Information about posting a job with us is at the bottom of this page.

Being a member of your statewide association would look good on your resume; please click here to join.

State Records Center Manager (Archivist 3), Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg

Do you have records management and archival experience? Are you looking to advance your career? Look no further! The Historical & Museum Commission is looking to fill an Archivist 3 position. If you have excellent organizational skills and leadership qualities, apply today to take advantage of the amazing opportunity!

The closing date for this position is 10/18/23. The salary range is $61,868.00 – $93,966.00.

Please click here for a full job description and application instructions.
(Posted 10/4)

Community Historian for Diversity and Inclusion, York County History Center, York

Part time averaging 19hrs per week, temporary, grant-funded. $20 hr.

Exempt/Non-Exempt:        Non-Exempt

Department:                     Library & Archives/Visitor Engagement

Reports to:                       Director of Library & Archives

The Community Historian is a one-year grant funded position. The primary role of the Community Historian for Diversity and Inclusion is to develop community relationships in order to continue to document and include underrepresented histories in the new York County History Center. This position will work with the staff to foster community connections, to ensure diverse and inclusive histories are documented and shared, and to collect and convey a comprehensive history of York County.

Key Responsibilities

In partnership with key staff, the individual leads the organization’s efforts to collect and preserve the history of York County’s diverse communities, with a focus on the Latino/Hispanic and African American communities. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish positive collaborative relationships with members of York’s Latino/Hispanic community and other populations underrepresented in YCHC collections and exhibits.
  • Engage with the community and provide opportunities to share and record stories.
  • Identify and partner with community organizations to hold sharing recording and scanning sessions within their own organizations. Specific organizations that we would partner with include Latinos Unidos, Casa, Friends of Lebanon Cemetery and Crispus Attucks.
  • Participate in community outreach events bringing a York County History Center presence to fairs, festivals, block parties, etc.
  • Identify artifacts, photographs, videos, documents, and other materials that tell or represent diverse communities’ stories and provide opportunities to have personal collections digitized and/or donated and added to the History Center archives.
  • Conduct oral histories and provide training to YCHC volunteers and other members of the community to conduct their own oral history interviews.
  • Create inclusive content and participate in exhibit development for the new museum, library and archives. Provide access to community history and experiences through online digital exhibits including local history timeline exhibits and GIS story maps.
  • Advise staff and volunteers on ways to better serve diverse communities.


  • Must have a solid understanding of and previous experience with community engagement
  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Solid computer skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public History, Cultural History, Museum Studies, or a related field preferred. Relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 40 lbs.

This is a grant-funded, one-year position with a possible extension for a second year based upon funding and performance outcomes. The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Nicole Smith at by October 7, 2023.  No calls please.
(Posted 9/20)

Exhibit Designer, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center is seeking an Exhibit Designer. This full-time position is responsible for exhibition and graphic design projects as assigned at the History Center, Meadowcroft, & Fort Pitt Museum. The Exhibit Designer cooperates with curators and the Exhibit Production Director and staff responsible for fabricating, installing, lighting, maintaining, de-installing and recycling exhibitions. The Exhibit Designer assists with design matters to ensure uniformly high-quality workmanship and consistency in branding, exhibitions, and graphic design. The Exhibit Designer advises on the use of outside installation and fabrication contractors and crews and serves as key member of the History Center’s exhibition project teams. 

This is a full-time, salaried/exempt position reporting to the Sr. Exhibit Designer. Salary: $43-48K

Please click here to see the full job description and application instructions.
(Posted 9/20)

Director of Advancement, Monument Lab, Philadelphia

Monument Lab is seeking a passionate, entrepreneurial individual to serve as the Director of Advancement (DoA). This individual will be responsible for strengthening the mission of the organization by creating, leading, planning, and managing a comprehensive development and fundraising strategy to deepen and sustain our organizational growth. In collaboration with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, internally and externally, the DoA will play a key role in supporting existing organizational relationships and cultivating new opportunities with institutional, corporate, and individual donors.

Reporting to the Director of Monument Lab, the DoA will be a member of the senior leadership team and work in close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors. The DoA will collaborate across all departments to organize and execute development initiatives. This individual will develop systems and implement best practices to shape an expanding advancement team. This position will supervise one full-time staff member and a select amount of contracted high-performing, mission-driven individuals.

Please click here to see the full job description and application process.
(Posted 9/20)

Research Fellow, Friends of Washing Crossing Park, Washington Crossing

Washington Crossing Historic Park is offering a 12-month research fellowship focusing on identifying the men and women of color who, directly and indirectly, contributed to George Washington’s legendary crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776.  The fellow will identify these individuals and assemble biographical information on as many as possible.  The resulting research will support the park’s interpretation and exhibits as we prepare for the nation’s Semiquincentennial and beyond.  Travel to archives and historical societies is highly encouraged.  Reimbursements for expenses including travel, subsistence, admissions, memberships, supplies, etc. will be provided and must be pre-approved.  The project will be supervised by the park Curator and regular meetings between the Fellow and the Curator will be required.  The Fellow will be expected to dedicate 30 hours/week to the project.

The 12-month Research Fellowship begins in September, 2023 and offers a $45,000 stipend to be paid bi-weekly.  Benefits (i.e. medical coverage, paid leave, pension contributions, etc.) and housing are not offered.

Washington Crossing Historic Park is the location where General George Washington made his crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776 to attack the Hessian outpost in Trenton. The Continental Army’s victory in Trenton was a catalyst to its success at the Second Battle of Trenton and in the Battle of Princeton in what has become known as the “Ten Crucial Days”.   Washington Crossing Historic Park is designated as a National Historic Landmark.  The Friends of Washington Crossing Park (FWCP) is a      501( c )3 that partners with Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). FWCP manages the park’s public history programming while the state owns and manages the park the facilities, artifacts, exhibits, and environmental education.  This Research Fellow project is funded by the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant and will be administered by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

The fellowship is open to a wide range of researchers including:
• Independent scholars
• Public Historians
• Academics
• Museum Professionals
• Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

Candidates should forward their Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest to by October 10, 2023.

Deadline: 10/10/23
(Posted 9/12)

Museum Treasurer, Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg

The Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum in Boalsburg, PA, seeks a part-time Treasurer and Board Member. The Treasurer must be competent in Quickbooks, Google Sheets or Excel, G-mail, and online banking.

Treasurer responsibilities include:
1. Making deposits and paying bills
2. Attending Board meetings and presenting monthly, annual, and other reports
3. Providing monthly and annual documents for accountant
4. Providing documents as requested for insurance purposes, grant applications, and others
5. Communicating with government and business vendors as needed
6. Maintaining Paypal and Square Reader accounts and maintaining the Square Reader itself
7. Using  and maintaining Museum business cellphone
8. Screening Museum email address and forwarding as appropriate
9. Other activities as may be requested by the Board periodically

Compensation: $1,200/month

Deadline to apply: 10/15/23

For more details or to apply, please contact Cindy Shaler at 814-360-2052.
(Posted 9/8)

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

Hiring the best candidate increases your organization’s capacity, and PA Museums is here to help. We post job openings as a service to our membership and potential membership. We post positions available in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sometimes those in neighboring states depending upon a number of variables. To post a position opening with PA Museums, your job description must include salary information and how candidates may apply. Please also include any application deadlines. Posting positions is free for members of PA Museums and $50 per posting for non members. We post openings for thirty days, but we are pleased to extend postings at your request. To post a position on PA Museums’ website, please contact Rusty Baker, Executive Director, PA Museums or complete and submit our form online with JotForm.