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The American Revolution Institute offers a range of employment and volunteer opportunities to people with a commitment to the memory of the American Revolution. Current openings are listed below, with links to the full job announcements.

Director of Development: The full-time Director of Development serves as the chief development officer, helping grow resources from annual giving, special project funding, grant management, major giving, planned giving, capital and/or direct mail campaigns and the Associate membership initiatives. This position was posted on October 2, 2023.

Library Director: The full-time Library Director has overall responsibility for the development, management and preservation of the exceptional library collections while fostering their accessibility to scholars and researchers both on-site and online. This position was posted on October 2, 2023.

Weekend Supervisor: The part-time Weekend Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of museum operations during public weekend hours, including docent and tour management and visitor and member services. This position was posted on October 23, 2023.



The work of the Institute is enhanced each year by the assistance of energetic interns, who contribute to our programs while gaining professional experience in the field. We welcome inquiries from students at various levels who are interested in internships in our museum, library and education programs. Intern projects vary depending on a student’s interests and the needs of the staff, but possible projects include research for upcoming exhibitions, digitizing library materials, creating finding aids, developing new public programs and creating classroom resources.

For more information on internships, contact:

For Museum Internships

Emily L. Parsons, Deputy Director and Curator
202.785.2040 x428

For Library Internships

Rachel Nellis, Research Services Librarian
202.785.2040 x424

For Education Internships

Stacia Smith, Director of Education
202.785.2040 x416


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a vital role in the life of the American Revolution Institute. From leading tours of its headquarters, Anderson House, to researching collections items, volunteers contribute significantly to our ability to accomplish a wide range of projects. The Institute is always seeking interested individuals to join this growing and dedicated group.

Most museum volunteers serve as docents, leading guided tours of Anderson House for the public and special groups. Library volunteers assist with activities relating to collections management and research. Opportunities are also available for volunteers interested in helping with public programs, usually held on weeknights or weekends. Volunteers may also take on a variety of other projects, depending on their interests and the needs of the staff.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact:

For Museum Projects

Paul Newman, Museum Collections and Operations Manager
202.785.2040 x429

For Library Projects

Rachel Nellis, Research Services Librarian
202.785.2040 x424


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