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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.

  • Educational/Informational Representative I - Temporary part-time position for Grinter Place State Historic Site in Kansas City. The position is responsible for operating the site during public hours, including presenting historical information to visitors, coordinating with the local support group, and maintaining the buildings and grounds. During the off-season, the position requires conducting prearranged group and school tours as well as weekly site maintenance checks, and site communication monitoring (email, voicemail, etc.) This position will work 32 hours per week, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday from the first Wednesday in May through the last Saturday in October.  During the off-season the position will work four hours per week from the last Sunday in October to the first Tuesday in May. See job description.

Kansas Historical Foundation

  • Visitor Service Representative - A visitor service representative (VSR) is a part-time position that provides front-line service to visitors at the Kansas Museum of History and the Capitol Visitor Center. This includes serving as a sales clerk in the Museum and Capitol Stores and monitors the Museum gallery. A friendly, professional presence is to be maintained in all public areas. A VSR provides good customer service, walks the Museum gallery, demonstrates retail product knowledge, stocks shelves, answers inquiries, fills orders, and operates the cash register.  Training is provided. Download full job description and application instructions.

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.