Careers in Living History


Looking for an entry level job or internship in living history? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Living History Careers

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Living history is a recreation or reinterpretation of the past in order to give participants the feeling of stepping back in time. Such recreations can range from preserving tales from the past from a specific era to full-on reenactment with costumes, historical settings, and acting in character. The aim of living history is to keep history alive for everyone, in costume or not.

Because of the variety in what living history entails, the jobs in living history also vary. Most of these positions are in museums and history-focused nonprofits, as well as in parks and historic houses. A bachelor’s degree is usually required for the traditional administrative roles, such as communications, fundraising, and finance. But if your heart is set on re-enacting or giving tours, your acting and people skills are just as useful, if not more so. A love of history is required for all these positions, along with ability to absorb information quickly and interact with the public.

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Living History

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Detour - Detour is a San Francisco, CA based company that set out to offer “immersive, location-aware audio walks” and completely knocked it out of the park.

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Old Sturbridge Village - Old Sturbridge Village is the “largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast” and it “depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s.”

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Historic New England - Historic New England is a non-profit that works to preserve and promote the appreciation of New England's history.

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Martha’s Vineyard Museum - The Martha's Vineyard Museum "is "dedicated to furthering an interest in the history and culture of the Island" and they're hiring.

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VOICES of September 11th - VOICES of September 11th seems to continually adapt as the needs of people affected by September 11th change.

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Nantucket Historical Association - If you love Nantucket's history, then a career with the Nantucket Historical Association might be exactly what you're looking for.

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum - If you want to be part of sharing the history of the immigrants who built this country, then take a look at Jobs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

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Thomas Jefferson Foundation - If you don’t get lost in the excitement of reading up on Thomas Jefferson’s place in history, then a job at Monticello probably isn’t for you.

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum - If you were greatly affected by 9/11, then you should browse through the open positions at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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National Park Service - If you love Memorial Day as much as I do, then a job with the National Park Service might be something worth thinking about.

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Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg - After you graduate, why not go back in time? Both Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg have job opportunities in their living history museums.

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