Get Involved!

GET INVOLVED!

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT CHS

Thank you for your interest in joining the staff of the California Historical Society.

The California Historical Society is seeking candidates for the position of Metadata and Systems Librarian, a full-time, benefitted position. Reporting to the Director of Library and Collections, the Metadata and Systems Librarian will work in close collaboration with colleagues across the library and collections team and will be responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure, policies, and procedures to support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the library collections. The Metadata and Systems Librarian will play a key role as the administrative owner of the library's archival collections management system and digital asset management and preservation system and will contribute to strategic library initiatives to build the CHS digital collections. To learn more about the position, please read the job description. Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to recruiting@calhist.org.

The California Historical Society is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Assistant, a full-time, benefitted position. Reporting to the Executive Director/CEO, this position provides administrative support in a wide variety of areas, working across the organization and beyond to fulfill responsibilities. To learn more about the position, please read the job description. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume or C.V. to sjordana@calhist.org.

And, finally, the California Historical Society is seeking applicants for the position of Guest Concierge, Part-Time, On-Call. To learn more about being a Guest Concierge for the bookstore and galleries of the California Historical Society, please read the job description. If you are interested in being considered for the position of Guest Concierge, please email your cover letter and details of your professional experience to recruiting@calhist.org.

Please, no telephone calls.

DOCENT/GALLERY GUIDE VOLUNTEERS

The California Historical Society seeks volunteer docents to support its current exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Help us share California stories with gallery visitors, adult tour groups, school children, and others.

If you are interested in becoming a CHS docent/gallery guide, please download and fill out our docent application and email it to ppforte@calhist.org.

Please download our Docent Job Description.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The California Historical Society engages a wide audience and we depend upon the generous assistance of volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the educational programs and public events we offer to members, historians, neighbors, and the general public.

To learn more about volunteering for the California Historical Society, please contact Patty Pforte, Programs and Visitor Experience Manager, ppforte@calhist.org.

If you are interested in volunteering, please download and fill out our volunteer application and email it to ppforte@calhist.org.

INTERNSHIPS

The California Historical Society does not currently have a regular internship program. Individuals interested in pursuing possible internship opportunities with the California Historical Society may contact info@calhist.org and should please include the following:

  • A resume (please limit to no more than two pages); and
  • A cover letter explaining your area(s) of study; your availability; the specific educational goal(s) you wish to achieve; and the requirements for your sponsoring institution (if any).

Potential internship resumes will be kept on file for six months. Please, no telephone calls.

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Address
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
CA 94105
Contact
415.357.1848 voice
415.357.1850 fax
info@calhist.org
Hours
Gallery + Store
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am to 5:00pm
 
Library
Wednesday – Friday
1:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Offices
Monday – Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm