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Humanities Careers in Science History, Policy, and Communication

    This year-long career development program (September 2019 – June 2020) is inspired by a message from anthropologist and science museum professional Adrian van Allen (Quai Branly Museum, Paris:) “People in museums are either academically trained or practically trained. If you can come in with both you are a perfect candidate.” H-SCHIP will develop technical skills and background knowledge appropriate for careers in science museums, archives, science communication, and public history. A thorough knowledge of exhibit design, public pedagogy, and digital humanities is essential for academically trained researchers who choose to pursue public-facing careers. Through the development of digital programming, interpretive installations, and public pedagogy, H-SCHIP will bridge this gap between theory and praxis and allow students to enter the job market as competitive candidates.
Currently accepting applications from UCR, UCLA, UCI, UCSB, and UCSD. Please see the call for applicants here. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1!

Workshop will vary according to participant interest, but may include GIS, science journalism, exhibit design, and collaborations with local history and science institutions. See the application for more information, or email

California State Historian II Civil Service Exam

Applications are open until March 6 to apply to take the State Historian II Civil Service Exam. In order to be eligible to work in California State Parks as a permanent staff member, applicants must pass this exam.

For the first time, the exam is on-line with no personal interview requirement to get on the state’s hiring list. It is fully weighted toward Training and Experience of the candidate. For full classification specs, see the following:

See the attached pdf for the full announcement: StateHistorian II 9PR02