Job Postings in the Field

Newsletter Sign-up
Join the Local History News weekly newsletter to receive up-to-date listings of full time and part time job opportunities and internships.

The following list is gathered by the Local History Services team. Please send updates as needed.

Museum Jobs Resources

Recent Job Postings

September 11, 2019


Executive Director
Beltrami County Historical Society, Bemidji, MN, seeks an Executive Director. Deadline: September 26, 2019.

Data Entry Clerk & Archive Collections Technician
MN Air National Guard Museum, Saint Paul, MN, seeks two positions, a Data Entry Clerk and an Archive Collections Technician.

Historical Interpreter
Three Rivers Park District, Shakopee, MN, seeks a Historical Interpreter at The Landing.

Book Designer
Hanover Historical Society, Hanover, MN, seeks a Book Designer.

Marketing Communications Specialist
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Marketing Communications Specialist.

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Marketing & Public Relations Specialist

Annual Fund Coordinator
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks an Annual Fund Coordinator.

Assistant Archivist
General Mills, Golden Valley, MN, seeks an Assistant Archivist.


Floyd County Historical Society, Charles City, IA, seeks a Director.

Site Coordinator
State Historical Society of Iowa, Rock Rapids, IA, seeks a Site Coordinator.

Field Archeologists
Quality Services, Inc., Rapid City, SD, seeks Field Archeologists.

Education Coordinator
Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, - seeks an Education Coordinator.

Exhibit Fabrication Coordinator
University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE, seeks an Exhibit Fabrication Coordinator.


Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
First Amendment Museum, Augusta, ME, seeks a Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director.

Exhibitions Technician
Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK, seeks an Exhibitions Technician.

September 4, 2019


Sibley Site Supervisor
Dakota County Historical Society, Mendota, MN, seeks a Supervisor for their Historic Sibley Site.

Operations Manager
East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul, MN, seeks an Operations Manager.

Lead Teaching Artist
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Lead Teaching Artist.

Golden Valley Historical Society, Golden Valley, MN, seeks a Researcher.

Book Printer
Hanover Historical Society, Hanover, MN, seeks a Book Printer.

Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian.
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, seeks an Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian.

Curator / Volunteer Coordinator
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo, MN, seeks a Curator/Volunteer Coordinator


Main Street Nevada, IA, Nevada, IA, seeks a Director.

Chief Curator
Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI, seeks a Chief Curator.

Program Manager
School of Human Ecology University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, seeks a Program Manager for their Center for Design and Material Culture.

Assistant Preparator
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, seeks an Assistant Preparator.

Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven, MI, seeks an Assistant to the Exhibits Curator and Facilities Manager.

Tri-Cities Historical Museum, Grand Haven, MI, seeks an Assistant to the Collections Curator and Off-Site Facilities Manager.

Preservation Librarian
Miami University, Oxford, OH, seeks a Preservation Librarian

Field Services Coordinator
Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc., Clinton, MO, seeks a Field Services Coordinator.

Director of Exhibitions
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks a Director of Exhibitions.

Education Associate
History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, seeks an Education Associate.


Archival Document Manager
Irving Shipbuilding, Halifax NS, seeks an Archival Document Manager.


Archives Intern
General Mills, Golden Valley, MN, seeks an Archives Intern.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History and Public History
Hired for a two-year term, one Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History works as a public historian for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History.

August 21, 2019


Archivist and Records Manager
Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN, seeks an Archivist and Records Manager.

Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna, MN, seeks an Exhibit Script Editor

Site Supervisor
Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul, MN, seeks a Site Supervisor responsible for the day-to-day operations at the Sibley, Faribault and Dupuis Site in Mendota, MN (“Sibley Site”). Deadline extended to: September 9, 2019.


Senior Data Management Specialist
Field Museum, Chicago, IL, seeks a Senior Data Management Specialist.

Digital Archivist
History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, seeks a Digital Archivist.

Executive Director
Downtown Washington Inc., Washington, MO, seeks an Executive Director


Collections Manager
The Hermitage, Nashville TN, seeks a Collections Manager.

Oral Historian
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, seeks an Oral Historian.

Emmett Till Interpretive Center, Sumner, MS, seeks a Director.

Historic Preservation Specialist
City of San Antonio, Office of Historic Preservation, San Antonio, TX, seeks a Historic Preservation Specialist.


Communications Intern
The Works Museum, Bloomington, MN, seeks a Communications Intern.  

