Public History Fellowship Opportunity: Clinical Medicine in the 20th Century

February 28, 2016


  • Master’s degree in history of science, history, or related field.  Ph.D. strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to public history.
  • Strong knowledge of museum principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated record of success in the interpretation and communication of artifacts for a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, with the ability to successfully adapt to multiple audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail, high-level project and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.


Review of applications will begin immediately in January 2016. The positions will remain open until filled.


The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is actively recruiting for the limited duration (January 2016 – December 2018) position of Public History Fellow.  The Public History Fellow will work with internal teams in the museum and the Institute for Research to conceptualize a collection strategy for artifacts related to 20th-century clinical medicine. The Fellow will bring this strategy into practice through the development and implementation of exhibitions and public programs that bring these stories to wider audiences. The Public History Fellow will contribute to the conceptualization, project management, and installation of CHF exhibitions and interactives – both physical and digital; serve as the content researcher on exhibitions; use that research to create content for CHF’s multi media platforms; contribute to the maintenance and development of the permanent exhibition; and support the creation of opportunities for constituent engagement using artifact collections.


Please send a cover letter, CV or resume, two writing samples intended for public audiences, and contact information for two references to: [email protected]