Below is information about websites and listservs that include job listings for positions in museums, historic sites, libraries, archives, record management, and public history. In some cases there is a website with a section for jobs. In other cases, you must subscribe to a listserv. Information about subscribing is provided below where possible.
Archives and Archivists Listserv. This is a feature of the Society of American Archivists. To learn more about the group and how to subscribe, go to http://www.archivists.org/listservs/arch_listserv_terms.asp
American Library Association (ALA). The American Library Association has a jobs section on its website at http://joblist.ala.org, but you must register to use it.
Association of Midwest Museums (AMM). The Association of Midwest Museums has a section on its website with job listings for museum-related openings. Go to http://www.midwestmuseums.org/jobs.html.
Global Museum. Global Museum is a website at http://www.globalmuseum.org. that has a weekly newsletter about museum issues. There is a section on jobs, and job notices are posted in the newsletter. You must go to the Global Museum site to register.
Historic House Museums. This listserv at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/historichousemuseums is hosted by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for discussion of issues of interest to those who work in historic houses. To subscribe, go to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are frequent posts of jobs in historic houses.
H-Public. Located at http://www.h-net.org/~public, H-Public is a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. It is affiliated with The National Council on Public History. You must subscribe to the listserv to receive job posts in public history. Information on subscribing is at the URL above.
Illinois Association of Museums (IAM). The Illinois Association of Museums has a website at www.state.il.us/hpa/iam with jobs links. It also operates a listserv that posts museum-related jobs. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IAM_ListServ.
Illinois Library Association (ILA). The Illinois Library Association, whose website is at www.ila.org, has an extensive list of library jobs on its JobLine, at http://www.ila.org/jobline/jobline-of-illinois.
Midwest Open Air Museums Coordinating Council (MOMCC). Forums and discussions on the MOMCC website often include postings about museum-related jobs. Go to http://www.momcc.org.
MuseJobs. This is a Yahoo Groups listserv that posts jobs in the arts community. See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MuseJobs to learn more.
Museum-l. There is not a formal “Jobs” section on the museum-l listserv, but museum-related jobs are frequently posted there. You must subscribe to have access to the postings. Go to email@example.com and in the subject line write “subscribe museum-l.”
National Council on Public History. http://ncph.org/cms/http://ncph.org/cms/careers-training/. Whether you are a recent graduate of a public history program or looking to change positions, NCPH offers a job listing, updated weekly, to aid in your search. It also lists internships.
National Trust. http://www.preservationnation.org/career-center/post-a-job-form.html#.UOcxhOTAfOg. Click on Resources, then Career Center for preservation jobs, internships, and RFPs.
Preservation Directory. http://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricalPreservation/Home.aspx. free listing. This is an online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. It lists job openings and internships.
Preservenet. http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/intern.php. The Preservenet Job Board features regularly updated professional employment and internship opportunities for those in the preservation industry and allied fields.
Records/Info Management Listserv. ARMA was once an acronym for Association of Records Managers and Administrators, but the group is now known as ARMA International. It is a longstanding nonprofit organization concerned with records and information management, both paper and electronic. For the convenience of groups and individuals with similar interests, it provides a listserv on its website at http://www.arma.org/rim/listserv.cfm, although it does not maintain the listserv or monitor its content.
Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums (RCAAM). The website of the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums is at http://www.rcaam.org.There is a member directory, but some information is open to all. Although there is no “Jobs” section, there are frequent job postings for registrars and collections managers on the listserv. To subscribe, visit the RCAAM home page, click on “Listserv” and follow the directions.
Society of American Archivists (SAA). This national professional organization for archivists has a website at http://www2.archivists.org and it hosts a listserv that posts archives-related jobs. To join, visit http://www2.archivists.org/careers.
Some state historical societies and similar organizations feature job notices on their websites or in their newsletters. Here are a few examples:
Communique Online, weekly electronic newsletter of the Local History Services, Department of the Indiana Historical Society. http://www.indianahistory.org/our-services/local-history-services/communique-online.
Local History News, the weekly e-newsletter for Minnesota’s local history community. http://www.mnhs.org/newsletters.
Connecticut League of History Organizations website. http://www.clho.org/jobs.html.