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Kansas Historical Society

Kansas Historical Society headquartersA state agency, the Historical Society will post job openings here in addition to State of Kansas. The Historical Society employs people in a variety of areas including librarians, archivists, historic preservation specialists, archeologists, museum curators, registrars, exhibits designers, educators, graphic designers, historical editors, historic sites managers, and maintenance and clerical positions.

State Application

Applications must be made through the State of Kansas Civil Service Job Listings. In addition to the Historical Society, this site also includes other state agencies.

Architect II K0064092 - State of Kansas posting
Position description

The position of the agency architect is to protect the interests and achieve the objectives of the Kansas Historical Society, and the state of Kansas in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance or repair activities at the state-owned State Historic Sites and the central facilities in Topeka.   This is highly responsible professional and technical work that requires licensing to practice architecture in the state of Kansas and demonstrated knowledge about accepted design practices, construction techniques and processes, material performance and specifications, life safety codes, maintenance practices, and state bidding and procurement procedures.  This position requires specialized knowledge in the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of historic structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (Standards), which is above and beyond the knowledge required of a licensed professional architect.  The person must possess skills necessary to provide excellent customer service, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, be able to travel extensively during parts of the year, and physically able to inspect historic buildings from roof to basements or crawl spaces via ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and other means before, during, and after construction. Position is open until filled.

Temporary Custodial Specialist - State of Kansas posting

The regular working hours are Monday through Friday, 12 - 4 p.m. with flexing hours over the weekend and evenings depending on event schedule. The position pays $10.68 per hour. This is a temporary part-time non-benefits eligible position. This position provides a high level of cleaning in all areas of service and facility spaces.  Some spaces would include public use areas such as restrooms, lobbies, break rooms, galleries, classrooms and hallways. The position performs duties such as:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all surface areas,
  • window and glass cleaning,
  • all types of floor maintenance; vacuuming, carpet cleaning, mopping, scrubbing and waxing.

The position provides maintenance services for special events by setting up and taking down tables, chairs, partition walls, stages and podiums. Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 60 pounds of weight. Position is open until filled.

Historic Preservation Specialist II - State of Kansas posting
Position description

This position is responsible for several different preservation programs. These include:

1) tax credit projects reviews for state and federal rehabilitation tax credit applications, which entails working with applicants and their architects/consultants to complete the application process, and reviewing applications to ensure that properties qualify for the tax incentive programs.

2) Heritage Trust Fund grant reviews of applications and architectural plans submitted to the program, and conducting site visits as needed.

3) Public outreach to provide education about the tax incentive and grant programs through public presentations and one-on-one interactions such as site visits, the position provides regular content for social media posts and may occasionally write articles for publication.

4) Technical assistance to provide information about accepted preservation practices for historic buildings, helping architects, realtors, contractors, and members of the public diagnose and address technical problems with historic buildings.

5) National and State Registers, serving on teams that read and edit nominations to the registers and periodically presenting nominations to the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review.

Kansas Historical Foundation

  • No current openings 

The Historical Foundation employs people in fundraising, retail sales, membership development, and clerical positions. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that supports the programs of the Historical Society. Job openings will be posted here when available and include information about application procedures. It is not possible to use the State of Kansas Civil Service applications for these positions. Contact Director of Operations, at 785 272-8681; Kansas Historical Foundation, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099.