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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

  • Development and Membership Associate - This full time position will cultivate partnerships and alliances through planning and managing events that support fundraising and membership initiatives, highlight the Kansas Historical Society’s work, and attract new members to the Kansas Historical Foundation. The employee will initiate regular foundation donor and constituent contact, will further develop commitment to the foundation, manage the annual giving campaign, and create and implement strategies to meet membership and fundraising goals.  Additional responsibilities include planning and coordinating the annual history tour, the Foundation’s annual meeting and develop local activities for Society members as well as Board members. Knowledge and experience with database management as well as audio/visual and computer technologies is helpful.

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.