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Open positions with the Idaho State Historical Society are posted on the Idaho Department of Human Resources website. Make history and join the ISHS team today! 

The Idaho State Historical Society participates in the E-Verify program an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

Current Job Postings

Idaho State Museum Director

The Idaho State Museum, a division of the Idaho State Historical Society, is currently searching for a dynamic and experienced professional to provide visionary and progressive leadership as the Idaho State Museum Director and Administrator.  The successful candidate will oversee the operations of the Museum, build on its success, implement a new collections development plan, collaborate on an agency collections and archives stewardship facility, and continue inspiring exhibitions and programming with the intent of building the agency’s family of members, visitors, and new audiences. 

The director serves on the leadership team of the Idaho State Historical Society and reports to its executive director. They will be responsible for leading and managing the operation, programming, collections and staff of the Idaho State Museum and the Capitol Curation program.  This includes oversight in the areas of strategic planning, staffing, business and operations management, museology and collections management, education and visitor services, revenue enhancement, and promotion.

Application deadline is March 17 at 4:59 pm Mountain Time. 

More Information


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Closed most state holidays.


2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712



The Idaho State Historical Society offers a limited number of internships to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Students interested in gaining professional experience in a cultural institution environment have a unique opportunity to work directly with museum, archives, preservation, historic sites, marketing and public relations professionals and participate in structured opportunities to learn.

  • Old Idaho Penitentiary: Education and interpretive programs
  • Idaho State Museum: Education programs, collections, History Day program
  • State Archives: Collections and digitization
  • State Historic Preservation Office: Collections and data entry
  • Administration: Marketing, Public Relations, Development

Email for more information on internships with the Idaho State Historical Society!

*Currently, there are no open internship positions at the Idaho State Historical Society. 

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