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Employment Opportunity, Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS)
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Contributed By: Katharine Hensler
Website: https://www.rileycountyks.gov/328/Historical-Museum

Employment Opportunity, Riley County Historical Museum (Manhattan, KS)

The Riley County Historical Museum (RCHM) located in Manhattan, Kansas is seeking to fill the the position of Full-Time Curator of Education and Design. 

The RCHM is a County owned and funded institution whose mission is to educate the public on the history of Riley County and the role of Riley County in our State, Country, and the World.

To administer the collection of the Riley County Historical Society by collecting, preserving, studying, and displaying objects, records, and information of historical value.

To stand as a Department of Riley County Government, advocating and supporting historic preservation in all forms; promoting an interest in and awareness of our local heritage for the benefit of the County.

The RCHM management team is responsible for the operations and preservation  of the Museum building, one state historic site, five additional Society owned historic properties and museums, and a collection of over 85,000 documented items. 

Position Summary: Development of heritage based curriculum for various audiences; development, fabrication, and installation of exhibits internally, externally, and traveling; Serve the public through information, tours, community outreach; general care of building, collections; computer instruction and maintenance.

Essential Functions:
- Educational and outreach program planning and delivery
- Interaction with public through tours, exhibits and educational programs
- Computer Instruction & Maintenance
- Exhibit Design and Fabrication
- Assist with Collections Management: assessment/care/storage/conservation

Secondary Functions:
- Prepare grant proposals and museum statistical reports
- Research and write articles, provide presentations, and create educational marketing tools
- Greet visitors, assist library patrons as needed
- Assist with clerical duties of the Museum
- Train and supervise interns and as-needed staff
- Help to maintain the physical appearance of the Museum to include gallery maintenance
- Facilitate the Museum’s Volunteer program
- Assist with disaster preparedness/security/emergency plan for the Museum.
Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Design, History, Museum Studies, Public History or related field required. Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred. 

Starting pay $1,976.86 Bi-Weekly; Benefit Eligible

All applications must be submitted through the Riley County, Kansas Employment portal: https://www.rileycountyks.gov/18/Employment

A full position description can be found here: https://ks-rileycounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp/GRt/qhQmBDlEsHfj/JcZQ130FqAOqWy8UdII4n6/6F

For more information on the Riley County Historical Museum, please visit: https://www.rileycountyks.gov/Historical-Museum

 


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Posted: August 25, 2022
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