Views From the Field

Read what actual professionals in public history and public history related fields have to say about what they do. The Public History Resource Center invites interested readers to submit their own, anonymous, view from the field by following the link above. The form asks public history professionals to respond, in some manner, to the following questions:

  • How and why did you enter your current profession?
  • What training and degrees did you have prior to obtaining your current position?
  • What training and degrees have you since completed in order to enhance your performance?
  • What is your job title? Describe a typical day on the job.
  • What are some of the pros and cons of the job?
  • What is the average salary range (GS# if appropriate) for someone in your position?
  • Do you consider yourself to be a public historian? Why or why not?
  • How does your work fit into or complement the field of public history?

Complete List of Views

The default order below is reverse date order. You may change the order by clicking on a column header. To read a complete view click on the linked job title.
Date Submitted Job Title Organization Organization Type
9/15/2006Education CoordinatorState ArchivesArchives
1/27/2005Freelance Grant WriterSelf-EmployedConsulting
9/6/2004Assistant CuratorState Historical SocietyHistorical Society
9/2/2004Historic Preservation PlannerState Historic Preservation OfficeHistoric Preservation
7/8/2004InternState Historic SiteHistoric Site
5/21/2004Curator of CollectionsHistorical SocietyHistorical Society
2/18/2004ArchivistTopical ArchivesArchives
10/26/2003Local Historian / WriterSelf-EmployedConsulting
5/27/2001Archivist/historianConsulting FirmArchives
2/17/2001Public HistorianHistorical SocietyHistorical Society
1/11/2001Research AssociateConsulting FirmConsulting
11/19/2000Archivist TechnicianNational ArchivesArchives
11/19/2000History ProducerC-SpanMedia
11/19/2000Collections ArchivistUniversity CollectionsArchives
11/19/2000ArchivistTopical ArchivesArchives
11/19/2000Archivist InternAssociation ArchivesArchives


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