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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.

Public Service Executive (Visual Info Specialist)- State of Kansas posting

Position Description

The Visual Information Specialist will be the project manager for all exhibits at the history museum and state historic sites.  Work will involve planning and designing the total visitor experience on a wide range of history-related exhibitions from exhibit concept and scripting through production and installation.  Qualifications include excellent design, organization skills and ability to work with a team; flexibility and being comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple conflicting deadlines; strong writing and communication skills and ability to solve problems creatively.

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.