Category Archives: Paid Opportunties

Paid Internship Opportunity at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures currently has an opportunity for a Programming Intern. The Intern will facilitate the museum’s 2020 Spring Break programming and KC Urban Advantage group visit programming, as well as assist with other programming projects as needed.

The internship will be approximately 200 hours (14 weeks) between February 10, 2020 – May 15, 2020 and includes a $2,100 stipend.

Minimum Qualifications
Ideal applicants will have completed their junior year in college and must have demonstrated experience with public speaking and working with the public, especially children and families. History, art, education, museum studies, or any students interested in a career in the museum field are encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of two references by Sunday, January 5, 2020 to Kelly Burns, Museum Educator at burnskel@toyandminiaturemuseum.org.  

For more information on the internship position click here or visit https://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/internships/.

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark Living History Interpreter

Jackson County Parks + Rec is looking for the next Interpreter at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. This full-time, year-round position comes with great benefits, an excellent workplace culture, and is filled with great opportunities for professional growth.

Department: Parks + Rec
Grade: g06
Salary: $13.40/hour

Job Duties
The Interpreter is responsible for presenting on-site historic interpretive programs and for the planning and implementing special events. The position is also responsible for recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers and assisting in the daily maintenance of site.
The Interpreter may work in a supervisory capacity regarding seasonal staff and volunteers, and directs work tasks when Supervisor is not present.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in History or related field and at least one (1) year of work experience in museum administration, historic interpretation, special promotions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. They must also submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and background screen.

To apply visit: https://www.jacksongov.org/jobs

Job Alert: Graduate Student Assistant Position at LaBudde Special Collections

UMKC’s LaBudde Special Collections is hiring a Graduate Student Assistant position for Spring Semester 2020. This position provides an opportunity for graduate students to leverage their archival experience. Applications are due by November 18.

Job description: Student assistants provide public access and reference support for LaBudde Special Collections and the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) for researchers and patrons from any and all communities. This entails searching for, retrieving, and shelving manuscript materials and rare books as well as the inventory and processing of archival collections. Student assistants perform additional tasks as assigned including scanning projects and Reading Room maintenance (cleaning).

Physical effort: Minimal/infrequent physical effort. Must be able to lift a weight of approximately 30lbs for some manuscript boxes.

Job attitude: LaBudde is a Safe Space, therefore students will be expected to sustain a work environment that is communicative, inclusive, and mutually respectful with colleagues, staff, faculty, and patrons.

Job requirements: Must be able to work 10 – 20 hours per week (flexible work arrangements are available at the supervisor’s discretion). Students must be dependable and punctual, display attention to detail, and possess interpersonal skills adequate for public access/reference work and interaction with patrons. This position also requires the applicant have a Bachelor’s Degree in their field and be enrolled as a student at UMKC with at least one credit hour.

Starting pay rate: $10.25/hr

Application Process: Students will need to fill out the basic application for student employment at the libraries, found here, and send PDFs of their resume and cover letter to Anthony LaBat, Senior Library Information Specialist at LaBudde Special Collections, via email at labata@umkc.edu.

Paid Internship Opportunity: Money Museum

Consider a career with an organization focused on promoting a healthy regional and national economy. As an intern, you will contribute to the daily operations of the Money Museum as well as the development and creation of exhibits, tours, and educational materials that promote public understanding of the nation’s central bank, economics, personal finance, and financial literacy. We lead the work of the Bank through an uncompromising commitment to integrity, a strong customer service orientation, and an investment in the personal growth and development of our diverse staff. You will gain practical experience in museum operations and visitor services while contributing to larger scale exhibit creation and educational content initiatives. 

This paid internship is for the 2020 spring/summer semesters at the Kansas City Fed; an intern may work up to 20 hours/week between 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at a schedule to be agreed upon. Opportunities are only available in Kansas City. 

