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Recent Job Postings

May 27, 2020


Pleasant Rowland Textile Specialist & Research Director
Center for Design & Material Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, seeks a Textile Specialist & Research Director.

Exhibits Team Leader
Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL, seeks an Exhibits Team Leader.

Principal Investigator, History/Architecture
Gray & Pape, Cincinnati, OH/Indianapolis, IN, seeks a Principal Investigator, History/Architecture.

Economics and Data Librarian
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, seeks an Economics and Data Librarian.

Michigan Statewide Digital Preservation Network Coordinator
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), Lansing, MI, seeks a Digital Preservation Network Coordinator.


Tenement Museum, New York City, NY, seeks a President.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer.

Preservation Trust of Vermont, Burlington, VT, seeks a President.

Academy Museum, Los Angeles, CA, seeks a Controller.

Data Librarian
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO, seeks a Data Librarian.

Field Services Specialist 
Main Street Alabama, Birmingham, AL, seeks a Field Services Specialist.

May 20, 2020


Textile Specialist & Research Director
Center for Design and Material Culture in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison, Madison, WI, seeks a Textile Specialist & Research Director.

Museum Guide
Iowa Department of Public Defense, Johnston, IA, seeks a Museum Guide. Deadline: May 24, 2020.

Downtown Building Rehabilitation Specialist 
Iowa Economic Development Authority, Des Moines, IA, seeks a Downtown Building Rehabilitation Specialist. Deadline: May 31, 2020.


Environmental Interpretive Technician
Moraine State Park Complex, Butler County, PA, seeks an Environmental Interpretive Technician.

Director of Exhibits
Van Pelt Library - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, seeks a Director of Exhibits.

Web Services Librarian
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, seeks a Web Services Librarian.

Museum Project Manager
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, seeks a Museum Project Manager.

Project Archivist
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, seeks a Project Archivist.

President & CEO
East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, TN, seeks a President & CEO.

Museum Manager
Collier County Museum, Naples, FL, seeks a Museum Manager.

Executive Director
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace - Girl Scouts of the USA, Savannah, GA, seeks an Executive Director.

IHLC Archaeologist
North Slope Borough, Barrow, AK, seeks an IHLC Archaeologist. Deadline: May 22, 2020.

Linked Data Developer
University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria, BC, seeks a Linked Data Developer.


Climate Adaptation/Preservation Intern
Susan Christopherson Community Planning Center - Historic Ithaca, Ithaca, NY, seeks an Intern.

May 13, 2020


Director of Information and Technology Services
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Director of Information and Technology Services.

Managing Director
Theater Mu, St. Paul, MN, seeks a Managing Director.


Museum Specialist and Technician
National Archives and Records Administration, Herbert Hoover Library, West Branch, IA, seeks a Museum Specialist and Technician.

Institutional Relations & Delivery Manager
Little Free Library, Hudson, WI, seeks an Institutional Relations & Delivery Manager. Deadline: May 17, 2020.

Corps Members
Ohio History Connection, Statewide, is accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps.

Architectural Historian
History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, seeks an Architectural Historian. Deadline: May 18, 2020.

American Conservation Experience, Beatrice, NE, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking a candidate for a Historian Position with the CRDIP Program.

Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL, seeks a President.


TARO Metadata Analyst (Assistant Librarian) 
University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX - (Remote), seeks a TARO Metadata Analyst (Assistant Librarian).

Senior Program Officer
Council on Library and Information Resources, (Remote), seeks a Senior Program Officer.

Director of Exhibitions
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, seeks a Director of Exhibitions.

Museum Curator
Department of State - National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, DC, seeks a Museum Curator.

Supervisory Education Specialist
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, seeks a Supervisory Education Specialist.

Web Services Librarian
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, seeks a Web Services Librarian.

Chief Curator
International African American Museum, Charleston, SC, seeks a Chief Curator.

Digital Projects Consultant
State Library of Oregon, Salem, OR, seeks a Digital Projects Consultant.

Executive Director
Main Street Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs, AR, seeks an Executive Director. Deadline: May 15, 2020.

Chief Curator
Glenbow, Calgary, AB, seeks a Chief Curator.


PJ Library Coordinator
St. Paul Jewish Federation, Saint Paul, MN, seeks a PJ Library Coordinator.

Historic Preservation Intern – Woodcrafting, Carpentry, Masonry
National Park ServiceTraditional Trades Apprenticeship ProgramHistoric Preservation Training Center, Frederick, MD, seeks a Historic Preservation Intern – Woodcrafting, Carpentry, Masonry. Deadline: May 29, 2020.

Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship
National Park Service, in partnership with Preservation Maryland, is pleased to announce the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship.

April 29, 2020


Request for Proposal
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar, MN, seeks the services of a consultant to complete conservation treatment of the Great Northern Railway Engine #2523. Deadline: May 18, 2020.

Development Specialist
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Development Specialist.


Museum Technician
National Archives and Records Administration, Independence, MO, seeks a Museum Technician.


Museum Specialist
Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME, seeks a Museum Specialist.

Oral Historian Request for Proposals 
Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church Selma AL Legacy Foundation, Inc., Selma AL, seeks an Oral Historian. Deadline: May 1, 2020.

Digital Archivist 
University of Texas, Arlington, TX, seeks a Digital Archivist.

Site Manager 
Texas Historical Commission, Rockport, TX, seeks a Site Manager, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (Park Superintendent III).

Executive Director
Nevada Preservation Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, seeks an Executive Director.

Museum Curator
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Richmond, CA, seeks a Museum Curator.


Internship - Resource Assistant, Architectural History
Greening the Youth Foundation/US Forest Service, Duluth, MN, seeks an Intern Resource Assistant in Architectural History.

Research Intern
Docomomo US/MN, Minneapolis, MN, seeks a Research Intern

Straker Historical Trade Fellowship (four positions)
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA, This fellowship will allow for hands-on learning and mentorship in one or two of the following areas: Coopering, Textile Production, Historic Domestic Skills, Blacksmithing, Shoemaking, and Tinsmithing. 

April 22, 2020


Request for Proposal
Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul, MN, seeks a qualified Consultant/Consulting firm to engage in a design concept for an exhibit on George Daniels.


Mount Prospect Historical Society, Mount Prospect, IL, seeks a Director

Museum Curator
Illinois State Military Museum, Sangamon County, IL, seeks a Museum Curator. Deadline: May 5, 2020.

Assistant Director for Exhibits
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor, MI, seeks an Assistant Director for Exhibits.


Program Coordinator 
Partners for Sacred Places, Philadelphia, PA, seeks a Program Coordinator. Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Research Associate/World History
World History Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, seeks a Research Associate. Deadline: June 30, 2020.

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


Summer Internship - Archives and Records
Chicago Community Trust, Chicago, IL, seeks an Archives and Records Intern.

Preservation & Curatorial Intern
SS United States Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA, or Remote, seeks a Preservation & Curatorial Intern. Deadline: May 31, 2020.

April 15, 2020


Administrative Assistant
St. Catherine University, Information Management Department, St. Paul, MN, seeks an Administrative Assistant.


Executive Director
Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, WI, seeks an Executive Director.

Preservation Architect
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, seeks a Preservation Architect.

General Manager of Historic Sites 
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, seeks a General Manager of Historic Sites.

Museum Director 
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, seeks a Museum Director.

Administrator of Collections 
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, seeks an Administrator of Collections for the Division of Collections.

Marketing & Brand Manager
Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Madison, WI, seeks a Marketing & Brand Manager.

Executive Director
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, seeks an Executive Director.

Mount Prospect Historical Society, Mount Prospect, IL, seeks a Director.

Community Outreach Coordinator 
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO, seeks a Community Outreach Coordinator for the African American History Initiative.

Site Manager
T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Nashville, IN, seeks a Site Manager.


Museum Conservator
The National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., seeks a Museum Conservator. Deadline April 22, 2020.

Folklife Specialist
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD, seeks a Folklife Specialist.


Board Member
Edina Historical Society, Edina, MN, is seeking a board member to serve a 3-year term.

April 8, 2020


Request for Proposals 
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN, seeks Request for Proposals for new lighting for their museum.


Museum Technician
National Archives and Records Administration, West Branch, IA, seeks a Museum Technician.


University Archivist
University of Pikeville, Pikeville, KY, seeks a University Archivist.

Architectural Historian
ICF International Inc., Seattle, WA or Portland, OR, seeks an Architectural Historian.

Education Manager
LeMay – America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, WA, seeks an Education Manager.

Preservation Officer, Tax Credit Programs
Maryland Historical Trust - Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office, Crownsville, MD, seeks a Preservation Officer, Tax Credit Programs.

Archival & Curatorial Assistant
Chilliwack Museum and Archives, Chilliwack, BC, seeks an Archival & Curatorial Assistant.


Summer Internships
LGBTQ Religious Archives Network, Chicago, IL, seeks Interns.​

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