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Public History

Public History at UMass Amherst

Massachusetts boasts a rich network of museums, archives, historical societies, documentary filmmakers, and historic preservation agencies, as well as one of the top public research universities in the nation. Since 1986, the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has provided a vital link between the University and the Commonwealth's wide variety of institutions that preserve and communicate history to the public.

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Career Resources

UMass Career Services

Provides advice for undergraduate, graduate, and international students. The service ranges from a one-on-one session to resume/ cover letter samples.

OPD (Office of Professional Development)

Created by the UMass Amherst Graduate School, the OPD helps train graduate students in portable skills that are essential for success regardless of discipline or line of work. The OPD also introduces students to a broad range of career options, both inside and outside the academy.

NCPH (National Council on Public History) Jobs Listing

This service provides job postings from a wide variety of institutions for the public history profession.

Twitter hashtag: #alt-ac

Stands for "alternative academic."

Versatile PhD

Establish an account through your UMass NetID to access their premium content. Explore career opportunities beyond the academy.

NEMA (New England Museum Association) Jobs

Provides museum employment opportunities in the New England region.

Beyond Academe

Employment beyond the traditional world of the academy.

American Historical Association Resources for Public Historians