Job/Internship Links

Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of websites that maintain job and internship postings in Public History, Museums, Archives, Historical Preservation, Interpretation and Education, Arts, Anthropology and Archaeology, and Academia. For current postings that have come to me through email (that may or may not be posting elsewhere), see the Twitter feed @FlaglerPH.

It is also worth doing a search on one of the master internet jobs databases, like or, with keywords like “historian,” “curator,” etc. And, of course, if there is a specific place you dream of working, check to see if the institution posts jobs on their website—and check it often! Some institutions circulate open positions internally before making them public, so if you know someone, make sure they know of (and remember) your interest.

♦ Museums, Collections & Archives


American Alliance of Museums

National Council on Public History

Museum Employment Resource Center

Society of American Archivists

Museum-L (listserv that posts jobs privately)

National Park Service (and other government jobs)

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships

Small Museum Association

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

American Association for State and Local History

Association of Science and Technology Centers

Global Museum (US and international opportunities)

Museum Jobs (mostly in UK)

University of Leicester School of Museum Studies (UK)

Museum Search and Reference (high level positions – for your future!)


♦ Regional & State Postings

Florida Association of Museums

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

North Carolina Museums Council

California Association of Museums

Mountains and Plains Museum Association

Western Museums Association

Southeastern Museums Conference

Association of Midwest Museums

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Museum Association of New York

New York Foundation for the Arts

South Carolina Federation of Museums


♦ Education and Interpretation


National Association for Interpretation (requires membership)

Association for Experiential Education

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Outdoor and Environmental Education Jobs


♦ Historic Preservation

2 fort marionNational Trust for Historic Preservation

HistPres (postings on Twitter)


Preservation Directory



♦ Arts & Archaeology


Americans for the Arts

Management Consultants for the Arts

 American Anthropological Association

Society for Historical Archaeology

Archaeology Jobs

Cultural Resource Network



♦ Academia/Universities


 American Historical Association (requires membership)

Organization of American Historians

Inside Higher Ed

The Chronicle of Higher Education

H-Net Job Guide

Jobs in Higher Education

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Chronicle of Philanthropy



All images from the Library of Congress, Posters: WPA Posters Collection.



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