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Gage County Museum (Beatrice, Nebraska)

Education Specialist – $15-20/per hour

This is a short-term position with a flexible schedule of 20-40 hours per week for 320 hours of work. This position is geared toward educators with experience creating curriculum. Pay range is $15-20/per hour, depending on experience. Expected start date is June 1st.

The first round of candidates will be reviewed on May 6, but applications submitted after that date may also be considered.

The Education Specialist will work with the Museum Administrator to create local history content for children in the museum and in school. The position will be responsible for creating profiles of local figures and lesson plans concerning local history for 4th grade, 8th grade, and high school students. Other duties include creating interactive activities that can be implemented in the museum.

This position requires attention to detail and ability to work independently. Applicants should be comfortable interacting with museum patrons and possess an interest in local history. This position will also assist with special events. Applicants must be reliable and self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills. Previous experience in the education field is required.

Please submit an application at the Gage County Museum (101 N. 2nd Street) in person during regular business hours, 10am-4pm, Wednesday through Saturday or via email to director@gagecountyhistory.org.

 
Museum Collections Intern – $2,400 stipend; equal to $10/per hour

This summer internship has a flexible schedule of 20-40 hours per week. This internship is geared toward current college students or recent graduates. This position is for 240 hours of work with a stipend of $2400 to cover the cost of living.

Applications must be submitted on Intern Nebraska to be considered. The job posting can be found here. 

The first round of candidates will be reviewed on May 6, but applications submitted after that date may also be considered.

The intern will work with the Collections Manager to ensure museum collections are properly documented and cared for. Updating the museum’s PastPerfect database and processing collections items will be the primary duties for this position. This position requires attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Applicants should be comfortable interacting with museum patrons and possess an interest in local history. This position will also assist with special events and projects. Applicants must be reliable and self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills. Coursework or previous experience in museums, records management, or library science is preferred. Proficient computer skills and social media skills are a plus.


History Nebraska

Digital Production Coordinator

History Nebraska is seeking an organized, engaged, self-starter to serve as the agency’s Digital Production Coordinator. As a strategic goal of our agency, History Nebraska is ramping up our digitization efforts to provide access to historical collections beyond the borders of our state. As a member of the Digitization team, this position is responsible for executing digitization workflows and will manage staff, volunteers, and student workers as they scan and create metadata records. Scanning team also responds to reference inquiries from the public, therefore, this position also manages those responses. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation. Salary: $15.84 hourly

Full job description and to apply, click here.

Review & Compliance Coordinator

History Nebraska is seeking an organized and self-motivated preservationist to serve as the agency’s Review and Compliance Coordinator. As a member of the Historic Preservation team, this position is accountable for consulting with federal agencies and their designees, conducting architectural reviews, and analyzing effects on historic properties. The comments provided by this position serve as the official comments of the State Historic Preservation Office. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation. Salary: $20.05 hourly

Full job description and to apply, click here.

Historic Sites Coordinator

History Nebraska is seeking a dynamic and creative leader to serve as the agency’s Historic Sites Coordinator. As a member of the Education Resources team, this position is accountable for operations, management, building relationships throughout the state and supporting program development. The Historic Sites Coordinator will be expected to travel extensively with 50% of their time in Lincoln and the other 50% at the sites. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation. Salary: $20.61 hourly

For full job description and to apply, click here.


Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Assistant Curator of Engagement

The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks a creative and versatile Assistant Curator of Engagement to work collaboratively as part of the museum’s Engagement Department in developing and implementing innovative pedagogical and philosophical approaches to teaching from original works of art for diverse audiences of all ages.

The ideal candidate will be a team-player who is prepared to both assist with and take ownership of various engagement activities and programs. Primarily responsible for managing Sheldon’s K-12 education and outreach initiatives, the Assistant Curator of Engagement coordinates the long-standing Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) tour program inclusive of docent-educator recruitment, training, and evaluation, and liaising with LPS stakeholders. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and preparing multimodal curriculum and learning activities; co-organizing and supporting Sheldon’s annual exhibition and outreach program, Sheldon Statewide; collecting and assessing data; supporting general operations of the Engagement Department; and contributing to museum-wide activities from social media to events. Reporting to the Curator of Academic Engagement, this position also supports Sheldon’s engagement initiatives in accordance with the museum’s mission and 2020–2025 strategic plan, which are increasingly emphasizing the University of Nebraska campus community.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, art history, or related field with two (2) years of experience in a museum or equivalent institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity (inclusive of internships); equivalent education/experience considered. Exceptional organizational, event, and project management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Ability to manage and inspire multigenerational volunteers. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art as well as with current museum policies and practices, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education. Excellent writing and communication skills—including public speaking—for multiple audiences. Demonstrated ability to manage challenges and opportunities in unconventional, creative, and mission-focused way.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, art history, or museum studies with emphasis on museum education with three (3) years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity. Demonstrated experience with curriculum development, preparing lesson plans, and evaluating student learning across multiple disciplines and methodologies (that is, outside the “arts”). Familiarity with strategies and tools for online engagement as well as the use of technology for interpretation, learning, and outreach.

