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Museum Education Associate
Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, Nebraska

Work where history is alive and exciting to share with others! The Nebraska History Museum, administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS), is seeking passionate candidates to serve as Museum Education Associate.

Help organize, manage, and provide educational programs and tours at the museum and historic sites including hands-on experiences, lecture series, events and more.  The right candidate will manage coordination and distribution of educational materials, help curators develop and implement educational and public programs, manage group learning experiences, coordinate with other staff to complete projects, and assist in training of staff and docents.

We seek an energetic and innovative individual who can communicate effectively, research and answer questions from the public and other historical organizations, lead group tours for all ages, who has a creative eye to assess effective exhibit design and interpretation and a strong understanding of Nebraska history.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in history or related field such as education, museum studies, public history or anthropology. Two years experience working at a museum creating educational programs or providing interpretive tours required.

The Nebraska State Historical Society is a statewide educational organization that connects people to the past through the Nebraska History Museum, library and research center, conservation facility, seven historic sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. The NSHS preserves and interprets our state’s history to educate citizens and build a better future for all Nebraskans.

This full time non-exempt position pays $19.76/hour plus regular state of Nebraska health benefits, vacation, sick leave, and retirement plan. Some travel may be required. Application deadline: January 29th, 2018. Online applications only will be accepted, supporting documents can be attached. Apply to be a Museum Education Associate at!

*** The State of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws. ***
(posted 1/10/2018)

Tourism Facilities Operator 
Nebraska State Historical Society
Fort Robinson, Nebraska

Become the Tourism Facilities Operator (TFO) for Fort Robinson State Historic Site in western Nebraska near Crawford, administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS). One of the most significant historic sites in the American west, Fort Robinson saw creation of the Red Cloud agency, the death of Crazy Horse, the deployment of Buffalo Soldiers, a German POW camp, a WWII dog training program, and much more. NSHS operates 14 historic structures inside a visually stunning state park, a National Historic Landmark.

The TFO will help develop innovative new programs that reflect the shifts in power and culture that unfolded in this place as we implement a dynamic strategic plan.

We seek energetic and innovative candidates to plan, organize, and coordinate activities. The TFO will work closely with our partners the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission that oversees the larger state park to ensure a quality visitor experience, and work to improve all aspects of site interpretation.

Site operations include the history center, gift shop, exhibitions in historic buildings, and special events. The TFO will give tours and engage the public with the Native American, military, material, and cultural histories of Fort Robinson. The TFO reports to the Historic Sites Coordinator, and supervises a maintenance manager and seasonal employees.

The NSHS is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through a museum, library and research center, conservation facility, seven historic sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. The NSHS preserves and interprets our state’s past, helps educate our citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans.

Required qualifications: Candidates should have a love for history and working with the public. Solid grounding in American, western, military, and public history and museum practices are required;  degree in one of these  subjects preferred. Experience in retail, planning, interpretation, and supervision .

Full time non-exempt position with normal state of Nebraska benefits.  Salary: $ hour plus regular State of Nebraska health benefits, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plan. To apply go to  Online application deadline is January 19, 2018.  Only online applications will be accepted.  Supporting documentation can be attached online.

*** The State of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Nebraska’s Veteran’s Preference Laws. ***

Membership and Marketing Coordinator (part-time)
Sarpy County Museum
Bellevue, Nebraska

Position is responsible for assisting with membership and marketing activities. Membership responsibilities involve managing development database and maintain development and membership records.  Additional duties include processing and documenting all donations, renewals, and other giving.  Position will be responsible for member mailings including solicitations, renewals, and acknowledgements.  Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to foster and grow future relationships.  May call for the occasional front desk duties and other duties as warranted. Marketing responsibilities may include planning, organizing, and publicizing programs and events sponsored by the museum.  This could include, writing publicity releases, creating and disturbing publicity materials, brochures and newsletters, contacting potential speakers, social media, and other duties as assigned. Full job description: Membership and Marking Coordinator Job Description
(posted 11/13/2017)

Museum Registrar
Great Plains Art Museum, Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Responsible for assisting Curator with all functions of the Great Plains Art Museum with special responsibility for the proper physical care, housing, movement, and documentation of a growing art collection and 8,000 volume library of Western Americana; facilitating access to the collection for faculty, students, and scholars. Position oversees proper installation, care, maintenance, and rotation of objects on exhibit in the Museum’s galleries and processes new acquisitions. Oversees documentation and care of incoming and outgoing loans. Compiles and maintains legal documents, histories of use, condition reports, physical histories, and periodic inventories. Assists with preparation of grant documents. Supervises and manages collection related projects with students, staff, and interns. May travel as courier. Other duties as assigned. View requisition S_170729 at for details and to apply.  Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Review of applications begins November 15. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Museum Manager (full-time)
Elkhorn Valley Museum
Norfolk, Nebraska

Elkhorn Valley Museum is seeking a Museum Manager who will be responsible for managing the Elkhorn Valley Museum operations and staff. The Museum Manager is responsible for administrative oversight and, in collaboration with the Director of Education, leads all tasks accomplished by the organization. This position reports to the Board of Directors.Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Open until filled. Full job description: EVM Museum Manager.



Hagel Fellow
Criss Library Archvies & Special Collections
University of Nebraska – Omaha

The UNO Criss Library, Archives, & Special Collections is responsible for collecting, preserving, making available to the university community and public the specialized, rare, and unique material in the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, University Archives, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives, and Special Collections & Rare Books. Chuck Hagel served as U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1997 to 2008, and U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2013-2015. The Hagel Fellow will assist with the arrangement and description and digitization of the Hagel Archives under the direction of the Hagel Archivist. Projects may include arranging and describing photographs, conducting a survey and writing detailed description of material, and identifying and describing speeches and press material for digitation. Six month appointment beginning fall 2016 or January 2017 with possibility of renewal. No more than 20 hours per week Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm.
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