Careers in Public History

Online Workshop for Students

Monday, October 12, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. via Zoom

Interested in a career in public history? Looking to expand your network of professional connections? This one-day program for students will help you prepare for your career and give you expert advice for how to be successful on the job market.

Gather insights, testimonial experiences, and advice from a panel of working, seasoned professionals from an assortment of areas of expertise, including collections management, archives, and more. Break out into workshops aimed at developing cover letter and resume writing skills, and listen to informative talks on the job market and non-traditional career paths. Finally, join in on our Q&A with public history museum professionals to ask any remaining questions.

Tickets: $15, free for Historic New England members.
Student memberships are just $25, and include the benefits of free admission to all of our historic properties, Historic New England magazine, free or discounted admission to events, and more. Become a member.

Register today for the workshop.
The link for the workshop will be sent in a separate email prior to the event.


Workshop Schedule

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Meet the Professionals

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Understanding the Job Market

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Building Your Resume and Interviewing

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Resume Writing

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Cover Letter Writing

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Final Q&A