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

Acquisitions Assistant (Part-time)

Maintenance Assistant, Building and Grounds

Program Operations Assistant

Seiler Library Internship (Full-time, Summer 2023)


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 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

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.
This internship has been filled for 2023.

Nipmuc Community Internship - The Nipmuc Community Internship was established in 2022 to offer young tribal members pathways to library work and the opportunity to learn about archival and historic preservation.
This internship has been filled for 2023.

Seiler Library Internship - This internship is an opportunity to explore librarianship by working at a national research library, participating in its daily activities, completing library-based projects, and beginning to develop a network of contacts in the field. This internship will provide an overview of possible careers in the library field.
The deadline for applications is Jan 31, 2023.


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

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