Student Employment

Part-time Employment Opportunities: The Center hires public humanities students on a limited basis to provide research, programming, and administrative support for its projects and programs, and for some Center-related work elsewhere at Brown University. These jobs might include transcription of oral histories; research, planning, or logistical support for Center initiatives; and collections management tasks.

Humanities Jobs: The Center also provides funds for public humanities MA students who work part-time at local humanities organizations. Through this  program, public humanities students can supplement their incomes, learn valuable skills, enhance their  credentials, and expand their professional networks. The Center cultivates job opportunities through its local humanities connections. Students may choose from these positions or seek a position at a humanities organization on their own. These jobs are governed by strict rules about hours of work and reporting of hours, and organizations or students that do not follow these rules may be excluded from the program.

All jobs sponsored by the Brown Center for Public Humanities  are paid at the rate of $15 per hour. Students may not work for more than 260 hours over the course of the year, although they may work at up to two humanities organizations so long as the combined hours do not exceed annual total. Salary support from the Center is available exclusively during the academic year.

Students who are interested in any of these employment opportunities should contact Ronald Potvin for more information. 

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