Because the Ohio Local History Alliance aims to inspire, educate, and connect history organizations across the state of Ohio, we know that a cornerstone of our community is having dedicated staff members that propel our member organizations forward. We offer our job board in the hopes of connecting qualified individuals to organizations seeking skilled, enthusiastic employees.

Since January 1, 2019, OLHA has required that all organizations posting a position on our job board include a salary range for the listing, as well as the employment classification (part-time, full-time, seasonal, hourly, salary, etc.) Non-members will also be asked to pay a $35 fee per listing. The organization will then have the option to apply that $35 toward an appropriate level of membership so that future job postings may be free.  Posting on the Ohio Local History Alliance job board is always free to OLHA members.

To post a job, email the job description, including the salary information and employment classification, to with “Job Listing” in the subject line.

Job postings are cleared from this page every two months.

Current Listings

2023-2024 Ohio History Service Corps, various locations
Collections and Research Manager, Trumbull County Historical Society
Digitization Intern, Ohio Humanities

2023-2024 Ohio History Service Corps, various locations

The Ohio History Connection is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps in 2023-2024!

Established in 2010, Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC) members provide service to Ohioans and their local history communities through collections management projects, strategic planning, community engagement, historic site survey, programming, and other capacity-building initiatives. Members provide coaching, assistance, and help organizations become more effective and sustainable. Members also assist communities take the first step in historic preservation through their completion of historic structure surveys.

The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components. Click the links below for the full individual position descriptions or visit and search for “Ohio History Service Corps”:
Local History Members
Community Surveyor Members
Applications must be submitted via MyAmeriCorps using the above links, not through the Ohio History Connection application process.

Locations: The 2023-2024 program year begins in September with members serving in and around: Athens, Columbus, Lorain, Newark, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Warren, and Wilberforce. The host sites are: Community Surveyors: Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Local History Members: The Dawes Arboretum, Lorain Historical Society, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Oberlin Heritage Center, Rickenbacker Woods Foundation, Shawnee State University, Southeast Ohio History Center and Trumbull County Historical Society.

Duration & Benefits: Members will serve one year in full time (35-40 hr/wk) capacity from September 13, 2023 to August 31, 2024. Throughout their term, AmeriCorps members will receive:
Living allowance of $20,250*
Health insurance
Childcare assistance, if eligible
Professional development
Travel reimbursements
Eligible for Eli Segal Education Award of $6,895 upon successful completion of 1700 hours of service

For more information: Visit the Ohio History Connection website to find out more. For questions, please contact us at

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Collections & Research Manager, Trumbull County Historical Society

The Trumbull County Historical Society seeks an enthusiastic and driven full-time Collections & Research Manager to oversee collections management and care, develop positive relationships with TCHS’s core group of collections volunteers, manage collections volunteers, and complete research for exhibits and public inquiries.

This position will join a small but mighty team comprised of the Director, Education & Outreach Manager, and a full-time Ohio History Service Corps member, and will have the opportunity to oversee a full-scale collections rehousing project as well as assist with the development of plans for a new science fiction center & museum in downtown Warren.

The ideal candidate will connect with community members, build partnerships to strengthen placemaking initiatives in our region, and work well in a team-oriented environment. This position is currently partially grant funded with a starting salary of $38,000/year with future room for growth. Benefits include health insurance (including vision and dental), vacation days, and some flexibility to work from home. Some Saturday work is required.

This is a full-time, 40-hour a week position that reports to the Director. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Walk-ins and phone calls will not be accepted. Trumbull County Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to TCHS Director Meghan Reed via email:

The Collections & Research Manager will:
Oversee the care and condition of TCHS’s permanent collection
Manage grant-funded collections projects, including the inventory, cataloging and rehousing of items
Oversee data entry and maintenance of TCHS’s CatalogIt software
Accept new artifact donations and manage registration forms
Organize, keep, and add to donor and permanent collections files
Cultivate relationships with local communities to foster future donations
Create positive relationships with TCHS volunteers and manage projects for collections volunteers
Collaborate with the TCHS team and community members to develop rotating and permanent exhibits both at TCHS and in the community
Work within the procedures set by TCHS’s Collections Management Policy
Oversee TCHS’s Historic Building Recognition Program
Work with TCHS staff and board on strategic planning initiatives and organizational development
Contribute to day-to-day visitor services such as front desk and Edwards House tours as needed
Participate in staff meetings and communicate progress and work updates to the TCHS Director
Other duties as assigned

Strong organizational and project management skills
Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and computer skills
Ability to develop strong, positive relationships
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and within a team-oriented environment
Positive attitude
Strong professional ethics
B.A. in museum studies, public history, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

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Digitization Intern, Ohio Humanities

Position description:
Ohio Humanities, the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is hiring an
intern to assist in digitizing and cataloguing the organization’s archives. The intern will assist in all parts of the project, including sorting through archived files to select documents to be digitized, scanning
those documents, creating the finding aid, and preparing the digital files for a public website. The intern
may also contribute to the design of the website.

The position will be based in our Columbus office. We expect the intern to work primarily on-site,
though there is the possibility of a hybrid schedule.

The selected candidate will receive $3,000 for 120 hours of labor. We will work with the intern to
establish a schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
• Sorting through archived files to select items eligible for digitization
• Scanning documents
• Optimizing digital files
• Creating a finding aid for scanned items

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in public history and/or archival digitization

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and a brief (1 page) cover letter that explains why you’re interested in this
position and how it will further your career goals to We will begin reviewing
applications immediately.

About Ohio Humanities:
Ohio Humanities is the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. As a private
non-profit, we host programs and award grants that support storytellers statewide, including museums,
journalists, and documentary filmmakers. Our mission is to create a vibrant landscape of public
humanities throughout the state. Our facility is located in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus.

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