As people settle back into their non-summer routines, some historians will think about finding a new job. If you are a historian looking for work, be sure to check out the following great job search sites.
5 Job Search Sites for Historians
1. H-Net Job Guide: This job board posts positions for professors, librarians, administrators, documentary editors, and jobs with public history organizations. The best part, you can sign-up to receive job postings via e-mail.
2. The National Council on Public History Job Board: This site is the go-to resource for anyone looking for a job in public history. The NCPH organizes listings by date and lists the geographic location of the position at the end of each post. The NCPH Job Board is a great place to see the wide-range of non-academic positions available for historians.
3. The Association for Documentary Editing Job Board: The ADE lists positions associated with documentary editing projects such as the Mark Twain Papers or the Adams Papers. They also post support staff positions associated with these projects.
4. USAJobs.gov: Looking to work as a government historian? Check out USAJobs.gov. Use the "what" search to find "historian" positions as well as the "where" search to specify a geographic region.
5. HireCulture.org: Okay, so this job board is specific to Massachusetts, but perhaps your state offers a similar site. The Massachusetts Cultural Council hosts this site so “creative employers” can connect with “creative jobseekers.” Sometimes the jobs relate to history, often they don’t. It is a wonderful place to explore different kinds of work that a trained historian could pursue.
What Do You Think?
Where do you search for jobs? Do you know of another site that should be on this list? Please share by leaving a comment or sending a tweet.