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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.

Capitol Tour Guide - Part Time - State of Kansas Job Listing Req#192304

Job Description

This position is for a tour guide at the Capitol Visitors Center. Applicant will primarily work on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

The position will require giving tours to guests of the Capitol which includes taking visitors to the top of the capitol dome. Must be able to climb 296 stairs several times a day, and not be afraid of heights.

Applicants will need to have a good public speaking voice with experience in presenting information to large groups and working with children.  Applicants with knowledge of Kansas history and geography of Topeka are preferable. 

Guides will also staff the information desk when not giving tours. The duties will include answering the phone, checking on tour reservations and be able to direct guests around the Capitol.

This is a Part-Time position.  Pay Rate is $11.21 per hour.      

Applicants may contact Joe Brentano at 785-296-2619 or at joe.brentano@ks.gov or contact Human Resources at The Kansas Historical Society at 785-272-8681

Historic Site Alternate – Temporary - State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #191940

Job Description

If you have a love for Kansas history and would like to share this with others, then you may be interested in becoming an Alternate at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site; 2889 23rd Rd., Hanover, KS 66945.

Hours are sporadic, as you would be responsible for operating the site in the absence of the Site Administrator or if they require assistance for school tours/events.  Must be able to work weekdays/weekends when required.  Must be responsible to handle all aspects of running the site, including opening and closing, answering phone calls and emails when needed, collecting admissions, greeting visitors, conducting tours, operating the gift shop, and interpreting the history of the site.  Required to have a basic knowledge of computers and ability to learn and operate our TAM retail system.

This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits.  Pay Rate is $7.56 per hour.  For questions, contact Kristina Crook at: Kristina.crook@ks.gov or 785-337-2635.

Historic Site Alternate Temporary - State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #191942

Job Description

If you have a love for Kansas history and would like to share this with others, then you may be interested in becoming an Alternate at the Red Rocks State Historic Site; 927 Exchange Street, Emporia, KS 66801.

Hours are sporadic, as you would be responsible for operating the site in the absence of the Site Administrator or if they require assistance for school tours/events.  Must be able to work weekdays/weekends when required.  Must be responsible to handle all aspects of running the site, including opening and closing, answering phone calls and emails when needed, collecting admissions, greeting visitors, conducting tours, operating the gift shop, and interpreting the history of the site.  Required to have a basic knowledge of computers and ability to learn and operate our TAM retail system.

This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits.  Pay Rate is $7.56 per hour.  For questions, contact Ken Wilk at: ken.wilk@ks.gov or 620-342-2800.                                                                    

Kansas Historical Foundation

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.