August 14, 2019


Major & Planned Gifts Officer
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Major & Planned Gifts Officer.

Assistant Librarian
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks an Assistant Librarian.

Birthday Party Host
Science Museum of Minnesota - Saint Paul, MN, seeks a Birthday Party Host.

Associate Producer for Digital Projects
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - St Paul, MN, seeks an Associate Producer for Digital Projects.

Marketing and Communications Assistant
The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Marketing and Communications Assistant.

Grants Manager
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Grants Manager.


Executive Director
Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Belgium, WI, seeks an Executive Director.

Director of Volunteers
McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL, seeks a Director of Volunteers.

Executive Director
Organization of American Historians, Bloomington, IN, seeks an Executive Director.

Museum Assistant
Johnson County Museum, Franklin, IN, seeks a Museum Assistant

Brewery Production Assistant
Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, OH, seeks a Brewery Production Assistant.


Outreach Science Educator
Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina, SK, seeks an Outreach Science Educator.


Preservation and Archives Interns, Hennepin County Library
Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN, seeks Interns for Preservation and Archives.

Visitor Engagement & Events Intern
The Works Museum, Bloomington, MN, seeks a Visitor Engagement & Events Intern.

Fall Internships
Neighborhood Preservation Center, New York City, NY, is offering Two Internship Positions in Historic Preservation.

August 7, 2019

Now Accepting: 2020 Gale Family Library Legacy Research Fellowship Program
Fellowships are for independent researchers engaged in Minnesota-related research that draws on the Gale Family Library resources and that adds to the body of knowledge and interpretation of Minnesota's history. Eligibility for these Fellowships is open to any post-collegiate Minnesota scholar. Independent scholars, including graduate students, not eligible for funding through employment at academic institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline: October 21, 2019. Learn more »


Graphic Designer
106 Group, St. Paul, MN, seeks a Graphic Designer

Senior Exhibit Designer
106 Group, St. Paul, MN, seeks a Senior Exhibit Designer.

Architectural Historian
106 Group, St. Paul, MN, seeks an Architectural Historian.

Rare Materials Metadata Librarian
Saint John's University - Collegeville, MN, seeks a Rare Materials Metadata Librarian.


Director of Marketing and Communications
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications.

Director of Volunteers
McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, IL, seeks a Director of Volunteers.

Loyola University, Chicago, IL, seeks a Director of its Women and Leadership Archives.

Temporary Archives Assistant
Naperville Heritage Society, Naperville, IL, seeks a Temporary Archives Assistant.

University Archivist
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, seeks a University Archivist at the Center for Archival Collections.

Communications and Development Coordinator
Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, OH, seeks a Communications and Development Coordinator.


National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington DC, seeks a Director.


The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, St. Paul, MN seeks an Intern for Minnesota Center for the Book. 

July 31, 2019


Senior City Planner
City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Senior City Planner. The position includes taking a lead role with all local aspects of historic preservation in the City of Minneapolis.

Museum Educators
Bell Museum, St. Paul, MN, seeks Part-Time Museum Educators.

Library Services Technical Associate & Evening Associate
Saint Mary's University, Winona, MN, seeks two positions, a Library Services Technical Associate and Evening Associate.

Art of Inclusion Fellowships
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, is offering three Fellowships


Exhibit Developer 
Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN, seeks an Exhibit Developer.

President & CEO
DuPage Children's Museum, Naperville, IL (Chicagoland), seeks a President & CEO.

Program Manager I
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL, seeks a Program Manager I.

Director of Education & Engagement
Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL, seeks a Director of Education & Engagement.  

Audience Insights & Research Manager
Field Museum, Chicago, IL, seeks an Audience Insights & Research Manager.

Sites Manager
Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, NE, seeks a Sites Manager.

Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator
History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, seeks a Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator


Museum Registrar
Central Intelligence Agency seeks a Museum Registrar

Museum Specialist (Collections)
National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., seeks a Museum Specialist

Chickasaw Heritage Center Museum Director
The Chickasaw Nation, Tupelo, MS, seeks a Museum Director.

Survey Specialist
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, Asheville, NC, seeks a Survey Specialist.

Museum Co-ordinator
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond, BC, seeks a Museum Co-ordinator.


Development and Special Events Intern
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Development and Special Events Intern.

Exhibit and Collections Research Intern
Carpenter Museum, Rehoboth, MA, seeks an Exhibit and Collections Research Intern.

Museum Jobs Resources


Bordering Minnesota