Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

  • Educator Programs Manager

    The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking an Educator Programs Manager to join the Learning team, a team that engages and interacts with a state-wide audience through a learner-driven experience of exploring important questions and issues. By introducing historical information and developing skills we equip them to create their own understanding of the commonwealth and our world. 

    The Educator Programs Manager will manage educational programs developed to engage students and educators in historical topics through self-directed, passion-based, experiential learning styles. This person will work with student groups and educators to provide a high-quality educational experience that promotes an understanding and appreciation for the use of Kentucky history to build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens. The Educator Programs Manager will facilitate the desire of educators for more resource material that is easily obtained and implemented into their teaching.

    This is a team-oriented position within Learning Services and has responsibility for both program planning and implementation. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing program employees and volunteers, program purchasing, budgets, registrations and other deliverables; seeking out and managing projects utilizing grant funding; acting as a liaison to school districts and other community groups to expand various KHS Learning Team initiatives.

    Specific programs within Educator Services include the Teacher Advisory Committee, Kentucky History Education Conference, Field Study Bus Trip, Kentucky Junior Historical Society and National History Day. 

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • B.A. in history, education, or related field;
    • 3 years in a supervisory position;
    • 3 years professional experience in a museum, history center, school, or other history-related institution developing and conducting educational programs for school, youth and family audiences;
    • Valid driver’s license;
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to complete multiple assigned tasks accurately and efficiently; and
    • Must write and communicate effectively.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Working knowledge of principles, initiatives and standards influencing history education.

    Annual salary is $37,008.72. Benefits include paid health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, state retirement and optional deferred compensation plan. This is a full-time position located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

    To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to khs.hr@ky.gov. No phone calls please.

    Application deadline is Dec. 18, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

  • Volunteer Administrator

    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The KHS mission is to educate and engage the public through Kentucky’s history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

    The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking a Volunteer Administrator to continue growing its thriving volunteer program.  The position is responsible for effective recruitment, screening and placement of volunteers. It will maintain the varied and fluctuating schedules of volunteers and ensure that volunteers receive the appropriate training and information to make their experience successful. 

    This is a high visibility position that requires promotion of the volunteer program and constant interaction with potential and established volunteers. Other responsibilities include management of a volunteer database, managing volunteers at special events and serving as a liaison between staff and volunteers. The Volunteer Administrator is a member of the Operations team and will assist this team, when necessary, at the front desk, 1792 gift store and rental events. 

    Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 1 year experience managing a volunteer program. Volunteer certification is a plus. Event volunteer management experience is preferred. Must have the ability to write and communicate effectively and professionally with staff, volunteers and vendors. Experience with volunteer database management is preferred. Excellent people skills, time management and organizational skills and attention to detail are also required. The ability to work occasional nights and weekends is required.

    Annual salary is $38,200. Benefits include paid health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, state retirement and optional deferred compensation plan. This is a full-time position based in Frankfort, Kentucky.

    To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to khs.hr@ky.gov. No phone calls please. Application deadline is Dec. 18, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

 

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If you would like to volunteer, please visit the volunteer page.

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Our mission is to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.