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Thank you for your interest in joining the staff of the California Historical Society.

The California Historical Society welcomes applicants for the position of Assistant Controller. Reporting to the Director of Finance, you will manage all day-to-day accounting operations, ensure records are maintained in accordance with GAAP, and maintain adequate internal controls that mitigate risk and ensure the accuracy of reported financial results. For further information, please see the job description; interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to

The California Historical Society is seeking applicants for the position of Visitor Services Representative, Part-Time, On-Call. To learn more about being a Visitor Services Representative for the bookstore and galleries of the California Historical Society, please read the job description. If you are interested in being considered for the position of Visitor Services Representative, please email your cover letter and details of your professional experience to

Please, no telephone calls.


The California Historical Society seeks volunteer docents to support its current exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Help us share California stories with gallery visitors, adult tour groups, school children, and others.

If you are interested in becoming a CHS docent/gallery guide, please download and fill out our docent application and email it to

Please download our Docent Job Description.


The California Historical Society engages a wide audience and we depend upon the generous assistance of volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the educational programs and public events we offer to members, historians, neighbors, and the general public.

To learn more about volunteering for the California Historical Society, please contact Jonathan Morgan, Volunteer and Visitor Services Coordinator,

If you are interested in volunteering, please download and fill out our volunteer application and email it to


The California Historical Society does not currently have a regular internship program. Individuals interested in pursuing possible internship opportunities with the California Historical Society may contact and should please include the following:

  • A resume (please limit to no more than two pages); and
  • A cover letter explaining your area(s) of study; your availability; the specific educational goal(s) you wish to achieve; and the requirements for your sponsoring institution (if any).

Potential internship resumes will be kept on file for six months. Please, no telephone calls.


To share details of your (historical) organization's upcoming event(s) with California Historical Society, please post at:

678 Mission Street
San Francisco
CA 94105
415.357.1848 voice
415.357.1850 fax
Gallery + Store
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday – Friday
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday – Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm