Junior Historian, USGA Museum

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur and open championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.

The USGA is creating a new position for a research professional to support the Museum team in conducting research, developing content, and managing special projects. This role’s primary responsibility is to oversee all internal and external research requests, from initial contact with the requestor to delivering a first-class response. The successful candidate will develop and implement a strategy for cataloging and archiving all research requests and supporting materials. In addition, an important aspect of this role is to conduct independent research for special projects that support larger association initiatives. This will involve authoring comprehensive reports or analyses. In addition to supporting USGA staff, this position’s responsibilities include assisting and responding to collectors, scholars, media, and the general public. The Junior Historian will report to the Historian, however, close coordination and collaboration with the Museum’s Special Collections Librarian, Librarian, and Collections Assistant will be essential.



Liberty Corner, NJ  



What You Can Expect:

  • Manages day-to-day museum research operations; executes all internal and external research requests
  • Studies and compiles relevant sources and collections materials in a comprehensive and diligent manner
  • Creates written reports and analyses in support of special projects
  • Supports the development of USGA content, and assists in its production through researching, writing and fact checking. Content may include in-house and off-site exhibits, documentaries, short-form videos, books, articles, and reports/white papers
  • Provides tours of the Museum and supports the Manager of Education and Outreach in events for the general public
  • Additional duties assigned as needed



What You Bring to the USGA:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in History, Art History, English, American Studies, Library Science or related field required
  • Experience working in a museum or library setting preferred
  • Must have excellent research skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Must have proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with large and simultaneous project planning and execution required
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills required
  • Must be detail and deadline oriented with the ability to problem-solve and place priority on factual accuracy
  • Golf knowledge and passion for the sport highly preferred



To Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply: Junior Historian, USGA Museum



About the USGA:

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide.  Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.  With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules.  Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico.  The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis.  The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future.  The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts.  To learn more, visit usga.org.


The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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