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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.

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. Current openings:

K0050583 Public Service Executive II: State of Kansas | Position Description

This position heads the archives division and reports to the executive director of the agency. A member of the management team, the position works to develop along with the executive director an agency five-year plan. It is employee’s responsibility to communicate planning goals to his/her staff and ensure the division is working toward agency priorities as well as division objectives. The individual is responsible for developing, proposing, and administering division policies; listening to the views of his/her staff in regards to new ideas and is charged with presenting new initiatives to the executive director.

K0215718 - Maintenance: Facilities Specialist | Position Description

This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all building HVAC systems, plumbing systems and electrical systems for the Kansas Historical Society main campus, including the Potawatomi Mission and warehouse, plus Cedar Crest. The position also provides support services for other historic sites throughout the state. Full time rotation, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., five days a week, rotating Monday - Saturday. Position 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.

Executive Director and CEO | Position Description

This is a highly responsible supervisory, administrative, and participatory position. The individual serves as the chief executive of the Kansas Historical Foundation, a private, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, whose mission is the support of programs of the Kansas State Historical Society, a state agency, through private gifts. The Foundation raises and manages private funds, maintains a membership organization, operates museum stores, sponsors annual and spring meetings, and works directly with the Executive Committee of the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Accountant | Position Description

The employee serves as the accounting specialist for the Kansas Historical Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) and is responsible for maintaining the accounting system, which includes payroll, personnel, deposits, invoicing, and payments. This a part-time position, averaging 20-28 hours a week, Monday-Friday, and is exempt under FLSA. The position starts at $19 an hour. Benefits include annual leave, sick leave, and the Foundation matches up to 3% to a 403(b) tax advantage retirement plan if the employee contributes 6%. The employee must possess excellent organizational, communication, computer, accounting, and public relations skills, and maintain confidentiality in carrying out these duties.