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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.

Librarian I (Digital Archivist) - State of Kansas Job Listing

The Digital Archivist will help plan and implement digital initiatives for the State Archives Division, other divisions, and the Kansas Historical Society.

Responsibilities of the Digital Archivist may include:

Perform and manage the selection and description of archival collections for digital conversion.

Perform and manage the digital conversion and online delivery of born-digital and digitized archival collections

Assist with the functional development of the digital repository and its associated applications.

Manage the internal circulation of a large volume of archival material for the purposes of digitization.

Supervise imaging technicians, volunteers and interns.

Develop and implement processes and procedures for the selection, description, conversion, and dissemination of born digital and digitized archival collections. 

Develop and implement policies and technical standards for the creation, acquisition, storage, management, and preservation of born digital and digitized archival collections.  

Promote the Society’s digital programs through remote and onsite presentations.

Qualifications include:

Master's Degree in Library Science or related field.

For more information, contact Michael Church at michael.church@ks.gov, or 785-272-8681, ext. 282.

Historic Site Alternate – Temporary - State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #192627

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

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.  

Historic Site Alternate Temporary - State of Kansas Job Listing Req. #192592

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 Grinter Place Historic Site,1420 S 78th St, Kansas City, KS 66111-3208.

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.

Applicants need a working knowledge of and general affinity for Kansas history and a willingness to learn about the Grinter Place Historic Site.  Completion of a bachelor's degree in history or liberal arts or working towards a degree is preferred.  Experience as an employee or volunteer in a museum setting can be substituted. Retail experience a plus.  Must be self-motivated and able to work mostly alone without direct supervision.

This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits. Pay Rate is $7.56 per hour.  For more information, contact:  Bill Nicks at bill.nicks@ks.gov or 913-299-0373.                                                             

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.

Museum Sales Associate/Store Clerk - Kansas Museum of History

Position Description

Under the general direction of the Retail Coordinator,and in concert with the goals and objectives of the organization, the Sales Associate 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 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. Beginning pay is $9.00. This position is for weekend shifts although weekday opportunities may be available.

Duties and Responsibilities

Handle all in-store transactions, including admissions (Museum Store only), sales, returns, adjustments and exchanges, with demonstrated ability to use the TAM retail software system

Perform opening, closing and cash handling procedures as required

Greet customers as they walk in the store and offer assistance as needed

Handle all customer service inquiries in the store and via telephone

Demonstrate knowledge of store products and their features, uses and benefits

Stock shelves from stockroom and put away received inventory

Under the direction of the Retail Coordinator, arrange and place merchandise and keep the store clean and neat

Inform the Retail Coordinator of any customer complaints or outstanding requests for merchandise

Be aware of merchandise security measures and call for a backup associate when needed

Work with public for crowd control, facility protection, and information  Position

Maintain good working relationships with other store employees, volunteers and any other KSHS or Foundation employees with whom interaction is required

Maintain a professional appearance and a positive and enthusiastic attitude when interacting with customers, members, visitors, KSHS or Foundation employees or any members of the general public

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma and at least one year of similar or related experience is required. Excellent organizational, written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. Problem solving, decision-making and technical skills are also required.  Must be able to lift 30 lbs., climb step-stools, and stand for long periods of time to perform the daily duties of this position.

Interested candidates can submit cover letter summarizing applicable experience and why the applicant is a good fit for the position, along with a detailed resume to Caryn Kramer at caryn.kramer@ks.gov by Friday July 26, 2019.