State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 30, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Requisition No: 428952

Agency: Department of State

Working Title: DOS- HISTORIAN III - 45001050

Position Number: 45001050

Salary: $38,659.92- $43,500.00

Posting Closing Date: 08/28/2021

Department of State

Historian III (State Folklorist)

Division of Arts & Culture

Open Competitive

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree with a major in folklore, cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology or related field and three years progressive experience in a public folklore or comparable role; or a master's degree with a major in folklore, cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology or related field and two years of experience as noted above.

  • Ability to read, write, and converse fluently in Spanish and/or French.
  • Experience in video and audio production.

Special Note:
  • Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.
  • Occasional overnight travel required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and management expertise in support of the administration and operation of the Florida Folklife Program.

Actively lead and participate in the identification, documentation, interpretation and promotion of folk resources.

Develop and administer grants in support of the program and program initiatives.

Serve as a liaison to the Florida Folklife Council and the Florida Folklore Society.

Conduct the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program.

Performs other work related duties as required.


Knowledge of folklife and presentation of related materials, public relations and communication.

Skill in a/v and photographic equipment.

Ability to write grants and implement budgets, ability to produce reports.

Ability to work with people from different cultures.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment. If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints. We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.


We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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