Employment Opportunities

All current open positions are listed below and on our careers portal here. Positions are listed until they are filled.


Current Open Positions


General Employment Information

As an equal opportunity employer, AAS values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

For all inquiries on employment, volunteering and internships, please contact careers@mwa.org.


Summer Employment

Typically, the Society employs one to three people, often (but not necessarily) college students, during the summer to work in various departments including Readers’ Services, Outreach, and Cataloging. We strive to match candidates with managers and departments to provide a positive and rewarding work experience. Summer employment is for eight weeks from end of May until early August and will be posted under “Current Open Positions”, typically between December and January for the upcoming summer.



Volunteers are an important part of the AAS community and their contributions of time and talent are greatly appreciated as we work to further the Society’s mission to collect, preserve and make accessible the printed and manuscript materials that record the history of what are now the United States, Canada, and the former English colonies of the West Indies, from the time of first settlement by Europeans through 1876.

Volunteers assist in various departments throughout the library and administration. The volunteer program is very limited and based on the availability of projects and managers.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering; however, at this time the Society is not accepting new volunteers.


Internships, General

Internships at AAS are based on the availability of managers and may be offered in conjunction with a college or university’s requirements. General, unpaid internships are reviewed individually.

At this time, we cannot accommodate general internships. Please see specific internships.


Internships, Specific

Seiler Curatorial Internship - The Seiler Curatorial Internship was established in memory of Nadia Sophie Seiler. This newly-created internship at AAS will allow the participant to work in the Society’s manuscript collection. The strengths of the Society’s manuscripts holdings (primarily pre-1900) are New England diaries, papers of New England families and businesses, and American book trades (printing, publishing, bookselling). The ideal candidate will have an interest or background in the history of the book and/or the material culture of manuscripts.

Conservation Internship - The conservation internship was established in 2020 to provide training opportunities for emerging professionals in the field of book and archives conservation. The internship is held in the conservation lab at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts.


For all inquiries on employment, volunteering and internships, please contact careers@mwa.org.

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