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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.

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.

Public Service Executive I (Curriculum Specialist)

Position Description

State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #189506

The Public Service Executive will be responsible for developing and managing creative and effective educational programs, events and resources for diverse school communities.  The position will represent the Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) as a premier resource for schools and educators in line with the Society’s mission and strategic plan.

This is a full-time position.  Position will remain open until filled.

Grounds Assistant (temporary)

Position Description

State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #189381

The Grounds Assistant will assist skilled workers in ground projects and maintenance and repairs.  These tasks will be done through the utilization of outdoor lawn, garden and street equipment. 

Experience in grounds work mowing, trimming, gardening care, and the use of equipment such as riding mowers, tractors, chain saws, gas trimmers, and utility vehicles.  Requires lifting 50-60 lbs frequently.

Pay rate is $12.09 per hour.

Custodial Specialist (part-time/temporary)

Position Description

State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #189513

This position provides a high level of cleaning in areas such as restrooms, lobbies, galleries, classrooms and hallways.  The position will require general maintenance and repair services for the building structure such as walls, ceilings, floors and doors by performing plaster repair, painting, carpet and tile repair and installation, ceiling replacements and the repair of doors and hardware. The position also requires maintenance services and set up for special events.  In addition, this position will maintain a reflection pool and provide support for grounds work, equipment repair, and provide support for many other special requests.

Regular hours are Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with flexing hours over the weekend and evenings depending on event schedule.

Pay Rate is $10.68 per hour.  Position is non-benefit eligible.

For more information about this position, contact Jerry Gilbert at: jerry.gilbert@ks.gov  or 785-272-8681 ext. 174.

This position will remain posted until it is filled.

Educational/Informational Rep-Hollenberg Pony Express Historic Site (part-time, seasonal)

Position Description

State of Kansas Job Listing Req. # 189702

The Educational/Informational Representative is responsible for operating and maintaining the Hollenberg Pony Express State Historic Site in Hanover, KS, including presenting historical information to visitors and coordinating with local support groups.

The position will work 32 hours per week from March 14th until October 13th.  During the off-season the position will work 4 hours per week from mid-October to mid-March.

Pay range is $14.40 - $16.16 per hour, depending on knowledge and experience.

Educational/Informational Rep-Pawnee Indian Museum Historic Site (part-time, seasonal)

Position Description

State of Kansas Job Listing Req. # 189706

The Educational/Informational Representative is responsible for operating and maintaining the Pawnee Indian Museum Historic Site in Republic, KS, including presenting historical information to visitors and coordinating with local support groups.

The position will work 32 hours per week from March 14th until October 13th.  During the off-season the position will work 4 hours per week from mid-October to mid-March.

Pay range is $14.40 - $16.16 per hour, depending on knowledge and experience.

Kansas Historical Foundation

Director of Development

Position Description

This employee serves as the director of development of the Kansas Historical Foundation (KSHS, Inc.), a private 501(C)(3) and is responsible for major gift fundraising to ensure a steady source of support for the work of the Kansas Historical Society. 

This is a full-time position, working an average of 40 hours per week under the direction of the executive director/CEO.  Benefits include health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, and a 403(b) matching tax advantage retirement savings plan.   Starting salary is $50,000 and can be negotiated based on previous experience.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:  Susan Mahoney, director of operations, Kansas Historical Foundation, 6425 SW 6th Avenue - Topeka, KS 66615-1099; smahoney@kshistory.org.

Review of applications will begin December 26, 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.