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Public Humanities Archivist, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 


Williams College is hiring a Public Humanities Archivist to play a key role in supporting research on the history of Williams College and its relationship to land, labor, and systemic inequities. The Archivist oversees collection development and all aspects of campus and public engagement with the College Archives, including instruction, exhibits, and co-curricular programming. Builds relationships with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners. Leads the oral history program. Leads instruction sessions with special collections materials. Reports to the Head of Library Special Collections and participates in running the Special Collections Department.


  • Graduate degree in public history, library science, or equivalent. We may consider candidates with relevant experience and a degree in progress.
  • Programmatic leadership or project management experience.
  • Superb people skills, patience, and empathy.
  • Experience in public outreach and engagement, instruction, and interpretation of cultural heritage.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

How to apply:

Application review will begin on May 2, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit for more information and to apply – all applications will be reviewed by the committee!

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by
the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed
to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live,
learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are
provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in
the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413)
597-2681 or email at [email protected].