Content Categorized ‘public history jobs’

Another interesting job

Posted on February 25, 2010 under history of medicine, public history jobs

Thanks to Mike Rhode for posting about this intriguing job ad.  Mass General has some great historical collections. POSITION: INTERIM MUSEUM DIRECTOR / CONSULTANT Projected start date: March 1, 2010 Apply here: Massachusetts General Hospital intends to build and establish a new museum on its main campus in downtown Boston. The Mass General Museum […]

Is your future in plastics?

Posted on January 27, 2010 under history of medicine, history of science, history of technology, public history jobs

A few interesting (though short-term) jobs in the public history of science, technology and medicine: Project Leader, Plastics Collection, Syracuse University Syracuse University Library invites applications for the position of Plastics Collection Project Leader. This 18 month, benefits eligible position reports to the Director of Special Collections. The successful candidate will lead an ambitious effort […]

Public history job in Brooklyn

Posted on November 24, 2009 under public history jobs

Here’s what looks like a great job opportunity for an NYC-based public historian/museum type, at the Brooklyn Historical Society: Historian – In Pursuit of Freedom Project Two year, grant funded position Job Description: The Historian will serve as curator and lead history scholar for a project called In Pursuit of Freedom, which focuses on the […]

Work for NCPH

Posted on April 24, 2009 under public history, public history jobs

NCPH is hiring a new Program Manager.  Move to Indy, hub of the museum and public history world! JOB DESCRIPTION The Program Manager provides planning, leadership, and managerial oversight to the programs and operations of the National Council on Public History, an international professional organization hosted by the Department of History and the School of […]

Last chance! Act now!

Posted on February 27, 2009 under me, public history jobs | 2 Comments

Applications for internships at THF are due on Monday, so if you want to work with yours truly and the television collection, or develop online education products, or help process the records of a steam engine manufacturer, this summer, for pay,  send off your applications asap.  More info and requirements.


Posted on February 23, 2009 under public history jobs | 3 Comments

I’ve been receiving a lot of queries regarding career advice for aspiring public historians.  I’m happy to respond to a certain amount of them, but now I’m swamped.  Therefore, I am instituting a policy:  I will no longer provide advice to you personally.  I will, however, publicly answer more general questions posted as comments to […]

Summer on the TV

Posted on February 4, 2009 under public history jobs | 1 Comment

Students and aspiring museum folks, what are you doing this summer?  Apply for an internship to come spend your summer documenting historic televisions.  You’ll get to work in our cavernous, archetypal museum storage facility, and also get to work with yours truly and our great registrars.  More details (and, yes, there are other internships too) […]

Interesting job: CSHL archivist

Posted on July 29, 2008 under history of science, public history jobs

Here’s an interesting job posted recently at Museum Professionals, to manage Jim Watson’s papers.  It would be a good fit for a historian of biology who knows XML, or an archivist who cares about recent biology and genetics.* Archivist – Cold Spring Harbor , NY, USA Position Title: Archivist Job Category: Archives Employer Name: Cold […]

So how bad is the job market pt 2

Posted on July 10, 2008 under public history jobs | 2 Comments

More symptoms of job market blues:  The public history job market is so bad that a museum thought it was acceptable to include this in their job posting: “PLEASE NOTE: This position is PART TIME and will remain so for the foreseeable future. If you are NOT interested in PART TIME work, please do not […]

A nice library exhibits internship

Posted on April 17, 2008 under libraries, minnesota, public history jobs

The library formerly known as the Minneapolis Public Library has some exhibit internships available.  They’re unpaid, and you have to be a student–but you get to work with extremely nice people in a lovely building with great collections.  My suggestion for a project:  convince the county library board to rename the Central Library the Countryman Branch. […]