Washington State History Museum and Research Center are closed until further notice per directives from the Office of the Governor related to COVID-19. Close

The Washington State Historical Society is an inspiring place to work! Explore opportunities to join our team. You can read about our commitment to building an inclusive future here.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Open positions will be posted below. If you are interested in a paid part-time or full-time position, you must apply at careers.wa.gov.


Current Opportunities

There are no employment positions open at this time.


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

Other Washington State Employment

For other Washington State employment opportunities, go to careers.wa.gov.

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 recognized in statute (RCW 27.34) as a trustee agency of the State of Washington with enumerated powers.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information.

Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 407-8210 or email jobs@des.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

For more information, contact Kathy Tarli, Human Resources Manager, at 253-798-5901 or kathy.tarli@wshs.wa.gov.