What does a Money Museum Intern do?
• Visitor service responsibilities like assisting at the Money Museum front desk, checking out guests and stocking the Vault Store, exhibit maintenance, restocking economic education materials, and assisting in guest relations.
• Conducting tours and economic education presentations for area educational groups.
• Creating content and developing proposals for new permanent and temporary exhibits. 
• Developing plans to promote tours, programs, and educational products, and assessing the effectiveness of these through appropriate evaluation methods.
• Researching new opportunities for outreach and potential contacts for the museum. 
• Serving as “consultants” to Bank management and Money Museum staff by completing projects and preparing recommendations for implementing or improving exhibits, partnerships, tours and educational programs.

What skills and experience do Money Museum Interns need?
• Undergraduate or graduate students within two years of graduation. Seeking a degree in public history, museum studies, art and design, English, marketing, finance or a closely related field preferred.
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work independently or in team environments.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated initiative, independence, creativeness and leadership skills.
• Computer skills in programs including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Apply Online Here
• Please attach a resume and cover letter.  
• Apply on or before December 6, 2019.
• Applications will be pre-screened prior to interview selections. You will receive an email notification if you have been selected to interview.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the Bank recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability and/or sexual orientation.

Job Alert: Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

Jackson County Parks + Rec Department is hiring two seasonal museum interpreter positions: one at Missouri Town 1855 in Lee’s Summit, MO, and the other at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark in Sibley, MO. Public History students interested in gaining experience in living history, gift shop management, working with livestock, historic firearms, blacksmithing, interpretive programming, and educational programming, are invited to apply.

The two positions promise to be immersive, meaningful, and fun professional development for aspiring museum professionals. The positions also promise flexible schedule and will gladly work around the successful applicant’s school schedule. Jackson County Parks + Rec will also provide period-appropriate attire and on-site training.

Jackson County Parks + Rec is hoping to hire as soon as possible. The positions will run until December 2019.

To apply for the Missouri Town 1855 position click here.
To apply for the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark position click here.

Job Alert: Seasonal Positions at Jackson County Historic Sites

The Historic Sites and Outdoor Education Department of the Jackson County Parks and Recreation is looking for two people to join the teams working at Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. These seasonal, part-time, paid positions are perfect for public-historians-in-the-making. Staff will have the opportunity to dress in period clothing, interpret at living history sites, work with students, and more.

To Apply and for more information, click on the links below:

Job Alert: John Wornall House Weekend Manager

Position Summary:
The Weekend Manager at the John Wornall House is primarily responsible for giving public tours, opening and closing the Museum, providing support to volunteer docents and  administrative support to staff. This is a part-time (11-hours/week) hourly, non-exempt position that reports to the Director of Public Programming and Events. Core hours are Saturdays-Sundays, flexible hours depending on the event schedule. Museum background preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform the regular procedures to open and close the House, preparing it for public tours.
• Give public tours as needed and provide support to volunteer docents.
• Participate in group visits such as school and scouting field trips by giving tours and implementing program activities.
• Access the database to look up and enter data for members and donors.
• Answer the phones and take messages.
• Process admissions, gift shop sales, and other payments such as program and event tickets and memberships.
• Prepare and reconcile the cash box.
• Complete administrative projects as assigned by the Executive Director, and the Director of Public Programming and Events.
• Assist the Volunteer Manager in recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and recognizing volunteer docents for public tours.
• Assist the Volunteer Manager in the development an annual appreciation program for volunteers.
• Assist the Volunteer Manager in scheduling group tours and field trips and securing the volunteers and staff as needed.
• Assist the Director of Public Programming and Events with curriculum development for camps (i.e. summer, winter, spring break).

Other Responsibilities:
• Maintain an inviting and presentable environment of the facilities and grounds.
• Be available to work with staff on educational and fundraising events for the Wornall/Majors House Museums (WMHM).
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Commitment to the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the WMHM.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as a team player.
• Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask effectively and work flexibly and productively.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including outstanding aptitude in customer service.
• Experience in museums and/or nonprofits.
• Willingness to foster the mission and values of WMHM by being an active, passionate member of our staff.

