Summer 2023 Assistants Needed for Hidden Histories of the Founding Era

The Omohundro Institute is looking for two graduate students to work as assistants to the teaching staff for the 2023 OI-NEH Hidden Histories of the Founding Era (Hidden Histories).

The assignment will include the two sessions of the Hidden Histories workshop, June 25-30 and July 9-14, as well as the two weeks before the workshop begins. The contract period will begin Monday, June 12 and end Saturday, July 15. Hours will vary and some weekend work will be necessary.

Duties include assisting the instructors for the course (for example, the assembly of reading packets and other materials as well as the monitoring of a/v equipment during class sessions) and assisting workshop participants with logistical needs (for example, moving into temporary campus housing, locating campus buildings, and using campus services such as wifi, etc.). Assistants will report to OI staff.

Assistants must be William & Mary students in good standing in a graduate program during both the application period and during the contract period. They must also receive written authorization from their advisor if offered the job. Assistants also must be present in Williamsburg and available to work during the entire contract period. Assistants must have a valid driver’s license.

Payment for the assignment is $4,000 of taxable income and will be disbursed in two installments by the Omohundro Institute. Assistants will be responsible for paying all taxes on these earnings.

To apply, send an abbreviated c.v. and a cover letter to Martha Howard ( by 5:00 pm ET, Monday, April 17. Interviews will be conducted during the week of April 24. (Interviews can be conducted via Zoom if the applicant is not in Williamsburg at that time.)