Jobs / Internships

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining and teaching Georgia history.  The oldest cultural institution in Georgia, and one of the oldest state historical societies in the nation, since 1839 GHS has fulfilled its founding mission to collect, preserve, and share Georgia and American history by presenting a variety of educational programs, authoring publications on Georgia and southern history, and by operating a library and archives at its statewide headquarters in Savannah.

GHS is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, an equal opportunity employer, and provides its employees with industry competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes dental and disability insurance; a contributory retirement plan; paid holidays; and generous medical leave and vacation.

Unless otherwise noted in the descriptions of positions that are currently open, links to which are provided below, candidates for employment at GHS must have at minimum an undergraduate degree, preferably in history or related subject. In some cases graduate level coursework or a Master’s degree or Ph.D. may be required.


Reference and Cataloging Librarian

The Reference and Cataloging Librarian is responsible for coordinating reference staffing, scheduling the day-to-day operations of reference services, providing in person and remote reference services, and performing copy cataloging and original cataloging of library and archival materials according to accepted national standards.  This position works under the direction of the Manager of Archival and Reference Team. Read more.

Reference Assistant

The Reference Assistant is responsible for assisting with the administration and organization of the GHS library and archives. Duties include helping visitors with locating reference and other information, providing excellent customer service to patrons, and maintenance of reference resources. GHS is hiring full and/or part-time employees (20-40 hours per week) and the position is based in Savannah, GA.  Occasional pre-scheduled Saturday hours may be required. Read more.