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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.

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.

Kansas Historical Foundation

  • Sales Associate
    This position will serve as a first point of contact for customers who visit the Museum Store at the Kansas Museum of History or shop at the Capitol Store in the Kansas State Capitol. The sales associate will provide good customer service; demonstrate product knowledge; complete sales through TAM (the assistant manager) electronic retail software; restock, arranges and display products, answer inquiries, and fill orders. This position is for weekend shifts although weekday opportunities may be available. Application deadline 5 p.m. March 10, 2017.

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.