The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the official charitable non-profit partner to the National Park Service (NPS). NPF, in partnership with NPS, is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for an Oral Historian Consultant to support the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park (MALU), a unit of the National Park System. MALU includes the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth home and neighboring properties on Auburn Avenue, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Park Visitor Center, Fire Station No. 6, and the recently acquired Life Home on Sunset Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia.  NPF is seeking an Oral Historian to conduct sensitive oral histories to support NPS’s work to design exhibitions, prepare interpretation, and preserve these critical resources and stories. NPF seeks proposals from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The consultant will be an independent consultant and not an employee of NPF.

Selection Process: All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. Selection will be based on the applicant’s ability to meet and exceed program requirements and required outcomes. The selected contractor will enter into an agreement with the National Park Foundation, which will serve as the contracting party and funder of this position.

For additional information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, please visit:

Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and/or CV, qualifications, examples of similar past projects (preferably with the National Park Service), the dollar amount of general liability insurance coverage, or evidence of insurability.   

The RFP is attached here.


Submit proposals via e-mail and direct questions to:
Angel Thompson, Project Manager, Cultural Resources
National Park Foundation
(202) 796- 3144