Employment Opportunities

See a list of our current vacancies.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has hundreds of employees performing a variety of duties at numerous historic sites and museums across the Commonwealth and its Commission offices located in Harrisburg.

There are two types of career opportunities available within PHMC - Non-Civil Service and Civil Service. Each has a separate employment process that is managed by organizations separate from PHMC. The Governor's Office of Administration, Bureau of State Employment (BSE), oversees Non-Civil Service employment, and the State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) is responsible for overseeing Civil Service employment.

Non-Civil Service Positions

Non-Civil Service job titles used by PHMC include the following (list is subject to change).

Maintenance and Trades: Custodial Guide, Custodial Guide Supervisor, Groundskeeper, Custodial Worker, Maintenance Repairman, Exhibit Technician, Artist Illustrator, Semi-Skilled Laborer, Able-Bodied Sailor, Coxswain, Second Mate.

Administrative and Clerical: Clerk Typist, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Officer.

Professional: Historic Preservation Specialist.

The Bureau of State Employment (BSE) fills non-civil service jobs for state agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.  The commonwealth offers employment opportunities in over 2,000 job classifications, all of which fit into two broad categories: non-civil service or civil service. Nearly one third of commonwealth jobs are non-civil service positions filled by BSE.

Job seekers looking for non-civil service jobs in Pennsylvania can apply online at www.employment.pa.gov.

Bureau of State Employment
Room 110 Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone (717)787-5703
TTY (717)787-0570

Civil Service Positions

Civil Service job titles used by PHMC include the following (list subject to change).

Engineering and Environmental Control: Architectural Designer, Architectural Supervisor.

Education and Museum: Archivist, Historian, Librarian, Museum Curator, Museum Educator, Museum Historic Site Administrator.

Computer Science: Information Technology Generalist, Distributed Systems Specialist, Application Developer.

Administration: Human Resource Analyst.

The State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) is responsible for conducting examination programs for Civil Service positions which are filled through merit selection procedures. The SCSC's Web site provides current information on examination schedules, application procedures, and minimum experience and training requirements for all positions. To access this information, visit SCSC's Web site at http://www.scsc.state.pa.us/ or phone SCSC at 717-783-3058.

You may be asked to provide the following forms with your application. To use them, you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download free here. If you are using a screen reader, Adobe also offers a free online document conversion service at http://access.adobe.com/.

Employment and Data Record Form (PHMC)
Job Vacancy Bid Form (PHMC)

Pennsylvania is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workforce diversity.