The Skills of a Historian Applied to a Career in the National Park Service

Monday, January 5, 2015: 9:50 AM
Sutton North (New York Hilton)
Stephanie Toothman, National Park Service
A career in the National Park Service offers multiple opportunities for a historian with a B.A., M.A. or Ph.D.   The NPS is the steward of many of our national treasures within the 401 units of the National Park System.  In addition, the NPS carries out the responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior under the National Historic Preservation Act and related historic preservation, including maintaining the National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Landmark program, Heritage Education, and the American Battlefield Program.  Opportunities range from on-site interpretation and education in the national parks; research in support of identification, evaluation, planning and treatment requirements for park resources; to assisting communities throughout the nation in preserving the stories and resources they value.  Research is applied and place-based; through our agreements with universities and professional organization, NPS historians are able to bring the most current research to a broader audience of 200 million visitors.
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