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Jobs and Internships

Term-tenure track position in Public History, Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a term-tenure track position in Public History with expertise in post-1865 United States History. Applicants must be committed to working closely with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced course in public history, upper-division courses in area of specialty, a United States history survey from 1865, and first-year interdisciplinary general education courses. We are especially interested in candidates who could offer one or more upper-division courses in subfields of public history and American social history.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Public History, University of West Georgia

  • Open Date: 08/27/2018
  • Close Date: 11/15/2018
  • The Department of History at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in public history beginning August 1, 2019, at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate public history courses and U.S. History surveys, administering public history projects and supervising students at the Center for Public History, co-directing the public history program, serving on graduate thesis committees, and working with community and public history agencies.


Part-time Assistant Archivist, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

  • Open Date: 08/30/2018
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The Manhattan College and De La Salle Christian Brothers Archives seeks a trained archivist to assist on a part-time basis in the processing of collections and in helping support office operations. Responsibilities include: Physical arrangement and description of archival collections; describing and documenting collections using ArchivesSpace database, the in-house Archives content management system; preparing and encoding finding aids; assisting in outreach via the Archives website, including digitizing content, working on online exhibitions; assisting in providing reference service including responding to research requests and overseeing the reading room.


Curator, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library, Charleston, SC

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The MUSC Libraries seeks a creative, service-oriented, and forward-thinking individual to join our leadership team as the Curator, Waring Historical Library. Responsibilities include: providing strategic direction for the programs of the Waring Historical Library, the University Archives, Digital Library, Macaulay Museum of Dental History, and Waring Library Society; processing and maintaining archival collections, including manuscripts, books, artifacts, art, and ephemera; documenting and scheduling conservation of materials; participating in the development of online and physical exhibits; serving as faculty advisor for the Student Medical History Club; facilitating IP 732 “Topics in the History of the Health Sciences” interprofessional elective, senior history rotations, and other student-directed research projects; responding to complex reference requests and patron services, in support of the University Archivist; presenting lectures about the history of MUSC and the history of medicine to internal and external audiences; researching and publishing public and academic history materials based on and promoting library collections.


Assistant Research Scholar: Cold War Collections Project Archivist, New York University

  • Open Date: 08/31/2018
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The Archival Collections Management Department at New York University seeks a skilled and knowledgeable professional for a 3 year, temporary Project Archivist appointment. The Cold War Collections Project Archivist will accession, process, and describe new and existing Cold War era collections in the holdings of the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archive. The incumbent’s work will be done in support of Tamiment’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, and will align with the research and curatorial needs of the Center’s fellows and curators.


Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Archives, & Digital Services, University of Missouri – Columbia

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Associate University Librarian (AUL) for the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Services.  Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries (University Librarian), this position provides dynamic leadership and strategic vision to special collections, archives, and digital services at the University of Missouri.  The AUL is responsible for creating local and regional partnerships, building capacity for the Division through grants and fundraising, and directing the operations of the Division in a wide variety of functional areas, including collection development, processing, digitization, and public services.


Digital Archives and Technologies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley

  • Open Date: 05/02/2018
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Digital Archives and Technologies Librarian to oversee the born-digital archives program and coordinate the in-house use of archival technologies in The Bancroft Library. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: designing and implementing procedures and workflows for archival appraisal, accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital material; appraising and providing original description for born digital and hybrid archival collections; assessing emerging technologies and implementing and applying tools used in the special collections and archival communities.


Assistant Managing Editor – Editing, Design, and Production Group, Duke University Press

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: 09/14/2018
  • Duke University Press is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor (Coordinating Editor)to oversee the editorial processes for a set of journals primarily in the areas of humanities and social science. Responsibilities include: evaluating manuscripts submitted for publication. Determine level of editing that is required to maintain high standards and assess areas of manuscripts that require special focus; overseeing freelance copyeditors. Provide instructions for improving comprehensibility of prose, correcting technical errors, and imposing style guide. Review and critique work of freelance editors. For areas not covered in style guide and for solving complicated editorial issues, review style manuals and independently choose best course of action. Copyediting manuscripts, improving comprehensibility of prose, correcting technical errors, and imposing style guide. For areas not covered in style guide and for solving complicated editorial issues, review style manuals and independently choose best course of action.


