Sometimes the hardest part about searching for a new position is choosing where to start. With that in mind, here are the resources and suggestions that I’ve personally found useful when looking for public history jobs and related jobs in Canada.
Links are listed in no particular order.
- Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
- Young Canada Works (jobs for students and recent graduates)
- National Council on Public History (mostly U.S. jobs, but sometimes offers positions in Canada or positions for which Canadians are eligible to apply)
- Jobbank.gc.ca (anything from federal to local postings)
- Federal public service jobs
- Staffing / placement agencies (these will differ depending on where you’re located, but most agencies are providing staff for the federal government)
- H-Net (international)
- Canada’s History
Provincial / Territorial
- Museums Associations
- Archives Associations
- Associations of Art Galleries
- Architectural Conservancies
- Public Service websites (internship programs may be available)
Municipal / Local
- Municipal heritage committees
- Local museums and archives
- Local higher education
- Hospitals, companies, and institutions which house collections or archives (for example, SunLife Financial, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons)
Consulting / Freelance
- I highly recommend taking a look at Pete Anderson’s post on the subject. In addition to listing resources, it offers great advice including some tips I reiterate in my reflections on being a freelancer.
- Websites for local consulting firms
- Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs (both a website and a LinkedIn group)
- Western University’s Public History Resources page offers further ideas on job searches and lists some great sources for public history news so you can stay in the know!
As I discover more opportunities I’ll add them here, so this will be an ongoing list. Check back often, and good luck.