Now Hiring! Director of the Utah Division of State History

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The State of Utah is searching for a new Director of the Utah Division of State History. We are looking for someone who is well-respected in the professional community, has proven management skills, and who can craft a vision for the future while making the past relevant.

Our candidate will have strong communication skills (speaking, writing, and one-on-one).

This person will oversee a division of 29 employees with a $4.1 million budget. We’re looking for someone to provide leadership to the Utah State Historical Society, Library and Collections program, Utah History Day program, and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) programs. We’re looking for an individual who will contribute meaningfully to the creation of a new State History Museum.

Serving as the director of State History provides the opportunity to oversee and mentor a professional staff committed to preserving and sharing the story of Utah. A successful director will value historical research and advocate for its advancement.

State History is part of the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts (DHA). The programs managed and the services provided by DHA represent the heart and soul of Utah. By working with local arts agencies, historical societies, volunteer organizations, local governments, libraries, and museums, as well as with the state’s indigenous and minority groups, the professionals in our department improve communities and the lives of individuals throughout Utah.

DHA provides a fast-paced, collaborative, and energetic work environment that supports employees in balancing work and home life. We operate from an employee-first philosophy, with a commitment to maintain a safe and empowering work environment that promotes the value of each employee.

DHA’s executive leadership actively encourages flexible work schedules and teleworking, as well as participation in exercise and mass transit programs.

To apply send your cover letter and resume to Crystal Haywood at and apply at

Western History Association

UNO History Department

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182   (402) 554-5999 

The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences and UNO Department of History. The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.