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HAI is a leading professional services firm offering research, discovery, and experience services to government, corporate, legal, education, museum, and association clients.

At HAI, we know our craft, we’re committed to our business, and we love what we do.
Our staff at History Associates Incorporated (HAI) includes nearly fifty professional researchers, storytellers, interpretive planners, archivists, and museum professionals. We are a small business headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., with remote global support centers. Since 1981, we have served hundreds of clients across the United States and around the world.

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HAI Careers

Jobs for Historians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals

Do You Have What It Takes?
History Associates offers a unique opportunity to pursue a rewarding career practicing history, archives, or related disciplines in a professional and collegial business environment. Working in teams guided by senior staff, our employees build on their academic training and practical experience by refining and extending their skills on a range of projects.

Based in the Washington, D.C., area, our professionals often work in some of the leading historical and cultural institutions located across the country and around the world.

Our diverse client base includes world-class cultural and corporate organizations, as well as respected nonprofits and creative business partners. History Associates provides competitive compensation, health insurance benefits, a profit-sharing program including a 401(k) plan, opportunities for professional development, and a satisfying place to practice your craft in the company of bright and talented people.

hai awardAs a growing company, History Associates values people who take initiative and develop promising business ideas and relationships. We set high standards for performance and expect applicants to have outstanding academic credentials, excellent professional skills, proven experience, and a passion for history. We are especially interested in people who write well for a variety of audiences; and work with the expanding technological applications used to discover, preserve, or present the past. Flexibility is essential in our dynamic firm.

Diversity & Inclusion

HAI is a historical consulting company founded on a belief in history’s value to the public at large. Our expertise in the field often involves confronting the inequities that have existed across time, including how they manifest today. We believe that, as a field, history should reckon with competing perspectives and amplify underrepresented voices with authenticity and care. A major part of this effort is ensuring that the practitioners of public history reflect the wide breadth of people who have histories worth learning, sharing, and preserving. HAI is committed to creating a workplace that celebrates and empowers a diverse team of public historians and archivists. We know that we can do better to foster this goal, and will continue to strive toward it.

History Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that employing and supporting a team of professionals who have diverse backgrounds and perspectives makes us a better historical consulting firm. Our hiring and promotion decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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