Salary Range: $36,000 + relocation stipend
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers employees an extensive benefits package that includes
health, life, disability, and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition remission for
employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises. More information can be found at https://nebraska.edu/faculty-and-staff/healthbenefits.


American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (Lincoln, NE)

Research Librarian
JOB SUMMARY:

  • Provide specialized public and/or technical library services related to the German Russian culture and history.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES*:

  • Provide research assistance and technical support to library patrons, staff, and AHSGR Boards.
  • Oversee all aspects of collection development, including acquisition, bibliographic control, maintenance, and preservation of library materials.
  • Develop finding aids and resources for research and instruction on library holdings and use of facilities and equipment.
  • Catalog incoming library acquisitions including books, periodicals, ancestral records, archival collections using OCLC Connexion Client and ILS, ResourceMate.
  • Oversee security for library resources and protect library intellectual properties.
  • Catalog incoming museum acquisitions using PastPerfect Museum Software.
  • Plan and host genealogy and cultural related events related to German Russians.
  • Promote newly acquired library resources through social media, email campaigns, and news announcements.
  • Oversee OCLC Worldshare and interlibrary loan, including any necessary correspondence.
  • Act as AHSGR HQ contact for Village Coordinators. This includes maintaining Village Coordinator list and correspondence.
  • Supervise volunteers and student interns on library and museum projects.
  • Assist with AHSGR social media with staff team.
  • Provide backup support and relief coverage within headquarters, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Display professional proficiency while presenting on Zoom or other related virtual meeting platforms.

*The Society reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in either History, English, Library Sciences, or a four-year undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of experience in the field
  • Preferred Education: MLS degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited school

SKILLS:

  • Desire and excitement to meet and serve our library’s community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library materials and resources
  • Advanced knowledge in computers and library software
  • Research skills and a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Highly adaptable
  • Ability to prioritize and facilitate multiple projects
  • Understand and apply policies and procedures

SALARY RANGE: $18-$23/hr


Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, Nebraska)

Curator
The Museum of Nebraska Art, in affiliation with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, seeks a dynamic curator to join its senior team to celebrate the history of Nebraska’s visual art, and by extension the story of America. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and forward-thinking leader, committed to curating innovative and rigorous exhibitions. A professional background in American art is preferred; regardless of specialization, the curator will be expected to be flexible and ambitious with all genres. Progressive advancement and broad experience in a museum is ideal. Administrator and managerial experience is strongly preferred.

About MONA: The collection of over 5,000 works by artists of local, national and international acclaim spans nearly 200 years of history. Works range from 19th-century artist-explorers like George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt to early 20th-century Cozad, NE resident Robert Henri, to American regionalist Thomas Hart Benton. Contemporary Nebraska artists represent a significant and growing part of the collection as well. MONA serves as the cultural center for Nebraska art and artists by providing quality exhibitions and programs to audiences statewide. MONA is a private nonprofit museum affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).

Position Summary: This position provides leadership and strategic direction for the Museum’s curatorial program including research, design, and implementation of innovative exhibition strategies; care, management, and development of artifact, archival, and digital collections; development and production of dynamic programming.

Salary range: $50,000-$60,000. For full position details and how to apply, click here.

Anne Thorne Weaver Museum Shop Manager 
This position is responsible for the retail sales operation of the Museum Shop. This includes managing daily store operations, purchasing, merchandising, product development, inventory control, and administrative functions such as planning, marketing and analysis, cash management and sales functions, and reconciling sales receipts and reports. Retail operation and volunteers are a critical part of the museum experience and programs, and as such, this position will ensure that the Shop is aligned with MONA’s mission. Hourly rate: $17.00. For full position details and how to apply, click here.


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