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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.

  • K0221584 Educational/Information Representative I - The Historical Society is seeking applications for a position at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site in Hanover, responsible for operations during public hours, including presenting historical information to visitors, coordinating with the local support group, and cleaning the buildings.  There is a high level of physical activity associated with this position. Position is open until filled.
  • K0131876 Public Information Officer I - The Historical Society is seeking applications for a public information officer with strong writing, editing, and publications skills. The position will be responsible for planning and executing the agency's social media content, working with media, website content, programming, and other creative duties. Position is open until filled.  

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

Foundation Application

  • Director of operations - The Kansas Historical Foundation is seeking a director of operations to serve under the direction of the executive director and CEO and in concert with the goals and objectives of the executive committee of the board of directors. The director of operations oversees the day-to-day management of the organization, performs managerial work organizing and directing program activities, and managing the resources necessary to operate and maintain programs with diverse sub-programs and activities. The director of operations is responsible for communicating with, developing, and training the board of directors and executive committee and answering questions for members, donors, customers, and patrons of the Kansas Historical Foundation. Application deadline is January 22, 2016.
  • Retail administrative assistant - The Kansas Historical Foundation is currently seeking applicants for a retail administrative assistant. The position is responsible for administrative assistance and program support to the retail coordinator who is in charge of the Museum Store, Capitol Store, and Historic Sites Stores. Position is part time, 20 hours per week, under the direction of the retail coordinator. Beginning pay is $12 with limited benefits including annual leave, sick leave, and a 403(b) matching tax advantage retirement savings program. Health insurance is not included with this position. Application deadline is February 22, 2016.