Yes, This is a Real Job: American Girl is Hiring a Historical Researcher
History lovers, the perfect job for you just popped up.
Not only does it offer a heavy dose of nostalgia for ‘90s kids — the entire role has nostalgia written all over it.
American Girl is hiring a researcher. Yep, the set of pricy-but-coveted dolls designed to teach kids and preteens about history needs someone to…do the history.
The role will ensure historical accuracy and authenticity across American Girl’s brands, including books about each character in the BeForever series, toys, movies, games, and even retail displays and customer service. (You don’t want your customer service reps giving out incorrect historical facts, you know.)
You’ll be the go-to person for ensuring American Girl’s stories and products authentically reflect history.
Sound like fun? Here’s how to apply.
What It Takes to Be the American Girl Dolls Researcher
The job requires a bachelor’s degree in history or a related field, three or more years of research experience, stellar communication skills, and an independent work ethic.
If you have experience “writing historical nonfiction for the public and young audience,” that’s a big bonus.
Apply for the position through the careers site for Mattel, which owns American Girl. The position is located at American Girl headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin.
American Girl offers medical, dental and vision coverage, fully-vested retirement matching contributions after three years of service, and an educational assistance program.
Plus — wait for this perk — American Girl HQ closes on at 1 p.m. on Fridays — all year.
No word on salary, but we’re checking with Mattel and will update this post if we get any juicy details.
Your Turn: Will you apply to be an American Girl dolls researcher?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. She has the retired Felicity doll, which she’s saving for a rainy day.