Compensation: Pay rate $10.00 per hour.

To apply send resume to:
Kerrie Nichols, Executive Director
director@wornallmajors.org

Internship Opportunity: Pioneer Spring Cabin Researcher

Start Date: ASAP.

End Date: November 16, 2018

Stipend: $1,500

The Jackson County Historical Society is looking for an intern to conduct research on the Pioneer Spring Cabin, a historic structure in Independence, MO. The cabin has been a hot topic in Independence as of late, but there is lack of primary source materials to date the cabin. The intern will research and write a report properly documenting the history of the cabin to aid the City of Independence in securing grant money and other funds. 

If interested, please contact Dr. Enríquez at enriquezs@umkc.edu.

 

Education Intern & Summer Camp Manager Wornall/Majors House Museums

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is seeking one individual to assist with developing curriculum and educational programming for children for our summer camp series. This position is a hybrid position of an unpaid internship and paid camp management position. Building on the groundwork laid by previous camp sessions, the Curriculum Intern will work to create thematic lesson plans centering on various topic relevant to mid-nineteenth century history education, including, but not limited to: frontier life, the Civil War, Native American culture, horticulture, and arts and crafts. The intern will put their lesson plans into action as Summer Camp Manager for two weeks of camp programming.

Responsibilities:
• Develop Summer Camp curriculum, including but not limited to: scheduling presenters, developing new activities, refining or refreshing existing activities, and researching new curriculum strategies.
• Communicate with parents prior to camp start dates.
• Work with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and manage Junior Volunteers (ages 12+) prior to and during camp.
• Assist in creating and maintaining budget for program expenses.
• Serve as Summer Camp Manager through the summer of 2017, managing all day-to-day operations of the Museum’s camp program, which will consist of two weeks (10 days) of camp sessions.
• Inventory and organize camp supplies during and following camp sessions.
• Other administrative tasks as assigned.
Requirements
• Must be available June 11-15 and July 9-13 for all camp sessions.
• Good people skills, including comfort in speaking to a group and managing others.
• Good time management skills when creating and adhering to a schedule, with the ability to be flexible if needed.
• Must pass an NCSI background check.
• CPR/First Aid certified, or willing to obtain certification, paid for by Wornall/Majors.
• Experience with children preferred.
• Either majoring in or experience with education, history, or recreation management.

The position of Curriculum Intern begins in May and extends through July. This portion of the internship is unpaid. 5-15 hours per week.

During the time that the intern is serving as Summer Camp Manager (June 11-15, July 16-20, and any time directly related to set up/tear down logistics of camp), the intern will be paid $10/hr.
Intern will work primarily out of our Wornall House location during camp planning session (6115 Wornall Rd., KCMO), and at the Majors House location during the duration of summer camp (8201 State Line Rd., KCMO).

Apply: 
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org.

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is a non-profit that preserves and protects two of Kansas City’s most significant antebellum landmarks – the John Wornall House Museum and the Alexander Majors House Museum. The Museums engage the Kansas City community by bringing history to life through innovative, hands-on programs and experiences. The houses, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, feature hands-on tours, field trips, summer camps, adult education programs, and more.

Our interns will experience many facets of museum management, educational programming, and nonprofit administration. We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Internships can be tailored to fit requirements for college credit.

Paid Internship Opportunity: Baker University Archives

The Baker University Archives is pleased to announce a 200-hour internship to assist with the arrangement and description of the Bailey Family Collection. The intern will assist the university archivist with and create a finding-aid for the collection, which is approximately 16 cubic feet in size.

College course work in history or a related discipline and an interest in archives are required. Experience using Archon, Archives Space, or a similar program is desirable. Individuals currently enrolled in a history, library science, information management, or archives management program are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Office of Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Interviews will be conducted on the Baldwin City campus. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.