Getting a BA in history and wondering how to prepare for your job hunt while still in college? Here are a few tips from the AHA for career planning before you graduate:
Job Finding Resources
The National Council on Public History job page posts announcements weekly.
The Smithsonian Institution lists jobs on their own Human Resources Page as well as through USA Jobs.
The American Association for State and Local History lists jobs in a variety of historical societies and museums.
The American Alliance of Museums lists museum jobs in history museums, children’s museums, art museums, and similar institutions.
Jobs in the broad field of preservation are listed on PreserveNet
If you have an interest in Living History and Agricultural History, you might consider a job as a living history farm interpreter, and you can find one through ALHFAM
The UMBC Career Services Center has hired an expert in Social Sciences and Humanities job placement, and the staff is ready to assist you at any and all stages of your search
History Associates, Entry Level Research Historian, Posted on March 30, 2015
This is an entry-level position and is ideal for new college grads who want to start a career in history. Assignment is based in Rockville, Maryland, and offers individuals the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging contracts as well as conduct research at various government repositories.
History Associates is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival, and records management services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over thirty years.
- BA in history
- GPA 3.5 or above
- Excellent communication, research, and writing skills
- Ability to work independently
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work well with others
- Experience in conducting research in government repositories
History Associates offers an excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan. Starting salary for this position is $35,000.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (20 pages max.) demonstrating both research and analytical capabilities, transcript, and three references with e-mail addresses to:
History Associates Incorporated
ATTN: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850