Career Opportunities 

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a 12-site system, offering career opportunities all around Indiana. Want to learn something new every day, and spread your love for the Hoosier state? Join our team!

Current Openings
Site Manager, New Harmony

Site Manager

  • Location: New Harmony, Indiana
  • Employee type: Full time

About the job:

  • The Site Manager will be responsible for the care, maintenance and use of ISMHS-owned properties at NH. The Site Manager will supervise all ISMHS employees and volunteers in NH. The Site Manager will be responsible for implementation of ISMHS's responsibilities under the Historic New Harmony MOU with the University of Southern Indiana. The Site Manager will maintains positive community relationships and partnerships that fit ISMHS' strategic goals.

Day in the life:

  • Planning Priorities and Historic Site Goals. The Site Manager provides input for strategic planning for the historic sites and works with the Regional Director to determine equipment, preventative maintenance and capital budget requests. Works with collections and curatorial staff to determine prioritized objectives and action plans in regard to collections management at NH.
  • The Site Manager is responsible for all facility use of the NHSHS buildings, including rentals of the Opera House and Community House #2, as well as rentals of the grounds we control in town. Facility use should be promoted heavily as an income source for the site. This requires processing of rental agreements, scheduling of rentals and after hours supervising of rented spaces.
  • Programming and Interpretation. The Site Manager provides collection research and information for tour programs, special events and other programs statewide. Assists in the creation and updates of the interpretive themes at HS.  Answers questions from researchers and the general public. The Site Manager works with site managers and regional directors to facilitate training and evaluation of interpreters. Acts as New Harmony State Historic Site representative at local meetings, providing talks and lectures and other public relations opportunities to expand awareness of the site.
  • Community Relations  The Site Manager maintains strong and positive relationships with visitors, donors, stakeholders and community partners, including Historic New Harmony and University of Southern Indiana. Coordinates with relevant ISMHS staff on relations with stakeholders, donors and government officials as well as partnership activities and agreements.
  • Artifact Collections Care. Is responsible for the care, handling, and accountability of numerous irreplaceable historic artifacts belonging to the State Museum system located at the New Harmony property.  Must be aware of and follow all Indiana State Museum Collections Policy edicts and inventory report requirements. Supervises routine cleaning/care of objects at HS.
    Professional Development. Responsible to provide leadership within the museum community through participation in state or national meetings, museum or history-related organizations. 
  • Manages all financial, reporting, procurement, personnel, maintenance, programming, facility use and developed income efforts. Supervises all ISMHS staff locally in implementing these efforts.
  • The Site Manager will be asked to seek outside funding for programs and events when possible, working with ISM Development Staff.
  • Housing may be provided.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What we’re looking for:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in an appropriate field such as Art History, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies or History plus two years of related experience in a museum, historic site or library.
  • Must have basic knowledge of historic building construction, repair and restoration as well as historic preservation and archaeology requirements.
  • Must have working knowledge of State laws and procedures pertaining to fiscal control and purchasing.
  • Must possess basic research skills and be able to evaluate and assimilate masses of information.
  • Must be able to solve problems and to negotiate, have skills to interact with the public.
  • Must have basic computer skills to execute e-mail and word processing.
  • Must have detailed knowledge about the historic qualities of the site.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to verbally communicate with general audiences.
  • Must be able to solve problems and remain calm and organized under stress.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well alone and on teams.
  • Must have a valid Indiana driver license

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

  • Apply online here and search for "Site Manager"