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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. Employment and volunteer opportunities change frequently.

Director of the Library: The full-time Director of the Library has overall responsibility for the development, management, care and security of the American Revolution Institute’s library collections; the promotion and use of the collections onsite and online; and outreach with library fellows and other scholars, donors, dealers and colleagues. This position was posted on January 19, 2023.

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director: The full-time Executive Assistant to the Executive Director is responsible for the coordination of administrative activities and functions, along with logistics support within the Director’s office. This position was posted on November 8, 2022.

Weekend Receptionist: The part-time Weekend Receptionist is responsible for staffing the front desk during weekend museum hours. This position was posted on January 19, 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 Schulz Parsons, Deputy Director and Curator
202.785.2040 x428

For Library Internships

Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director
202.785.2040 x426

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

Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director
202.785.2040 x426


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