If you are looking for an applied anthropology job, the task of finding one can often seem daunting. When looking at the large job boards, you will rarely find the word anthropologist in the job title. If you are lucky, the word ethnography will be included in the job description, but that is not always true either as many HR departments are not aware what anthropologists do. Given that, it can help to look at specific job boards that cater to these type of jobs.  The following pages which have been put together by the leading anthropology organizations may help.

Resources for Applied Anthropology Jobs

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC)

The EPIC job board can help you find full-time, part-time, freelance, or internship positions in business, the public sector, and NGOs (non-academic positions). The jobs posted are often for some of the leading companies in the world, are frequently more senior roles, and often have a technology focus. It is great for those of us who work in business, technology, or design anthropology.

Check it out here.

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

The NAPA site, unlike many of the others on this list, offers a number of resources beyond just a job board.  Included in the career section are resources on:

  • Anthropology Mentoring
  • Internships
  • Career Development
  • Position Listings
  • Career Resources
  • University Programs
  • Anthropology Talking Points

Given all of these resources, it may be an ideal place for an anthropologist who is just starting out and lacks work experience.

Check it out here.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)

The SfAA is an organization dedicated to practicing anthropology. Likewise, it seems like an ideal place to look. But despite SfAA being focused on applied anthropology, I often noticed that many of the jobs are academic in nature. Regardless, it should be a site any applied anthropologists checks given the applied nature of the organization.

Check it out here.

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

The AAA Career Center brings together employers, academics, and students. While it is not strictly targetted at applied anthropology jobs, it should not be overlooked given the size and scope of AAA.

Check it out here.