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Job Opportunities

Yes, our students are really finding jobs! Our recent public history graduates have accepted positions around the southeastern United States, including the National Park Service, Atlanta History Center, the Georgia Humanities Council, Chieftains Museum, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Marrieta Museum of History, Country Museum Hall of Fame in Nashville, the Southeastern branch of the National Archives, the Georgia Archives, the Capps Archives and Museum at Delta State University (Mississippi), the University of Mississippi Archives, and the Rome Area History Museum. Some of our alumni have ventured as far away as California, Wyoming, and Nebraska to work in museums and National Park Service sites.

Our program offers students opportunities to build their resumes through class projects, internships, and Center research projects.  Public history faculty take time to help students build a strong resume and to advise them in searching for positions in the field. We maintain a bulletin board and list-serve to keep students updated on jobs, conferences, internships, and other opportunities for professional growth.  For the 2010-11 academic year, we will be offering series of colloquiums focusing on practical skills, such as building a resume and interview skills, as well as presentations for working professionals in the field.

To learn more about what our graduates are doing and where they are working, click here.

To read more about how to find a job in public history, please click here.