The Neighborhood Stories Project is a storytelling initiative developed by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS). The project aims to gather and permanently preserve the stories of New York City community members – connecting local history with the records of City government maintained in the collections of the Municipal Archives and Library. One goal is to “put the community in the archive” by empowering local residents to provide their own rich historical narrative and to encourage them to reflect on how the past connects to their lives, their families, and their future. By partnering with community gardens and other local bedrock institutions in communities, the project will explore the history of each neighborhood through the voices of long-time residents and the impact of government decisions on each community.
The Project Coordinator will effectively coordinate the oral narratives project. The successful applicant will have previous experience in project management, administrative tasks, and community engagement. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing all aspects of the storytelling project and will work closely with the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers for the project. The Project Coordinator will report to the Director of Community & External Affairs.
Time commitment: 20 – 25 hours/week
This is a temporary position, which is currently scheduled to run from February 2021 to May 2021.
Neighborhood Stories Project Coordinator Job Description 2021-01 (1)