UHA Virtual Event: Jobs Beyond the Academy - Government, Preservation and Non Profits

  • 31 Mar 2023
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom



Jobs Beyond the Academy - Government, Preservation and Non Profits 

This is a virtual event on March 31, 2023 at 11am MST/1pm Eastern. 

Are you considering job options beyond the professoriate? Curious about the fields that hire urban historians/urban studies scholars? Come learn where urban scholars can apply their skills! 

The event will feature three speakers who work for the federal and local government, preservation, and a non profit. They will share their experiences and offer tips for translating your skills and branching out beyond your scholarly fields. There will be ample time for conversation so bring any and all questions!

This event will feature: 

Kate McCourt

Historic Preservation Officer for Butte-Silver Bow County, Montana

Kate McCourt’s professional experience ranges from field archaeology to historic preservation and museum collection registration. She has worked for local, county, state, and federal government, as well as Montana’s University system, and in the private sector for Cultural Resource Management firms and a non-profit. She holds a B.A. in History, and M.A. in Urban Archaeology, and a M.A. Certification in Historic Preservation.

Ciara Ryan

Program Director for the Montana History Foundation

Ciara Ryan, PhD is the Program Director at the Foundation for Montana History. Ciara oversees the Foundation’s grant program and special projects. In her role, Ciara works with grantees, develops partnerships with museums across Montana, develops history walking tours, conducts research for government entities, publishes articles and is currently writing an upcoming historical nonfiction book for the Foundation. Ciara’s research interests focus on language, culture and the history of Ireland and the American West.

Troy Hallsell, PhD

341st Missile Wing Historian at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana

Troy Hallsell, PhD is the 341st Missile Wing Historian at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. His day-to-day duties require him to chronicle and analyze the wing’s activities throughout the calendar year. His annual command history report and special studies not only captures the wing’s past activities, but also provides leaders the historical foundation upon which they make present-day decisions. In his own time Dr. Hallsell researches and writes about urban history topics such as parks, infrastructure, and historic preservation.

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