed marker inscriptions
  • Evaluate, understand and interpret records created by individuals, organizations and local governments
  • Provide guidance to grant applicants in locating primary source documentation as well as conduct individual research on their behalf
  • Work directly with government agencies, public historians, historical societies and other not-for-profit organizations via telephone, email and Foundation’s online grant management system
  • Assist applicants in rewriting marker inscriptions to meet Foundation requirements
  • Write marker descriptions for individual marker pages on digital marker map found on Foundation’s website

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, public history or related field
  • Extensive research identifying and using primary source documents
  • Experience in public history and/or public engagement

Skill Sets:

  • Possess excellent online research skills to locate primary source documents
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Proven ability to collaborate with team members and meet deadlines
  • Capable of working with a variety of individuals with various levels of knowledge of historical records
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@wgpfoundation.org


Seeking Legends and Lore® Partners

If you and your organization would like to help raise folklore awareness in your state as a partner of our Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, contact us at 315-913-4060 or legends@wgpfoundation.org.

For more about the program, visit our Legends & Lore page.


Intern with Us

Are you interested in careers related to history or patient care, particularly those facing a blood cancer diagnosis? Then consider interning with the Pomeroy Foundation! Contact us to inquire whether we currently have any internship opportunities and let us know your area of expertise.