I have been looking for a while, but have resigned myself to subbing this year. My background is in museums, but all of the museums with openings are at least 30-40 miles away. Yesterday, I sent a resume to one of them that has a part-time opening. I got a response back today, saying thank you, but the position has been filled. She thinks I'd be a good fit and she's keeping the resume on file. I doubt if I could have afforded to travel to the job for the salary, but it feels nice to get a little encouragement once in a while. It also was more of a sales position, which isn't really what I'd want to do. I like collections, exhibits and programming. Wouldn't it be nice if we could get some type of response back like this when we apply for teaching positions. A few of the districts I apply to have some way of notifying you when the position is filled, others keep the position listed, and the only way to know for sure is when the listing doesn't show up anymore.