Military, Post-war (1945 and after), World War I and Interwar (1914-1941)
The National World War II Museum is hiring a Genealogy Researcher responsible for finding and contacting individuals to support active cases of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The position will assist with DPAA efforts to inform the families of the missing and locate, recover, and identify remains of missing military personnel by providing genealogy research to uncover family members and descendants. The objective of this effort is to locate, assess, and copy pertinent historical material relating to the fallen service members, while also providing contact information and follow-up so that these contemporaries can aid DPAA’s scientific procedures to confirm the identities of the remains of missing military personnel. The position will seek out online resources, interpersonal networks, family members and relatives, and other resources as necessary. The position will also be an integral part of The National World War II Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum's mission of informing the public on the role of the U.S. citizen-soldier in World War II.
The National World War II Museum is one of the nation’s premier historical museums and cultural institutions. Located in the vibrant Warehouse/Arts District in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world--why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.
Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
The qualified candidate will possess genealogy certification. For those already certified, an M.A. degree in history will serve as a preferred qualification. Demonstrated experience of genealogical research and interpersonal networking skills are desired, as is demonstrated experience in the historical interview process and World War II-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.
Originally founded in 2000 as the D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #4 museum in the country, and an unforgettable way to experience World War II--from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American soldier abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail..., the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.
Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. A capital expansion program includes the construction of two additional pavilions in coming years, cementing the institution as a state-of-the-art educational institution and a premiere destination for travelers from around the world.