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Research Volunteer

Historic New England offers volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisting with research projects defined as part of our research agenda. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with Historic New England’s extraordinary and rich collection of historic structures and landscapes; archival collections of photographs, architectural drawings, and ephemera; and material culture collections.

Opportunity: Research projects are available in the following topic areas: Abolition, agriculture, arts and creativity, children and family life, commerce, female-led households, health, labor, religion and spirituality, and war (Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War I).

Skills and Qualifications: The ideal research volunteer is reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently. An undergraduate or graduate degree (or a degree in progress) in American studies, American history, museum studies, arts administration, art or architectural history, library and information science, and related fields are preferred. Prior research experience is a plus.

To Apply: Please fill out a volunteer information sheet and send it to Please note which Historic New England sites or topics are of interest and your ability to travel.

Research Volunteer