Resources for public history job searches

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.

Federal

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

Other

  • 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.

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