Job Posting: USS Constitution Museum seeks Public Historian

The USS Constitution Museum seeks a full-time public historian to support the museum’s mission. As the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, the USS Constitution Museum preserves, displays, and interprets collections related to the Ship and her crew through interactive exhibitions, compelling programs, and engaging outreach initiatives.


USS Constitution Museum, Boston, Massachusetts.

The public historian manages projects related to the history and interpretation of the ship; makes collections accessible through exhibitions, website platforms, and publications; research on all aspects of the ship’s history (1794-present); writes for and communicates with a broad range of audiences, including scholars, students, families, and the general public; publishes findings online and in print; responds to reference inquiries that are historical, maritime, and genealogical in nature; identifies and researches potential acquisitions; teaches the ship’s history naval personnel who interpret the ship to the public; works with museum staff and trustees to develop and build an ongoing speaker and program series; and speaks publicly to a variety of audiences and serves as an ambassador the USS Constitution Museum.

Candidate must have strong communication (writing and speaking) and research skills.  The museum is a highly collaborative environment, and the candidate must be a strong collaborator. Academic background (MA required) in US History.  Previous experience working in public history or in a museum/historic site required. Knowledge of or experience in maritime/naval history preferred.  Public speaking experience required. Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to by March 1, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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