The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region.

We are seeking a Reference Associate with exceptional archival/library science skills to assist researchers in sourcing and using our collections. Based in the Williams Research Center, this position provides research advice and direction in New Orleans-related subjects as well as facilitates rights and reproductions requests.  The Reference Associate also provides research assistance for THNOC staff projects, exhibitions, and publications.  Additionally, this position performs outreach to the public by presenting information about THNOC’s holdings and writing articles for THNOC publications.

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or related degree and a minimum of five years of related experience working in a museum, archives, or comparable position.  The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of New Orleans and Louisiana history and have the ability to understand and become knowledgeable of THNOC holdings.  Additionally, this position must understand copyright and intellectual property laws.  The ideal candidate must have proven communication, customer service, and organizational skills as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn THNOC specific software.  A Master’s degree in history, library science or a related degree is preferred.

This is a full-time position working Tuesdays-Saturdays.

In addition to working in an environment that allows you share our collections with the public, The Collection offers:

Competitive salary
Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents (children and opposite or same sex spouse/domestic partners).  Medical insurance includes treatment for gender dysphoria.
Life, long term disability, and AD&D insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Professional development and tuition assistance
Paid parental leave
Paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
Gym membership
Paid parking
Work/life balance
Opportunity to work in the iconic French Quarter of New Orleans with passionate, engaged, and respectful colleagues

The Historic New Orleans Collection centers diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at the core of everything we do.  We are committed to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace, an organization that epitomizes the best practices in our field, and a community institution that truly reflects and supports our visitors, our neighbors, and our home. To that end, we actively encourage and welcome applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.  We are committed to employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to by July 15, 2021

Date Posted: June 27, 2021