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Hastings Museum
Museum Collections Intern

Temporary Intern position to gain practical hands on experience with preventative conservation and storage of two and three dimensional artifacts.  Enter and update data on PastPerfect.  Organize and rehouse artifacts.  Photograph artifacts and conduct inventory of collections.  Help with basic artifact prevention and care. Requirements:  Resume and transcript from current field of study required.  Ability to organize and use keyboard for data entry.

Hours: Monday thru Friday, day hours. Beginning June, 2020    $9- $12 per hour.

Full job description and application available at:


Human Resources
1228 N. Denver Ave,
Hastings, NE

Deadline to apply: Open until filled. EOE/M/F/D/V Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace E-verify Participant

Elkhorn Valley Museum
Elkhorn Valley Historical Society (Norfolk, NE)
Executive Director

The Elkhorn Valley Museum (EVM) seeks a dynamic person with strong leadership and communication skills to serve as its next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will possess skills in public relations, grant writing, marketing, management and will be responsible for planning, implementing, and executing museum programs and events.  The Executive Director aids in fundraising, manages the museum’s daily operations including on-going projects, fiscal management and office duties, supervises and schedules volunteers, two full time employees and one part time employee.  He or she oversees educational programs and the maintenance and preservation of the collection, the buildings, and the grounds.  The Executive Director serves as spokesperson and advocate for the EVM and its mission.  The candidate should have experience working in a museum setting and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, or in a pertinent field.  

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Beginning salary range: $30,000 – $40,000.

The Organization

Located in Northeast Nebraska in the town of Norfolk.  The mission of EVM is to preserve, interpret, and present the history of the Elkhorn River Valley.  The members of the society believe in the value of preserving the past, the memory and legacy of the lives of the people of the Elkhorn Valley and to educate and to foster relevance for future generations.

The Elkhorn Valley Historical Society was founded in 1958. Thanks to the generosity of area citizens, businesses, organization, and grants The Elkhorn Valley Historical Society (EVHS) was able to complete construction of a modern museum building in 1997. The building and surrounding park, contain a renovated log cabin, a one room school house and a man-made cave.  The EVM includes a research center and library, various historical exhibits and a vast number of stored artifacts, a children’s educational area, a community room, and a bird library with a viewing garden.  Norfolk is the hometown of Johnny Carson and The Johnny Carson Gallery is recently under redevelopment and is being redesigned.  The Nebraska Music Hall of Fame is housed in the museum as a permanent exhibit. 

For more information or to apply

Please contact Kate Trindle at To apply please send cover letter and resume to the search committee at the above contact.

Elkhorn Valley Museum
Elkhorn Valley Historical Society (Norfolk, NE)
Museum Education Internship: Summer 2020

Elkhorn Valley Museum (EVM) seeks a summer museum education intern for 12-14 weeks during June-August 2020. This education internship is a cross-disciplinary internship involving history, art, science, and museum studies.  The intern will work with exhibits, youth programs, and visitor experience. The intern will participate in daily museum operations including opening and closing the museum. About 20% of the internship will be museum operations and staffing. The remaining 80% will be spent primarily on our summer camps (collaborating with Nebraska Game and Parks), and other youth programs.

Built in 1997, Elkhorn Valley Museum is a regional museum in the largest city in Northeast Nebraska. EVM’s artifact collection documents the history of the region and includes a variety of items including textiles, furniture, agricultural implements, housewares, and military artifacts. EVM is also home to the Johnny Carson collection and the Lueshen Bird Library, an ornithological and nature resource center.

Internship Duties:

  • Assist with the development of Summer Camps (collaborating with NE Game & Parks)
  • Lead Summer Camps (three week-long sessions)
  • Lead tours or answer questions in the museum and Verges Park
  • Maintain the Verges Park bird feeders and bird bath
  • Staff the front desk as needed
  • Assist with museum events (Independence Day Picnic, Annual Members’ Dinner)
  • Assist with preparation and installation of museum exhibitions
  • Contribute to EVM social media
  • Attend Annual Members’ Meeting in June

Internship Length and Dates

  • 12-14 weeks, averaging 35 hours/week (Monday-Friday; some Saturday events)
  • Flexible start and end date
  • July 4th will be a work day (Old-Time Independence Day Picnic event)


  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate program in education, environmental studies, biology, history, anthropology, or a related field
  • Coursework in the humanities
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience working with the public
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social media
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong sense of curiosity


  • $10 per hour

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and (3) References to Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.