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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


Ready, ‘Net, Go! Archival Internet Resources


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


The Society of American Archivists


That Elusive Archives Job



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


The American Association of State and Local History

 
Archives Gig

 

Archivists of the Houston Area

 

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Federal Government Jobs

 

The History Associates

 

Institute of Certified Records Managers

 

The Kentucky Council on Archives

 

The Library of Congress

 

The American Library Association


Information Professionals finding and sharing jobs

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference


The Mississippi Department of Archives & History

The National Archives and Records Administration

 
New England Archivists

 

The New England Museum Association 

 

Northwest Archivists, Inc.

 

The Society of American Archivists

 

The Society of Georgia Archivists

 

The Society of Southwest Archivists

 

The Society of Tennessee Archivists 

The Tennessee Library Association



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

 

Regional Archival Associations Consortium

The Society of Mississippi Archivists

 

Northwest Archivists, Inc.

 

Society of California Archivists

 

Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists

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