Can you make a living working as a historian? What does a ‘history professional’ actually do? For many students and early career professionals interested in history, finding employment opportunities beyond their tertiary studies can be both challenging and daunting.
Join the History Council of NSW for an informal session featuring a diverse range of guest speakers working in the history sector. Hear ‘lightning talks’ from historians, museum curators, researchers, podcasters and other history professionals as they share their experiences and tips on how to kick-start a career in the history world.
After the lightning talks, there will be time for questions and an opportunity to network. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Monday 16 April 2018, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Metcalfe Auditorium, the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free for HCNSW members / $10 Students / $15 General
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9252 8715
This is a special event in partnership with the State Library of NSW and supported by Create NSW.
Dr Kiera Lindsey
Research fellow, University of Technology, Sydney
Professional historian at GML Heritage
Dr Stephen Gapps
Historian and curator, Australian National Maritime Museum
Digital Coordinator, RAHS
Professional historian and Executive Officer, HCNSW
Nicole is a freelance historian, curator, content strategist and the current Executive Officer at the History Council of NSW. Since completing Honours at the University of Sydney in 2009, Nicole has worked for Sydney University Museums covering all three collections of the University Art Gallery, Macleay and Nicholson Museums. At the Australian National Maritime Museum, Nicole worked as Curatorial Assistant Digitisation and later Digital Curator. As a freelance historian, Nicole has worked on numerous projects for the City of Sydney, Dictionary of Sydney, IP Australia and PlayStation.