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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.

  • K0131876 Public Information Officer I - Employee works independently and within the framework of established plans, guidelines and styles.  General instructions will be provided through email, face to face meetings, or other forms of communication. The employee will be free to develop appropriate work sequences and will continually review those sequences for efficiencies within general guidelines and standards set by the administrator.  Assignments are provided verbally and through electronic means. Apply online through the Kansas State Civil Service Job Listings. Application deadline 5 p.m. May 20, 2016.
  • K0069245 Historic Preservation Specialist II - This is specialized, professional work in preservation and restoration of historic places and historical architecture.  The employee will work independently and with teams to coordinate with the division’s review and compliance programs.  The employee’s participation is reviewed by the supervisor.  The employee will assist the office in fulfilling the mandated state and federal regulations, including the review of projects under the state preservation statute, KSA 75-2724 and the federal law for the protection of historic properties, 36 CFR Part 800 in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.  The employee will also assist with other program areas, including preparation of National Register Nominations or review of tax credit applications.  As an experienced architectural historian/historian, this person is one of the staff experts on architectural history/history.  The employee provides excellent customer service in dealing with property owners, government officials, developers, consultants, preservationists and others.  The employee may receive assignments in several forms but the employee will exercise independent judgment and the freedom to develop his/her own sequences and methods to fulfill the position description in consultation with division director and State Historic Preservation Office staff supervisor. Find more online through the Kansas State Civil Service Job Listings. Application deadline is 5 p.m. April 29, 2016.
  • K0040963 Applications Developer - This is full performance technical work in information systems analysis and application development. The employee will perform all aspects of complex website, web application, mobile application, and interactive museum exhibit development and maintenance. The work involves several information systems, technologies, and products, and the employee will use open source software extensively.The employee will develop custom web and mobile applications and also will investigate, analyze, evaluate, customize, and implement commercial and open-source software. The work includes analyzing, identifying, and documenting application requirements; preparing system designs and detailed specifications from which application software will be written or customized; and coding, testing, debugging, documenting, maintaining, and modifying application software. Application deadline TBA.
  • K0200723 Part-Time Custodial Specialist - Position provides maintenance services required for special events. This position will average 12 hours per week. Start time is generally 5:00 p.m. during the week days and varies during weekends.  Duties include setting up and taking down tables and chairs, AV equipment, movable partitions and stages. This position is also responsible for general facility cleaning before, during and after events. Candidates must be able to lift 60 pounds. Contact Jerry Gilbert, jgilbert@kshs.org; 785-272-8681, ext. 174.

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 Jenny Pagel-Guile, director of operations, at 785 272-8681, ext. 209; Kansas Historical Foundation, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099; jpagelguile@kshs.org.