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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.