Oral History Summer School: Weekend Oral History Workshop, Brooklyn, NY

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A (Program starts 09/14/2018)
  • This hands-on workshop––open to all––is based on our popular 10-day intensive, covering oral history theory, method and practice. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll address interview techniques, recording tutorials, ethics, memory, trauma, annotation and experimental outcomes. Come all ye documentarians, journalists, artists, media-makers, educators and those looking to learn new things in good company! No experience necessary.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Afro-Latinx Studies. Indiana University

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: 10/01/2018 (For Best Consideration Date)
  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invites applications for a tenured associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor position in Afro-Latinx Studies. Candidates should be innovative scholar-teachers who conceptualize race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, and other forms of identity in intersectional ways and who work to cross-pollinate ideas among various fields of inquiry. We welcome applications from candidates working on topics such as Afro-Latino/a/x and Afro-Indigenous communities; urban policy; health inequities; social movements; immigration and citizenship; intersectional feminism(s), sexuality, and representation of people of color in media, music, literature, religion, and art. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work transcends direct comparisons between the experiences of distinct ethnic or racial groups and focuses instead on how multiple forms of personal identity can intersect to shape new patterns of social, cultural, and political change, as well as a new understanding of the past.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Metadata Librarian, Oklahoma State University Library

  • Open Date: 07/06/2018 Close Date: Open until filled
  • The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative, tenure-track faculty members with a passion for metadata along with new and emerging technologies, who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. As the Assistant/Associate Professor, Metadata Librarian you will provide collaboration and vision as part of the Metadata Team, create descriptive metadata for digital collections and audit existing metadata to improve discovery and access. You will also facilitate metadata upload and/or harvesting into a variety of discovery systems and advise Library departments in the application of established and emerging schema.


Director, Research Center, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA

  • Open Date: N/A Close Date: N/A
  • The Georgia Historical Society is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of the Research Center who will serve as the team leader for the library and archives. The role of the Director of the Research Center is to lead, plan, manage, and oversee a private library and archival collection and to ensure the provision of high-quality reference services to patrons. The Director of the Research Center works closely with the Executive Vice President and the President to ensure that the work in the library and archives is in keeping with the strategic goals and objectives of the institution.


Student Conservation Association, Internships, National Park Service

  • Open/Close Date: Depends on internship
  • The Student Conservation Association seeks driven students to serve as internships at various national parks. From Yosemite National Park to the Dinosaur National Monument, the Student Conservation Association will provide internships that will give students much experience within the National Park Service.


General Mills, Archives Department Internship Minneapolis, MN

  • Open Date: N/A Close Date: N/A
  • General Mills is searching for an intern for its Archives Department. The position includes: cataloging assets using Sydney Enterprise Software; cataloging digital assets into MOJO, the company’s Digital Asset Management system; using proper archival preservation techniques to house and store assets; assisting with research requests; assisting with curation of exhibits and displays upon demand; the digitization of assets as needed; and providing access, use and evaluations of archival resources for individuals.


Manuscript & Archives Coordinator, California State University, Sacramento

  • Open Date: 08/29/2018 Close Date: 09/26/2018
  • California State University is searching for applicants for a Manuscript & Archives Coordinator position. The Manuscript & Archives Coordinator reports to the Head, Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). In collaboration with the Head the Manuscript Coordinator establishes policies and workflows for accessioning, processing, arrangement, and description. The position also includes developing and implementing priorities for processing historical collections and institutional archives in analog and digital formats, and working with SCUA and subject librarians on the appraisal of new collections and the intake of new acquisitions.


Archives/Museum Aide (Temporary), University of Wyoming – The American Heritage Center

  • Open Date: 08/29/2018 Close Date: 01/14/2019
  • The American Heritage Center (AHC) is looking for an Archives/Museum Aide. AHC is the University of Wyoming’s home for manuscript collections, rare books, and the university archives. This position is part of the Born Digital Archives unit. Working under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, the Digital Archives Aide will be responsible for transferring born-digital archival records to a secure server, and creating descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata. This position will work closely with the Digital Archivist, as well as members in other departments as necessary, including the supervisor for Content Listing.


Student Worker – LSTA Grant/Senator Paul Laxalt Processing Project (Has to be a full time UNR student) (Part-Time), University of Nevada, Reno

  • Open Date: 08/29/2018 Close Date: Open until filled
  • Student worker will assist with the organization and processing of the Paul Laxalt Papers, a large (over 800 boxes) U.S. senatorial manuscript collection, by assisting the Project Archivist and Manuscripts & Archives Librarian with the work by identifying box contents; finding the folders/materials on specific topics or areas of the papers and placing that information into an Excel spreadsheet; handling the organizational work by adding or rearranging materials into individual series and groups; labeling the folders; and placing folders in acid-free boxes into MARS. Additional work may be conducted using ArchivesSpace for the final preparation of the finding aid for the papers. Some digitization of selected materials may also be undertaken.


Senior Library Associate, George Washington University – Arthur D. Jenkins Library

  • Open Date: 08/29/2018 Close Date: N/A
  • George Washington University seeks applications for a Senior Library Associate. Reporting to the Senior Curator, the Senior Library Associate is responsible for the effective management of day-to-day operations and long-range planning for the Arthur D. Jenkins Library (ADJL). Duties are performed in accordance with ADJL’s mission to foster and facilitate the creation of textile arts knowledge by collecting and making accessible resources on the cultural, social, political, technical and economic importance of textiles in human history. Responsibilities include collection management, archives management, resource description, reference, promotion and outreach, and provision of editorial support to museum staff.


