Research Scholar

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Full-time, exempt; term-limited twelve months

Location: One of our regional offices located throughout New England. Periodic remote work is possible, but employee must reside in the New England region.

Hire Date: September 1, 2021

Description: Historic New England seeks applicants for four full-time research scholars to locate resources in archives, libraries, private collections, and other historical repositories to identify underrepresented stories and histories.

In September 2021, Historic New England launches the first phase of a multi-year project to reimagine and re-center experiences at our historic sites and ground our work in inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Research scholars will work both independently and as a team to identify, assess, and document all resources available in regional archival repositories with the goal of producing a databank of underrepresented histories to support new and inclusive storytelling at Historic New England sites.

Ideal candidates are scholars who work with New England history and specialize in subject matter related to oppressed, marginalized, and/or erased groups. The goal of the research position is to provide Historic New England with a new foundation of potential research topics and corresponding resources to research those topics in the future. This position requires creative thinking and problem solving as well as experience with “reading between the lines” or “reading against the grain” of primary sources and narratives.



Preferred Qualifications:

Application Requirements:

Please send applications to [email protected]. Applications are due by May 10, 2021.

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 encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusion.

Salary and Benefits: $60k with generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages