Hi, I’m Carleton Gholz.
I’m an experienced leader in public history specifically in the realms of arts-nonprofit management, contemporary mediamaking, and cultural heritage and strategy.
And I’m looking for kind people who care about public history
and cultural justice
Do you need a speaker, consultant, or a temporary teammate? I’ll come to you (virtually at the moment)! But full-time work should be remote friendly or based on the East Coast.
Read on (or survey my LinkedIn page
) to learn what I can do for you!
Why hire me?
My public practice includes engaging residents
, convening stakeholders
, leading crowdfunding
, writing grants
, managing governance
, selecting records
, curating exhibitions
, producing recording sessions
, mentoring young scholars
, and advising local, State, and Federal officials on their roles in protecting and encouraging intangible cultural heritage.
My historical practice includes archival research
, co-creating oral history interviews
, managing physical and digital collections
, surveying and salvaging collections and estates
, researching and writing historical makers
, and creating curricula at the secondary and collegiate levels.
A privilege to serve
For the last twenty years it has been a privilege to celebrate and document my hometown’s progressive music, arts, and political legacies, first as a journalist
, then as a scholar
, and most recently as the Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit community-based archive.
How do we do this?
If you are a government agency, nonprofit, or other mission-driven organization, I’d be excited to talk to you.
Consulting & Contract Work
We could do a one-day workshop, a multi-week consulting projects, or part-time contract work. Let’s talk through your needs first and we can design something that works for your team and your budget.
A full-time leadership role
You might be seeking an Executive Director, Lead Historian, Media Producer, Community Engagement Director, or Cultural Policy Head. Regardless of the title, I'll lead your team to success.
Can you get to that?