The Institute has an accomplished and dynamic staff and seeks to add to our team as opportunities become available. Current openings are listed below. Each position announcement contains information on responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply.

  • Assistant Director of Development: The Institute is seeking a senior development professional to join our staff as our full-time assistant director of development.
  • Research Services Librarian: The Institute is seeking a dynamic library professional to join our staff as our full-time research services librarian.



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.

The Institute awards two paid museum internships annually to graduate students: the Clement Ellis Conger Internship focusing on collections management and the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Internship focusing on research, interpretation and public programs. Click here for more information and application details.

For more information on internships, contact:

For Museum Internships

Emily Schulz Parsons, Deputy Director and Curator
202.785.2040 x428

For Library Internships

Michele Lee Silverman, Research Services Librarian
202.785.2040 x424

For Education Internships

Stacia Smith, Curriculum Development Specialist


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

Kelsey Atwood, Tour and Public Program Manager
202.785.2040 x421

For Library Projects

Michele Lee Silverman, Research Services Librarian
202.785.2040 x424


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