Careers in Public History

Public Historians work in various settings, including:

  • Government (federal, state, and local)
  • Academic institutions
  • NGOs and non-profits
  • Corporations
  • Media
  • Museums
  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Historical societies
  • Historic Sites
  • Religious groups

Salaries vary widely, but positions for entry-level MAs have been competitive with entry-level teaching positions for new PhDs.

Links to employment can be found at:

See jobs listed under "Professional Non-Teaching Positions/Archives/Museums/Public History."

Last Updated: January 11, 2017