Working in Public History

Public historians pursue a wide variety of tasks: researching and writing community, government, and corporate histories; establishing and operating archives, records management systems, museums, and historical agencies; conducting historic site interpretation and preservation endeavors; editing historical manuscripts; producing historical documentaries and other media projects; conducting oral history interviews; serving as independent consultants; working in government agencies; and participating in policy analysis and planning, among many others.

AHA Careers for Students of History: Historians in Museums

Public History Careers

The National Park Service's History and Culture

National Council on Public History

Historic Preservationand Public History Job Link

American Association of Museums

Museum Employment Research Center

The United States Office of Personnel Management's official listings of government job openings

US Bureau of Labor Statistics'Archivists and Curators Job Outlook

AHA Employment Opportunities