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Library-Archives Job Opportunities

Permanent Employment
As an agency of state government, the Wisconsin Historical Society announces permanent civil service positions through the Wisconsin Office of State Employment Relations. These are typically professional positions that are advertised nationally and include competitive salaries and benefits. Visit our Employment page for a list of all current openings at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

For more information about the state's recruitment process, visit Wisconsin's official state employment site.

Limited-term Employment
When available, temporary, grant-funded projects provide short-term opportunities for librarians and para-professional staff. These jobs offer competitive wages and may include benefits.

Work-study Positions
Many Madison-area students work in the library each academic year. The majority of students have been awarded work-study funds as part of a financial aid package from their college or university. Wages in the current academic year run from $7.25 to $10 per hour, depending on the nature of the work being done. 

For more information, contact one of the following library supervisors:

Susan Dorst , Acquisitions and Newspapers
Maija Salo-Cravens , Cataloging
Laura Hemming , Circulation and Shelving
Lori Bessler , Microforms Reading Room
Gail Gibson-Ranallo , Library Conservation
Helmut Knies , Archives Collection Processing and Preservation
Rick Pifer , Reference and Public Services
Michael Edmonds , Digital Projects
Andy Kraushaar , Photographs

Volunteer Opportunities
Dozens of volunteers work several hours each week around the library helping visitors, preparing materials for microfilming, researching genealogical queries, and other essential tasks.

New volunteer opportunities are periodically available for both the Library and the Archives. If you are familiar with libraries, history, or genealogy, and you'd like to volunteer on a regular basis, contact Lori Bessler to volunteer in the Library or Helmut Knies to volunteer in the Archives.


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