Archivist, Department of the Army – Monterey, California

  • Open Date: 08/30/2018 Close Date: 09/05/2018
  • The Department of the Army is searching for applications for an Archivist position. This position consists of: working in print, photographic, video, microfilm,/fiche, electronic and artifact mediums; maintaining associated databases; developing annual and other short and long term plans; and responding to requests with specific information.


African American Heritage Coordinator, Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Open Date: 8/15/2018 Close Date: Continuous
  • The Department of Archives and History in Columbia, SC is seeking applicants for an African American Heritage Coordinator position. The coordinator will: coordinate and promote the outreach activities of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission; coordinate updates and promotion of The Green Book of South Carolina: A Travel Guide to South Carolina African American Cultural Sites; maintain and update the Commission’s social media accounts and promote the work of the Commission; work with State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff to promote National Register nominations and State Historical Markers.


Part-time Folklife Reporter, West Virginia Public Broadcasting

  • Open Date: 08/22/2018 Close Date: Open until filled
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting invites applications for a part-time Folklife Reporter. The Folklife Reporter will help tell Appalachia’s story by collecting stories of Appalachian people, and will produce human interest features focused on the traditions, habits, passions, and cultures of everyday Appalachians. This reporter will help with trainings and provide guidance to a group of aspiring digital Appalachian reporters. Tasks may include but are not limited to collecting audio and video, giving presentations, writing, producing, and reporting.


Communications Director, Allied Media Projects

Allied Media Projects is hiring a Communications Director to work with their Executive Director and other senior staff to set the editorial direction for a multi-media, multi-channel communications strategy that tells the story of AMP’s programs and their vision for a more just, creative, and collaborative world. The Communications Director will supervise, manage, and direct a communications strategy that aims for powerful storytelling presented with beautiful and compelling design. The Communications Director will work with the Executive Director and other senior AMP staff to continuously design and refine their approach to communications.


Chief Archivist, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is looking for applicants for its Chief Archivist position. The archivist will provide leadership in directing and managing the Ringling Archives, including the Museum Archives and the Archives of Circus History through planning, directing, preserving, organizing, outreach, and programming activities. The archivist will also create and maintain digital archives collections, maintaining digital objects and their corresponding metadata.


Archivist, Heritage Werks

Heritage Werks is searching for driven applicants for an Archivist position. The position includes assessments, physically and intellectually organizing large amounts of content, descriptive cataloging, preservation, writing finding aids, creating inventories and selecting assets for digitization.



Project Archivist, California State University – Monterey Bay

Under the general direction of the Library Dean and day-to-day work direction of the Archives Specialist, the incumbent will process the print and born-digital archives of former Congressman Sam Farr and his father, former California State Senator Fred Farr.


Project Processing Archivist for Western Americana, Yale University

Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Unit three-year term, the Project Processing Archivist for Western Americana catalogs and processes archival and manuscript material, in both textual and visual formats, from the Yale Collection of Western Americana. Other duties include performing original cataloging in the MARC format for the library’s online catalog, assisting in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment, and assisting in the ongoing development of the unit’s processing and cataloging procedures for archival collections.


Museum Specialist, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History (NMAH)

The National Museum of American History seeks applications for a Museum Specialist. This position entails caring for assigned diverse collections with a variety of conditions, values, and handling needs; creating and maintaining objects databases and supplies object information to team members; serving as Project Leader for inventory projects, reconciling objects against their accession files, assigning catalog numbers, updating the objects location and creating digital surrogates.


Curatorial Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles

Reporting to the Head of Curators and Collections and UCLA University Archivist, the Curatorial Assistant (CA) provides administrative and operational support services for a group of curators within the curatorial division of Library Special Collections (LSC), International Studies, and the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library.


Princeton University, South and Southeast Asian Studies Librarian

Princeton University Library seeks a collaborative, energetic, service-oriented subject specialist to provide outstanding library services in the interdisciplinary field of South Asian Studies (SAS) and to shape & enrich its growing library collections. Responsibilities include current & retrospective collection building (including shaping SAS ephemera collections & born-digital web-based materials); managing a large acquisitions fund & approval plans; advising on preservation, digitization, and collection maintenance, including selection for offsite storage. Collaborates closely with other librarians & units throughout the Library system, including Scholarly Collections & Research Services, branch heads, Preservation, Library IT, Collections Acquisitions, Content Access & Resource Sharing, Rare Books & Special Collections, Center for Digital Humanities, etc.


Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant, Copley Library, University of San Diego

Reporting to the Records Manager/Processing Archivist, the Archives/Special Collections/Digital Initiatives Assistant supports the work of the Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives Department, including assistance with maintenance and projects related to the university archives and special collections, the university records management program, and technical operations associated with the university’s digital repository and digital initiatives.


Special Collections Archivist, Maryland Historical Society – H. Furlong Baldwin Library

The Maryland Historical Society is looking for a dynamic team player who will serve as a Special Collections Archivist in the Maryland Historical Society’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library. The Special Collections Archivist will work with a staff of three and report to the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation. The Special Collections Archivist will function as an archivist, reference librarian, and cataloger while balancing patron services, technical services, managing volunteers, promoting the library through various methods of outreach, and providing institutional support. The Special Collections Archivist is responsible for processing, organizing, cataloging, preserving, and providing access to library materials and serving the public.


2019-2020 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, education, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice, Museum History and Practice, Texas State University

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a professor of practice, any rank, in museum history and museum studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the practice of public history in museums. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following or related specializations: critical museum studies, critical/inclusive museum interpretation and audience development, museum education, exhibit design, material culture, collection standards and best practices, museum ethics, museum management and administration. Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of museum practice, including experience within museums, galleries and/or cultural centers and the ability to work collaboratively with public institutions and audiences; for the rank of assistant professor, a minimum of 5 years, for associate professor, a minimum of 10 years, and for professor, a minimum of 15 years.


Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of United States History since 1960 to begin August 2019. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college.  A research and teaching focus on United States History since 1960 as well as familiarity with digital history are required.  We are especially interested in applications from historians doing innovative work in one or more of the following areas: politics, labor and business, law, medicine and health, and foreign policy.


Receptionist, Tennessee State Museum

Work includes a variety of assignments such as: budget development and maintenance; contract negotiation, development and monitoring; personnel administration; research; planning; information compilation and dissemination; procurement and property administration; grant proposal review and monitoring; forms design; and report and correspondence preparation.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Metadata Librarian, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative, tenure-track faculty members with a passion for metadata along with new and emerging technologies, who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with other faculty, researchers, students, and partners.


Project Manager for Digital Humanities (Temporary), Rutgers University

The Project Manager for Digital Humanities (Temporary) will collaborate with media, academic and community partners to conceptualize and execute the digital, exhibition and curricular components of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded Neighborhood Histories project.


Coordinator, Louisiana State University


Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream, assistant professor in 19th-century African American history focusing on the eras of slavery and/or Reconstruction.


Barnard Archives and Special Collections Fellowship — Library Specialist: Archives Processing

The Barnard Archives and Special Collections offers fellowships working under the supervision of the Director and Associate Director of the Archives and Special Collections. This year, the Archives Processing Specialist will gain hands-on experience in an academic institutional archives and special collections. Material types that the Archives Processing Specialist may work with include institutional papers, manuscripts, photographs, A/V, and born-digital collections inclusive of web archives.


Associate Director for Digital Collections Management and Discovery, New York Public Library

Under the direction of the Astor Director for Collections and Research Services, the Associate Director for Digital Collections Management and Discovery provides strategic and strong administrative leadership in the integration, optimization, and assessment of digital collection operations; oversees the evolving formation and implementation of a digital preservation strategy; and plays a critical role in the development of a comprehensive and cohesive digital collection strategy building on more than twenty years of NYPL leadership in engagement with digital collections.


Oral History and Folklife Research, a 501(c)(3) non profit is looking for associates/partners to help build the organization.  OHFR was founded in 2013, and has conducted oral history projects among the disability community, immigrants, hunters and sportsmen, and cannery workers.  We conduct workshops for community scholars and consult with communities regarding oral history materials. We work on a project and contract basis. when a project is funded, we work as contractors on the project, being paid from grant funds or donations raised in fundraisers.  Contact Keith Ludden or 207-458-1377.


Request for Proposal for Services, History Nebraska


Collection’s Archivist, The Alabama Department of Archives and History

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) seeks a motivated, entry-level Collections Archivist for the department’s Archival Collections Section. This is a full-time position and includes state benefits. The archivist will work in all aspects of archival accessions, processing, and description. S/he will organize and rehouse collections; identify sensitive materials; research the historical context of collections; produce catalog records and finding aids using MARC and DACS; work with special formats including photographs and born-digital records; assist with new accessions; and promote ADAH and its programs through presentations, tours, site visits, and other outreach activities.


Program Specialist (EDSITEment), National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities


Digital Scholarship Research Developer, The Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)

The Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is seeking a full-time Digital Scholarship Research Developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable tools and platforms in order to support interdisciplinary research in the computational social sciences and digital humanities at Stanford. Regular tasks will include programming, analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, modifying, and maintaining computer programs in systems of moderate size and complexity or segments of larger systems.






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