Career Opportunities

There are several ways in which you can join the Washington State Historical Society's team.


If you are interested in a paid part-time or full-time position, go to

Open positions:

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY COORDINATOR  - Applications Due November 3, 2017.

This position contributes to the mission of the Washington State Historical Society by providing support for education programming, locally, regionally, and state-wide. Manages the Washington History Day program for students and educators, a core program of the Agency's statewide educational mission. Supports general public programming and K-12 programs within the audience engagement division of WSHS in service to visitors, students, and teachers.


Administers the Washington State History Day program

  • Acts as statewide coordinator for the program, identifies and assists regional coordinators, plans and produces the State History Day contest, leads a team of participants to the annual national contest.
  • Distributes national program and contest materials to teachers and regional coordinators. Develops content for Washington History Day specific materials, collaborating with Marketing department regarding design and brand standards. Manages distribution of History Day materials online and statewide.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers and judges for regional and state contests. Maintains database of judges, volunteers, and participating teachers.
  • Manages Washington History Day advisory board.
  • Maintains and processes all budgets associated with the program.
  • Tracks data regarding annual school, teacher and student participation in the program. Maintains database of participation data across time. Provides reports to management upon request.
  • Provides 3-5 workshops around the state to recruit and train teachers for the program
  • Supports fundraising for the program, including seeking in-kind donations and facilitating student scholarships.
  • Acts as the primary liaison to the National History Day program staff in Maryland.
  • Directs temporary staff designated to assist with the program.
  • Works with Marketing department to advertise/promote the program, contests, and student success.
  • Attends the National History Day contest and supports Washington participants at the contest.
  • Attends the biannual coordinators conference sponsored by National History Day.

Read more and apply here.   


Students interested in obtaining an internship must complete the Internship Inquiry.  

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Agency Information

The Washington State Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization, open to any and all individuals, families, or firms. The Historical Society is also recongnized in statute (RCW 27.34) as a trustee agency of the State of Washington with enumerated powers.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Washington State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates, regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status are encouraged to apply.  

For more information, contact Misty Reese, Chief Administrative Officer, at 253-798-5901 or