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Museum Historian/Study Center Manager

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Full-time

Location: Eustis Estate, Milton, Massachusetts

Responsibilities: Historic New England seeks a public history professional to develop and manage programs at the newly established Study Center at the Eustis Estate. The position coordinates all architectural, landscape, decorative arts, and social history research needs across Historic New England’s thirty-seven museums and extensive programs, ensuring that results of research are shared internally and with public audiences.

The position engages college and university partners to maximize research capabilities for Historic New England. The position coordinates Historic New England’s pan-institutional internship program and manages the scholar-in-residence and team of research fellows, working with them to develop relevant research plans that support organizational needs.

The position also conducts research and generates research products to support Historic New England site interpretation including contextual research reports and thematic essays that diversify the stories we share with the public. The position collects and manages oral history information for the organization.

Qualifications: Requires a minimum of a master’s degree in American studies and/or history with at least five years of job-related experience. Experience working with material culture, preferably in a museum setting, is required. Familiarity with academic research programs and practices in New England. Requires fully competent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database use. Requires strong verbal and written communication skills and supervisory experience. Requires proven track record for conducting product-oriented research within specific schedules. Requires valid driver’s license and means of transportation. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among a regionally dispersed team and public audience is essential to success.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.