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Job Hunting

Folklore Job Hunting 

The best way to find out about folklore jobs is to subscribe to Publore, the public folklore listserve. A great many folklore jobs, both public and academic, are listed.

The American Folklore Society (AFS) webpage also has job announcements.

If you are looking for a job in a particular place or part of the country, many public folklore programs around the country are listed on the AFS tapnet website. It is worth contacting local programs to let them know you are interested. For historic preservation jobs, go to the PreserveNet job board.

For museum jobs, try the Museum Employment Resource Center, Museums USA, American Association of Museums, or Museum Market. For humanities & social science jobs more generally, see the h-net jobs site.



The 2011 spring graduates.  Though a number went on to get a further degree, a number have already found jobs in the field.  Congrats graduates!

 Last Modified 7/22/13