Career Resource Center

Approaching the end of your archival education program?   Now it’s time to start looking for a job.   Pursuing that all-important first position in your chosen field can be quite a daunting task.   In order to ease that process as much as possible we have developed this list of resources for pursuing a career in archives.   While the vast majority of the resources listed are primarily links to job listings, there are also a number of Web sites that offer advice and information on everything archives related.


General Employment Information for Archives

These Web sites offer general information relating to careers in archives and records management.   For the most part these sites cover information on the job search process, though a bit of navigation could direct you to job listings as well.   Of particular interest is the blog That Elusive Archives Job, which discusses the job hunting process and the obstacles that arise in the search for an archives position.


The Association of Records Managers and Administrators
http://www.wssb.net/jc/


Ready, ‘Net, Go! Archival Internet Resources
http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/ArchivesResources.html


Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College & Research Libraries

http://new.rbms.info/?q=node/6


The Society of American Archivists

http://www2.archivists.org/careers


That Elusive Archives Job

http://elusivearchives.blogspot.com/



Archival Job Listings/Search Engines


The following is a list of links to various job search engines and library and archival associations with listings of current career opportunities in the archival field.   Many of the sites have a regional or state focus.   This list is not comprehensive.   Aside from searching the specific sites listed, use the examples provided to search for similar sites in other states and regions.



Alabama Department of Archives & History

http://www.archives.alabama.gov/employ.html


The American Association of State and Local History

http://jobs.aaslh.org/search.cfm


Archives Gig

http://archivesgig.livejournal.com


Archivists of the Houston Area

http://houstonarchivists.org/category/job-announcements


The Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
http://www.nycarchivists.org/?page_id=35


The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/jobCategory/Library-information-sciences/58/


Federal Government Jobs

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/job-group/library-and-archives.html


The History Associates

http://www.historyassociates.com/positions


Institute of Certified Records Managers
https://db.icrm.org/crm/index.jsp?submit_menu=200


The Kentucky Council on Archives

http://www.kyarchivists.com/category/position-announcments/

 

The Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cMain.showJobs


The American Library Association

http://joblist.ala.org


Library Job Postings on the Internet
http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/archives.htm


Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
http://www.marac.info/mc/page.do?sitePageId=92128


The Mississippi Department of Archives & History http://mdah.state.ms.us/admin/personnel/recruit.html


The National Archives and Records Administration
http://www.archives.gov/careers


New England Archivists
http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/resources/jobs.html


The New England Museum Association
http://www.nemanet.org/nemajobsonline.htm


Northwest Archivists, Inc.

http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/jobs


The Society of American Archivists

http://careers.archivists.org/jobs


The Society of Georgia Archivists

http://www.soga.org/resource/jobs


The Society of Southwest Archivists http://southwestarchivists.org/jobs

The Society of Tennessee Archivists http://www.tennesseearchivists.org/blog/wordpress


The Tennessee Library Association
http://www.tnla.org/jobbankdisplaylistings.cfm




Directories of Archival Organizations, Institutions and Associations


The following links are to websites of various regional and state archival associations.   Once again, this list is not comprehensive and there are many, many more associations out there for you to investigate.   A major benefit of these sites is that they also provide lists of existing repositories under their purview.



The Association of St. Louis Area Archivists
http://www.stlarchivists.org/index.php?pr=Archival_Associations  

Directory of Regional, State, and Local Archival Organizations in the United States

http://www.geocities.com/archivy/regionals


The Society of Mississippi Archivists
http://www.msarchivists.org/links.html


Northwest Archivists, Inc.

http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org


Society of California Archivists

http://www.calarchivists.org


Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists

http://www.srmarchivists.org